Not long ago, I had a lunch meetup with one of the personal bloggers I follow, Senyor Iskwater. I admire his command in writing poems and thoughts in Filipino. I love his no-nonsense observations on just everything.
Bakahan at Manukan is from the owners of Barrio Fiesta, one of the pioneering Filipino restaurants in the country. The resto is quite spacious, with a special area for private gatherings. With a few touches of Filipino-inspired decors, my friend and I both agree that the place still seemed empty. Maybe more decors were needed.
Since there were only two of us, we were only able to try these dishes:
We shared Nilagang Bulalo (Php 268) and Sizzling Sisig (Php 258).
Though we ordered the smallest serving for Bulalo, I was still overwhelmed by its size. It was sweltering hot during that time, but having bulalo still made sense. Love it!
The Sizzling Sisig was also as generous as the Bulalo. However, I like my sisig with a bit of crunch. Not bad since we were able to finish this too.
We partnered the dishes above with Bagoong Rice (Php 168).
Topped with slices of green mango and a fried egg, the Bagoong Rice is a meal itself.
Senyor also had a Ripe Mango Shake (Php 98) while I sip on my beloved Coke. :)
|Ripe Mango Shake|
I really enjoyed my first meet-up with Senyor. We saw each other again just recently when he joined me for a quick dinner. Food trip and bonding again soon, Senyor! :)
I love Filipino comfort food, and I'd love to visit Bakahan and Manukan soon. I'm curious about the Budbud, Kare-kare, and of course, the Crispy Pata. This is an awesome place to bring family and friends for an affordable and delicious meal.
Bakahan at Manukan
Metrowalk Commercial Complex
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
Contact Number: 6619632