Date # 56: B&T Mexican Kitchen
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B&T Mexican Kitchen is one of the newest Mexican restaurants to open in town. We visited this place because I was actually pretty upset that Mexican food is so unrepresented in our blog considering that Mexican cuisine is my favorite. Good thing we discovered B&T, because now we have a new venue where we can satisfy our Mexican food cravings.
It has a casual and upbeat ambiance, which you can really get from its bright colors. It’s a self-service kind of restaurant wherein you have to walk to the counter to order your meals.
The first step is choosing what kind of dish you want. Their menu is extensive, ranging from the usual burritos, tacos, quesadillas, chimichangas to more unique offerings like Chicken Mole Meals and Mexican Pizzas.
Step two is choosing what kind of filling you want with your order. Unlike other Mexican restaurants, they offer a choice of fish or shrimp for health-conscious eaters.
The next step is choosing your sides, whether it be the usual nachos or some sweet potato fries.
This is a part of the assembly line. That’s my chimichanga being assembled on the upper left.
This is Douglas’ Chicken Mole Meal (P320) which is really unique, to say the least. It’s a stew made of chicken chunks, several spices and a secret ingredient—chocolate. It’s best to eat this with rice because the stew would be quite overpowering otherwise.
This is my Barbacoa and Carne Asada Chimichanga (P330) which I truly enjoyed (and would come back for, any day). Just looking at the overflowing amount of cheese is enough to make my mouth water. The meat was really tender, well-marinated and delicious.
They also serve fusion burritos. This is Philip, B&T’s owner, preparing a Japanese Burrito with rice, bell peppers, onions, fried fish fillet and black beans.
You can really see the layering in the burrito. The mesh of flavors was interesting.
The burrito is big enough to feed 2-3 people at a time.
Overall Verdict: B&T Mexican Kitchen reminds me why Mexican food is my favorite. Compared to other Mexican joints out there, B&T comes out as a clear winner, with its fresh ingredients, extensive offerings and unique flavors. It’s really worth checking out.
B&T Mexican Kitchen
G/F Sekai Building,
Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan
(beside North Greenhills’ gate)
With and For Love,
Rina Caparras and Douglas Chong