Saturday, December 25, 2010

Manila's Signature Dishes 2010: Pizza Hut Bistro

The first time I've dined at Pizza Hut Bistro, we got attracted to the said restaurant that was newly opened at Robinson's Galleria several years ago.  I think what attracted us is the "Fine Dining" feel who serves pizza!  I can't seem to remember the exact dishes we ordered but I can still remember how impressed we are in trying out unique pastas in a restaurant with the name "Pizza Hut" attached to it, as we all know, we've always thought pizzas are their only specialty!

Recently, I chanced upon a very unique commercial from Pizza Hut!  Unique in the sense of the pizza flavor they offer!  Lechon Pizza!  Who in the world would have thought that?

I vaguely remember Mr. AMW saying "Try natin!" ("Let's give it a try!").  I usually go "yuck" with anything Lechon but because the husband has always been supportive of my blogging escapades!  I told him: "Why not?"  And silently hoping he'll forget about it!  Sounds unhealthy right?

Would you imagine what fate has done to have brought us to Pizza Hut Bistro to actually try the Lechon Pizza as it is actually part of Manila's Signature Dishes 2010 Campaign made possible by Unilever Food Solutions!  And the "birds started to sing" for the husband!  *laughs*

Olive Garden Salad
Freshly picked lettuce, roasted bell peppers, olives, cucumber 
and herbed croutons, with silky Italian dressing
The Italian dressing, or according to my taste buds, in a more specific term known as vinaigrette!  The lettuces are obviously very fresh and crunchy to taste!  I am not a fan of cucumbers but the texture of all the vegetables included is just right!  Crunchy croutons, cucumber and bell peppers are perfectly drizzled with the right amount of dressing!

The extra fresh peppers made this appetizer even better! 
The appetizer served in this set is actually a wonderful combination because it does not bring a "full feeling" on the stomach.  It's actually refreshing to taste and it gives you the good feeling of eating something healthy prior to something devilish!  *teehee*

Seafood Supremo Pasta
I've always thought there's no way to cook pasta differently until I've tasted the Seafood Supremo Pasta!  It was the most flavorful pasta I've tasted in my entire life to date!

The secret? Fettuccine served al dente mixed with creamy tomato sauce, with generous servings of shrimps, squid and scallops topped with capers and basil!  The secret of it being flavorful?  After cooking the pasta, it was baked in parchment paper to seal in all seafood flavors! Smart!

Lechon Pizza 
Pizza Hut's classic rust smothered with layers of traditional lechon sauce, premium lechon meat, mozzarella cheese, and garlic roasted to sweetness.  A generous portion of that crispy lechon skin is neatly arranged on top for a truly appetizing gourmet meal.

According to Edgar, the General Manager of Pizza Hut, "We surveyed people within Metro Manila for an 'a-ha' food moment for Christmas at Pizza Hut and the results came out with something very Filipino --- Lechon!" Indeed, it was a very effective survey because you see a lot of customers trying this out and find this pizza quite intriguing!  Cholesterol-infested meal, YES, but that's the reason why Pizza Hut launched this for the Christmas Season because it's the season to be jolly!  The season to forget about diet!  *I agree!*

I, who originally thought I will just take one bite and leave the rest of the food tasting to the husband, actually took more than 1 bite!  It's surprisingly good and not drizzled with oil at all!  The medium-crust (in between thin crust and thick crust) is just right to house the Lechon meat!  A hint of Lechon sauce works perfectly with cheese!  They actually serve a separate sauce for you to dip in more "Lechon sauce" but I prefer to have mine the way it was originally served!  The crunchy Lechon Skin actually retained its crunchiness even after minutes of exposure!

The whole set costs Php799.00 (approx $18.58), good for 2 or even 3 people!  I suggest trying this as fast as you can as the set won't be available long!

Pizza Hut Bistro has this really nice feel of fine dining and yet you don't feel intimidated at all!  Prices are quite affordable and you get to try different flavorful dishes most regular Pizza Hut Restaurants do not serve! 

Pizza Hut Bistro
Glorietta 4, Ayala Center
Makati, Philippines
Tel. no: (632) 818-8939

Have you tried this unique pizza?
What other Filipino dish flavor would you like to taste in a pizza?

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Unilever Foodsolutions (UFS), being the preferred foodservice business partners among restaurateurs, felt the need to acknowledge notable restaurants who are developing Manila as a culinary city.  They have partnerered with select restaurants within the metropolis in coming up with signature dishes.  UFS has synergized with these restaurants, both through dish development and promotion campaign for these signature dishes, in achieving one common goal: coming up with a different culinary experiences that provide value for money and culinary memories for diners.  
If you're a restaurateur (or an aspiring one) and in need of help in coming with your signature dish, call (632) 588-8855 or email at


  1. I wanted to try this but when we dined in Pizza Hut Bistro we were told it was unavailable, so we ordered a different pizza. :(

    Merry Christmas Nikki :)

  2. This is actually the only Pizza Hut resto that I like. ^^

  3. Madz, eeek unavailable? probably its the lechon skin that's not available, I heard they order it pa!

    Skysenshi, agree!!! I love Pizza Hut Bistro talaga!


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