Published on December 16, 2015
Saying that I love lasagna is such a big understatement. That’s why when my teammates dragged me to try out House of Lasagna, I gave in despite the fact that I was already having a difficult time moving my very pregnant ass. Nyahaha! (Yeah, this is one of the many food reviews on my backlog!)
The place is quite small so scoring a seat on a busy Friday afternoon was almost impossible. We decided to place our orders while waiting for a table to be vacated. We were supposed to have separate orders, but one of the servers suggested their set meals. We opted to have their Family Set Meal B which costs PHP1,920 and is already good for 8 people. The set includes a whole tray of lasagna, 8 pieces of fried chicken, iced tea and unlimited serving of garlic bread.
Believe it or not, the lasagna from Greenwich is my favorite among the “cheaper” choices. You can’t blame me if my mind was set to compare House of Lasagna’s version with that from Greenwich. Much to my surprise, I actually enjoyed House of Lasagna’s take on my favorite lasagna. The serving is very generous! We were a group of 7 people with very big appetites so we were really confident that we’d get to finish the whole tray, but we ended up taking home some leftovers.
The lasagna is very creamy just the way I like it. Don’t you hate it when you get to eat a lasagna that’s all dried up? I also love the perfect blend of sweetness and tanginess brought by the different kinds of herbs. Some people may find the the taste a bit too strong especially those whose palates are accustomed to the usual sweet and cheesy lasagna. But my taste buds were more than happy with the beefy, cheesy and that pungent kick in the end that I get at every bite.
Munching the garlic bread initially kept us busy while we were waiting for the food to arrive. Soon after, it became the perfect partner of the lasagna. I loved how I got to use the bread to scrape the sauce off my plate!
The fried chicken is cooked to perfection. Its golden brown color was very appealing. The skin is very crispy, and the meat is tender and juicy. I loved that salty and peppery kick. It may not be the best version of fried chicken in town, but it surely was the best accent to my lasagna and garlic bread combination for lunch.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, this specific branch of House of Lasagna is a bit small so expect the place to be cramped especially if you’re planning to go there for lunch on a Friday. Make sure you come earlier to avoid the long queue. =)
House of Lasagna
Third Floor, Dela Rosa Carpark 2,
Dela Rosa Street, Legaspi Village,
* All photos were taken with an iPhone 4s