Location: 92 Scout Castor Street, Quezon City (in front of La Taqueria Amiga Mia)
Telephone number: (02) 415-4796; 09327830534
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sundays 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Facebook: Greens Resto
GREENS Vegetarian Restaurant: For the Health Conscious, the Calorie Counting You
Way before the advent of the whole organic, farm to table movement, there was Greens Vegetarian Restaurant. It has been serving no meat, no fish and no eggs food since 2001. So yes, that’s more than a decade ago.
There’s no interesting story behind why we’ve gone eating at Greens Vegetarian Restaurant. Don’t ask me also if I know other vegetarian restaurants because I’m not a vegetarian and I don’t look for places that offer vegetarian options. If you ask me what vegetarian food is, I know very little except I have this misconception of always thinking about mock meat and that it makes you gain more weight versus if you eat the real meat. Life is so sad without meat, but we thought it would be fun to eat at Greens Vegetarian Restaurant for a change. I thought also of sharing this restaurant with those of you who are fond of counting calories.
Greens Restaurant’s website www.greensresto.com provides full nutritional value and calorie count to their dishes, although I think there might be some that have erroneous data.
Greens Vegetarian Restaurant is nestled quietly along Scout Castor, and its environment is a mixture of an old house appeal and a young garden overflowing with plants. Everything is just so green. My eyes aren’t hurting because green is my favorite color.
It looks like your grandmother’s house, with traditional Filipino furniture, Christmas decorations and elephant trinkets. I’m surprised that many people dine here. It’s a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and work in silence.
Angel Hair Pasta – P80
Greens serve great, affordable pasta. And again this is a vegetarian kind of pasta.
I’m really impressed with their Sisig with the way they’re able to recreate the texture and feel of the real thing without sacrificing the taste. While I’m not fond of Sisig in general, Sisig is one of Greens’ bestselling entrees.
Shepherd’s Pie – P120
I tried Greens’ Shepherd’s Pie, sans the crustiness of the outer cover with the usual pie. The whole Shepherd’s Pie has been created out of boiled mash potato, and filled with brocolli, cauliflowers, and carrots. I think I could use a bit more salt with this but for the regular vegetarian, this is just creatively made. The Shepherd’s Pie can be served with whole wheat bread or organic brown rice.
While I detest the idea of organic food in general and the whole movement that goes along with it, I applaud Greens for not hard-selling the idea of eating healthy organic foods and offering it at a very affordable price. Going organic usually comes at a high cost and Greens has done quite a good job in filling in the shoes for those looking for a cheap place. Food takes a while to be served, so best to come here with patience.
Candid Cuisine Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 3 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 4.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 3.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.4 / 5)|