Kam’s Roast Philippines – Does it live up to the hype?
It does not. Kam’s Roast in Manila was a far cry from the original Michelin Star Wan Chai restaurant.
Roast Duck over Braised HK Noodles – P350
Roast Duck over Rice – P320
The absence of Roast Goose wasn’t that felt but what was noticeable was the unbelievable prices and the meager portion sizes it served. It’s noodles was a notch better than the others.
Crispy Roast Pork – P520
At P520, two rows of Crispy Roast Pork or Toro Char Siu Pork Belly are too expensive for Manila economy. Compared to its parent restaurant, Kam’s Roast Philippines doesn’t deliver the Michelin promise. At P350, any of the barbecued meats over rice was cheaper to share, expensive to consume on its own.
Kam’s Roast Philippines prices its food like honest deception. Pricing dishes at P500 fools consumers into thinking the portion size could be large, for a food that is thought to be “premium”. But adding P200 more for a dish that isn’t new to customers in Manila, that is priced simply because it hails from its Michelin parent, is not right.
Char Siu Pork Belly – P520
BBQ Pork over Braised Noodles – P290
While that is so, the flavors of all the dishes were better than most of the restaurants offering BBQ pork and Roast Duck. However, this restaurant only serves best for groups up to 3 and no more than that.
After this experience, it’s highly recommended to order rice toppings rather than a la carte, in order to get the most out of your money. Otherwise, it’s not for the hungry. You’ve been warned.