Our family has never really eaten at their restaurant in Makati, always opting to have our Amber favorites taken out or delivered and enjoyed at home, mainly because the most convenient location for us, that in Brgy. Palanan, Makati, is right beside a very dusty, smokey street. This wouldn't be such a big deal, if it weren't for that fact that theirs is an open restaurant and they don't have airconditioning. =)
The family always orders the same tried and tested items:
The Canton Special, selling for Php300 to 900 depending on the size. A sweet, savoury mix of pancit noodles with a healthy serving of veggies and pork strips. Simply delish!
Their Pork BBQ (Php17 per stick) is also a must-try. A little bit on the pricey side but believe me, it's well worth it! Sweet and a little spicy at the same time and marinated just right.
And of course, our meal would never be complete without their special Pichi-Pichi with cheese (Php60 for 12 pcs. to Php200 for 40).
This sweet gelatinous dessert made from grated cassava and sugar is also a must-try! It's truly addicting and will leave you wanting for more. Our family even fights over the last piece. =D
|Pichi-Pichi with cheese|
A word of advice though, when ordering their items for take-out, be sure to call at least an hour in advance. The place is usually packed with people waiting for their take-away orders and loitering around such a humid place will just annoy the heck out of you. By calling ahead, this ensures that you can just pick up your orders immediately without any hassles. =)
If only we could have this for dinner everyday. *Sigh*
To learn more about Amber Chain of Restaurants and their branches, please visit their site at www.amber.com.ph.