Monday, May 30, 2011

Spoon Meals By Figaro

Tired of the same lunch everyday? Does everything seem bland, too salty, overcooked, undercooked, dried up, mushy, rubbery or just plain old boring that you'd rather skip meals and just drown a mug or two of coffee? Fret no more! You'll never starve yourself again with Figaro's newest offering, Spoon Meals by Figaro.

Chicken Ala King
PHP 215.00 or USD 4.95

"Diced marinated chicken in special creamy sauce with vegetables served with buttered corn and carrots, steamed rice and your choice of iced or brewed coffee or iced tea. The dish common to all Filipinos served with bread is actually perfect with rice. Chicken Ala King, usually prepared with thickened sauce of butter, mushrooms and other ingredients, is an easy meal served in parties and occasions now available at Figaro. The creamy diced chicken with crisp buttered corn and carrots with steamed rice will set you off to a bright start of the day. You deserve the meal fit for a King because Figaro knows you crave for the Chicken Ala King at parties and business meetings. There's no need to feel guilty over this classic creamy combination of chicken, peppers and mushrooms because you deserve the spoon meal to accomplish those tasks of the day. The delicious Spoon Meals of Figaro is now available at all branches any time. No need for a knife and have it your way with a spoonful of Chicken Thyme with Creamy Cheese Sauce or Chicken Ala King in bite sizes because you deserve the royal treatment at Figaro."

Chicken Thyme With Creamy Cheese Sauce
PHP 215.00 or USD 4.95

"Deep fried coated chicken fillet poured with creamy cheese sauce. Served with buttered corn and carrots as side dish and steamed rice, it comes with your choice of beverage, iced or brewed coffee or iced tea. Thyme, believed by the ancient Greeks to be a source of courage is also a good source of iron. Though flavorful, thyme does not overpower the taste of chicken. The creamy cheese sauce allows you to savor the crunchy deep-fried chicken with thyme perfect to nourish your body and your metabolism throughout the day. The bursts of flavors from the buttered corn and carrots with the chicken thyme will fill you right after that business meeting or before it at your favorite Figaro Coffee Company."

Comparing the two dishes, I prefer the Chicken Ala King. It was creamy and just needs a little of spice to add a bit of spunk, but it's nothing that a little sprinkling of pepper cannot fix. The Chicken Thyme had a nice, subtle crisp coating and is complemented well by the mild cheese sauce but I would've enjoyed it better with some soup. Each Spoon Meal can be paired with your favorite iced coffee, brewed coffee or iced tea for those hot sunny days.

Figaro Coffee Company

Location and Phone: 
Figaro Coffee Company, Shangri-la Plaza Mall
3/Lvl. Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA, Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila Philippines
(02) 635-6204

List of their other branches HERE
Website: Figaro Coffee
Delivery: None
Estimated Budget: ~P150.00/meal
Payment Methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard
Business Hours: 11:00AM to 10:00PM Daily (May differ with other branches)

Your pig out buddy,

Full Disclaimer: Author was invited for Figaro Spoon Meals food tasting event. Author did not accept payment in exchange for this article. Paragraphs with quote are lifted from Figaro's Spoon Meals press release.No unnecessary glorification was made.
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