It's time to do a post on Manila food, otherwise people would think i don't eat here. I do eat just that it's so lazyfying to bring cameras to work and back and take photos of food. And some places are so fast joint like - i rather not take it in such ambience Just eat it. :P
|When Manila Rains, it pours....... I mean pours and then looks gloomy.|
Since it was a rather cold day in Manila, with the pouring rain, we ordered the local coffee. It's called Barako. I am not sure if drank a good version but i found the coffee rather weak. And i detected a slight smell of cockroach. I am not sure this was the cup or the beans. Or could it be like my bandung experience when my cousins declared that Teh SoSro as the Elephant Poo drink. Spent the night not really touching the drink and kept to my water. I was sorta concerned already if the rest of the dishes were cockroachy.
The first dish we ordered was Gising Gising. In Tagalog, it means wake up! wake up!. It's suppose to wake you up when you eat it and rightly so because it's kinda spicy even while looking so pale and white :) Gising Gising is made up of long beans chopped finely. You can add any meat to it, in this case, pork was used. I have eaten the fish version which was even nicer. The veggies are then cooked in a coconut broth and the "wake up call" is the bird's eye chilli which is cooked with it. The sweet and yet spicy taste can be a pick me upper on a very cold and wet day. I find this version of Gising Gising better than Recipes because that one was really stomach burning!(Gising - Gising berguling guling dalam perut saya )
|Awesomesauce Roast pork|
Price wise - since this is greenbelt, i think it was around 400 or 500 pesos per person, and that translates about RM28 per person. Would i come back here? Probably for the pork and not the noodles and the coffee. ;)
G/F Greenbelt 2, Esperanza St., Ayala Center
Makati City, Metro Manila