In Manila, good restaurants are never far away. On one of my “Wednesday Date Days” with hubby, we stepped into Nono’s, a recently opened restaurant located in the newly renovated Podium. For those who haven’t been to Podium recently, you will be pleasantly surprised to see its fresh look complimented with a ton of new restaurants! We’ve tried a couple already and so far, I’ve been happy with our choices.
Now, back to Nono’s. Stepping into its calming vintage green interior and loads of fresh greenery definitely takes me back to the sixties.
As they touted their comfort food, I, of course, ordered fried chicken (my definition of comfort food). We also ordered cheese wontons and a plate of pasta for sharing.
The cheese wontons were yummy, with a drizzling of honey and nuts. With the way it looks, I assume the wontons were torched. It was just enough to satisfy my cravings for cheese, without ruining my appetite.
The plate of pasta was too much for a party of two, but it would be a great order for bigger groups. I loved the freshness of the cherry tomatoes and had I not stopped myself, I could’ve easily gorged on the flavorful garlic bread.
Now on to the pièce de résistance—the fried chicken to be dipped in gravy and honey! It came with a side of potatoes and corn (no diet here folks!) Among the three orders though, I’m afraid this was my least favorite. Not that the chicken tasted bad. I just didn’t like the gravy, which was too peppery for my taste. Hubby, on the other hand, enjoyed it. When the staff asked me if I was enjoying the meal, I said that I was, except for the gravy. And you know what? She was kind enough to make me a fresh batch. That’s service!
12 ADB ave. Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.