Last January 23rd, after a whole day's photowalk for me and a game for hubby, we felt so tired that we decided to eat out instead of preparing something at home. And there it was, Kangaroo Jack.
When we got inside the restaurant, we immediately noticed that there was a platform, or a mini-stage for a band. I think the restaurant provides live entertainment during dinner hours to their patrons. On the ceiling, there were huge boomerang hanging, which obstructed the lights a little. Inside, the place was cozy, but lacked good lighting.
After we read the menu, we called in one of the staff and placed our orders.
The serving was quite small and the taste was just okay. The dip tasted like those pre-made, pre-packed Honey-Mustard dips. It tasted fine, but not something that would make you say, WOW!
Our main meal
This was hubby's food. The gravy was not too thick, it was just right. The steak was not gummy and it smelled good. As we all know, beef can sometimes smell a little, but this one had a pleasant odor to it. It was tender, not gummy. You don't need to fight tooth and nail just to bite into it. The taste was ordinary, but it was well prepared.
The fish was delicious, but it lacked on butter and lemon. However, one can't complain about the way it was cooked. It was tender and juicy, most of all, it wasn't oily. Save the heart!
Both dishes were served with a little bit of vegetables, i.e. slice of corn on a cob, some carrots and a slice or two of string beans. Don't be disappointed with the taste of the vegetables, they looked steamed, instead of the usual buttered veggies.
We weren't in a hurry so we decided to have some dessert.
Your eyes are not deceiving you and there's no conspiracy between my camera's settings, sensors, LCD, Photoshop 7 and the lights of the restaurant. Yes, you are seeing something red drizzled on the crepe, which was mango by the way.
The filling was mostly at the center, so the spread ends were empty. The drizzle was mainly for color, as I did not taste anything from it. But the ice cream and the cold crepe really made our day. It was refreshing. The slices of mango inside were fresh and they were not too ripe nor were they a little raw. It was sweet! The crepe didn't have any additional sugar to it, so one can taste the mango slices without the grainy sugar feel. The vanilla ice cream only gave it the proverbial "cherry on top".
Overall, Kangaroo Jack may not have served the best tasting meals that I have tasted, but it was definitely worth it.
If you are on a budget and you want to take your date to a restaurant instead of the usual fastfood joint, I recommend Kangaroo Jack. For what we ate, we only spent less than Php700.00 (roughly $12.00) and we had a complete meal, from starters to dessert, plus two glasses of iced tea.
008 Araneta Coliseum
Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 406.9916
(Landmarks would be: Near Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, beside Mang Inasal, fronting Farmer's Plaza)
Update: 07 July 2017: Sorry for the missing photos. My images used to be hosted on Photobucket and Now I can't download them to transfer them to another site so I can show them again here.