Mesa Filipino Moderne at SM Megamall

We went out last Sunday even if we already watched a movie the day before simply because we had nothing better to do. The little boy was also itching to play at Timezone. After using up his Php100 game card, we headed straight to Mesa Filipino Moderne to have an early dinner. I celebrated my birthday here two years ago, and we didn’t forget its cozy, relaxing ambiance and sumptuous foods.

We would have wanted to try their Drunken Ostrich, but according to the waiting staff, they weren’t serving ostrich dishes on that day because the price of ostrich meat has gone up. We settled for Pinatayong Manok and Binagoongang Baboy ni Kaka instead.

Pinatayong Manok, Php415.00

The chicken is literally standing, which is why it’s called “Pinatayong Manok.” It’s a “standing” crispy whole chicken carved right at your table. I liked the name and the taste, but I didn’t notice the crispiness. I also enjoyed the slightly sweet sauce that enhanced this already tasty dish.

Binagoongang Baboy ni Kaka, Php225.00

This is pan-fried pork belly sautéed in bagoong (shrimp paste) with grilled eggplant. This was delicious, too! Because it’s fried, there’s a crunch in every bite of pork meat, which made it fun to eat. The sweet and salty balance of the shrimp paste made this pork dish really palatable, too. I also enjoyed the veggies (grilled eggplant and fresh tomatoes, onions and chili peppers).

It was a satisfying dinner! I’ll never get tired of going back here because the place is nice, the waiting staff are courteous and friendly, and the food is delicious.

Mesa Filipino Moderne
Level 2, Mega Atrium, SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City
Customer Care Hotline: 0917-852MESA

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16 Responses to Mesa Filipino Moderne at SM Megamall

  1. That a good dining experience. I also like to try it with my family.

  2. I read a lot of good reviews about Mesa. I think one branch of this is owned by the family of the Megastar.

  3. maiylah says:

    your description of that Binagoongang Baboy ni Kaka just made me drool. lol. i can just imagine the crispy skin, coupled with the salty bagoong..omgosh. yummmm!!! I know i will consume lots of rice with that dish! 😀

    appreciate much your sharing and linking over at Food Friday, sis
    have a great weekend!

  4. WOW! ang saya naman ng Pinatayong Manok! Nakasabit!

  5. Mesa is beginning to be a favorite resto of Filipinos. 🙂 I’ve been to one, and yeah I like their food, too, and very reasonable prices! 😉

  6. roviedear says:

    i love mesa!!! in our work we always bring clients to mesa cause they love the food there!!!

  7. Jam says:

    wahahha. that is so cool. pinatayo talaga. do they only have this in Megamall?

  8. jane says:

    looks very yummy dear! now lng ako nkarinig ng pinatayung manok hehe craving it now!

  9. Philip Tan-Gatue, MD says:

    Finally, a new place to try! Thanks for this.

  10. Mukhang very tasty yung chicken! One thing I miss in Pinas is the kind of food you can eat in the restos.

  11. mhie says:

    It looks yummy. I like to eat and try new food every now and then.

  12. papaleng says:

    wow! so cute naman ang presentation ng ‘pinatayong manok’. Oks na sana buty you told you never noticed its crispiness. Nevertheless, I love to try it.

  13. Nova says:

    The thing where they put the chicken, due to it’s menu’s name of pinatayong manok reminds me of the same exact thing where we put our bananas… looks good and definitely hopefully visit that place someday.

  14. Tingting R. says:

    Yummy! I want the pork with salted shrimp fry. I miss it!

  15. Lainy says:

    First time I’ve heard of pinatayong manok. Only pinaupong manok was familiar to me till I came across this divine review. Looks like a glorious dining experience for you and your family.

  16. At nakatayo talaga yung manok, hehe. Haven’t tried ostrich meat before. Nacurious naman ako sa lasa. 🙂

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