Tres Cuisine Now Serves Chef Ed Quimzon's Filipino Recipes in Makati

by - Friday, August 09, 2019

Tres cuisine is the latest culinary project of Chef Ed Quimzon. The restaurant offers no-fail Filipino dishes, both classic and revamped to include a bit of a twist. It has two branches, but the one I've been to is conveniently located in the middle of the bustling city of Makati. 

Kare-Kare-Kare P503
Kare-kare-kare is the signature dish of Tres Cuisine. The unique name comes from the restaurant’s trio of condiments served with every order of the kare-kare - extra sauce for those who love it extra saucy; diced peanuts for added nutty crunch; and bagoong (shrimp paste) to use as a dip. 

They offer different variants of their kare-kare-kare namely classic beef, seafood, crispy beef tadyang, crispy pata, and an all-in-one kare-kare-kare platter.

Kare-Kare-Kare Platter P743
The kare-kare platter gives you the chance to try all of the meats available. In our case, we loved the tadyang simply because it’s a bit of a drift from the typical, and because it’s both crispy and tender at the same time. 

Crispy Tilapia P293
I will never get tired of seeing a fried, butterlied tilapia on our table whenever we’re at a Filipino restaurant, and Tres is no exception to that. I mean, what’s not to love with its crispy, breaded skin, and fluffy, flavorful meat?

Beef Bulalo P443
A Filipino feast won't be complete without soup (at least for me it isn't)! We got to try their bulalo, which could've been perfect if the meat was more tender. Other than that, the flavor was okay, but I'd love to try their sinigang for soup next time.

Gising-gising P263

Baguio beans and ground pork cooked in gata (coconut milk), the gising-gising, though did not stand out, was still pretty good. I would’ve liked it better if it was spicier, but here’s a tip: you can always ask to tweak the spice level of your gising-gising. This I would surely do on my next visit.

Crispy Sisig P283
I was most excited to try out their crispy sisig since we were told that their version uses a combination of maskara and liempo instead of the rather unhealthy pig head and liver. They also add a mixture of gata (coconut milk) and mayonnaise sauce to their sisig that gave it a slight contrast of flavors. It’s an interesting take on this classic Filipino favorite.

Crispy Pata P753
I'm not usually a crispy pata fan, but for some delicious reason, Tres got me hooked! I liked their crispy pata as it was tender and had a nice flavor to it, especially when dipped in their sauce. It would have been more perfect if the skin was extra crispy, though, but I ain't complaining! They also have an ongoing promo that involves this delicious dish, and you can read about it here

Lumpiang Shanghai P253

The star of our lunch at Tres was their lumpiang shanghai, which I got to enjoy more with their vinegar dip. It was crunchy and generously filled with meat, compared to the hollow ones served by a few other restaurants.

Kalkag Rice P293 (good for 3)
If you’re finding it difficult to choose which rice you want to eat your mains with, then let me help you by recommending the kalkag rice. It’s your sinangag (fried rice) sprinkled with small, crispy dried shrimps. From our experience, it made a great pair with any of the mains as it wasn’t too flavorful that it overpowers the ulam, but also not bland and boring. 

Banana-Ube Turon P163
How do you define a turonA deep fried banana in lumpia wrapper? Nope, well, at least not in this restaurant. Here at Tres, they make their with ube and banana in the wrapper, and a side of coconut and langka dip. I know most of these are known to make a great team, but all of them combined? Yum! 

Halo-Halo P143
For those who want something cold for dessert on a hot, tiring day, the halo-halo from Tres is your best bet. It’s made with macapuno and white beans, finished off with finely shaved ice, ube, and leche flan. A serving is really huge, but the good news is you can request only half a serving if you’re feeling a little too full! 

They also have filling rice bowls for those of you who are on a budget but still need a heavy meal to keep you going. It's affordable plus the serving is huge! Check out their extensive menu here!

My Scores:
Pricing - 3.5/5
Service - 4/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Taste - 3.5/5

Hungry for more,

Address: G/F Security Land Center, V.A. Rufino corner Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm Daily
Contact: +63927 791 5489
Budget: from P500 per person
Parking: Pay Parking 
Instagram: @trescuisine 
Facebook: @TresCuisinePH 

(Date of Visit: July 27, 2019)
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