Hi, guys! Before you read any further, I would like to say that this is not our usual food blog post as it was written by me, Me-An, instead of the foodie I love, Lloyd. We received an invitation from our good friend, Tom, for Vagabonds Artistan Comfort Food’s 1 Kilo Steak Launch.
Of course, it was too good an opportunity to pass for the following reasons:
- The prices looked reasonable for me as I checked their menu so it’s aligned with our blog’s branding. Yup, it’s something we’ll gladly pay for.
- As it’s located in Quezon City (my hometown), you, our friends and readers, who are also from Quezon City, will love to hear about this place.
- Its rustic interior looks homey, but, at the same time, classy. Perfect for hanging out with family or friends. It also looks nice for a casual date.
- Finally, according to Vagabonds, the dishes they had crafted are inspired from some of the best destinations of the world.
So, yes, I left Lloyd behind and went to the event alone. I don’t want to miss the restaurant that highly piqued my interest.
It’s my first time going to Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food, and I can’t help but happily eat their food.
As mentioned, we were invited for Vagabonds’ 1 kilo steak launch.
The 1 KILO STEAK, PhP 1, 800 (or 37.03 USD), comes with BBQ sauce, chimichurri sauce, peppercorn sauce, and soy ginger sauce. Make no mistake. The serving is good for 4-5 people so that’s just PhP 450 (or 9.3 USD) to PhP 360 (or 7.36 USD) per person. The steak was really juicy and seasoned well that I could eat it without any sauce. It’s definitely worth one’s money.
Now, for their other dishes that I got to try…
QUATRO FORMAGGI & GARLIC DIP, PhP 150 (or 3.07 USD)
It’s toasted bread with gourmet dip which contains four kinds of cheese and garlic. I just noticed that the mozzarella cheese was clumped together. I don’t know if the dip was served warm since we still took a photo of it. However, it was a fairly good appetizer. I LOVE CHEESE.
BELGIAN WANDERER, PhP 220 (or 4.50 USD)
It’s my first time seeing and trying chicken wings covered with a blend of chocolate marinade and Spanish paprika with Pimiento Aioli dip. If the spiciness is toned down a bit more, I think I’ll appreciate the chocolate marinade further. Nonetheless, I found this unique dish to my liking.
SOUTHERNER’S SOUP, PhP 150 (or 3.07 USD)
It’s homemade bacon, leeks and potato soup. Oh that thin, creamy soup topped with crispy bacon and chopped leeks! I couldn’t get enough of it.
PHILADELPHIA’S FAVORITE CHEESESTEAK, PhP 220 (or 4.5 USD)
Sadly, I just had a small bite of this Asian baguette filled with beef slices, red & green bell peppers, onion and mozzarella so I can’t give my full thoughts on it. I’ll just share to you a fun fact: you get to choose either Camote chips or french fries on the side.
Ok, so don’t judge me! There were some pasta leftovers and, instead of it being thrown out, I took it home. The result: I had a lovely breakfast. The two pastas tasted delicious even if it were reheated at the comfort of my home.
SPAIN’S SHRIMP & CHORIZO PASTA, PhP 325 (or 6.65 USD)
I’m not really a fan of tomato based pastas, but there is something different with this one which I found nice. I just couldn’t explain it. Told you this wasn’t our normal food blog post.
MEDITERRANEAN PASTA, PhP 300 (or 6.14 USD)
It’s a delectable dish made with garlic, oils and lots of seafood. I squeezed in the lemon for a tasty and zesty pasta. I wonder if they used olive oil for the pasta.
TOKYO BEEF, PhP 600 (or 12.27 USD)
This was a crowd favorite as it’s the first one to be eaten completely. Good thing I was still able to try this juicy steak drizzled with sweet ginger sauce served with egg-topped kamameshi rice. I completely fell in love with it even if I just had one spoonful.
You can get these Instagrammable milkshakes for only PhP 100 (or 2.05 USD) from 2PM-5PM daily; otherwise, the regular price is PhP 150 (or 3.07 USD).
I had the Salted Caramel Pretzel and, unlike what I’ve tried in the past, it truly was a mix of salty and sweet. What’s the secret? According to Kuya VJ, they use rock salt to make it true to its name.
Got to sip also the S’mores Overload. It was a great move for them to use dark chocolate as the base of the shake to counter the balance the sweetness of the roasted marshmallows.
Honestly, I don’t mind the calories so, yes, I also sipped the Cookies & Cream. It tasted like Oreo for me. If they really used Oreo, it’s really a great deal.
COOKIES & CREAM PUDDING, PhP 150 (or 3.07 USD)
That mushy dessert is completely untouched. It’s really the presentation of the dessert. I absolutely kept on scooping from the bowl because I love puddings.
To give you an idea, other food items that Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food offer are the following:
VAGABONDS SALMON SALAD, PhP 250 (or 5.11 USD)
YAMITE SALAD, PhP 220 (or 4.5 USD)
TAGALOG’S BEST, PhP 220 (or 4.5 USD)
MARSHALL’S CHEESE BURGER, PhP 250 (or 5.11 USD)
MONTICELLO MAC & CHEESE, PhP 250 (or 5.11 USD)
CLASSIC CARBONARA, PhP 270 (or 5.52 USD)
HOWDY FRIED CHICKEN, PhP 220 (or 4.5 USD)
IBIZA CHICKEN WITH CHORIZO PILAFF, PhP 280 (or 5.73 USD)
PAN-SEARED SALMON PLATE, PhP 300 (or 6.14 USD)
SOUTHERN AMERICAN STEAK, PhP 600 (or 12.27 USD)
OREO MATCHA PUDDING, PhP 150 (or 3.07 USD)
WONKA’S DELIGHTS & SCOUT TREATS, PhP 150 (or 3.07 USD) each
CHOCO LAVA CAKE, PhP 180 (or 3.68 USD)
I wasn’t able to try those food as we were served too many dishes.
Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food is Reasonable
Although I’m not a vagabond, as a traveler, I wholly appreciate the food offerings of Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food. The food offered are not mere comfort food. Truly, Vagabonds made their food unique without sacrificing familiarity. I sincerely had a palatable journey at Vagabonds. Not only also are their food delicious, but the prices are reasonable and is worth one’s money. Thus, I highly recommend this new favorite restaurant of mine.
If you’re thinking of eating here, all the food are VAT inclusive, but just make sure to bring in extra money for their service charge which is 10% of the total bill.
Since we are feeling generous and we want our fellow Filipinos to try this awesome restaurant too, we’re giving away PhP 1, 000 worth of Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food gift certificate to one lucky winner. It’s perfect for a one full date or as a discount for you to try out their 1 kilo steak.
And another lucky winner will get a totally unrelated giveaway which is a PhP 5, 000 worth of Wellness Treatment at Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s Vieture Aesthetic Lifestyle.
All you need to do to join are the following:
- Like Yogo and Cream’s Facebook Page.
- Like and share the post about Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food.
- Then comment on the same post the food and/or drink that you want to try and why.
Note: Remember to set your post to public. Winners will be announced on Nov. 14, 2016 (Monday), 8PM.
Vagabonds Artisan Comfort Food
RGI Building, No. 34 Scout Limbaga Corner Scout Torillo Steet, Sacred Heart, Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
Operating Hours: 11AM to 10PM daily.