Friday, March 22, 2013

Ineng's Special BBQ at The Peak

Davao is in no shortage of barbecue and grill restaurants but when a new one comes along, it is a welcome addition, especially for foodies out for more options. Thus, when I spotted Ineng's while strolling at The Peak one night hunting for new foodie destinations, I knew I had to give it a try. To be honest, I am not familiar with the brand and its history so I am coming in to this restaurant with an open mind about their food and service. But it is supposedly a popular barbecue chain that has several branches in the Philippines that opened its first store in 1999.

The ambiance at Ineng's is simplistic and the color hues are easy to the eyes. The orange-hued wall provides a cozy atmosphere for dining, whether you're with family or friends.

As for the food, I distinctively remember not being too impressed with what we were served with. It started off with the complementary soup that was served even before our orders came in. It was too salty that I set it aside after only a couple of sips. 

We ordered the Hit4 meal that comprised of their 12" stick premium pork barbecue, sisig, rice, and a choice between lemonade or iced tea. This set costs PhP 145. The pork barbecue is excellent - the meat used for the barbecue is truly of premium quality! Also, the sisig was really good. 

We also tried their Hit6 meal (P129), which consisted of rice and pinoy chicken barbecue (leg part). The chicken meat was too dry - don't know if that is due to the quality of the meat or as a result of the cooking process. To add insult to injury, the chicken wasn't cooked all the way. In fact, I could still see some of the blood inside the meat. But because I was too hungry, I could not muster to have my order replaced. Besides, E was happy to share his meal with me. Bummer, I know.

The meal ended with their Mais con Hielo (P 45) for dessert. Nothing exceptional here. Well worth the price.  

The Verdict: I am not sure if I will be back at Ineng's anytime soon. The price is steep especially when you compare it with other grill houses in the city. In fact, some grill restos like Penong's can offer better quality food for a cheaper price. Their premium pork barbecue is the sole reason why I wouldn't necessarily deem this a disappointing dining experience. But everything else is subpar at best. Don't think I would be able to recommend them.

If you would like to try Ineng's for yourself, they are located at Gaisano Mall The Peak. It is located beside Cafe France and Chicken Charlie. 

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  1. Philippines is an island of great surprises starting from their wonderful customs and traditions to beautiful places, down to great-tasting delicacies. They are well known for good barbecue and many other mouth watering dishes over the grill.

  2. Hmmm.. when me and my blogger friends tried their food at SM Lanang Branch, they were not impressed too. But my pork barbecue was delicious though. :D

  3. Love the barbecue and the sauce, the bad thing about it is they don't have unli-rice.. :(


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