RAP Steaks and Cakes
Back then when we were dating, Tim would raving about this steak house, called Rap Steaks & Cakes, though more commonly known as RAPs. It’s located near DLSU Taft, Manila and quite famous amongst the students of De La Salle.
Manila is pretty far from our usual hangouts and luckily we were invited by our officemate to a birthday party near the area. We decided to have lunch at RAPs, tagging along a friend of ours before heading off to the main event of the day.
The Taft branch has a sitting capacity of roughly 40 to 50pax, the space is big but the tables occupy most of the space though its mostly students that they cater for and the more the merrier in one table is not an issue haha. As for the branch at Ortigas, it’s quite smaller, accommodating around 10-15pax but it has a second floor that probably can accommodate more than 15pax since the kitchen and counter area is situated at the ground floor. They also have a dining area outside, around 3 to 4 tables.
Once you try their delicious and juicy T-Bone and Porter Steaks, you can say why students rave about it a lot. Well, first its steak (oh so good!) second its very affordable.
After trying out their oh so good! steaks, we did want to come back when we had the steak cravings but the location is pretty far but but guess what! They have a branch at Home Depot, Ortigas! How great is that, closer to home.
One time, being that couple who loves to eat and try something new, we ended up at Home Depot Ortigas and decided to check out the restaurants and at first glance, we thought we were just dreaming (Are we in Taft?) ok back to reality. Taking a second glance, it was really RAPs, the real deal and of course we didn’t go any further in rattling our brains out on what to eat or what restaurant we should try out.
RAPs it is, and no doubt our order would always be T-Bone or Porterhouse steak (Tim: medium rare; Juls: well done). Upon ordering, we would always request to have the steaks sliced, just because, thats how we roll haha! As our visits became frequent, we would always order the Porterhouse Steak because it had more meat as for the T-Bone it consisted more of fat but nevertheless, still delicious. What makes the taste of the steaks so delicious that tastebuds explode so much excitement, is their gravy, which just gets better…
|Porterhouse (Large) Php225 with Marbled Potatoes Php30
Other than the steaks, the dish comes with a side of veggies and steamed rice or you can also substitute it with either marbled potatoes, mashed potatoes, garlic noodles, french fries or garlic rice for a certain price.
RAPs is famous for their steaks but they also serve other courses and one that we’ve tried is their Tapsilog (beef strips, fried rice and sunny side-up egg) and well, the tapa was really tough to eat and the portion was quite small. That is why their signage says ‘RAP Steaks and Cakes’ not ‘Silog’ and its many varieties!
Overall, this is one restaurant where you would see us eat at from time to time and each visit just makes us want to enjoy having affordable and delicious steaks. Oh and yes, we happen to skip the ‘Cakes’ part, probably they are as scrumptious as the steaks are. We should keep in mind to at least try their desserts as well and not get lost in steak land only. 😀
- Unit 103, Food Street, Ortigas Home Complex, 1 Julia Vargas Ave.
- Pasig City