Sometimes, thinking of what to eat for lunch can be a chore! No, really! If you are working and you don’t have time to prepare your own food and there are no good and affordable dining options around your workplace, what do you do? The easiest alternative would be to walk to the nearest fast food joint for a quick (and cheap) meal. That’s fine every now and then, but if one of your goals is to start eating and living healthy, then having junk food for lunch all the time isn’t the best choice.
If there is a Figaro close to your workplace, then you’re in luck, because today, they are launching their new Executive Lunch Sets!
If you’re not familiar with Figaro, let me give you a short background about the company. Figaro actually started out in 1993 as a small kiosk in the Glorietta Mall that sells coffee. The company was so well-received that soon, they included desserts and savory meals in their menu. Now, they have 90 branches both locally and in other countries such as Papua New Guinea, Guam, China, Saudi, and Qatar! They have also acquired two restaurants — Angel’s Pizza and Tien Ma’s Taiwanese Cuisine. Figaro is already on their 23rd year and is still going strong, still coming out with exciting dishes and drinks for their loyal customers!
FIGARO’S EXECUTIVE LUNCH SETS
Last weekend, I was invited by Figaro to try their new lunch sets. Let me introduce them to you!
100% ground beef meatballs, topped with mushroom gravy, sided with carrots & green peas and served with Jasmine rice, lemonade, and Salted Caramel Custard.
Figaro has been offering Salisbury Steak to their customers before, but this one is new because it’s made of meatballs. The meatballs were soft, and as a huge fan of mushrooms, I was happy to see that they didn’t scrimp on the ‘shrooms! Of course, the mushroom sauce made the meat taste better, but even without the sauce, the meatballs would still be satisfying on their own.
Lemon Butter Fish Fillet
Pan-fried dory fish fillet, seasoned with lemon, salt & pepper, and topped with lemon butter sauce; sided with carrots and green peas, and served with jasmine rice, lemonade, and Salted Caramel Custard.
This dish is for those who like simple meals with light flavors. I prepare this dish at home, and Figaro’s version is exactly as how I would prepare it. For those who can’t (or don’t want to ) eat meat and would prefer to have seafood, this fish fillet dish is a good choice.
Grilled Pork Belly BBQ
BBQ marinated pork belly grilled to perfection topped with special BBQ sauce and served with Java rice, coleslaw, lemonade, and salted caramel custard.
The grilled pork belly is very tender, and goes well with the hickory barbecue sauce, which is the chef’s own recipe. The combo of the soft pork belly and the crunchy coleslaw makes it an even more interesting meal. I never thought that these two would be a tasty tandem!
Four slices of pure chicken embotido – a mixture of 12 main secret ingredients and served with jasmine rice, tomato, lettuce, cucumber & sliced hard-boiled egg, chili-sweet sauce, lemonade, and Salted Caramel Custard.
This is a dish that will surely be loved by all Filipinos. Traditional embotidos have egg inside, but Figaro’s version separates the egg from the actual embotido so that the egg will have a longer shelf life. This was my favorite out of the four. It was pretty unique and the colors are so festive!
The Salted Caramel Custard is made of salted caramel, custard, and graham crackers, topped with nuts. Yum! I really enjoyed this! It was light and had the right amount of sweetness. Too bad this only comes with the lunch sets and is not sold separately!
ALL-DAY LUNCH AT FIGARO
For a filling and complete meal which already includes a drink and dessert, you can’t go wrong with Figaro’s Executive Lunch Sets! And for the price of PHP 249, you know you’re really getting quality food. Sure, they’re not exactly “diet food,” but they are still healthier options, and you can trust that the ingredients are fresh and carefully prepared.
Figaro’s Executive Lunch Sets are available all day, not just during lunch time! This is why I love hanging out at Figaro. If I want coffee or a drink, they have a wide selection of delicious beverages I can choose from. If I get hungry, I don’t need to transfer to another coffee shop or restaurant for a quick bite because they also have delicious dishes. In fact, I go to Figaro more for their pastas and pizza than their drinks (though the drinks are great too!). Figaro is like an “office” to me. I can stay there and work there all day if I want to because everything I need is there — drinks, food, AND free Wi-Fi! Some coffee shops don’t even have free Wi-Fi, and some do but will require you to have a special card. When I’m at Figaro, I don’t feel the need to be anywhere else!
For your next lunch break, or just when you need to enjoy a good and inexpensive meal, you can go over to any of these Figaro branches and try one of their new Executive Lunch Sets:
- Tomas Morato
- Ace Plaza
- High Street
- Shell Residences
- Sct. Magbanua
- Taipan Place
G I V E A W A Y !
Win a Figaro coffee mug, notebook, and brewed coffee pack! See mechanics below:
- Like @scenesfromnadine on Instagram and Facebook
- Like @figarocoffee on Instagram and Facebook
- Answer this question: “Which of the four lunch sets would you like to try first and why?” Submit your answers on the comment form below
- The person with the best comment will win the prizes as shown above
- Contest will run until February 9, 2017.
- Open to residents of the Philippines only.
- You may submit more than one answer, but there will only be one winner.