Tipple & Slaw in Quezon City: The Perfect Spot for Your Comfort Bites
Tipple & Slaw in Bonifacio Global City was birthed from a simple sandwich shop idea. However, when the owners saw their prospective space at The Forum, which only had one or two restaurants then, they thought that it would be better to go with a bar instead.
They weren’t wrong about the decision, though. Even though they had closed their restaurant in BGC, Tipple & Slaw in Katipunan, Quezon City still stands strong, bearing the legacy of the brand.
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Established in 2014, Tipple & Slaw boasts every comfort food that you can think of, perfectly paired with their long list of alcohols. The history of its name will spark your interest, too.
“Tipple & Slaw” came from an old English name Tipple, which means drinking, and Slaw, coming from ‘coleslaw’ to emphasize the original idea of a sandwich place,” says Marlo Naval, one of the owners of the bar. “It basically means ‘eat and drink’.”
Further, its co-owner and head chef Francis Lim is responsible for its menu, from finger-licking bar chows to unique alcoholic drinks. Chef Francis also owns Sup? Chow in Makati, which also serves comfort food.
If you’re ready to sample their luscious food, start with their popular fries and wings that both go well with their alcohol.
Umami Fries is not your typical platter because it’s exploding with both sweet and salty flavor, matched with its crispiness—even if it’s cold! The seafood aftertaste will also entice your taste buds.
Umami Fries / IMAGE from Philippine Primer
Meanwhile, a platter of their Dirty Wings doesn’t seem to lose crunch, too. It’s dipped into the Truffle honey that has some slightly spicy kick in it.
Dirty Wings / IMAGE from Philippine Primer
But if you just want to enjoy a decadent rice meal, there are three chef-recommended dishes to choose from.
The crowd-favorite might be the Shawarma Rice, which is comprised of shawarma beef, greek salsa, curry rice, and green garlic sauce. Its beef is super soft, and you can actually recognize the Mediterranean spices used.
Parmesan Porkchop, on the other hand, boasts its cheesy taste, paired with cream cheese gravy and soy onions. It’s very crunchy and yet it retains the tenderness. Meat-eaters will instantly love this unique porkchop take!
Parmesan Porkchop / IMAGE from Philippine Primer
Finally, The Fried Chicken makes a simple yet rich meal. Its crispiness somehow beats the popular fried chicken spots around. The mashed potato that comes with it also helps balance the overall taste.
The Fried Chicken / IMAGE from Philippine Primer
They also ensure that customers are comfortable with their food, so they are open to orders off the menu. They are very particular if their customers are vegetarians/vegans or have allergies.
As for the interior, Tipple & Slaw has this industrial feel and yet exudes a party vibe.
Tipple & Slaw actually has a variety of parties and activities weekly, with Tuesdays being the Ultimate Game Night; Wednesdays with Pretty Reckless, which is popular as a ladies’ night out; Thursdays are called Wait What? where they mostly play electronic dance music through the night; while Fridays and Saturdays are meant for mainstream music—and these are usually the busiest nights.
IMAGE from Tipple & Slaw
So if you’re looking for a lively spot in Quezon City, Tipple & Slaw is definitely your place. The mouthwatering eats alone are enough to come back to this restaurant every now and then.