This sure is definitely a hit to millennials and those young at heart – the chill and comforting vibe of Bodega Kitchen and Bar are just one of the many reasons why we’d like to go back here, aside from the fact that it was crowded when we reach the place and we’ve been dying to have some cocktails!
Our Thursday night was filled with acoustic songs while we fill our stomachs with their Filipino foods and enjoying a good laugh.
Fun fact about Bodega, it was named like that as you can see on the concept of the restobar how they like to keep old items or memories in the place itself, it was sort of the idea or concept that the owners, which are friends, would like their customers to feel.
We had Macho Nachos (PHP 390.00) which has cheesy tortilla chips, pica de gallo and sour cream – which is just the right combination of nachos that any of us would love to indulge on. Who wouldn’t miss the famous and our favorite food in the streets tusok tusok sampler (PHP 185.00) which tastes like exactly the street foods we used to devour ourselves on.
To give a more Filipino vibe for this hype restaurant, they took a Filipino take on the Mediterranean Greek Inasal Gyros (PHP 350.00), they also have Lechong Bagnet (PHP 395.00) and Sinarabsab (PHP 280.00) which is an Ilocano grilled liempo with roasted eggplants and green mango with bagoong – just the kind of putok batok foods you can’t resist and willing consider a cheat day just for once.
A typical Filipino favorite as well, which has also a witty name, Bodega Kitchen Bar has also crispy pata also known as Jogging Bukas (PHP 1,000.00) which we’ve tried and will definitely thought of giving jog a shot the next day. My friend decided to walk back to her place right after our hang-out. I guess, it did motivate her to exercise.
For PHP 270.00, you can have Ensaladang Katipunero that fresh greens, salted egg, tinapa, and adobo flakes which is just a perfect pair for the amount of meat we’ve stuffed ourselves with.
We also had fried tikoy roll and vanilla ice cream – the so-called Kung Hey Fat Choi (PHP 165.00) alongside Begging for Smore that has milk chocolate and marshmallows (PHP 300.00) for our dessert. I couldn’t stop eating this. I had to ask my friends to remove the plate in front of me, it was so good.
The Entertainment doesn’t stop all day long here on Bodega, on Wednesdays, they have standup comedy which is the Barrel of Laughs from 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM and then Bodega Beat Down during Saturdays from 10:00 PM to 12:00 MN.
And they also have exciting promos! On Wednesdays, they have unli cocktail for PHP 350.00 per head, 50% off on your second bottle on Fridays all on 05:00 PM onwards. On Saturdays, from 10:00 PM to 12:00 MN they have unli cocktail and sangria for PHP 399.00 per head and six shots for PHP 500.00. They also offer 50% off on second bottle from 12MN onwards during Saturdays.
We’ll make sure to visit the place again and hitting that promos. Bodega Kitchen Bar is located at G/F, Two Central, 109 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila and you may contact them at (02) 824-4542.
Photos taken by : Neil of Spoons Around the World
Address: Two Central, 109 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines ( google maps)
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