SUNSHINE PLACE is one of those special hangouts where Senior Citizens can relax & play with other seniors in Makati. It was started by the Foundation of Tessie Coson originally for her mother, Felicidad Tan Sy, of the SM group.
Here are some tips for when you try out Kitchen 56 by Earth Kitchen, the anchor healthy restaurant of Sunshine Place…
Rate/session: Member (Senior – P1,000, Non-Senior with VAT – P1,400), Non-Member (Senior – P1,200, Non-Senior with VAT – P1,680)
The Art Class is the most popular activity at The Sunshine Place because the sessions are fun and the art teacher is cool. 🙂
Here’s a complete list of David Salon Prices (as of January 2015).
Rate/session: Member (Senior – P500, Non-Senior with VAT – P700), Non-Member (Senior – P600, Non-Senior with VAT – P840)
The most popular dance class is “Yeba!”, which is a retro Pinoy dance workout.
2ND FLOOR: Member Lounge Area
1ST FLOOR: Kitchen 56 by Earth Kitchen
Make sure to order a pitcher of refreshing dalandan juice to start your meal.
My wife loves the fresh guyabano juice more because of the right sweetness and yummy guyabano bits. 🙂
Start with their clean, healthy-tasting spring rolls while you wait for the rest of your dishes, which are cooked on order.
The mushroom soup is light, clean-tasting, and not salty. You can really enjoy the full flavor of the mushrooms.
This is a favorite of our kids because of the shrimp tempura and the roasted sesame dressing.
I recommend this refreshing salad with watermelon, bits of kesong puti, and arugula. 🙂
FRESH HOME-MADE PASTA
Our favorite squid ink pasta with yummy flavors from aligue and scallop bits, plus chili to spice up the dish.
Order this if you’d like to try a new pasta combination of pumpkin, goat’s cheese, pili nuts, and bacon. Make sure to have those bacon bits with every bite for added meat flavor and texture.
Kitchen 56’s carbonara using cheese and egg for the sauce, different mushrooms, and a slab of bacon.
The kamote ravioli with red tomato sauce was interesting.
The soft taco slices are a little bitin in flavor and satisfying ingredients. Not worth the ~P100 per taco.
Our ultimate favorite in Kitchen 56! The beef meat is cooked upon order and served just right with tzatziki Greek salad, healthy and organic Ifugao rice, and vegetables for a complete meal.
For meat lovers, order a slab of bacon on a sea of red cabbage sauce with marble potatoes.
The home-made ice cream is highly recommended, but since they make it in small batches, not all flavors are available at any one time. Order the pastillas, green tea, or Milo for the kids if available.
Take note that this is not a kid-friendly establishment. If you ever go with kids, make sure to keep them behaved and respectful of the privacy of the senior members.
Order the Dalandan or Guyabano juice and get the Watermelon and Rocket Salad or Fresh Mushroom soup to start.
I recommend the Scallops and Aligue or the Pumpkin and Goat’s Cheese Paccheri for their home-made pasta. Don’t forget to order the Beef Kebab for your main course and finish on a sweet note with their home-made ice cream. Budget about P600/head.
It’s a great concept and I do hope we have more of these Senior Citizen-friendly places in Manila!
KITCHEN 56 by EARTH KITCHEN
56 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
Telephone: +632 856-4144, 856-4162 local 101
Mobile: +63 917 584-3278
Operating Hours: Open daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm
Facebook: Kitchen 56 by Earth Kitchen
Live an Awesome Life,
Disclosure: We paid for our meal. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.
P.S. Sunshine Place was formerly called “Senior Hub”. The name was changed because the members didn’t not want to be referred to as Seniors.