I was suppose to go to Calaguas Island for the weekend but since there was a tropical depression coming up, I decided to stay in Manila. Fortunately, I got invited for the soft opening of a new restaurant, Zigla, which delves into eating correctly. It was really interesting since I wanted to trim down to my normal weight so I could fit into my clothes again.
Zigla has 3 preset food categories: Rice, Pasta and Classic, which are all 300 calories or less, and comes with Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) and fiber.
The Rice meals include a High-Fiber Gluten-Free Black Rice with choices of Free Range Chicken + Barbecue Sauce, Grass-Fed Beef + Teriyaki Sauce, White Fish + Pomodoro and Salmon + Pesto. The Pasta meals are almost the same with the rice replaced by spaghetti noodles and another option to choose meatballs + pomodoro instead of the beef.
The classics include choices between a Beef Wrap, High-Fiber Burger or Gluten-Free Burger.
In addition to the pre-set meals, one can mix and match between the High-Fiber Carbohydrates, Lean Protein and High-Fiber Sauce as well as fixings and add-ons.
For drinks, Zigla has 6 Juice Blends which combines several fruits and veggies.
Zigla prepares all its ingredients in their commissary before they are delivered fresh to the restaurant.
Once an order is placed, the crew will pick the ingredients and wrap them carefully in a parchment paper and place inside the oven (picture below), which costs one car each. This process avoids the frying which in turn lessens the calories.
Our order was served fresh from the oven and still smoking hot.
High-Fiber Gluten-Free Black Rice + Salmon + Pesto with EFA & Fiber = 300 calories (Php299)
High-Fiber Gluten-Free Black Rice + Free-Range Chicken + Barbecue Sauce with EFA & Fiber = 300 calories (Php199)
High-Fiber Gluten-Free Black Rice + Grass-Fed Beef + Teriyaki Sauce with EFA & Fiber = 300 calories (Php199)
High-Fiber Gluten-Free Black Rice + White Fish + Pomodoro with EFA & Fiber = 300 calories (Php199)
Gluten-Free Spaghetti + Meatballs + Pomodoro with EFA & Fiber = 300 calories (Php185)
Gluten-Free Spaghetti + Salmon + Pesto with EFA & Fiber = 300 calories (Php315)
Gluten-Free Spaghetti + Meatballs + Pomodoro with EFA & Fiber = 300 calories (Php215)
High-Fiber Slider Bun + Beef Patty + Homemade Catsup & Mayo = 269 calories (Php99)
High-Fiber Loaf Bread + Chicken + Red Tomato = 200 calories (Php199)
Value for one's money if you are keen on losing weight but don't want to sacrifice the taste. All the Black Rice meals are must try. The Spaghetti with White Fish is also good. I would like to try the Beef Wrap next time which was not available on the soft opening.
Zigla Robinsons Magnolia
Fast Food Lower Ground Floor
Aurora Blvd corner Dona Hemady Street
New Manila, Quezon City
Zigla Zuellig Building (soon to open)
Laza Food Court
2nd Floor, Zuellig Building
Paseo de Roxas corner Makati Avenue