So anyway, I'm talking about Almon Marina in SM North The Block. We had more than half an hour to kill before my schedule with the ophthalmologist and since we were starving (an hour after we had lunch!!), we decided to stroll around the mall and look for light snacks other than KFC. When we reached the ground floor and saw a girl looking at Almon Marina's menu, we got curious. When we saw that it serves subs and salad, it was a done deal ;)
I honestly didn't know that Almon Marina is a deli bar! I was beyond shocked (OA lang) but I mean, almon sounds like almond and marina screams seafood, yes?
But I digress; this place looks like a normal deli here in the Philippines although I felt like it's trying a bit too hard to look like an "authentic" Western deli. I mean, someone from Almon Marina thought that the dozen pictures of Europe hanging on their walls isn't good enough to give off the Parisian corner cafe vibe that they needed to stick a small Italy flag on their subs?
But aside from that, I like how well-lit the place is because of the glass walls. I also like the high ceiling. However, others may feel uncomfortable of the fact that everybody that goes in and out of The Block can see them eating as Almon Marina is in a very busy zone - it's located near the mall entrance, the escalators, and the Hypermarket (which is a good thing for business, right?).
Puttanesca, P180 Solo Order - ★★★★☆
San Francisco Smoked Chicken, P220 - ★★★☆☆
Also, I wished there were more chicken on my sandwich because it just wasn't enough, just around 50g. That's totally unlawful. However, the salad is yummy! The dressing is perrrfectamundo.
Papaya Shake, P75 / Iced Tea, P55 - ★★★★☆
Total cost for 2pax: P556 (inclusive of 5% service charge)