Terry’s Selection

5 years ago


If you are on the lookout for authentic Spanish fare in the metro, food aficionados are quick to point out that Terry’s Selection is one of the top contenders. Owned by Juan Carlos de Terry, his passion for sharing his passion for Spanish cuisine to the metro certainly has garnered a loyal fanbase of foodies.


Anthony and I were both fascinated that this paella was the only one amongst the six that came served in a clay dish (cazuela), and not the typical iron paellera. Anyway, the idea of a super paella kept me tapping my toes excitedly under the table, and I’m happy to report that Terry’s did not disappoint. Each of its individual ingredients were “super” rich in flavor and texture in themselves, from the tasty Toulouse sausage to the briny squid, from the dense puffs of bomba rice to my favorite, the paper-thin yet incredibly robust Chorizo Pamplona. It fell short on the tutong, though. A bit of crunch here and there would have really made this dish fly.



Everyone loves a rebel. Especially when that rebel is a paella filled with huge homemade chorizo slices alongside refreshingly different ingredients like Toulouse sausage, mushrooms, peeled shrimp, red peppers, peas, squid and pork. The generous but not overbearing use of saffron was enhanced with a lemon squeeze. The acidity of which complements the flavor of the saffron, especially on the perfectly cooked squid. Even the pan was different from the norm. It was more of a ceramic dish than the typical metal pan, producing an evenly cooked paella with exquisite flavors that stood out from the crowd. How would I characterize this unique preparation of paella? As a true rebel, without pause.


Lg/Lvl., The Podium, 18 Adb Ave., Ortigas Center

G/F 1 Lafayette Square, Salcedo Village

Bldg. B, Karivin Plaza, 2316 Pasong Tamo Ext.

(02) 636-3513 (The Podium) (02) 889-3198 (Salcedo Village) (02) 844-1816 (Pasong Tamo)


By Annabs Sanchez

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