I liked that the place had a backyard theme and the bucket lamps were pretty cool too. I saw how much likes and people were coming here so I wanted to check it out for myself. There’s a new kind of trend going around restaurants these days, the wood planks and curved walls. (HAHA)
I felt that the menu had no certain theme. There was an Uni Carbonara and then suddenly Papaya coconut soup and then Waffle breaded fried chicken. I would say that this place seems more like a place that will be packed with a lot of college kids or adults who want to drink once the bar is finished and they have a menu for drinks.
I wasn’t so impressed with their food, maybe I didn’t try the right dish yet? The nose to tail pasta was good since I liked the cook of the noodles but it tasted like Menudo noodles, they should have just called it that. The Salted Egg chicken skin was really too pricey honestly for Php 205 you can buy a whole bag of chicken skins on the streets here around Manila. Then you just buy salted egg and eat them together, It’s the same thing really. Plus the salted egg was not in all the chicken skins so I felt like I got ripped off.
When I asked the waiter for what they would recommend this is what they told me to try so I was really expecting it to be the two most special dishes. Apparently not. Maybe when they finish their soft opening stage they would improve their menu? I am not so sure though it might just be another hangout place for people to drink in and eat small “pulutan” kinds of food. As the vibe of the place is what most people would call it “chill”. I guess its still their soft opening so they still have a room to improve and I will just have to come back again in a few months.
UP town center, 2nd floor new building
Facebook them at: Backyard Manila