Greenhills, San Juan! Yup, I am back here once again to EATSplore a place that has been really famous over the past couple of years when it comes to great Filipino breakfast done the classy way. Wait, what? Fancy Filipino breakfast? Yup, Classy Filipino breakfast and before I forget, they serve AFFORDABLE Classy Filipino breakfast ALL DAY! But how? I know it’s hard to believe it right now but if you keep on reading, you will find out. In this edition of EATSplorations, I will be sharing about my first-ever EATSperience at Kanto Freestyle 65 in Annapolis, Greenhills! You might have already heard about this restaurant before or may have already EATSperienced it a number of times in another part of Metro Manila. But for me, this EATSperience was just my FIRST TIME, believe it or not. I’ve always wanted to try it out but plans of dining at one of their restaurants never materialized for me and my wife. Good thing, just this year, they opened a branch that’s really accessible for me and I finally made my plans a reality, when I visited them earlier this month. Keep on reading as I share, in detail, my first-ever Kanto Freestyle 65 EATSperience!
Kanto Freestyle 65 in Annapolis, Greenhills!
This is the sign! Kanto Freestyle 65 degrees. It’s kind of small and high, so make sure to really look for it. The building is just a few meters away from where Uno Restaurant is and it’s just across the walls of Promenade Mall along Annapolis. Got it?
Parking for around 3 cars is available upfront. What a lot of people didn’t know is that there’s more parking through the building’s basement parking. Just ask Kanto Freestyle’s friendly neighborhood parking guys for help. TIP: Avoid parking on the road if you don’t want to be towed. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Welcome to Kanto Freestyle 65! Magandang Umaga sa inyong lahat, hehe!
Dine right here for a perfect view of Annapolis! Kanto has a few tables in the ground floor and a few more upstairs. They have both al fresco and air-conditioned dining areas, just in case you were wondering.
The huge mural upstairs where you can spot some of the owners mixed in the crowd, hehe. If you want to dine al fresco, this is the place to be.
This is the air-conditioned dining area on the second floor that can host intimate gatherings. The area can accommodate around 12 people or more, if I remember it correctly.
Kanto Freestyle 65 is a restaurant that features Filipino breakfast and other Filipino favorites cooked and plated in a leveled-up way. What’s even better is that the dishes in Kanto Freestyle 65 ranges from 95 to 180 pesos only. Also, all the eggs in this branch are sous vide until 65 degrees that’s why the name is different from all other Kanto Freestyle Breakfast. You may, however, request for your kind of egg (sunny side up or scrambled).
Quesong Kalabaw Fritters with Honey and Wilted Greens (Php 160)
Something fancy for starters! Carabao cheese fritters with honey and kangkong, boom! First of all, this one is only 160 pesos. Second, it looks so beautiful! Third, it’s really tasty, too! Looks didn’t deceive me time because it seriously tastes as good as it looks. First dish, super impressive.
Pusit, Dangit, Espada, at Dilis (Php 160)
This dried seafood breakfast dish is as Filipino as it can get! Hailing from Iloilo, this plate of assorted dried seafood comes with a rice of your choice and the famous 65-degree egg of Kanto Freestyle. I loved this plate very much because it reminded me of how bountiful the seas of Iloilo is when it comes to delicious and high quality seafood. If you love crispy, dried and salty seafood, you will surely love this! This one’s a winner in my book. Well done, Kanto Freestyle!
Kanto Longaniza Scotch Egg (Php 170)
Things are getting fancier, right? This is one of the best breakfast plates I have ever had. Not joking. Look how lovely the Scotch Egg looks! It’s also very big. Big in size and flavor. Kanto’s longaniza was pretty tasty! It was garlicky, sweet, and really meaty. This dish is really a must try at only 170 pesos! Highly recommended.
Roast Beef Pares (Php 180)
The most expensive dish on the menu at only 180 pesos! Can you believe it? Roast Beef Pares! This was my most favorite dish of this EATSperience. The beef was really flavorful, fragrant, and super tender. The serving size is also HUGE and is definitely good for two. I would come back for this over and over again!
Chocnut Champorado (Php 135)
Second to the last dish of this EATSperience, Kanto Freestyle’s Champorado with a twist! This was really good and perfect for sharing. The salty espada goes perfectly in contrast with the champorado’s sweetness. However, for me, it was lacking in chocnut flavor. This could have been perfect if it was more chocnutty.
Fried Suman with Mango Panna Cotta (Php 150)
Just when I thought Kanto’s bag of tricks was already empty, here comes their magical Fried Suman with Mango Panna Cotta! This is probably one of the best interpretations of a classic Filipino dessert/snack gone fancy. The plate was beautifully constructed and all the components were thoughtfully and skillfully done. Make sure to have at least a little bit of everything in one bite to maximize the EATSperience!
Kanto Freestyle 65 is worth the wait! I know there are already several Kanto Freestyle Breakfast branches in and around Metro Manila but I’ve never really tried a single one until this EATSperience and all I can say is that I left with a smile on my face and a really full stomach. I would like to commend the owners of Kanto Freestyle for providing such high quality of dishes at very affordable prices. They also have coffee and they make their own pastries, too! Kanto is a testament that good food need not be super expensive for it to be really good and enjoyable. I can’t wait to be back and next time I will have Mrs. Eats and Baby Eats with me. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, ’till next time!
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Kanto Freestyle 65
Ground Floor, Continental Court Condominium, 47 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours 7 days a week
Budget: 500 php for two