We were craving comfort food one afternoon and decided to drop by Kettle. We heard they serve good buttermilk fried chicken, so we decided to give that dish a try. We also ordered a Reuben and some Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato.
The Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Php 519) has 2 big fried chicken fillets, served with three pieces of cornbread and two sauces (gravy and honey dijon). The chicken tasted ordinary; it was actually reminiscent of Chicken McDo. And both fillets were too oily. The cornbread was not bad, but each piece was a little too dense. The gravy had a strong ketchup flavor, while the honey dijon was good. Better if the two are combined.
The Reuben (Php 489) has corned beef, cheese, and sauerkraut between toasted bread slices. The sandwich is served with fries. This one was delicious. The meat was juicy, and its saltiness was well complemented by the subtle-tasting cheese and the sharp sauerkraut. The fries were crispy and not too salty.
The Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato (Php 89) was a letdown. It had good consistency, and there were really hints of garlic flavor. Its overall taste however was not punctuated. It needed more salt and butter.
Considering the serving size and taste of each dish, food at Kettle is OVERPRICED. The flavors were not mind-blowing enough, not memorable enough to make us come back.
As for the place, well it had nice furnishings, plates, utensils, etc. We only had problem with the music; hearing Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Slutty Cyrus in the background was NOT appetizing at all.
Service was generally OK, except for the occasional name-tags-touching-the-food incidents, the mispronounced words, and the clumsy serving of the food.
Kettle is on Level 5 of the East Wing of the Shangri-la Plaza Mall.