Nothing beats a gathering of people who have the same passion for food. This was the case when I attended Recovery Food’s 5th-year-anniversary celebration. The owners, as well as the media, flocked this second ever store for this momentous occasion.
Although the brand Recovery name could be mistaken for hospital goods, they were able to establish a name for themselves by serving household Filipino breakfast favorites and a mix of Asian inspired dishes, that they’ve made special in their own way.
Recovery food came to life back in 2012 when the owners struggled to find a place to eat at during the wee hours of an early morning. This prompted them to open their own haven, so that other people won’t have to go through what they experienced. From the name itself, they are all about providing satisfying and convenient meals on a 24/7 basis, especially after a long night out with family or friends. One could recover first before calling it a night or morning.
From a simple start 5 years ago, they have evolved into a casual dining restaurant chain today with 5 branches to boot. They have the pioneering one in Crossroads BGC, UP Town Center, Mall of Asia, Molito Alabang and soon Greenhills. As of this writing, more than 40,000 fans are regularly seeing what Recovery Food has to offer on their Facebook page, while their Instagram is slowly building up with almost 2,600 followers. I sense more growth in the coming months and years for this simple yet revolutionary branding they created.
There was quite a variety of dishes that were served during the event, so I tried my best to sample as much as I could. They served them in little containers, with the aim of us enjoying all they prepared. What stood out for me were some of their best rice bowl sellers, which includes tender and tasty Happy Beef, classic Tapa and their own take on Pampanga’s Sisig.
Also worth trying is their rendition of dark chocolate rice with sweetened Tuyo which turned out to be addictive once you take one hefty spoonful. I also enjoyed tremendously their thinly fried bacon served with vinegar, and for some sweets, Recovery’s freshly cooked Turon with Ube. Yum!
The event came to a close with a few words Tita Malou herself, also the founder of Mamou. She mentioned with full confidence their plans for new food choices as well as future expansion. I can’t wait to see them going.
You may follow them in their ig @recoveryfood