Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bonifacio - Telok Ayer St., Chinatown

Bonifacio is the name of one of Philippines’ National Heroes. He is different from Jose Rizal as this guy fought for the country using his might and his sword. While Jose Rizal fought using his pen.
This restaurant is the newest “fine” dining place that serves Filipino cuisine.
Tried a few dishes here
Sisig- Consisting of pork cheeks, liver, pork ears, sautéed in onion, garlic, spices then put on a sizzling plate then topped with an egg. 10SGD. Serving size was a bit small for the price. But it was good, a dash of hot sauce help uplift the taste of the dish. A nice dish to be partnered with a cold bottle of beer.
Inihaw na liempo( grilled pork belly)- the meat was tender and the marinate was simple salt and pepper and some lime, but I still prefer “sio bak” with the crispy skin. The skin here, is soggy and I don’t like eating it.
Bistek Tagalog- Beef tenderloin in brown sauce(20SGD)- again the price was a bit steep, the beef was tender though and the sauce is not what Singaporeans are used to. It a combination of sweet, salty with a hint of sourness.
Garlic Fried Rice- Filipino style fried rice that havent got much ingredients but emphasizes the garlic taste. Nice
Overall, the place was great, nice quiet and good place to unwind after a days work.

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