Friends & Family in BGC: Home-Cooked Filipino Food with a Twist
Updated as of April 17, 2020
One of the most prominent Filipino values is keeping family traditions–and what better way to keep traditions alive than food?
Friends & Family in Bonifacio Global City boasts a menu that not only has classic and new wave Filipino dishes, but also has dishes with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Friends and Family in BGC is the perfect place to experience home-cooked Filipino food
Friends & Family prides themselves in serving home-cooked Filipino food that caters to three generations. They have food that grandparents, parents, and the younger generations can relate to.
It’s like taking a trip back in time with Filipino cuisine that you and your loved ones can bond over. The restaurant is also a way to introduce Filipino cuisine as they showcase classic Filipino dishes, and some of the dishes have twists in them that make them a lot more unique.
Friends and Family caters to three generations of families, which means that it indeed provides the perfect bonding experience for everyone
Sample their Chicken Binakol (Php 495), which resembles Tinola, another classic Filipino dish. Chicken Binakol is a recent addition to their menu and is served in a Coconut.
It has the same properties as Tinola, but Chicken Binakol is made with Coconut water and has coconut meat. It has a unique kick to it that you’ll surely want to sample if you’re already a fan of the classic dish.
Friends and Family’s Chicken Binakol (Php 495)
Another new addition to their menu is their Squid Ink Japjae (Php 325/Friends; Php 550/Family). While not precisely a Filipino dish, this dish provides a twist in the menu. It’s served with Fried Calamari and Calamansi, as well as bread. It’s the perfect dish if you want to try something new!
Squid Ink Japjae (Php 325/Friends; Php 550/Family)
Rice is somewhat a staple to every Filipino meal, so if you ever visit the restaurant, give their Tinapa Rice (Php 250) a try. It’s served with Friends and Family Salsa and Salted Egg, which adds a flavorful twist to your regular rice.
Tinapa Rice (Php 195)
Another Filipino dish that you wouldn’t want to miss out on is their Pork Binagoongan (Php 295/Friends; Php 450/Family), which is served with eggplants and tomatoes. It’s the perfect dish for those intimate dinners with the family.
Pork Binagoongan (Php 295/Friends; Php 450/Family)
Filipino food is not complete without street food, and barbecue is one of the most popular kinds.
The 7 Kinds Barbecue Isawan Platter (Php 575) has seven different grilled foods, which include BBQ Pork Tenga, Isaw Bilog, Isaw Manok, BBQ Betamax, Special Pork BBQ, Chicken Skin Inasal and Salmon Belly Inihaw.
7 Kinds Barbecue Isawan Platter (Php 575)
The concept for Friends and Family is as simple as their name–it’s a place where you can bring your friends and family. It’s cozy enough to be your go-to place to hang out with your, dare we say it, friends and family.
So what are you waiting for? Head on to Friends and Family in BGC, and have a great time bonding with your loved ones with food that’s perfect for the occasion!
For more information, you may call 02-621-3111. You may also visit Friends and Family’s official Facebook page.
This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s December 2018 issue.
Written by Feliz Grace Bueno