Delicious portable pasta noodles at Goodles!
There's a new pasta place in town -- Goodles, which specializes in fresh and delicious pasta-to-go.
Located on the 4th level of Robinsons Galleria right across the cinema area, Goodles' portable pasta is a good alternative to the usual movie food fare of popcorn, chips, and burgers -- it's perfect if you're rushing to catch a flick and have no time for lunch or dinner.
For my first taste of Goodles, I decided to order the Goodles Classic (P125, pictured above left) as recommended by Fran. It was an olive oil-based pasta with lots of juicy fresh tomato chunks, white cheese, and fresh basil. I went for the optional sauteed fresh mushrooms, which costs an additional P25. It tasted so fresh and light so it was pretty easy to polish off. In fact, I loved it so much I had the exact same thing for lunch the next day. I found the Chill orange-flavored water they serve quite intriguing too -- light and refreshing, with a bit of the soda-pop effect of soft drinks but not as strong. :)
Goodles has ten different yummy pasta offerings in its menu, but I will highlight my top three faves here. Another must-try is the Grape Carbonara (P165, pictured above). Large pieces of sweet, juicy, and seedless grapes are mixed in the light and creamy white sauce. There's also a generous helping of bacon bits and mushrooms... it's easily one of the best carbonaras I've ever had. My daughter, who hates fruits and pasta, really loved the Grape Carbonara. I was so amazed that for the first time in her life she finished a small plate of pasta thanks to Goodles -- and she ate the grapes too. She never eats fruit no matter how hard I try to make her.
Another pasta variant that left a lasting impression on me was the Moroccan Beef (P145, pictured above). It's very flavorful, I could smell and taste a variety of spices in the sauce, including curry. It is topped with cream, cheese sauce, and chopped chives.
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