From the desserts and appetizers, the second part of the our food tour focused on the main course.
8. Boqueria Restaurante + Chocolateria (closed)
Ever a fan of churros and paella, I was very curious with Boqueria since it opened and was happy that my curiosity was answered by this food tour.
We were welcomed by two Spanish chefs, and was introduced to the dishes that they prepared for us.
While sipping on Sangria Roja (Php 228), we were served Paella Queso Manchego (Php 398) and Churros (Php 160, 3 pcs).
|Paella Queso Manchego|
As I always mention, I'm a huge fan of cheese and I love how they generously put manchego on the paella. I should go back to try their other dishes.
Abe is a Filipino restaurant that offers authentic Kapampangan dishes. It comes from the LJC Group, which also houses Fely J's Kitchen, Lorenzo's Way, Cafe Adriatico, and many more.
As I really enjoyed their Sampaloc Shake, I was more astounded with their Lamb Adobo.
Among all meats that I eat, lamb is usually the toughest one so I was amazed at how tender and flavorful this Lamb Adobo is. A definite must-try!
10. 8 Cuts Burger Blends
My current favorite burger restaurant, 8 Cuts Burger Blends, has opened its new location at Mega Fashion Hall.
We were introduced to different burger blends, especially the Ox Blend, and the different burger tributes. But of course, you can create your own burger with your chosen beef blend. I can't wait to revisit this place!
11. Lugang Cafe
Lugang Cafe is a Chinese restaurant offering authentic Taiwanese dishes. I have been curious about their Xiao Long Bao for the longest time and I'm glad they have opened a new location near me. :)
The Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao (Php 248, 8 pcs) was a little delicate to eat, but before we dug in, we were shown how to eat it properly.
|Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao|
We also sampled Spicy Sliced Offals (Php 280), Breaded Shrimp Balls with Mozzarella (Php 420), and Mango Pudding with Fresh Diced Mango (Php 100).
What amazed me the most was the Traditional Arabian Coffee (Php 240), which is good for sharing or to one heavy coffee drinker. Love it!
12. Vikings Luxury Buffet
Instead of having a buffet at Vikings, we were served with a degustation plate.
We had a Beetroot Soup and a sampling of Lumpiafish Caviar Om Blinis, Vikings Scandinavian Gravlax, Spicy Ika Sushi, Venish Terrine with Blueberry Compote, Steamed Red Lapu-Lapu Fillet, Mini Tornado, and Spinach Mushroom En Croute Consomme.
|Vikings SM Megamall Buffet Rates|
See related post: Hello Vikings!
A franchise from the US, Pinkberry serves different yogurt flavors with fresh toppings you can choose from. I couldn't wait to try their yogurt smoothies as well. :)
14. Lucca Bakery
For our last stop, we were served a hot Bianca Mocha and Banana Walnut dessert from Lucca Bakery. Located at the 5th Level of Mega Fashion Hall, Lucca serves freshly baked bread and cakes using authentic ingredients. The little bakeshop is also serving coffee drinks, which I will try on my next visit.
Also included in the food tour are Bono Artisanal Gelato and Baked by Anita.
Get a chance to be part of the Mega Food Tour! Using your Instagram account, take your best food pic from any restaurant in SM Megamall from May 23 to June 3, 2014. Add locator, tag @smmegamall, and use #MegaFoodTour. Don't forget to follow @smmegamall on IG! Winning entries will be invited to the Mega Food Tours on May 30 and June 6, 2014. :)
Boqueria Restaurante + Chocolateria
8 Cuts Burger Blends
Vikings SM Megamall
Thanks to SM Megamall, Ton Roxas, RJ Ledesma and Anton Diaz for having me.