That said, I couldn't believe that it has been 5 years since my last visit to 22 Prime in Discovery Suites. I'm glad that Paul and I were able to squeeze in a nice steak lunch before checking in at the hotel two months ago for my sister's big day. Despite how long it has been, I could still vividly remember how amazing my lunch at 22 Prime was. The big Tomahawk steak as well as the delicious bread basket with three yummy spreads brings back delicious memories. I even remembered telling myself that I have to take Paul there given that he loves loves loves steak.
I love the juicy grilled prawns which had a nice smokey flavor and it had managed to stay crisp which is exactly the kind of bite that I love whenever I have shrimps or prawns. The steak was oh-so-tender and while I am not really a big time meat eater, I enjoyed this down to the last bite. Furthermore, the sides were pretty impressive too. In fact, one of my main gripe is when the restaurant presents a really really good main dish but fails miserably with their sides. They really have to understand that both just have to be perfect. Otherwise, a poorly executed sides can ruin the whole dining experience which will then put their effort in making the main dish good..to waste.
After having this, I was starting to have serious doubts if I could still fit into my Matron-of-Honor gown the next day. Oh dear oh dear! But..but I couldn't help it! How can I just waste a really good dish, right? I have to let the Chef know that I was so impressed and happy with the food so I made sure to polish the wooden board clean.
It was such a good meal and I'm glad to finally be able to take Paul here. I was right, he loved 22 Prime and we're already making plans for our next return....
...well, then I said next return, I was thinking somewhere within the next 3-6 months. What I wasn't expecting was for us to be back after 6 hours! This time for dinner with my family. I guess, I must have been gushing and raving about our lunch that my family then decided to try it for dinner that day.
I tell you, I rarely go back to the same restaurant twice in one day and it really would take a special and delicious restaurant for me to do that. I think, in my life, this has only happened twice and I really wouldn't mind going back to 22 Prime more often from now on.
Check out 22 Prime at the 22nd floor of Discovery Suites Ortigas, 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Call them at 683-2222 to make a reservation.