Recently, Chef Jehrad Dolino of Moonshine PUB updated their menu and presented the latest dishes that both loyal and new customers will love.
The theme of the new dishes focused on Reimagined Filipino Food that the restaurant is known for. And having tried these new dishes myself, I must say, Moonshine PUB doesn’t disappoint.
Moonshine PUB is located in Sapphire Bloc in Ortigas Center, Ugong, Pasig City. It has two floors and they also have outdoor seating available. The restaurant is open from 10 AM to 3 AM the next day on Sundays to Thursdays and 10 AM to 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
They have brick decors, soft lights, and leather furniture that made me think it’s a den made for the men. But despite the décor, the place is really cozy and invites customers to have a fun and comfortable time eating and drinking with family and friends.
THE FOOD AND PRICE
Being a restaurant pub, Moonshine has a wide variety of food and drinks on their menu. Here are the sections in their menu with the price range and some of their well-known dishes.
Pub Chow (Php 270 – Php 430)
Pub chow favorites or as common folks know it, the “pulutan”. They have sisig, nachos, kinilaw, crablets, tacos, bacon, fried chicken n’ mojos, and more.
Soup & Salad (Php 180 – Php 270)
The soup varies on tomato, onion, and mushroom as the main ingredient. While the salad has two options of either watermelon-danggit salad or their Moonshine Chicken Salad.
Burgers & Pasta (Php 350 – 450)
They have the usual burgers and pasta options like cheeseburger and Bolognese pasta. The recent update on the menu gave us new dishes for both.
Mains (Php 390 – Php 2,000)
Our favorite Filipino dishes, Moonshine style. They have Lamb Shank Caldereta, Beef Sinigang, Crispy Kare-kare and more. They also have foreign dishes like Sous-vide Ribeye and Roasted Salmon. The serving can be easily shared with everyone.
Pizza (Php 420 – Php 500)
Moonshine has the usual cheesy pizza, pepperoni, and vegetarian pizzas. There are more choices, one of their well-known pizza is the Breakfast which has egg, maple bacon, and peppers on top.
Dessert (Php 190 – Php 250)
They have a few choices in their Dessert section of the menu but these options are amazing. They have DIY smores, Calamansi Tart, and Chocnut Cheesecake.
Sides & Extras (Php 30 – Php 200)
The sides and extras are the typical additional order of rice, fried rice, fries, peanuts, mashed potato, and more.
Drinks (Php 50 – Php 22,000)
Moonshine PUB has its own full bar where you can drink and unwind. You can buy per shot/glass or buy a whole bottle or even a cask.
If you want to try some of their alcoholic drinks, I recommend the Calamansi Gin Smash (Php 335), Smoked Old Fashioned (Php 310), and Whiskey Sour (Php 310).
They also have the usual drinks like bottled water, juice, soft drinks, and coffee.
THE FOOD THAT WE TRIED
We tried all of the new items in their menu, and it totally lives up to the name of Moonshine PUB.
Longganisa Shanghai (Php 280)
It’s Lumpiang Shanghai except instead of the usual Wrapped Shanghai Mix, this one has the Moonshine PUB’s own creation of Longganisa. This is actually an interesting take.
It’s served with fries on the side and the taste of the burger patties itself are unlike any other burger that you usually get to eat. The burger has a sunny side up egg and veggies on it.
Spicy Sardine Pasta (Php 320)
I’m a big fan of spicy, Tina isn’t though. I would usually go for something like this on the menu but I think it needs to be improved a bit. It wasn’t bad, but slightly more bland for my liking.
The deep-fried salt and pepper prawns are served with cucumber salad that adds a unique flavoring for the prawns. The strong flavor of the prawns is balanced when you eat it with the salad.
It’s your favorite Adobo dish except they used Angus Beef for this one. This adobo is rich in flavor and you get to enjoy it with potatoes, quail eggs, and garnish. This one I really liked. It’s another take on adobo but I loved it a lot.
Margarito (Php 465)
If you are familiar with Pizza Margherita, this is a bit similar except it has Moonshine PUB’s Longganisa on top.
Chewy and tasty, adding Langka and Mango in this dish is definitely a plus. Most of my friends raved about this dish.
The food list that follows is a list of my personal favorites from their new menu.
This one took me by surprise, I didn’t expect it to be really delicious because Palabok commonly tastes the same. Unlike the typical Palabok, this one is topped with crablets, quail eggs, and chicharon. Moonshine’s own blend of Palabok sauce makes it extra special. Everyone in our table loved it.
The spice on this Laing is just perfect for the tastebuds of city folks. This Laing is specially created by one of Moonshine PUB’s chef who is from Bicol. This one is another crowd-pleaser, so make sure to order this one when you visit.
This is one of the dishes that I truly loved. The grilled prawns are big that it serves as the centerpiece for the dish. And the vegetables and bagoong really taste amazing.
If it’s your first time to Moonshine PUB, I suggest that you visit during the Happy Hour on Sundays to Thursdays from 2 PM to 8 PM. You can get amazing deals for the alcoholic drinks during those hours.
They also have a Go Hard or Go Home deals every Saturday from 6 PM to 10 PM. You can get a Php 1,000 off on Jack Daniel, Black Label, Grey Goose, Hendricks, and Botanist or you can choose to avail their Buy 1 Take 1 deal on Jose Cuervo and Jagermeister.
Eating at Moonshine PUB is a great experience, so make sure you don’t miss out.
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