Revisiting Aristocrat

It’s been ages since I last stepped inside this restaurant. And I barely remember what I had that time, but one thing’s for sure; I had a wonderful experience back then.

Aristocrat Restaurant has been an amazing part of my childhood. I remember that every time my Uncles, Aunts or my parents had some bonuses or extra during my early days, Aristocrat was the place to be to have some family dinner, and as I return to this place, it gave me goosebumps of excitement and happiness, and I love it.

It was my super friend Bonsai’s 25th birthday, and to celebrate this “quarter-life” thingy, we treated her to Aristocrat in Malate, Manila.

Happy Birthday, Bonsai!

I was amazed how this place looked so new and nice. Though, they didn’t have anymore the classic Filipino interior, they replaced it with a more modern,  still Filipino styling which, I believe, was a good sign of a strong and long-lasting business.

And to have a fun and tummy-happy celebration, as we took our table, we quickly asked for their menu and checked it out.

Another shocking thing was the prices! My eyes cannot believe that the prices here were more affordable compare to Barrio Fiesta.

So since the food here was more affordable, we took the plunge and ordered a lot! Hahaha!

Really, for only four persons, we had these:

Hototai Soup – Php229.00

Sisig – Php172.00

Shanghai Rice – Php172.00

Kare-Kare – Php315.00


Fish Fillet in Sweet & Sour Sauce – Php224.00


Aristocrat Pancit Canton – Php309.00

All of these dishes came in big servings, which brought big smiles to our faces.

First, the Hototai Soup was oozing hot and very delicious. It has been years since I had a Hototai soup, and having it again here in Aristocrat, and with my super friends, the warmth of the soup brought out the warmth of our friendship. What a metaphor! Hahahaha! Me likey!

Next, the Sisig, again, as I told in my previous blog that Sisig was the key dish for me to tell that the said restaurant offers delicious meals, was crunchy, yummy and appetizing – in short DELICIOUS! :-P Me likey again!

The Shanghai Rice was like the Yangchow Rice of Chowking, just a lot yummier. This came in a big bowl which can serve 4 to 5 persons. I had a lot of this one. Lols.

While the Kare-Kare was my favourite dish last night. Actually, we wanted to try their latest dish, the Seafood Kare-Kare, unfortunately, it wasn’t available last night, so we opt to their traditional Kare-Kare. Luckily, we weren’t disappointed by this option. The Kare-Kare was really tasteful and delectable.

I had three rounds of eating because of this dish! Hahahaha!

Seafood Kare-Kare

Oh, and the bagoong – the best! Love it! Love it! Love it!
Only, good luck to my allergy!

The Fish Fillet in Sweet & Sour Sauce was my least favourite dish last night. I’m not saying it wasn’t delicious; it’s just that I wasn’t up for fish dish last night. But to give you some review about this dish, the sauce was perfectly cooked, same goes with the fish. Kids will love this dish, for sure. My palette was just not up for it last night, really.

And for a longer life and friendship, of course, we had pancit – the Aristocrat Pancit Canton.

I was so full with Kare-Kare and Shanghai Rice that I can take any more Pancit Canton. But from the looks of this dish, mouth-watering and very appetizing; I believe it’s delicious, too!

I just hope that I had a bigger stomach last night to taste all foods. Hahaha!

For our drinks, we had fruit shakes. I had the Grape Shake, and they had Melon Shake and Strawberry Shake.

Grape Shake – Php104.00

Strawberry Shake – php104.00

Melon Shake – Php74.00

I’m now addicted to Grape Shake, really. I started liking it when I first had it in Italianni’s.

I also took pictures of some interesting stuff inside Aristocrat and here are some of it:

Serving Safety

The Founders and Owners

Other branches.

Home of the Best Chicken Barbeque

The Bakeshop

Enjoy eating!

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