Peanut Butter Company: For the Love of Peanut Butter

Do you have a favorite food item you wish was in every dish you could eat? Well, I do. Being a kid who grew up on peanut butter, I can eat this nutty and creamy treat with bread, biscuits, pancakes, bananas or even just a plain spoonful of itself. Fortunately though, there's a food establishment witty and courageous enough to offer more exciting food combos for peanut butter lovers like myself -- Peanut Butter Company (PB Co.).
Peanut Butter Company

Honestly, I'm not sure if PB Co. is a local food venture inspired by the New York-hailing Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop. What I'm sure of though is that this single-concept establishment has already made a great buzz in the realm of local foodies. With branches in Paseo Center, Katipunan and Mall of Asia, PB Co. has surely been satisfying the peanut butter cravings of PB lovers in the Metro.

PB Co Peanut Butter

Since the beau and I was already in SM Mall of Asia last night, it was just fitting that we finally try this peanut butter haven. Although my date isn't as big of a PB fan as myself, he gladly agreed to try out PB Co.. For a Monday night dinner, it was surprising that PB Co. has 3 occupied tables and a couple of orders for take-out. Despite the small and simple white-drenched space, PB Co. must've attracted customers thru its peanut butter-infused dishes.

Fish and Chips P165

For a light start, we first had a serving of peanut butter-free Fish and Chips (P165) that comes with a peanut butter-infused sour cream dip. Although I'm quite picky with my fish, PB Co.'s version definitely satisfied me texture-wise and taste-wise. The batter was light, slightly crisp and not too greasy. The fish meat was also cooked to a perfect tender. The chips on the other hand, were rather average for my taste even when eaten with PB Co.'s own creamy, tangy and slightly nutty concoction of accompanying dip.

Cold Asian Noodles Combo Set P125

We then proceeded to our main course with a Cold Asian Noodles Combo Set (P125). This pasta dish is one interesting item with al dente-cooked spaghetti tossed in a blend of oriental dressing and PB Co.'s Sesame Peanut Butter. Although I totally dig this pasta dish, the savory sauce becomes a little tiring on the taste buds after a while. Good thing, the fresh slices of tomatoes give off a nice refreshing balance to the whole ensemble.

Curry Chicken Spaghetti Combo Set P145

We also got a Curry Chicken Spaghetti Combo Set (P145). Although I like curry, I prefer the previous pasta dish more. The grilled chicken pieces of this plate tasted great, but the blend of creamy white sauce with PB Co.'s Curry Peanut Butter wasn't too memorable for me. I guess I wasn't getting much of the peanut butter hint in the curry mixture.

Both the pasta combo sets came with half a slice of peanut butter sandwich and a tall glass of iced tea. While I was happy of how filling the portions were, the peanut butter sandwich was a little too tamed for my peanut butter-loving palate. The spread was even, but way thinner than how I usually put peanut butter on my toasted bread.

THE VERDICT

Although I liked my first experience at PB Co., I wasn't blown away yet. For a peanut butter-loving person, I have to shamelessly admit that I had a little umay moment with the cold pasta dish. However, I'll still be returning to this peanut butter haven to try their Classic Spaghetti, BBQ Wings and Burgers. It also wouldn't hurt to take home a jar or two of PB Co.'s own concoction of creative peanut butter spreads.

Taste - 3.5/5
Ambiance - 3.5/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Peanut Butter Company, SM Mall of Asia
G/F SM Mall of Asia, North Parking Bldg
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Philippines
(02) 543-2707
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24 comments:

  1. Too much Peanut butter can be nakakaumay talaga... xP

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  2. Funny I just posted about PB and Co too! We didn't order what you two did though. If you dont mind I'll share my post here so you have an idea what to order next. http://www.tsinoyfoodies.com/2012/05/pb-co-peanut-butter-company.html We had a nice overall experience with them.

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  3. If there's one food, a dipping, a jam, a spread, whatever its uses are, which I despise the most,,, that would probably be peanut butter... L♥ve butter, but never with peanut... hahahah

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  4. Peanut butter and Nutella are two greatest food sins of mine!!

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  5. I'm not a fan of Penaut Butter. So I can't really imagine how the food tastes like infused with it. Hehehe! Looks good though. =)

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  6. I pass by this place a lot but never thought to try it. While you still haven't changed my mind, I think it's pretty gutsy of you to try the place. On to better noms! :)

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  7. I was thinking if ano reaction ko sa taste if matutuwa ba ako o hinde... lol... I love Banana with peanut butter but for pasta and fish & chips.. yay! But this is a great food adventure of yours sumi

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  8. kinda hesitant to try the dishes even if i love peanut butter!! prolly not used to it yet.. but i love their dark choco peanut butter! <3

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  9. peanuts really do tastes good on food!
    I wanna try this one soon! :))

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  11. I love, love, love peanut butter!
    But not on pasta. XD

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  12. I love Peanut Butter on everything! :P

    I can understand why you had an "umay" moment, that happens when I've had too much of a good thing. :P

    Cannot wait to visit this place! :D

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  13. Now I want to try the fish and chips with peanut butter! :)

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  14. I LOVE PB CO.!!! I GO THERE EVERY OTHER WEEK SINCE KATIP'S 10 MINUTES AWAY FROM OUR HOME. haha sorry sa caps lock, got excited :))

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  15. I used to love peanut butter when I was a kid. However, growing up, I think I got fed up. I can't stand peanut butter now. Hahaha :) So, although I've seen PB several times in different malls, I've avoided it :) Haha The curry pasta looks good though. Sayang na it was bland :)

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  16. Looking good! I wonder if they have kare-kare...joke! :D

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  17. oh my!! Peanut butter :) would definitely go there as I'm a big fan of peanut butter!! :D
    Rovie, The Bargain Doll

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  18. Such an adventurous foodie, Sumi! :) I've also seen PB Co. in Katipunan whenever I pick-up my sister in Ateneo. But I never really had the guts to try dining there since I'm really not much of a Peanut-Butter-kind of gal. :P

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  19. I've been passing by this place a couple of times at MOA... and I always am tempted to try it out... but for some reason, my friends think its a waste of money to pay for just peanut butter... LOL.. I kept telling them that its not really just not peanut butter alone! I'll show my friends this post so they could finally agree on trying it out hahaha

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  20. ay oo nakakaumay nga hihi. We still have a jar of crunchy Jif that has been left untouched for a good three months lol!

    nice concept though

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  21. I'd love to try their spreads! I like trying out new cookies with peanut butter :)

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  22. The Cold Asian Combo Set and Fish & Chips both look good! The dip of Fish & Chips sounds interesting.

    By the way, I have a post about mother sauces that should be mastered! Here's the link: http://blog.josiahcatering.com/04/21/mother-sauces-to-master/

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  23. Hi Sumi! Try PB and Co's BBQ Wings and Rice! It is so yummy! :)

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  24. I'm not really a peanut-butter fan because peanut-butter is talagang nakaka-umay! the only peanut-butter I like is the Speculoos! I'll try to visit PB Co.once in a while1 Thanks for the review, Sumi!

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