March 15-16 2013 – For the past two days, I have been out with some girlfriends drinking up the sights and sounds of Makati City.
For day 1, I went out to grab some grub at Mercato and watch a film called Movie 43.
My over-all experience when it comes to Mercato is always fun. Not only is there a lot of food choices but it is unpretentious and very laid-back (we had a little picnic, too!).
With the exceptions of balot and penoy, I absolutely love street food (but please don’t tell my doctor any of that, haha).
Before heading out, I brought with me a pint of bottled water because I knew I was going to need it ;-). Because of the lack of light, I was unable to get a good picture of my meal which was Garlic Chicken and Tinapa Rice.
And for dessert? What better way to gorge down a sumptuous meal but brownies!
Oh my goodness… comfort food, indeed!
My Mercato food adventure = A++
(However, I wish I could say the same about my movie experience.)
Film: Movie 43
Despite the star studded cast, the movie was disgusting. A girl friend of mine said they pushed the envelope to the extreme, exaggerating some issues on race, parenting, sex, etc.
There was a lot of toilet humor used (which, I think for some, is an acquired taste).
Will I watch it again? No way. This was an epic fail for me.
Day 2, on the other hand, was nice. My recent food choices have been excellent so far ;-).
Dish I had: Lengua Estufado
Ambience: Very homey and warm, gorgeous interiors.
Will I go there again? Definitely! I loved it!
Final verdict: The perfect place if you want to try really good Filipino food. My meal was well done and tender. Plus the service was excellent, along with its cozy interiors.
Dish I had: Squid calamari
Ambience: Chic, club-like interiors.
Service: warm and friendly
Will I go there again? Yes. But I will most probably like to try other places as well.
Final verdict: It was okay. The place you go to if you want to grab a few drinks with a friend.