Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Roast Beef at Dayrit's


Roast Beef

There is something oddly likable about the food at Dayrit's. My brother and I found ourselves having dinner there one night when we segued to Magallanes after accepting the fact that at 7:30 P.M. we were never going to make it to SM North Edsa before it closed. The place, like the food, has a nonchalant air to it. The lights are a little dimmer than I would like, and I don't think they're going for that romantic ambiance either.

The furnishings are pretty Spartan, none of those bells and whistles. Whether or not the place had airconditioning on, I couldn't tell. But it was pretty lukewarm inside. I ordered roast beef, my bro, the chicken galantina. We both ordered their house-brewed iced tea, not of the bottomless persuasion, but it comes in a really big glass.

Iced Tea
The roast beef came in a pretty substantial serving- thinly sliced well-done beef, slathered with gravy, some diced vegetables on the side and a little baked potato laced with something creamy. Cheese maybe. I ordered bread with it instead of rice. The bread was brown. It really was.

I do not really know what to make of the presentation, and because of it I wasn't really expecting anything spectacular flavor-wise. But I did kind of like the roast beef. The gravy has a homey quality to it. The humble baked potato was quite tasty. The bread was soft and surprisingly tasted fresh and it had a nice molasses flavor. I finished the slices in a jiffy without realizing it. The iced tea had a robust muscovado twist to it. It was quite unlike any other iced tea I've had.

Dayrit's -  Makati Branch
Paseo de Magallanes
Ground Level, Paseo de Magallanes
Pres. Sergio OsmeƱa Highway
Makati, Metro Manila

Landline: (02) 854-9943

2 comments:

Gita Asuncion said...

Dayrit's is a family's favorite. It has always been. Even back in the days when it used to be nearer the Magallanes church by the gas station... loooong time ago!
aside from the roast beef, i like their chorizo macao. you can order a kilo and enjoy it at home for breakfast. yum!

♡u8mypinkc00kies♡ said...

I wanna try this coz I heard its good nga! :)

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