Before we arrived at the restaurant, we were thinking as to why it was called Bigby’s. I hunched that maybe it’s because they have big servings of their food. Well, to our surprise the servings indeed are enough for 2-3 people to share. It was only the 2 of us who went there so it was really a struggle for us to taste the house specialties.
Just a little background, Bigby’s isn’t really new in the restaurant scene. It actually originated in Cagayan de Oro (1999) then opened branches in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod. The branch in Manila is their newest branch and has been earning raves about this newbie in town. The atmosphere of the restaurant feels like Indiana Jones or something like that so when you go there, you will have the “worldly” feeling of food tripping. Their staff complements the atmosphere by wearing brown explorer shorts and shirt with high socks.
Tijuana Quesadilla (Combination of Beef and Chicken) 1/2 @ Php 165
There were a lot of food in the menu and we really didn’t know where to start. Good thing is our friendly server (or I think he’s the manager 😉 ) suggested some specialty and best seller dishes and we weren’t disappointed on the dishes he suggested to us. For our appetizer, we ordered Tijuana Quesadilla. You can choose from different fillings for their quesadilla: chicken, beef, combination or plain cheese. Our server suggested to get the combination as it tastes much better than the others. I liked the quesadilla because it is very tasty and the fillings are just enough. I loved the salsa! I could taste the cilantro and the plumpness of the tomatoes. Karla and I were talking that a whole quesadilla would probably make us full at once so good thing that we ordered half only.
Rack-a-bye-baby @ Php 365
For our main dishes, we ordered Rack-a-Bye-Baby and Granny’s Fried Steak. The ribs is one of their specialties so it is a must that we taste it. I was impressed with their ribs as it was very tender and tasty. You don’t need much effort to eat it. I’m not really a fan of ribs but this is really impressive! The side vegetables also were cooked just right.
For chicken lovers, this is one dish you will enjoy at Bigby’s. The dish was very cheesy and the slice was big. We were already struggling right before starting this dish. By the way, it’s served with flavored rice. I think the flavored rice has Knorr seasoning or Maggi Savor in it 😉 . By the way, the customer has the option of having half rice instead of the whole serving. Well the price is still the same but it will be a good way to conserve rice. We didn’t know that they have that and felt sorry that we weren’t able to finish our rice. At least the next time we come back, we already know.
For our beverages, we ordered Raspberry Iced Tea and their House Blended Iced Tea. I appreciate that their Raspberry Iced Tea has real crushed raspberries in it.
Midnight Dream Cake @ Php 99 per slice
We were offered to have the Midnight Dream Cake dessert even though we’re already full. It’s a sinful dessert because it’s chocolate and caramel all over it. We were also surprised on how big the slice was. All we could say was that this was Mmm, heavenly.
If you guys didn’t know yet, one of the specialties in desserts is the Titanic Treat. It’s 30 scoops of Nestle ice cream with fruits, brownies, chocolate chips and cookies. What makes this dessert special is that they are giving this dessert for free to any couple who can finish this dessert in 5 minutes! No one was successful in Manila yet but in their provincial branches, they have already achieved it. So, would you dare to treat yourself for a Titanic Treat? 🙂
Cagayan de Oro
Tel (88) 8575511
SM City Cagayan de Oro
Cagayan de Oro City
Second Floor, The North Wing
SM City Cebu
3rd Levek The Terraces
Ayala Entertainment Center
Gaisano City Mall
SM City Bacolod Bldg B
Rizal St. Bacolod City
Metro Lifestyle Center
Ground Floor SM City
3rd Floor Mega Atrium