For those who haven’t discovered this hidden jewel, My Spoon is an unassuming yet stylish restaurant located across the ABS-CBN Complex in Quezon City, and owned by a group of friends that include the husband-and-wife tandem of Alex and Monique Ignacio and newscaster Ces Oreña-Drilon. My Spoon attracts a smattering of celebrities, politicians and yuppies who come for the cozy yet sophisticated ambience that stimulates the five senses. The cushioned banquettes, metal chairs, and rough hewn walls delight the sense of touch with their various textures. The paintings on display, which are changed every two months, are set against the room’s earthy tones to attract the sense of sight. Of course, the food is the real star, exciting the senses of smell and taste.
My Spoon’s menu is quite extensive, ranging from continental fare to Asian and Filipino specialties, reflecting the eclectic tastes of the owners. Many of the dishes started as favorite family recipes that eventually found their way into the menu. But the star attraction at My Spoon is without doubt the oysters. They are served in the traditional manner – raw on the half-shell sitting on a bed of rock salt or ice. My Spoon’s ultimate interpretation of oysters on the raw is Oysters a la Monique, specially concocted by Monique Ignacio herself. For just P280, diners get to feast on a plate full of fresh oysters with slow-roasted tomatoes and herbs, lemon sorbet, and topped with seaweed and caviar. My Spoon also offers cooked oyster dishes like Oyster Nachos, Alex Ignacio’s creation of baked oysters topped with salsa, nacho bits and cheese. A bizarre combination perhaps, but the blend of soft oyster meat and crunchy nachos actually works. For those who cannot get enough of oysters, My Spoon offers an eat-all-you-can oyster buffet for only P650++.
Diners should not stop with the oysters though. Find out what other new and exciting dishes are offered at My Spoon in F&B World March-April 2007 issue.
Visit My Spoon at 143 Mother Ignacia St. South Triangle, Quezon City Tel. (02) 929-9965