As part of our wedding preparations, we went to Subic last week for our prenup video shoot. My supportive family tagged along and they were very helpful in providing everything that we needed. I’m so glad they came with us! 🙂 After a long day, we had dinner at Meat Plus Café, a popular steakhouse in Subic offering different kinds of steaks like American Angus steak.
Meat Plus started its operation when there was still a US Naval base in Subic back in the nineties. It first became popular among many American soldiers because of their delicious char-grilled steaks. Several restaurants closed down after the US soldiers left but Meat Plus still serves the public up to this day. They even expanded in Metro Manila with another restaurant called Tender Bobs which also offers steaks and other dishes.
Review of Meat Plus Café (Subic Bay Freeport Zone)
Meat Plus has a laid back vibe. It’s a casual hangout place where you can get great food without being forced to wear job interview clothes. It has a lot of space to accommodate even big groups. Upon entrance, our eyes immediately met the freezer containing steak (US Ribeye, US Sirloin, US porterhouse, US T-Bone, US Topsirloin, Beef Cubes, etc.) that can be ordered for cooking. At Meat Plus, you can also order a la carte or combo meals on the menu that’s mainly dominated by different kinds of meat. Also available are sandwiches and pasta. Orders and payment are done over the counter.
Meat Plus has no shortage of fabulous meat plates. We ordered Baby Back Ribs (PhP 315), Tenderloin Steak (PhP 315), and Oven-roasted Beef Belly (PhP 270). Eating these will make you think that elastic-waisted pants are made for this reason. Everything was hearty and flavorful. Far from dry and tasteless, our favorites are the baby back ribs and tenderloin steak. The tenderloin spurts juices wonderfully on our first bite. It’s so juicy you may want to give it a minute to settle down. Servings are generous, enough for two people to share. The salpicao, pork chops, and burgers also seem worth a try.
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The name won’t fool you. Meat Plus Café in Subic serves plenty of good meat with a clean taste that lets the flavors come through. I thought it’s the same as the Meat Depot in Banawe, Quezon City where you can request frozen steak to be cooked according to a certain style from rare to well done, but apparently it’s a different business altogether.
Steak is a showy dish, a luxury item with a price tag to match. With an average price range of PhP 250-Php350, dishes at Meat Plus Cafe are priced with good value. Hitting all the right notes, this restaurant deserves the spotlight as a must-try foodie destination for those who love meat.