The ambiance at Relik was soothing. There were not so many people so you can enjoy small talks over dinner. It was private and relaxing.
We had a full order of three enchanting food from Chef Benjo Tuason's menu:
- Salpicao. Beef so tender that it melts in your mouth; and its
rich, garlicky flavor transcends most beef dishes
- Gambas. A Spanish dish, the shrimps are cooked to a crunchy
perfection on the outside but remains soft on the inside. Sautéed in a divine
blend of garlic, paprika and chili, it gives just the right kick to make you crave for
- Garlic Shrimp Quesadilla. Galic, shrimp and cheese that is wrapped in lightly toasted flour
Afterwards, we passed by a cafe named Kuppa and decided to have some dessert. Tiramisu, Sansrival and Strawberry Cheesecake. Gluttony! :)
To sum it all up, Relik is a real thumbs up. I will definitely go back and refer it to my friends. It is located at the 2nd Level of the Commercenter Bldg., 31st Ave. corner 4th St., The Fort (it is the building right next to Mercury drug just across St. Lukes). Kuppa on the other hand is also a winner. Their cakes are not too sweet and are very delicious (although a bit pricey).