I am a fan of Subic. It's my new Tagaytay. And since the SLEX is under construction, it is now the time to head North. Subic is not really a foodie's destination, but there's one restaurant that has probably been there ever since it was an American base. Of course, now it is an institution, and whenever you go to Subic, you must eat here. I'm talking about Meat Plus.
Meat Plus is actually owned by the family of a fried of mine. Meat Plus, as the name implies, serves a lot of meat, and is known for their steak. You have roast beef, ribs, burgers and steaks that come with a lot of choices of sides. My friends ordered the Tenderloin ((P225 I think), the Roast Beef and a New York Cut from the menu. Since I was in a Baby Back Ribs stage, I ordered their ribs.
The Tenderloin was a good choice. The meat was cooked medium rare correctly and the meat was tender. The meat was flavorful too. The same went for the New York Cut. Though the New York Steak was a bit tougher and the gravy that was served wasn't as tasty as the other one. I don't know if it got off from the same container.
The Baby Back Ribs though was a disappointment. First, there wasn't much of the tanginess of the sauce that should have smothered the meat. Instead, it was dry and looked even unappetizing. I like my ribs to be full of flavor, and theirs lacked big time. The meat was soft and tender as well. It just didn't give me that kick. I still think the best ribs are from Gasthof.
The Roast Beef was the best dish I thought. The meat in itself was excellent, so soft it peels off easily. Pour gravy generously ad eat it with shredded corn and you're in for a treat. The mashed potato was good too!
We were already full to order dessert, but if you do want to try some, order the Banana Fritters. The vanilla ice cream and crispy banana were a perfect match.
Meat Plus is self service, and you can even choose from their own selection of steaks and add P90 cooking charge on top of the price of the steak. But of course, I was really on a budget that day, since we were to eat at 3 more restaurants. Meat Plus is really not that cheap, but with the quality they give, and the dishes they serve, it becomes very worth it. No wonder it has withstood the test of time.
MEAT PLUS is located in the SBMA, near the Freeport Exchange Shopping Complex, heading towards the Baywalk and the SBMA offices.