If you are a meat lover and looking for a restaurant to satisfy your carnivore cravings, Livestock Restaurant and Bar is one of the best place to dine. Actually, one of the reason to visit this resto for me is not even a meat dish, so it is a place not only for meat lovers but for any foodie who enjoys good food and great ambiance.
|The Livestock Restaurant and Bar|
Interiors are very spacious. The air-conditioned ground floor area is quite large.
|View from the 2nd floor of the ground floor bar|
From the ground floor stairs, going to the mezzanine, there is a al-fresco area which is also used during BBQ nights. This serve as the smoking area as well.
|The mezzanine floor Al-fresco Area|
From the mezzanine, you can climb the stairs to go to the 2nd floor seeing this funny mural of the evolution according to Livestock.
|The 2nd floor function room|
Next to the function room, you can access an al-fresco lounging area ideal for lazing around with friends or family. The lounge is a good place to hangout for drinks and pica-pica.
|2nd floor Lounging area|
|The view of the ground floor from the corridor leading to the lounging area|
The ambiance of the place is very good. It has a classy atmosphere great for relaxing and entertaining guests.
|Yours truly, Ted Claudio, at the bar|
We have tried a variety of their dishes including their signature meat and non-meat dishes. Here are the selection of dishes we were served to try.
Drunken Mussels (Php 330): Looks like a soup but for of a appetizer, this dish of Fresh mussels simmerred in beer broth, thus the name “Drunken”, seasoned with herbs, and is served with toasts. The “soup” is quite flavorful but not too heavy making it an ideal appetizer.
Livestock Caesar Salad (Php 230): Not just another one of your typical Caesar Salad of Romaine lettuce tossed ceasar dressing, it is accented with crispy pork belly to replace the typical bacon toppings. I like the pork belly pieces (not bits), it’s just the right size and surprisingly not oily.
|Livestock Caesar Salad|
Lechon Tom Yum (Php 320): A very authentic classic Thai Tom Yum Goong (shrimp hot and sour soup) with an assortment of mushroom and vegetables, by itself is already yummy. But wait, it also served with an added treat of crunchy pork lechon kawali! It’s a double delight that can turn a seafood lover to a carnivore.
|Lechon Tom Yum|
Non-Pork Main Dishes
Four Egg Spinach (Php 230): It is healthy spinach sauteed with varieties of eggs: century egg, egg whites, salted duck egg, and then topped with a cute little sunny side-up of quail eggs. This is a very “eggciting” and “eggcelent” dish 🙂
|Four Egg Spinach|
Mushroom Duxelles Fish Fillet (Php289): A typical duxelles is chopped mix of mushrooms, onions, shallots, and herbs sauteed in butter and reduced to a sauce. This duxelles used shitake and button mushrooms sauteed to a creamy sauce to entirely cover with flavor a fillet of cream dory fish in lemon butter caper sauce. This french style dish is in my opinion, one of the reasons why you should try Livestock!
|Mushroom Duxelles Fish Fillet|
Non-Pork Main Dishes
Dis Kabob (Php 295): This Livestock version of broiled skewered kebab pork sides with bell peppers and onions reminds me of the flavors of my favorite Turkish meat grills when I was working in the Middle East. The spices in the marinade makes this BBQ quite authentic to the Mediterranean / Arabic flavors that I now miss here in the Philippines.
|Dis Kebob (Pork Kebabs)|
|Dis Kebob (Pork Kebabs)|
Melts In Your Mouth Crispy Pata (Php 590): If you are looking for the combination of the crispiest skin and most tender meat of crispy pata, then Livestock Resto is where you find it. It is served with popsicle stick that you can use to slice the crispy pata. If you don’t believe me, watch the video.
|Melts in Your Mouth Crispy Pata|
Video of the slicing of the Melts in Your Mouth Crispy Pata using a popsicle stick
|Sliced Melts in Your Mouth Crispy Pata|
|Me enjoying the Melts in Your Mouth Crispy Pata|
Livestock Crackling Pork Belly: Very tender pork belly roll stuffed with fresh herbs and roasted. With a crackling crispy pork skin wrapped around the tasty pork meat, this roast dish can easily be a classic in the Filipino roast like a lechon but with more class like it’s foreign counterparts.
- 300 grams (Php 290)
- 500 grams (Php 490)
- per 1 kilo (Php 895)
|Crackling Pork Belly|
Mushroom Pilaf Rice (Petite for 2 – Php 130, Grande for 4 Php 348): For rice to eat with the variety of dishes, we were served with this rice with fresh button and shitake mushrooms simmered in chicken stock.
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Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich (Php 180): For desserts, we delighted in this yummy Ice Cream with caramelized bacon on top of french toast with good servings of maple syrup. Something new to try.
I really enjoyed my dining experience at Livestock Resto and Bar. The selection of food from their signature meat dishes and their non-meat dishes. The place is very cozy and the ambiance is very classy and relaxing. I highly recommend Livestock.
Livestock Resto and Bar is one of the restaurants at the Jardin De Zenaida (formerly Esquinita Compound) located at 34 Sgt. Esguerra Ave. Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City. Parking is available at the compound or at the streets.
|Parking area at the compound|
Thank you to Mr. Philip, The Lifestyle Guy through Mr. Enzo of JuanManilaExpress.com for the invitation to try out this great restaurant.