Sunday, October 26, 2014

Maginhawa Hits: Abdul the Cool

Abdul the Cool
He's so cool, he's so fine; check him out, come in and dine ~



Discovered this place two weeks ago when Mike and I walked the two-kilometer stretch of Maginhawa Street during the Quezon City Festival. Since we were still full from all the stuff we ate that afternoon, we just decided to try it out at a later date. Good thing we did, because it gave us the chance to know more about the place and the people behind it.
Abdul the Cool
Abdul the Cool
Abdul the Cool opened its doors on July 26, 2014, and no, none of the owners is actually named Abdul. Haha! Isn't it a great name for a kebab place though? It's catchy and memorable, exactly the type of name you'd like your establishment to have! It's probably one of the main reasons why this place has been so successful in the few months they've been open (aside from the great food, of course).
Abdul the Cool
The interiors are pretty simple; wooden tables and chairs with green walls all around. Except for that one wall which one of the owners, Patrick, drew on. Such talent.
Abdul the Cool
We were told that this wall isn't done yet, so yeah, it would be cool to come back one day and see it completely finished. For now, let's move on to the food.

As I mentioned earlier, Abdul the Cool offers authentic Persian dishes. What makes it authentic, you ask? Well, the chef is actually Iranian and takes pride in his quality cooking. If the meat isn't perfect, he won't cook it. It's as simple as that. He's also makes their sauces and yogurt from scratch, that's why their prices are so affordable.
Abdul the Cool
For me, dish of the night goes to their Chelo Kebab Chicken Tikka (P165)
Two skewers of grilled chicken breast fillet, buttered rice, and grilled tomatoes
Abdul the Cool
 But if you're looking to try an assortment of their kebabs, go for the Kebab Platter (P345)
Four skewers of different kebabs and four pieces of pita bread with grilled onions and tomatoes
Abdul the Cool
From left to right: onions, chicken tikka, beef koobideh, chicken koobideh, tenderloin, and tomatoes

If you order these separately, the tenderloin is P225, while the others are P165 each. You can even mix and match the latter for the same price. ;)
Abdul the Cool
Quick trivia! Did you know that chelo means rice, and shish means six (pieces)? Now you know!;)

They also have appetizers like cheesy beef nachos and hand-cut fries, but you can opt to go with the traditional ones like Hummus and Moutabal (P95/order, includes pita bread).
Abdul the Cool
Top everything off with their smoothies - I went with the Sweet Yogurt Smoothie (P75) and loved it!
Abdul the Cool
If you're looking for something light, you can order one of their many wraps or salads instead. I'm personally looking forward to trying those soon!
Abdul the Cool
In an area filled with hole-in-the-wall restaurants, this place shines more than the rest. Who would've thought we'd find authentic Persian cuisine so close to home? I'm so happy that I now have access to legit kebabs whenever I want, and they're pretty affordable, too!

Thank you so much to the owners Ms. Pinky, Patrick, and Niccolo for having us!
Abdul the Cool
Abdul, you're definitely cool in my book! We'll be back soon! :)

Do check out their Facebook page for updates on new menu items and more!
Abdul the Cool is located at 131 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, QC.
They're open on Mondays to Saturdays 12pm to 12am.

Happy eating!!

Abdul The Cool Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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