I attended a Zomato x SM Bicutan Food Crawl last weekend, and to check out the mid-range food offerings at SM Bicutan, we sampled Gerry’s Grill and Rodeo Grill.
Mention Gerry’s Grill and people immediately think Sizzling Sisig (P199)! This is the standard by which most people judge sisig. Everybody has their own choice of condiments to add to the sisig before mixing the whole thing together. This is a must-order dish when at Gerry’s Grill!
Aside from the sisig, one of the items that we always order whenever we’re in Gerry’s Grill is the Grilled Squid / Inihaw na Pusit (P355 for 500 grams):
The grilled squid is very tender, sweet and very flavorful with soy sauce, calamansi and that heavenly grilled/char smell.
Another dish usually ordered at Gerry’s Grill is their Crispy Pata (P495 / P625). The pork leg meat is tender, but fried to a crackling crisp outside. You just pick off meat, dip it in the sauce and eat it! It’s porky heaven, I don’t know what else to say to make you understand the joy of crispy pata 😀
Another standard order is their Beef Kare-Kare (P355). This is good, for P355 an order, can’t expect any better. I only wish they put in more peanut flavors.
A new discovery was the Sizzling Bangus ala Pobre (P285). The bangus (milkfish) was boneless and crispy outside, tender inside. It was unexpectedly delicious for such a simple thing!
As for rice, we got to try the Binagoongan Rice (P185) and the Seafood Rice (P195). Both delivered as expected, everything was good. The Seafood Rice’s flavor was mild but the rice still tasted of seafood.
Gerry’s Grill’s food has never disappointed me – it has become standard fare yet still manages to stay consistent in terms of quality. Gerry’s Grill’s prices also don’t break the bank. However, I do suggest dining with a group of friends/relatives to fully appreciate the dishes since they are sized for sharing.
Rodeo Grill is a grill restaurant chain from Cebu. As the name implies, the theme of the restaurant is “cowboys”. The tables, the chairs, the cups, and even the staff uniforms all evoke the wild west theme.
We got to try the Cebu Lechon that they are famous for, as well as their Arkansas Tender Ribs, Sgt. Pepper Steak, Crispy Hay (noodles), etc…
Their Cebu Lechon is really affordable at P299 for a half kilo order! The lechon skin doesn’t have a thick layer of fat. Cebu Lechon usually doesn’t need any lechon sauce, and none was served. Taste-wise, I think the lechon could have used a little more seasoning, but at P299 for a half kilo order, I am not complaining. For P299, the lechon is good value.
Their bestsellers also include their Arkansas Tender Ribs (P269 for the Man size) and their Sgt. Pepper Steak. Both of these can also be ordered in a smaller Girl size.
Arkansas Tender Ribs (Man Size):
Sgt. Pepper Steak (see group food picture above for the size difference between Man size and girl size):
Crispy Hay (P165):
Rodeo Grill is very “koboy”, meaning “no frills” or “anything goes / not picky”. The food is average, not bad, but nothing to write home about, maybe kinda “koboy”, too. I think I Just maybe expected too much assuming that since it was imported to Metro Manila from Cebu, that it would be Cebu’s best. It is, however, VERY AFFORDABLE for a grill restaurant chain.
Rodeo Grill does have a saving grace – their Tortang Talong is really good! Unfortunately, I missed taking a picture. If you try Rodeo Grill, make sure to order the Tortang Talong as a side dish. 🙂
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