Playing Favorites at Holy Cow! Steak Ranch & American Grill

To Curious Corrine’s first-time visitors, let me briefly introduce the dear boyfriend, who is known as “B”, “Babe” or “the boyfriend” here. I keep losing track of what I really call him here because I’m inconsistent like that. πŸ˜€ So, look out for those three B’s in future food posts. πŸ™‚

B, by the way, is my best foodie companion. And that’s not because I compel him to accompany me all over Manila but because he loves to eat! We’re such a good tandem, methinks. I do the writing, while he takes photos. πŸ™‚

Last Thursday, we returned to a usual restaurant pick, Holy Cow! Steak Ranch & American Grill at the SM Mall of Asia.

Country's Pride Parmesan Chicken (Php170)

In the absence of pasta, I ended up with this chicken + rice plate. I know they serve salad too but on a previous visit, I almost gagged at how salty one of their salads were. So despite swearing to skip rice until the end of Summer 2012, I caved in and went with it that night.

Oh well, I’ll have to make up for it next week with lots of yogurt and sandwich lunch. Yes, I’m crazy-obsessed with my weight. πŸ˜€

The veggie side is quite ordinary. The rice, however, was very flavorful. And that’s something worth noting since I’m not a big rice eater.

The chicken? Well, it’s nicely cooked chicken breast. I, however, wish they could put more of that parmesan dressing/sauce/gravy. It was so bitin.


Cowboy Ranch Style Burgersteak (Php175)

Meanwhile, B opted for the Cowboy Ranch Style Burgersteak (Php175), which is quite typical of him. If I remember correctly, this was the same dish he ordered last time we were at Holy Cow! though it was the Megamall branch that we frequented when we were still working in Ortigas. πŸ™‚

Looking at this picture ( –>), I can’t help but wonder why the veggies are sliced/diced bigger than the ones on my plate? (Alright, here I go again, picking out the tiniest details like B cares how evenly the veggies were sliced/diced). πŸ˜€

This came with a spicy gravy that reminded me of how KFC’s gravy can never be replaced, mimicked and forgotten. Setting aside comparisons, I think their spicy gravy is actually pretty nice.


Yummy coolness!

Two other dishes were on the table that night because my sister and her boyfriend were with us as well. Cowboy Ranch Style Porkchop (Php155) and Beer Battered Rodeo Fish Fillet (Php175) were our choices for the two.

Yes, we picked out their meals because they were late! πŸ˜€Β I think missing in the photo on the left is the Beer Battered Rodeo Fish Fillet.

By the way, if you’re wondering why the prices are too affordable, it’s because we picked dishes off the “Lunch at the Ranch” selection. I like that their menu has a good mix of high-low items. You can have something worth around Php500 and up or go for a more affordable option that is Php200 at the most.


All photos were taken via Instagram, c/o the boyfriend. πŸ™‚



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  • nice photos by B! πŸ˜€ Haven’t tried Holy Cow yet, but nadaanan ko na to, too many times sa Trinoma. πŸ˜€ Mukhang masarap yung Cowboy Ranch Style Burgersteak. Malaki siguro yung veggies nun kasi Cowboy Ranch Style eh. πŸ˜€ Yung Country’s Pride Parmesan Chicken hindi pang Cowboy eh, so maliit ang slice ng veggies. ^_^

    • Cowboys = big appetite, kaya ba ganun? Haha! πŸ˜€

  • Naks! Nice! Mabuti ang may kasama. πŸ™‚ Mukhang masarap yang Cowboy’s Ranch Burger Steak ha.

    • It’s good din. Pero medyo maliit. πŸ˜€