Food Trip Friday: Café de Bonifacio

We were at The Podium last Saturday to try the newly opened Café de Bonifacio.

Herbed Oyster in Crispy Egg Wrapper with Special Chef Sauce, Php225.00

Herbed fresh oysters wrapped in wanton wrapper and deep-fried

Hubby liked this, while our five-year-old son loved the crispy egg wrapper, leaving me with nude oysters. LOL!

Sinigang na Tadyang ng Baka, Php370.00

Herbed sour soup of short beef ribs, tenderized to a perfect doneness. Garnished with fresh native vegetables

The beef was indeed tender; however, we would have liked this sinigang better if the soup were a bit more sour.

Butterflied Tilapia in Tamarind Sauce, Php299.00

Deep-fried tilapia with mild-spiced tamarind sauce

This was picture-perfect, but it needed a bit more salt.

Lemon Grass Coolers, Php75.00, and Mango & Basil Coolers, Php95.00

Lemon Grass Coolers – an infusion of lemon grass and other herbs
Mango & Basil Coolers – an infusion of fresh green mangoes and fresh basil leaves

Justin finished the entire glass of Lemon Grass Coolers. The Mango & Basil Coolers was my order. Hubby did not like it much, but it was okay with me. It takes time to get used to its taste.

At the time we visited, Café de Bonifacio was still not accepting credit card payment, so make sure you bring cash when you dine there.

Café de Bonifacio
5th Level, The Podium
Mandaluyong City

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18 Responses to Food Trip Friday: Café de Bonifacio

  1. Lyza says:

    yummy!!! Would love to taste the herbed oyster 🙂

    Happy weekend!!!!

  2. Dhemz says:

    sarap naman…lalo na yung sinigang…ayayay!

  3. Jellybelly says:

    Wow new restaurant to try! The tilapia looks good!

  4. January says:

    i like how the tilapia looks..:)

    My Food Trip Friday

  5. Luna Miranda says:

    the oysters sound interesting. i’l be at the podium next week, will probably check them out.

  6. Lynn says:

    I would love to try that herb oyster and butterflied tilapia! I’m a seafood lover all the way.

  7. gengen says:

    Its looks cool…happy FTF!

  8. Shydub says:

    Look at that fish, still surviving kahit wala ng laman hehehehe. haay ginutom ako nito tetcha

  9. imriz says:

    its so amazing how great chefs can do with an ordinary tilapia, nice plating must not overpower the taste sb nga s pinoy masterchef .
    thanks for visiting my ftf on my other site. happy weekends.

  10. mommy nuts says:

    there’s no problem with card payment as I don’t have cc.. I love the presentation of deep fried tilapia.. I just can’t imagine how chefs prepared an ordinary tilapia.. hihi
    Podium is a high end mall and I cannot afford the price of the resto, I only tried the Cheescake there. 🙂

  11. Jean Soo says:

    wowie!! everything looks so yummy!! the herbed fresh oyster sounds so yummy!! 🙂 oh and the fish too!! *slurp*

  12. the fish is like Pinaputok na isda/Plapla from Abe, How’s the Herbed Oyster?
    Please do visit mine also at

  13. Hazel says:

    I like how the butterflied tilapia is presented. Nude oysters – nice play with words 🙂

  14. i wouldn’t care devouring those nude oysters!…nice fish you have here, ha!

    hope you could take a peek at my food trip friday!

  15. Ang sasarap tingnan…pero mahal lol…nasanay na kasi ako dito sa Davao na mura lang ang pagkain…hehe

    TY sa FTF visit Tetcha

  16. Rcel says:

    Pwede makihigop ng sabaw? Hehe… And look at that tilapia! Grabe, super creative! I am not sure if I ever wanna eat that. Parang pang-decor eh! Lol.

    Late visiting for FTF. My share is the Sweet Potato Roll transformed into a Birthday Cake. Lol. You are welcome to stop by mine too! Thanks!

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