“Nakahain na sa MESA!”

We went here at Mesa for dinner last Monday since I’ve been reading a lot of good reviews about this place. So why not give it a try?

The place was fully packed that night so we’re queued on the waiting list (number #4). Unfortunately, we have waited for almost 30 minutes and we’re so hungry. So I immediately followed-up to the receptionist since I’m seeing customers who came just after us getting their tables. To its extent, I was quite pushed off by how the receptionist responded to me when I did the follow-up and this leaves me cold the whole night. I actually reached my boiling point, but I tried my best control my anger that night.

Anyway, about the food; it was served after about 20 minutes. Sisig in a Pouch arrived in first from the orders.

Sisig in a Pouch is good, really good! Sisig was cooked very well and the wrapper was crispy, and you’ll surely create a crispy sound while eating it. Definitely, a must-try!

Salpicao Ostrich – I thought it was good ‘because I find it unique on its own. It has that something that I haven’t taste in whole eating life. But sooner as you consume it, it’s “nakakasawa”.

Chicken & Pork Pochero was just okay for me. Not to mention the chicken was juicy and cooked well. But the sauce left me cold and I find it as an overall, a not too appealing dish.

Although I would say that the food was good, although some of them weren’t that remarkable; I was totally turned off with their customer service. To come back or not!? Maybe not!

Original review written for looloo and edited on purpose for this blog. Try the looloo app now!

Mesa Filipino Moderne
G/F Greenbelt 5, Legaspi St.,
Ayala Center, Makati City

Lechon dinner at Mang Caloy’s

Last weekend, I went to Robinson’s Magnolia with friends to buy some Christmas presents and presents for ourselves as well. The mall itself is cozy and much better than the other malls I went to. But no doubt, that the Robinson’s mall in Malate were still bigger. Anyway, we were on the hunt for food when we came in around 20:00. We thought Chicken BonChon would be a good idea but we saw this in front of BonChon, which is the Lechon de Cebu ni Mang Caloy.

I had the Crispy Lechon Sisig, since I’ve been craving for sisig for days now. They allotted about 5 minutes to prepare our dish, and here we had our Lechon sisig.

I would say that it’s really good. Crispy, generous with the serving and very tasty. I just squeezed the calamansi and it’s perfect, no need for additional soy sauce based on my taste. My friends got to try it and liked it as much as I did. I wish they could add more and more varieties with their menu.

Lechon de Cebu ni Mang Caloy
LG Foodcourt Area, Robinsons Magnolia
Aurora Blvd. cor. Dona Hemady St., Quezon City