Tuesday, April 17, 2007


You'd know quirky when you see this place. There's just something so surreal about the concept of CHAIKOFI, one of the first restaurants to open here at SM Mall of Asia. An Filipino original concept with a European twist, CHAIKOFI owes its character from having Filipino and Dutch owners.

Look Ma, flying kettles! The unsual shape of the couches add to the flair.
Nice foodshots on the menu. Very inviting.
A nice touch by every table. Sadly, it's plastic.

Threesome coolsome. Don't know what soup to order? Try this order of Soup Sampler (Php 85). There are 3 demitasse cups of mushroom, pumpkin and tomato soups.
The usual salad. Nothing mind blowing.
This sandwich (Php 95) is filled with kani strips with wasabi mayo with oregano and rosemary.

My chicken was fried with green tea (Php 175) although honestly I don't taste the difference.

Overall, the service was ho-hum (the crew made sure they were nowhere in sight) and the food was nothing extraordinary. Was it the place that made for sensory overload? Or was it the '90s song Bring It Back that made for a groovey time here? Maybe. Too bad the restaurant is now closed, hah! I wouldn't want to venture a guess as to why this happened. Oh well, until our next TIKIM adventure!!!


Senorito<- Ako said...

One thing good in the pinas is you'll never go hungry. Here in NZ if its pass 8pm then it's gonna be difficult to buy food.

Anonymous said...

Closed?! sayang di ko pa natry. I would've taken pics there as well.

Ferdz said...

Closed huh? Sayang yung interiors, very inviting pa naman. Well since you point out the the food isn't something to jump about. I guess it's the end of the line for them

j is j said...

chaikofi is back..and is more..

j is j said...

chaikofi s back and therye four more

u8mypinkcookies said...

the kani sandwich looks tasty.