Between managing the sickies and work there hasn’t been much time for puttering in the kitchen. As such, I thought I’d share as some of the delicious food (and drink!) I have been enjoying in and around the city. These are by no means the latest hot tickets (I leave that to actual restaurant bloggers) but they are good and I am loving each and every one of them.
If you are looking for something to eat or drink this weekend may I suggest these?
From top left onwards:
** Crispy sisig at Manam – a cross between sisig and chicharon. For someone like me, who is both a sisig and chicharon lover, this is absolute heaven. Manam is located at Greenbelt 2.
** Braised tendon at Peking Garden – Soft, unctuous, and sinfully rich. But strictly for tendon lovers! Rice is a must. Peking Garden is located at Greenbelt 5.
** Sloe gin at The Curator – I love having a place like The Curator nearby, where I can go with friends to have a thoughtfully made cocktail and feel like an adult. Sloe gin, introduced to me by a friend, is my current new love. Made with gin and sloe berries it tastes of a sticky prune cake infused with booze. Which is really just up my alley. The Curator is located on the corner of Legazpi and C. Palanca Streets, in Lagazpi Village, Makati (you’ll need to go inside Cyrano first).
** Fresh ankimo at Tsumura – Ankimo is made of steamed monkfish liver and is, simply put, incredible. I am not too fond of liver but, like foie gras, ankimo is different. It is smooth and luxurious, with a slight hint of the sea. In a lot of Japanese restaurants they use canned ankimo (which is not bad at all, let me just say), but in Tsumura, when the season is right, they have it fresh. It is well worth seeking it out. Tsumura is located at the 2nd floor of 88 Corporate Plaza, Sedeno corner Valero Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati.
** Sweet corn agnolotti at Wildflour – If you, like me, like a little sweet with your savory, then you (like me) will love this. Pillows of sweet corn pasta nestled in a creamy sauce topped with prawns and wild arugula. My new favorite. Wildflour is located in V Corporate Center, 125 LP Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati.
** Órale has re-opened! – My husband is a big fan of Mexican food and Órale is his favorite Mexican restaurant. It has been under renovation for about a month now and he has been waiting with bated breath (and a tad impatiently truth be told). He dragged me, quicker that a fox in a hen house, as soon as we found out it had opened its doors again. We are currently loving the soft tacos (barbacoa and lengua) and the grilled corn (I love corn, what can I say!)…which I had cut off the cob (I’m a lazy wench!) by the kind waitstaff. Órale is located at the Fort Strip in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Have a wonderful weekend ahead! Armed with medicine, multivitamins, and lozenges I will attempt to do just that as well!