Bodega Kitchen & Bar is the go-to dining and drinks stop at the heart of Salcedo Village. The sit-down restaurant can house 40-50 customers and its an ideal place for a more intimate and casual dining experience, featuring progressive Filipino cuisine and adventurous signature cocktails.
It’s been an eventful year for Bodega and it is just timely to add some new and exciting dishes in their lineup. Some of them are these Mexican-inspired dishes: Asada Taco, Sisig Taco, and Fish Taco.
The Asada Taco (Php 185) is the not-so-typical taco with carne asada, corn, and jalapeño on a bed of coleslaw drizzled with sour cream and mojo sauce. The Sisig Taco (Php 170) is the messy one to eat because of the poached egg, but don’t get me wrong since it won’t be complete without it together with the ‘Kulaok’ and crispy ear sisig and pica de gallo topped with cilantro and alfalfa sprouts. The Fish Taco (Php 140) is for the non-meat lovers and is composed of beer battered dory, ripe mango salsa, cilantro lime sauce surrounded with the beautiful red cabbage.
Bodega’s Tusok Tusok Sampler is the classic example that some things really never get old! Fish balls, kikiam, and squid balls paired with sukang pinakurat and/or sweet chili sauce can never go wrong!
This one goes for the people who prefer a more sumptuous appetizer. The Queso Fundido is made of Lucan longganisa and pico de gallo with melted mozzarella and sharp cheddar. This one needs to be consumed ASAP, because once the cheese gets cold it starts to get very sticky and it’s quite a challenge to scoop it out using the nachos.
So happy I also get to try some of Bodega’s best-selling dishes which are the Jalapeño Sisig and Sinarabsab. Both are the exact definition of ‘progressive Filipino cuisine’ showcasing some of the Pinoy favourites. The Jalapeño Sisig (Php 320) is basically the Sisig Taco without the ‘Taco’ part, but its serving is bigger and is good for sharing and the definitely the crowd’s favourite! The Sinarabsab (Php 280) is grilled liempo, tortang talong, green mango salsa, and bagoong.
I would say that Bodega’s dishes are perfect for casual dining and you wouldn’t consider thinking of anywhere else to go for some after-dinner drinks because it’s all there. Their lineup of food could also pass for a “pulutan” and sounds is available to boost the good vibes. What’s left for you to do is invite your friends and come over!
Bodega Kitchen & Bar Two Central, 109 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City Mon - Fri 11 AM to 2 PM; 5 PM to 11 PM Sat 5 PM to 2 AM FB: https://www.facebook.com/BDGMakati/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/bdgmakati/