Tipple and Slaw, The Forum BGC

SONY DSC

They call this their wall of inspiration, where they have pictures of their favorite American burger joints and shows.

Inspired by Famous American burger joints, and shows like Man vs. Food or Eat street. Tipple a noun for intoxicating, and slaw for their sandwiches. This recently opened sandwich-bar gives a whole new idea to the way we perceive the usual sandwiches to be. Since sandwiches aren’t so common here in the country. They plan to promote it other than to eat rice. Half of their bread they make themselves, and 80% of their sauces are homemade. Their mayonnaise is homemade, and they are trying to develop their own ketchup and mustard. So I’ll begin with some appetizers, to their meals, bestsellers then to my most favorite. Dessert!

SONY DSC

We started with their corn fries, Amazing. I love this. They have corn bits in them and it comes with BBQ and Honey mustard sauce. BBQ was better with it. (Php 200)

SONY DSC

Chicken Nuggets (Php 250) Which came with BBQ sauce, Honey mustard and chili ketchup. The mustard was my favorite. I loved that this was not oily.

SONY DSC

Volcanic Chickn wings, AMAZING, its boneless but it looks like chicken wings. This was stuffed with blue cheese. (Php 380)

Not only are their sauces homemade, their meat is all mostly homemade too. Which is why it takes time to make their food. They hand chop their burgers on the spot to keep the juices still intact when you get that first bite.

SONY DSC

Spicy chicken wrap, Php 250. Oatmeal crusted chicken, chopped herbs, smoked chill coleslaw and tortilla.

SONY DSC

Spicy seafood pasta, Php 380. I loved the spice on this dish. It was cooked with grilled shrimps, fresh salmon, fresh crab fat and caviar. I would come back for this dish.

SONY DSC

Tipple Pizza, Php 550. Thin crust piza, tomato sauce, pastrami, corned beef, smoked bacon, bbq sauce, ranch dressing and cheese. This was a really good pizza, another plus since it was not oily. I loved the cured corned beef and bacon in this dish.

SONY DSC

Tipple Burger, Php 350. It was really good and juicy. They seasoned this right before cooking to keep the flavor and juices inside. It definitely was a flavorful burger.

“Basically, fat is flavorful” This is what Chef Francis Lim told me after I asked about how healthy his dishes were. Well, if you come here. You must come prepared for their #seriousbiting and #seriousdrinking, which to them means that they take their food and drinks seriously, and that they do it right.

SONY DSC

BESTSELLER: Porchetta Sandwich, Php 350. Stuffed and roasted pork belly. The Ciabatta bread was a pretty hard to bite into, I think that the balsamic syrup and the arugula were the standout flavors of this sandwich.

SONY DSC

BESTSELLER: Italian beef wrap, I loved the spicy brown mustard together with the beef combination. Their wraps are pretty thick, I think that this would be good for sharing.

SONY DSC

BESTSELLER: OH DID I LOVE THIS. ❤ Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Php 300. The truffle, 4 cheese and honey were a good combination. The tomato soup was really a good finish to this meal.

It is so sinful to have eaten that much food in one sitting. I tried so many dishes last night, my favorite being the dessert. I ended my feast with the s’mores ice cream sandwich. I just loved the burnt flavor of the marshmallows. Definitely more of a place to come together with your friends. As they are known for their bar during Fridays and for the other days it is more chill. I will most definitely come back here to try their alcohol. Its actually really cheap to drink here. They also serve a lot of old fashioned cocktails and mostly served at reasonable prices.

SONY DSC

Apple Pie french toast, Php 180. Grilled apples and caramel sauce, I think that the apples could be improved? I was not sure how it was cooked. Good flavor though with the balsamic syrup which cuts the sweetness of the ice cream and caramel sauce.

SONY DSC

MY FAVORITE: S’mores ice cream sandwich. Enough said. AMAZING.

Funny thing was, I never actually expected to know one of the part owners of the place. She was a friend of my roommate back then in college, who used to come to our condo in Taft. It’s definitely a small world, and I will definitely come back here for the corn fries, truffle grilled cheese sandwich and their s’mores ice cream sandwich. Let me just digest first what I ate today, and I’ll be ready for more.

Tipple and Slaw
Located at: 2nd floor, The Forum, 7th Ave. BGC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tippleandslawbgc
Budget per person: 600-700Php

Cue Modern Barbecue, BGC

SONY DSC

Unlimited popcorn you get for free!

Although I had read a lot of good reviews about the place. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it love it either. I loved that they did put a good amount of effort into their dessert. I think that their dessert stood out more than the food that we ordered. Maybe it was what we ordered and not restaurant? However I do believe that some things on their menu were overpriced.

SONY DSC

Warm Chocolate Lava and Campfire Marshmallow-Filled Doughnut Holes with Cinnamon-Dusted Vanilla Ice Cream (Php 225) AMAAAAZING ❤

SONY DSC

Smoked Bacon and Egg Yolk Carbonara (Php 365)

SONY DSC

Campfire style skillet of Queso Fundido Php 190

SONY DSC

Hand-Cut Charred Corned Beef with Onion rings on the side Php 630 ( Original House BBQ Sauce )

I wasn’t as impressed with the food that we ordered. The Smoked Bacon and Egg Yolk Carbonara was good in flavor, except they should consider changing the bacon that they use since a lot of the bacon we could not chew. The Hand-Cut Charred Corned Beef although good was not so “wow” either. For the price of 630 pesos I was expecting something really good.

I don’t want to be so harsh because I did not try everything on their menu, but I will say that a lot of the food seemed really tasty. I would love to come back to give the place another try. Especially after the super delicious dessert that we had! Now that is one thing that I would recommend for you to try here. The DESSERT!

Cue Modern Barbecue

7th Ave. corner 29th St. South,
Ground Floor, East Superblock
Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Telephone: +632 621-4052

Facebook‘Cue Modern Barbecue

Price range per person: 700-1000

Mad For Garlic, BGC

SONY DSC

YES. That is a Garlic Wreathe!!

Mad for garlic anyone? A good friend of mine had been shamelessly bugging me for weeks about this place. GARLIC. Tons of garlic everywhere.  Garlic in almost all of their dishes including their desserts. I would make up some corny joke about vampires but… It would seem inappropriate. The place although a bit dark has a rustic and refined feel to it. Tons of wine bottles and a lot of GARLIC designs and lamps. Hence the name “Mad for Garlic”, very appropriate name for the restaurant. Despite its western sounding name, I heard that its actually a Korean restaurant with a bit of a Italian infusion. Huh. Interesting? So here’s what we got.

SONY DSC

Grilled Chicken and Mushroom Risotto, Php 275

SONY DSC

Dancing Salsa Rice with Steak, Php 395

SONY DSC

Creamy Chicken Popcorn Pasta, Php 395

SONY DSC

Chicken Cheongyang Cream Pizza, Php 475

SONY DSC

Free Garlic Bread

SONY DSC

Holy Cow, Salpicao, Php 545

The “HOLY COW” Salpicao and the Cheongyang Pizza were my two favorite dishes. The pizza reminds me of this garlic pizza that I once tasted with a friend in Japan. It definitely was well made, SONY DSCthin crust and not too oily, Just how I like it.  My friend also recommended the “Dracula Killer” (Pretty Ironic, with all the Garlic in this place) I was also given free wine, but I wouldn’t recommend it. If you were to get wine, I would suggest you just order the good wine. Its definitely a good place to eat If you’re looking for something new to try at BGC. Flavors were definitely good, all dishes very well seasoned and not to oily. If I hop is full, then this is a far better place to eat in!

SONY DSC

Yes that is a giant Garlic filled lamp covered in actual Garlic :))

MAD FOR GARLIC:

W Global Center, 30th St cor 9th Ave Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 808-9517
(It’s right next to IHOP)

RECOMMENDATIONS: Cheongyang Pizza, Holy Cow Salpicao, Dracula Killer and the Creamy Chicken Popcorn Pasta

BUDGET: 700-1000Php for sharing if you want to try a few dishes

NOTE: I would definitely come back here with friends, I STRONGLY discourage you to bring any of your dates here. The aesthetics are definitely a mood kill. Plus the breath that you’re going to get after is not going to be good for you and your dates “date”.