My last meal in Manila was at Mesa in Tomas Morato. The food was impressive and the price, relatively
“cheap” (by local & Singapore Standards). No regrets on the calories that went into my tummy that night! Delish!
I have been asked on several occasions by my Non-Filipino friends to explain What is a real Filipino food?. I still find it a very hard question to answer up to this date even if I am a Filipino.
Today, let’s go with this explanation (boohoo!) – Filipino Cuisine has evolved throughout the centuries with influences coming from different parts of the world – a lil bit of this and a lil bit of that and most of the time a combination of sweet, sour & salty flavours in one single dish.
Here are some of the Filipino dishes we tried at Mesa:
Sisig with Egg (PHP180)
Baked Scallops with Garlic Butter Scallops on a
Half Shell with Garlic Butter Compound (PHP210)
Tofu Salad (PHP240)
Crispy Boneless Pata – Deep Fried Pork Leg (PHP440)
Crispy Boneless Tilapia (PHP290)
Tilapia Simmered with Mustard Leaves and Coconut Sauce (PHP290)
Bangus Belly Bistek Style Braised in Soya and Calamansi (PHP290)
Laing 2 Ways Taro Leaves, Pork, Shrimp Paste and Coconut Cream,
Topped with Adobo Flakes – Original and Crispy (PHP150)
Bagoong Rice Stir fried Rice Tossed with Shrimp Paste with
Shredded Green Mango (PHP145)
I think I just found my new “to-go-to” Filipino restaurant when I am in Manila! It’s definitely going to be at Mesa!
Our family of gluttons enjoying every plate on the table!
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Tomas Morato 264 Tomas Morato Ave
Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Tel: (02) 441-5197