Food & Dining My Kids

Hell’s Kitchen at Soil Modern Dining

Do you guys watch Hell’s Kitchen? Before our dinner at Soil Modern Dining, a new resto at Molito Alabang featuring farm-to-table concept which is becoming more & more popular by the day, I thought Gordon Ramsay was super O.A. I mean, really? Ganyan ba talaga ka-stress ang mga chef sa kusina? @_@

But then, seated at the bar with a full view of the interactive open kitchen, I witnessed first hand how REALLY stressful it is to cook for paying guests. Ibang level ang pangangareer! ;)) Especially if there are so many of you squeezed in a tight, fiery-hot space, butt-to-butt trying to do your own thing. Tempers are likely to rise along with the steaming temperature in the kitchen.

Soil Modern Dining

Unit 16, Molito Lifestyle Bldg, Madrigal Ave. cor. Alabang- Zapote Road, Alabang

Muntinlupa City (02) 802 2792


The kids & I had dinner at Soil Modern Dining one Sunday evening while Kap went to a tennis game cum dinner.


I miss hanging out with all 3 kids. <3 My babyson is always out of the house, I barely see him. Iba talaga ang binata, hay!


Not many choices, but enough to keep one interested.


A photo mural of Chef Lorenzo’s grandfathers on both side of the family watches as you eat. :P Look up & it’s as if they’re asking.. “Kumusta naman ang luto ng apo ko?”


My pescetarean Ate chose a beautiful plate of Torched Asparagus with Potato Foam, Shrimp, and Egg 320 php.


My Babyson, ever carnivorous, opted for the Roasted Pork Belly with Tinapa Mash, Pork Crackling, and Fermented Apples 395 php. Bitin, I should have ordered him rice on the side. He is after all, a growing boy with a VERY healthy appetite! :P


Meanwhile, my Lovey who is following the footsteps of her Ate & has shunned meat as well from her diet, chose a most colorful serving of Black & White Squid Paella with Cauliflower, Mussels & Clams 375 php. Now this dish really screams straight from the water with the sea grapes on the side, doncha think? Beautifully presented, it’s worth the wait. Sooo tasty too, albeit on the salty side.


Like my Babyson, I constantly crave for meat, so I asked for this Pan-Seared Duck with Fresh Lasagna, Foie Gras, Mango & Pineapples 450 php. I don’t know if you can see on the photo, but my bed of lasagna was burned, and my duck undercooked with a risk of salmonella. However, seeing how busy they were at the kitchen with everyone doing the best they can in a tight situation, I let this faux pas pass.


On a very busy night, I was quite impressed with how this lovely sous chef at the helm, NINA PILAO, was composed & so very much in charge of her all-male team in spite of an electric-charged evening bustling with so many guests. Now THAT’s girl power! Ang hirap palang maging chef!


She’s so kick-ass, just like le fab Ms. Piggy! <3 Btw, I am missing my alter ego soooo much huhuhu! Do you miss her too?


Owner & main man Chef Lorenzo Pimentel grants me a quick smile upon request, then goes back to cooking & plating with a fervour & passion. He had a super hectic evening after all, with guests demanding for their meal.

I feel, though, that their strength lies in their beautiful plating and desserts. I didn’t enjoy the main dishes as much as I enjoyed the intriguing & unique desserts that brought a pop of contrasting flavors. Adventurous is how I’d describe Soil Modern Dining.


Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich with Bananas 290 php. Not your ordinary PB&J.


Textures of Chocolate & Coffee. 320 php. This gets a standing ovation from me! <3 I love the combo of bitter & sweet.


Balsamic Vinegar Ice Cream with Honey Dew Syrup. Complimentary with every order of dessert. Weird combination I know, but it works! Maasim-asim na manamis-namis. #sweetandsour Just like the bf/gf Chef tandem. He is super nagsusungit na with his team hahaha while she is still cool, calm & collected. May chismis pa talaga akong nasagap! Ang saya pala to sit at the bar & watch the chefs at work. Highly entertaining, lol!

Pero alam nyo ba kung sino ang MAS na, UBOD pa, na chismosa??? Itong Ale, wala nang iba! Interview at Soil Modern Dining. Parang lupa (soil) lang, ibinaon nya lang talaga, hay! #onthespot #ginisanikris #taklesatalaga


Anyway, congratulations Soil Modern Dining! <3 Great date place, the food served reminiscent of The Girl & The Bull (another gf/bf tandem). Service is a bit slow so come if you have time to spare, or definitely on a weekday. ;)

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  • Reply Anna

    Restaurant kitchens are always so stressful! and more so they have an open kitchen set-up, they need to be clean, calm and composed. No foul language and shouting hehehe

    April 25, 2016 at 9:21 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Oo nga dati I wanted Jena to be a chef akala ko not a stressful job. After this ayaw ko na syang mag-chef hahaha! :P

      April 25, 2016 at 9:42 am
  • Reply NielGQ

    Ooooohhhh, mukhang super intense ang atmosphere… parang nakaka-stress kumain kung napapanood mo sila, hahaha…

    Wanted to eat here when we were at alabang, pero matagal ko nang gustong kumain sa Un Cuenca. Next time I’m in the area, ma-try nga ito.

    April 25, 2016 at 9:41 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Ako naman I want to try Un Cuenca maganda ang review mo. :) Hinihintay ko lanh mabakante mga bagets bisi-bisihan ang peg hay!

      April 25, 2016 at 9:53 am
      • Reply NielGQ

        They’re okay, but nothing I’d go back for. So you’re not missing anything if you don’t go, hihihi…

        April 25, 2016 at 10:02 am
        • Reply Jane Go

          So. Pareho pala tayo ng review sa magkaibang lugar hehehe. Hindi masyado fascinating ang mga restos here in the South, aminin! ;)

          April 25, 2016 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply med

    I am only familiar with Alabang Town Center and recently, Westgate Alabang. Pero ngayon may MOLITO pa? Andami-dami naman puwedeng pasyalan!?!

    April 25, 2016 at 12:57 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Oh yes!! <3 Pag lipat mo MAS masaya na!! Lezzgooooo meding!!

      April 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply michymichymoo

    I love watching Gordon Ramsay shows except for Hell’s Kitchen. Nasstress ako panoorin sila. hahahaha!

    I love how all the dishes were presented. Sana pwede lumipad na lang sa Alabang to try this place. hehe.

    April 26, 2016 at 12:13 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Were it any pther day, I wpuld have been probably stressed watching them too haha. But I don’t know, must’ve swallowed a chill pill that night. I found the chef guy’s kasungitan so funny & entertaining lol. ;))

      April 26, 2016 at 9:51 am
  • Reply rugrats

    jane, di ko talaga gets ang tasting/sampler menu food. one time kumain kami ng parents ko sa rockwell. i ordered salad and to my utter surprise i was given this rock-plate na me ilang pirasong dahon at bulaklak with some beetroot jelly saka yung dressing was thinly brushed sa plate. Di ko kinaya, madam. Alam mo naman tayong mga chinese ang meal ay hindi meal kung konti lang ang food, dapat lauriat lol. pero, siguro I should learn to meals executed like the ones you had para naman mabawasan pag ka 3rd world ko lol

    ps. bakla ka, pumapayat ka ah. anong ginagawa mnyo ni kap ha? lol #ArawArawin

    April 26, 2016 at 1:24 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      hahahahaha omg pramis hindi ako pumapayat. This, my friend, is the magic of photoshop! ;)) And yes, pang once in a while lang ako pwede sa ganitong kainin. Umuwi kaming gutom lahat, pramis!! ;P

      April 26, 2016 at 9:53 am

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