First and foremost, I would like to thank the Gumbo people for providing me this New Orlean’s Mardi Gras-inspired headdress and necklace. I just wish to have a photo with their restaurant, but they let me wear these. This shows how nice and approachable the servers of Gumbo is, which is a good thing for a restaurant. Aside from that, if the waiters are in their beautiful costume, what more can we expect from the interiors of the restaurant. It is so inviting!
With such a good ambiance and service, Gumbo is a casual dining restaurant that provides extraordinary atmosphere of the taste of New Orleans. Imagine there’s no need to go Louisiana to taste Cajun and Creole cooking because its Filipino owners brought Gumbo here in the Philippines. In fact, Gumbo is Burgoo‘s sister.
Gumbo offers a wide array of menu choices from appetizer, soup, salad, seafood, meat, pasta, pizza sandwiches and desserts. Among all of these mouthwatering food, here’s what we ordered.
I always love restaurants with appetizer promo because, uhm, who wouldn’t love free foods, right? Well, while we waited for our actual orders, we felt the softness of this Gumbo bread served with olive oil and a chopped clove of garlic. It’s just like an ordinary bread but still, a good way to start our dinner.
Shrimp and Artichoke Soup
Shrimp and Artichoke Soup is not really in the menu of Gumbo. We actually ordered the soup of the day and we’re so lucky to have this soup owing the fact that even it is not loaded with plenty of shrimp and artichoke, its rich thick creamy soup retrieve its goodness. I hope to have this again when I come back in Gumbo. But I also want to try their other soups.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
This is another free from Gumbo since we have a value perks coupon which entitle us to exciting offers and freebies at their retail establishments such as Gumbo. If you know me, I’m not a chicken eater. But I thought, nothing’s gonna change if I tried this spicy hot wings and good thing I did since it is coated with chili sauce and Jalapeno bits. I also love their bleu cheese dip.
Though the family is incomplete when we dined in Gumbo, we still opted for their Family Feast because unlike us, it’s complete. It has shrimp and mushroom kebab, fish, chicken, pork ribs and rice. I love the softness of the fish and the freshness of the shrimp. It made the three of us eat like a whole family as we finished the whole platter.
Angus Burger Steak
What a divine lip-smacking meal Angus Burger Steak is! If you’re craving some steak, this is perfect for you. My advice is to devour it when it is still hot. The rice was full of distinct, strong flavors, the corn kernels were sweet and the patty was beefy. It was a bit dry but overall, it really tasted heavenly!
Bayou’s Stuffed Crab
I am proud to say that I’m the only one who finish this dish. I can really recognize the crabness from it despite of the stuffed celery, bell peppers, onions, special herbs and spices. It is also served with a bed of shredded lettuce and red cabbage. What a great combination, I must say. Because of this I leave their restaurant, not just full, but very contented.
Upon hearing Barbecued Shrimp, I thought it was skewered into a stick. But I was wrong. Instead, the shrimp were circled in a cup of rice. However, my expectation on the taste of this dish was finally correct. The touch of spices onto it was perfect. I never feel uncertain that Gumbo really gives the best seafood specialties.
My mother ordered four season, a salad, not a drink, that is composed of soft lettuce, kiwi, ham, grapes and mango slices. She actually have high standards when it comes to salad because she has her own recipes of salad. Glad to say, Gumbo’s four season passed her standards. Although they didn’t made the ingredients crisp, it’s still satisfying.