Nono’s Comfort Kitchen: Truly Heartwarming

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Nono’s Comfort Kitchen takes pride in serving delicious, no-frills, and satisfying comfort food that will keep guests coming back.

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Nono’s Comfort Kitchen features an international menu composed mainly of simple, heartwarming, and delicious comfort food that beckons guests to return. On top of savory selections, the desserts at Nono’s are also noteworthy.

Roasted beef belly at Nono’s Comfort Kitchen
Roasted Beef Belly

Nono’s Comfort Kitchen: Truly Heartwarming




    Our experience at Nono’s 


    We almost never got to try Nono’s but we were glad that we were able to before the pandemic happened. You see, Khris and I have been planning to eat at Nono’s several months but we never got the time to do so because things in both our offices got really busy. 

    The restaurant has always caught my attention because I usually see it whenever I go to Three Central. From outside, it looked like a classy restaurant. Nevertheless, it exudes a warm and inviting aura. In fact, it is usually filled with groups of diners during lunchtime. 

    Dinner date at Nono's
    Dinner date at Nono's

    Furthermore, we have not been on a date for so long, that was why we wanted to eat out somewhere special and Valentine’s Day was the perfect excuse to do so. As such, we finally decided to have dinner at Nono’s. However, that date had to be pushed back again for another week because we wanted to avoid the “dating” crowd. Never did we imagine that it would be our last date during the old normal, before the COVID-19 pandemic happened. 

    Nono’s is, thus, one of the restaurants that will probably hold a special place in our memory. It was a happy memory that we hope to relive again. 

    Anyway, that instance served to emphasize an age-old tenet that we often disregard and that is to never take things for granted again. If you want to do or try something, do it now. Live your life like today is your last day. Then again, it’s better said this way – live your life to the fullest. 

    4 Things that we liked about Nono’s 


    Our overall experience at Nono’s was excellent and unforgettable. Aside from the nostalgia of that last date, Nono’s left nothing but good impression on us. 

    Here are 4 reasons why we would always come back to Nono’s given the opportunity to do so: 

    1. Delicious food 


    Nono’s is best-known for its delicious food. In fact, many of our colleagues have recommended that we try Nono’s. 

    For our dinner date, we ordered Fried Truffle Cheese Wontons (Php185, five pieces in a serving) for appetizer, French Onion Soup (Php255), Roasted Beef Belly (Php595), Shrimp El Diablo pasta (Php445), and a slice of Nono’s Chocolate Oblivion (Php175). 

    Fried truffle cheese wontons at Nono’s Comfort Kitchen
    Fried truffle cheese wontons

    The Fried Truffle Cheese Wontons are the perfect appetizer. These are mozzarella and cheddar cheese wrapped in wontons. These are then fried and drizzled with honey and truffle oil. The rich flavors of the cheese are made even more savory with the addition of truffle oil. 

    The sweetness of the honey, meanwhile, perfectly balances the slightly salty and creamy taste if the cheese and truffle oil. Honestly, the Fried Cheese Wontons are what I was most excited about and it did not disappoint. I could munch on those perfectly crunchy and cheesy wontons endlessly. 

    French onion soup at Nono’s Comfort Kitchen
    French onion soup

    We also had French onion soup. Honestly, it was my first time to try proper French onion soup. Nono’s version is slow-cooked, caramelized onions in broth, topped with sourdough, and melted mozzarella cheese. It looked beautiful when it arrived, we almost did not know how to begin consuming it. Anyway, we did so by working through the melted cheese on top. It was also good; the flavors are well-balanced and the warm soup is the perfect companion on a cold, rainy day. 

    The Roasted Beef Belly is another dish that I was really excited about. It looked beautiful when it arrived on out table – three slices of slow-roasted USDA beef belly, drizzled with balsamic glaze, and served with horseradish cream, and mashed potatoes.

    Roasted beef belly with mashed potatoes at Nono’s Comfort Kitchen
    Roasted beef belly with mashed potatoes

    The meat was really tender and easily yielded to our forks. It was also juicy, and the smoky and slightly caramelized edges of the beef were added a depth of flavor to each bite. If we did not order so much, I would have this with rice. 

    We wanted to have seafood with our meal but we felt like fish plates would be too much, so we ordered Shrimp El Diablo. This is pan-roasted shrimp with chili pepper flakes, garlic, onion, and red capsicum tossed in olive oil and tomato-herb sauce. You can also never go wrong with this pasta dish. The shrimp is smoky and juicy and went well with the lightly spicy sauce. This one is a complete meal in a plate. 

    Shrimp El Diablo at Nono’s Comfort Kitchen
    Shrimp El Diablo

    On a different occasion, I tried the Grilled Pork Chop (Php465). This is one comfort food that I would also recommend at all times. This meat lover’s delight is juicy, one-inch thick grilled boneless porkchop, topped with lemon and herbed butter, and served with mashed potatoes.

    Porkchop at Nono’s Comfort Kitchen
    Porkchop

    The meat is juicy and flavorful, despite being cooked well throughout. The mashed potatoes were the perfect sides; I was completely satisfied with the fragrant and buttery potatoes. But if you want this with rice, go ahead and order a cup. 

    For our dessert, we just had to try the popular Nono’s Chocolate Oblivion. Rich, moist, and chocolatey, it was the perfect dessert to cap a beautiful meal. I just wished that I ordered coffee to go with it. 

    2. Notable dessert selection 


    If you love desserts, then you will like it at Nono’s. They do not have an extensive selection of desserts but the ones that they have are enough to satisfy your sweet tooth such as Cookie Skillet a la Mode, ice cream sandwich, and slice of the day. 

    Nono’s Chocolate Oblivion
    A slice of Nono's Chocolate Oblivion

    Nono’s also sell cakes, either whole or by the slice. Some cakes are available in-store while other cake flavors are through pre-orders only. If you are pre-ordering cakes, Nono’s needs five days to prepare the cake. 

    3. Cozy ambiance 


    One thing that drew me to Nono’s was its cozy-looking interiors. This particular branch at Three Central does not boast of a large floor area; it’s actually just a small space that is perfect for intimate gatherings. 

    The interiors of Nono’s Comfort Kitchen
    The interiors of Nono’s Comfort Kitchen

    You can even eat here alone and not feel too conspicuous because there are small tables that are good for two people only. During the day, the restaurant is bright because it has big windows that let the natural light in. 

    4. Friendly and efficient restaurant staff 


    Finally, what is good comfort food if it not complemented with impeccable service? Bad experience, most likely. The restaurant staff is courteous and welcoming. You can ask them for their recommendations and they will not make you feel like you are senseless. It’s really the small and simple details that matter, like repeating your orders again to ensure that they did not miss anything to providing suggestion on serving the slice of cake after our meal. 

    Nono’s Branches 


    If you do want to check Nono’s out in the future, the following is their complete list of branches. You may also want to give your preferred branch a call to reserve a table. 

    UP TOWN CENTER 
    Address: Level 1, Phase 1B, U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 
    Telephone numbers: (02) 7958-5713 and 0906 2462096 
    Schedule: Mon: Closed, Tue - Sun: 11am - 8pm 

    THE PODIUM 
    Address: Second Level, The Podium Mall, 12 ADB ave. Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. 
    Telephone numbers: (02) 8637-5147 and 0956 4125799 
    Schedule: Mon: Closed, Tue - Thu: 11am - 7pm, and Fri to Sun: 10am - 8pm 

    THREE CENTRAL 
    Address: G/F, Three Central, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City 
    Telephone numbers: (02) 7901-6748 and 0906 4945587 
    Schedule: Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm 

    FESTIVAL MALL 
    Address: Upper Ground Floor, Expansion Wing, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 
    Telephone numbers: (02) 8247 7980 and 0966 8025783 
    Schedule: Mon: Closed, Tues - Sun: 11am - 7pm 

    GLORIETTA 
    Address: L/G Glorietta 2, Glorietta Complex, Ayala Center, Makati City 
    Telephone numbers: (02) 7900-1225 and 0927 0288162 
    Schedule: Mon: Closed, Tue - Sun: 11am - 8pm 

    NUVALI 
    Address: G/F Solenad 3, Building E, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna 
    Telephone numbers: (049) 258-0539 and 0927 0241435 
    Schedule: Mon: Closed, Tue - Sun: 11am - 7pm 

    AYALA MALLS MANILA BAY (Temporarily Closed)
    Address: Ground Floor, Phase 1, Abueva Entrance Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, cor. Aseana Ave, Paranaque City 
    Telephone numbers: (02) 7373-6981 and 0917 8147004 
    Schedule: Mon - Thurs: 11am - 9pm, and Fri - Sun: 10am - 10pm 

    HIGH STREET SOUTH 
    Address: G/F, 26th St. High Street South Tower 1, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 
    Telephone numbers: (02) 8260-5476 and 0956 9121364 
    Schedule: Mon - Sun: 9am - 8pm 

    Other important information to keep in mind


    Here are some more important information that you might want to keep in mind when dining at Nono’s: 

    1. While reservation is not required, you might want to give your preferred branch a call to gauge the number of diners on the time slot that you like.

    2. Nono's features a Kids' menu, so that's a good enough reason to eat here with your family. 

    2. Credit cards, debit cards, and senior citizen discount cards are accepted at Nono’s.

    Epilogue 


    We sure had a wonderful time at Nono’s. The food was indeed delicious and heartwarming. In fact, Nono’s is one of the few restaurants that can rightfully claim that it can do comfort food right. 

    On a different note, we were happy that we pushed through with our dinner date. It’s definitely one happy memory that we would look back to in the old normal. 


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