BOROUGH- NYC STYLE COMFORT FOOD opens 24/7 in MANDALUYONG

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Borough Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Have you ever been depressed or stressed out and craving for a bit of comfort and the first thing that pops into your head is comfort food? Well, I have encountered such scenarios and it led me to discover this place I described as “HOMEY” and what cool about this place?  It is open for 24/7! yeah

Let me astonish you with this profound or cliché Euphemism: “HOMEY” to let you understand why I chose this word. I can say this word is a bit of catch call for comfort food but it is commonly used for the cheap eats. You know, when you or anybody in your house can make that themselves. Easy huh?

So this homey vibe recipes of this restaurant is what I like the most aside from the chill hippy atmosphere inside and the really friendly-good-looking Chef Cuit Kaufman in-house!

Let me give you some reviews of the menu they have served to us for the QUIZ night event for bloggers happened last Jul 25, 2016 in BOROUGH, Known for A chill and laid-back spot that is open 24/7 to serve good comfort food.

 

 Note that Recipes are NYC inspired.

  1. chocolate chicken wings 280.00
  • For the adventurous. Baked wings coated in Cocoa and Cinnamon. Served with Cilantro Sour Cream.

I guess this what made me smile! Simply because I love chocolate and cinnamon in the first place. It tasted far from what you are expecting of overload sweet-cinnamonish texture. I did taste the cinnamon flavor more than the cocoa but later on, it would tastes as if it got over toasted. 3/5

  1. buffalo chicken wings 360.00
  • Classic Hot and spicy wings originally from Buffalo, New York, Served with real blue cheese dip.

The spiciness is tolerable but it is not something I would crave long after my visit but it is definitely worth a try! 4/5

  1. Fries in a basket 150.00
  • A whole basket of fries. Served with Borough’s ‘Odessa sauce’

Quite normal fries for me but the Odessa sauce got me munching for more! 3/5

  1. Haystack onion rings 180.00
  • Piled high, served with BBQ sauce and Sour Cream Dip. 2/5

I think this is a bit tiny strips of onion rings and I didn’t really enjoy it much.

  1. Popcorn calamari 290.00

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  • Popcorn-crusted Fried squid tossed with extra popcorn for good measure. Served with Clarified cheese butter. 3/5

I love the buttered sauce paired with this popcorn and it surprised me that the bite-sized calamari they have included tasted great however, it is a bit small size for me and quite a bit expensive for a popcorn.

  1. Hummus 130.00
  • Blended chickpeas mixed with extra virgin olive oil and garnished with paprika. Served with homemade Pita bread. with veggie sticks

this is worth a try if you are a fan of Hummus and good for sharing for 5-8 people. 4/5

 

I also had the chance to taste one their bestsellers:

Mom’s Milk and Cookies 220.00

  • Chewy fresh-baked cookies in assorted flavors. Served with a pitcher of cold milk (The Chef’s special blend).

I love the chewy texture of the cookie tasted like fresh from the oven! And the milk is good too! 5/5

 

check them in:

https://www.zomato.com/manila/borough-ortigas-mandaluyong-city/info

 

Borough-Signage

 

 

Red Charcoal- affordable garden restaurant in Marikina

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Red Charcoal Garden Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Marikina may seem a bit far to reach out for those food trippers Malinenos like me but why limit yourself from discovering some good hide-out place to chill and have some good food in such affordable price if you can go all the way and drive to – Marikina and discover RED CHARCOALan affordable garden restaurant that is perfect for your gatherings, parties and events.

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Let me introduce you to one of my fave hotspot food restau in Marikina:

The Interior of this place is hippy-not-your-overrated-garden-restau

food is so good. I mean it is served in very nice plated manner with touch of love so why not give it a try? 🙂

Red Charcoal Garden Grill is open from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.,  They also host a live band on Thursdays and Fridays. They welcome guests who would like to jam with them too so be ready with your singing voice and sing along and just have a great time.

Now let me get straight to the point and name few dishes I’ve tried and fell inlove.

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Asian Chicken wings 8pcs (P245)

This crispy wings taste so good, the sauce is very flavorful as I could taste the honey BBQ-ish flavor on it.

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Red Charcoal Salad (P190) , Balot Ala Pobre 3 pcs (P165)

Their house salad would really make your stomach crave for more authentic filo taste as the salted egg really make it very flavorful and because this just won’t satisfy you at all then try  matching it up with their own signature “balut ala pobre” – this dish was unexpectedly good as I definitely won’t try tasting exotic food.

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Baby Back Ribs 1 Whole Slab (P295)

Meat so tender it surely falls right off the bone. Generally, people think of baby back ribs as a dish that can make them spend more but then the price this place offer for one whole slab is definitely worth trying.

 

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Tuyo Pasta (P160), Tahong Sisig (P195)

The way they served their pasta really impressed me as the touch of tuyo ( salted fish) made a huge impact in putting all the flavors together.

while the tahong sisig is best when it serves with some rice I guess, as the texture and flavor of it is strong.

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Check their FB and LIKE:

https://www.facebook.com/redcharcoalmarikina/

I assure you that this will be one of your best food tripping place.

rating: 8/10

food , place and vibe is good and definitely worth your time and money.

Red Charcoal is definitely worth a visit for a budget friendly garden restaurant!