I only learned about Pipino Makati branch’s opening last Monday and I went two days after. I was at the area buying that guitar for
my husband me when I decided to check out Pipino finally. The restaurant was just on the other side of Jupiter St. beside Tong Yang. If I’m not mistaken, that was Fort Med right in front of the building.
I used to live near so I felt a bit nostalgic. I entered the restaurant excited. Pipino was actually inside the Pino Resto Bar. Those two are different restaurants but from the same group.
There were only three tables inside the Pipino area. I’m assuming Pipino customers can also use the Pino Resto Bar area. One waitress attended to me. I forgot her name but I found her pretty. 🙂
I’m digging the chalkboard art.
No ice cream available when I was there.
I ordered a plate of Taro Chips as appetizer (P60). Yummy!
I ordered Veggie Kare-kare for dinner. It was the same kare-kare you could find at other Filipino restaurants but sans the meat. I plan on making my own at home soon.
For takeout, I bought my husband this Veggie Burger (P155). I also ordered Low-fat & Cheese-less Vegan Lasagna (P120) for my lola but I wasn’t able to take a photo.
For dessert, I ordered a cupcake since no ice cream was available yet.
Sarap! I will definitely go back again with my husband. The prices are affordable and the serving size is just right. The vegans and figure-conscious will love Pipino. As I was eating though, I kept thinking, “So it’s all veggies and healthful but how many calories are there?”
I’m supposed to be continuing my low-calorie diet (500 calorie per day) but I don’t think eating at Pipino will be helpful. Haha! Most people think it’s okay to eat a lot as long as it’s all veggies but it really depends on your health goal.