Number 1 Barbecues is a recently-opened restaurant in SM City East Ortigas. Because of its Unli-Rice promo, it was always full of people for its first few months that my family was only able to eat there last December in time for my son’s birthday lunch.
Interestingly, Number 1 Barbecues offers a range of dishes from different cuisines including Filipino, American, Japanese and Mediterranean, so there would be something for everyone. Its’ relatively cheaper pricing and free unli-rice offer makes it a great venue for group and family meals.
We ordered the following:
- Lechon Belly (Php109)
- 12-Hour US Smoked Beef (Php129 + Php50 for extra smoked beef) – served with mashed potato and coleslaw
- 12-Hour Smoked Pork Belly (Php119 +Php40 for extra pork belly) – served with mashed potato and coleslaw
- 5 pcs Shrimp Tempura (Php149)
- Kani BBQ Bacon (Php99)
- Chocolate Cake ala Mode, Chocolate Mouse and Creme Brulee (Php39 each)
The meats are tender and well-seasoned but the servings are quite small so it’s a good thing we ordered extra servings of the smoked beef and pork belly, satiating our group of carnevores. The desserts are adequate bookends to the meal.
Number 1 Barbecues is located at Ground Floor, SM City East Ortigas, along Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City.