Quality home-cooked style of food exists, and it’s here with Dadding’s Kitchenette. Opened last October 2014, this food establishment in Makati is the obvious move for your Filipino comfort food fix. Dadding’s cooks up delicious meals that pay homage to the owner’s culinary heritage in Pagsanjan province as well as his own craft. It has the formula down: food rich in flavor + authentic Pinoy taste + quick delivery + affordable prices. Via Zomato, Dadding’s Kitchenette sent two of their best-selling “Special Inihaw” dishes for me to try. In this post, we’re going to tackle them head on.

Review of Dadding’s Kitchenette – Special Inihaw (Comembo, Makati City)

Service: ★★★★★

Dadding’s service is straightforward. You either dine in the restaurant or order food for delivery. For delivery requests, the food will be delivered for free on the same day or on a specified date and time with a minimum order of PhP 350. However, for now, deliveries are available only in the areas of Makati and BGC-Taguig business district. Operation schedule is from Mondays to Fridays at 6AM-10PM and Saturdays 8AM-8PM.

Check out Dadding’s Kitchenette’s menu here:

Food: ★★★★☆

Dadding’s Special Inihaw:

The tender and juicy Chicken BBQ (approx. 300g) (PhP 80) was grilled impeccably, maintaining an even balance of well-distributed barbeque sauce that makes for a clean and enjoyable eating experience. The flavor of the marinated seasoning was full of the BBQ taste. Each bite was neat and precise. Definitely get this specialty and go heavy on rice! 🙂 It’s the perfect food to bring during outings, get-togethers, and in-house events.

The Inihaw na Tilapia sa Gata (approx. 250g) (PhP 90) is a good option for pescetarians and seafood lovers. The fish was moist and mild in taste, allowing bold flavors of the coconut sauce to shine. With a nice finish of real coconut milk, the coconut sauce was creamy and a little spicy. It was made from scratch (kakang gata)—and not from instant food packs. I just thought adding fresh herbs and mixed vegetables to the dish will form a nice contrast and present a more aromatic combination.

Price for Value: ★★★★★

On top of great food, prices of Dadding’s Kitchenette are pretty cheap as far as Filipino viands throughout the city go. They’re enough for everyone to go overboard and indulge in a meal costing less than PhP 100. The portion of each entree can be good for one to two hungry dudes to share. If there must be only two descriptions to remember about Dadding’s food, they are: simple and tasty. With that, price for value gets full stars. 🙂

Lot 217 Sampaguita Street, Pembo, Makati City
For inquiries/deliveries, call (02) 2469069 ext:124, 0998-9973117, or e-mail daddings@gmail.com
Date Published: 05/07/2015
14 / 15 stars

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73 Responses

  1. Sage

    Maybe not for vegetarians, but the food does look delicious 😉 It’s nice to find a place with consistently good food that’s well priced.

    One thing I really miss about the US now that I live in Denmark is the restaurant and takeaway culture. Everything is so expensive here, and it’s not very good. I can’t remember ever having a restaurant meal here that I wanted to eat again. I do a lot of cooking!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Actually, it’s always a more cost-saving option to cook your own meals. That way, you can choose healthier food with the ample portion for your appetite. But it’s just also good that we have restaurants and food caterers here like Dadding’s that can serve up really good-tasting food without the high cost. 🙂

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  2. Amanda

    Wow, those dishes look great. I get a little turned off seeing fish with eyes so the chicken would be much more my style. I love the way that they serve their dishes in leaves–just goes to show that we truly eat with our eyes first.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha. I used to also be scared to eat fish with eyes. My sister kids around and takes the fish eye to scare me more. Those were fun memories of childhood. Anyway, yes, the leaves made good presentation and that’s typical in Filipino dishes. 🙂

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      • Amanda

        I never knew it was typical in Filipino dishes…just goes to show that I need to visit there. Growing up I was exposed to so much wonderful Filipino culture, and remember trying things that I had never knew about but they were AMAZING.

      • Rochkirstin Santos

        If you’re ever in Manila and looking to sample some local eats, Dadding’s Kitchenette can be one of your good options. 🙂

  3. Jeanine

    Wow, the food looks absolutely amazing. I am not too sure I would eat much beyond the chicken but looks really good.I hadn’t heard of Daddings Kitchenette before, this is really neat.The Dishes look super nice I love how they are plated. My husband would be all about this place too!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Dadding’s Kitchette is fairly new in the food scene, and it’s likely to be more prominent when its business expands and delivers to more locations. 🙂

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  4. Susan Quackenbush

    Though I doubt I’d ever find myself in the area to visit this restaurant, the food looks absolutely amazing! The Inihaw na Tilapia sa Gata looks like it would be right up my alley. I’m a huge seafood lover! 🙂

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  5. Christine

    That BBQ chicken looks delicious! I’m such a foodie and love authentic cuisines! My hubby would be all over this too…he’s even more adventurous then I am! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      These food are not even counted as those for the adventurous eater. Haha, I guess you will really like the tastes of these dishes. The BBQ chicken is a hit. 🙂

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  6. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    This food personally wouldn’t be for me as I’m such a picky eater. My other half though, he’d absolutely love it! He loves fish and meat dishes so I could see him loving those two dishes pictured. The food looks so rustic, I like that element to it.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I also find rustic food appealing. Most of the time, they’re casually arranged on a plate or platter, garnished simply with fresh herbs or other natural ingredients to look bright, cheery, and tasteful. 🙂

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  7. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    That bbq chicken looks amazing. My son was just asking for some bbq chicken last night, so I think it’s on the menu for dinner this weekend 🙂

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  8. Deb- It's me, debcb!

    Tilapia is one of my favorite fishes to cook with because it’s so versatile. Seems like this restaurant has figured that out as well. Looks good!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Filipino fare is wholly distinct from its Southeast Asian neighbors. While there are some restaurants in other countries serving Filipino food as their specialties, it’s still best to come to the Philippines for the real and complete dining experience. 🙂

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  9. Jacqui

    WARNING: don’t read this if you’re hungry 🙂 that BBQ chicken looks and sounds amazing! I’m already planning my next picnic and wish I could have it in my basket! Yum yum yum!

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  10. Kimberly Grabinski

    This food looks good. That BBQ chicken looks cooked to perfection. I can appreciate the fact that they didn’t cover the entire thing with BBQ sauce.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I’m glad that they didn’t, to give those who would like to add other condiments such as soy sauce or vinegar to the chicken for a kick of flavor.

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  11. Choya

    That looks amazing, I am trying to force myself to start eating things out of my regular comfort zone. In a way to make my taste buds more eclectic.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, it’s nice to try other eclectic stuff once in a while to widen your palate and learn something you never knew you’d appreciate. 🙂

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  12. Kristen

    That BBQ chicken looks really good! I love seeing new dishes!

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  13. Yona Williams

    That’s good that you can have your food delivered. I wish that we had more options where I lived outside of pizza shops. A spicy coconut sauce sounds like something I would like, but I’d like it more on chicken than fish.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Those who work in offices in Makati and BGC are lucky to have Dadding’s. They can call anytime for food deliveries and they do not need to go out and be exposed under the sun for lunch.

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  14. Gabriel

    I really like seeing the cultural differences in plating techniques. It’s tough to find a restaurant in the states that serves fish with even the skin on, let alone still having eyes.

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  15. Ann Bacciaglia

    This food looks amazing. I will have to try it. I love that they will deliver.

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  16. Lisa Bristol

    I love having food delivered. It saves so much time for me. I will have to give this a try. The food looks amazing.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Right. This is good news for those who don’t like going out to get food. You can also have Dadding’s cater dishes for a small birthday party.

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  17. Sharon

    Ooh…the BBQ chicken! Yes! Great…and delivered food too, makes life all the more easier for the good eats

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      If you’re too busy with work or house chores and don’t have the time to cook, Dadding’s Kitchenette might just save you in an instant. 🙂 The food is not greasy and rather healthier than most food in other joints.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Me too. Eating food with banana leaves gives quite a different feeling. 🙂 Trivia: the antioxidants (polyphenols) in banana leaf is reported to help fight cancer.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      These are not counted as exotic yet but just common. :p Far more “exotic” food in the Philippines are the likes of dinuguan, isaw, etc. Fish and chicken? Not so.

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  18. Cherri Megasko

    All that food looks really good. It’s making me hungry … I just might have to skewer some chicken for the grill tonight myself!

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  19. Bonnie @ wemake7

    Woah that some interesting plates of food. I’ve never seen it presented like that before. Looks cool.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Dadding’s is just starting to make its name. Hope you can also try their food with your family though I’m sure you can make the same. 🙂

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  20. ricci

    Not gonna lie, those fish pics SCARED me! I’m not a fish fan but I bet they tasted amazing!!

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  21. Erin

    What an interesting place to eat! I think I’d be interested in trying the food out as long as they complied with my dietary needs!

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  22. Lynndee

    You had me drooling again. The last time I had inihaw was when I was still in the Philippines four years ago. I missed those so much! Terribly missed!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Sure! You can try everything on Dadding’s menu. It will be best to bring along your friends to enjoy a number of dishes in one visit. 🙂

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