It’s sad that I haven’t had the time to blog about all the great food places that I’ve been to (and movies that I’ve seen) since August 2012. Sheesh! I did not realize that it has been 6 months already! So now I’m going to try my best to make up for the 6 months that I missed out, starting with this food blog on Balkan.
Location: Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
We were driving around Makati on a Wednesday night, looking for a good place to dine. We were supposedly going for Mom&Tina’s (also a very recommendable place) when we stumbled on this discreetly located resto nearby. Curiosity hits us, so we went for Yugoslavian that night. I even got more excited when I learned that Balkan is part of the 115 Manila Restaurants We Love book that features the must-try food places around Metro Manila.
So, what did we actually savor on?
For an inexperienced Yugoslavian eater (also goes for eating at any new place), it is wise to go for their best sellers before anything else. By doing such, you can have a hint whether a place is something you would go back to. Here’s what we got:
Burger stuffed with mozarella, served with rice or fries – Php 320.00
Rating: 4.5 Stars
This is one of the featured dishes in 115 Manila Restaurants We Love and is highly recommended by their chef.
I personally liked this one because of the richness in taste of the burger and the mozarella cheese stuffed inside was undoubtedly of high quality (long stretch).
Pork liver steak, topped with garlic, served wih mashed potatoes or rice – Php 220
Rating: 4.0 Stars
I don’t eat liver, so obviously, it was’t my choice that night. When the dish came, I forgot that it was liver so I just indulged on it without thinking about it’s composition. My friend didn’t react because he knows I’ll stop eating it the moment I find out – and I did. Hahaha!
But if I hadn’t found out, I would have massacred all of it without leaving a piece. It was actually very good, not the ordinary liver tang that I know of. In addition, the mashed potato was also soooo good – even without gravy.
We also tried their Chicken Noodle Soup for starters.
Be careful when you try this out if you don’t want to burn your tongues like we did. It was secretly extra boiling hot. From the way it looks, you wouldn’t think of it that way. :p
Overall, the place, food, price are all good. I will surely go back here to try out their other food offerings.
PS: Sorry for the photo quality. I unintentionally set my cam on low.