After watching two films from EIGA SAI 2015: The 17th Japanese Film Festival at the Shang Cineplex, my friends and I agreed to have dinner at California Pizza Kitchen. We we’re welcomed by their friendly staff Enzo and he immediately escourted us to our table.
CPK’s interior boasts of laid back and comfortable feat where diners could enjoy their meals and relax. I wasn’t able to capture photos of their interior because the place was so jam packed during our visit so I’ll just reserved that on my future posts when I get to visit them again sometime soon. Meanwhile, here are the dishes we enjoyed during our visit.
Velveeta and Monterey Jack cheese, chicken, roasted corn and black bean relish, cilantro, jalapeño, drizzled with ranch dressing.
Baked Penne Florentine- Php450.00
Pomodoro sauce, garlic chicken, broccoli florets, mushrooms, baked with mozzarella and parmesan.
The Original BBQ Chicken- Php395.00
It features Chicken BBQ, red onions, cilantro, mozzarella and their legendary BBQ sauce. I love chicken, so I’ll admit I was slightly excited at the prospect of our 10-inch chicken covered pizza.
Its dough tastes almost like compressed deep dish pizza, if that makes sense. The crust wasn’t very thick or crispy, but I don’t think crust is the focus of pizza chains lately, unless filled with cheese.
The cheese was very thick, but indistinguishable from any other melted shredded cheese. The red onions, which are a topping I loathe, had a great, light crispness to them, and the sharp onion flavor complemented the cilantro well.
Since it’s first branch that opened in 1998 at Glorietta, California Pizza Kitchen still is among the pizza restaurant chains that dishes out great tatsing pizza that Filipino love.
It is really impressive that all through out the years since California Pizza Kitchen was introduced to us, they still top of its game in providing great tasting food, impressive service, and comfortable ambiance to filipino diners. I will definitely go back to California Pizza Kitchen but next time with my family.
California Pizza Kitchen
Shangri-la Plaza Mall Branch
2/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Shaw Blvd cor EDSA
Wack Wack, Mandaluyong