Manam Comfort Filipino Food in BGC Highlights Filipino Flavors and Exciting Twists
Updated as of April 17, 2020.
Manam Comfort Food nestled in Bonifacio Global City takes its name Filipino word malinamnam, which means heartily delicious, complementing its brand’s word of unfolding hominess to anyone and everyone.
The restaurant is The Moment Group of Restaurants’ spin on tilting the fare limelight to our own Filipino flavors.
Although the main notion of the restaurant is to underscore the flavorful traditional Filipino cuisine among its market, they also delved into crafting their own spin to their dishes. Thanks to their creative culinary team, they managed to develop an all-local bill of fare spread in two parts: “Classics”, if you’re in the traditional side, and “Twists” for those who want to try something different and have an adventurous palate.
On the roster of their Classics is the House Crispy Sisig (Php 155/Php 270/Php 398). It’s more like the typical Filipino sisig (chopped pig face and ears topped with raw egg, usually served on a sizzling plate) except that it nourishes a distinct crunch and creamier taste that channels the provincial Pampanga staple.
House Crispy Sisig (Php 155/Php 270/Php 398)
On the other hand, Manam’s very own Sinigang na Beef Short Rib (Php 255/Php 465/Php 785) is upping the ante on the usual Filipino sour stew or sinigang recipe. It’s one of the dishes in the Twists menu since it is utterly different from the usual pale-colored pork sinigang as the soup wins its reddish color from the watermelon extract.
It also gives it the subtle sweetness over its sour taste. Plus points for the juicy beef short rib which is really malinamnam. Expats have to try this dish; it will give them a remarkable first impression on Philippine cuisine.
Sinigang na Beef Short Rib (Php 255/Php 465/Php 785)
For their All-Day Pancit, try the Crispy Pancit Palabok (Php 200/Php 390/Php 650). Manam will wow you with how creative and unusual they present this Filipino noodle dish favorite – it’s served as a tower of crispy pancit strands topped with crushed chicharon (fried pork belly or rinds) and, of course, the shrimp and egg slices on the sides. It sure tastes amazing as it looks!
Crispy Pancit Palabok (Php 200/Php 390/Php 650)
For dessert, Bibingkang Ube (Php 125/Php 235/Php 345) is Manam’s best-seller from their All-day Sweets menu. Bibingka is a popular type of rice cake in the Philippines that is commonly served during Christmas season.
They made it even more Filipino by putting a nice swirl of ube (purple yam) on top of it. Taste heaven with its soft and delicate texture with the right amount of sweetness in every bite.
Bibingkang Ube (Php 125/Php 235/Php 345)
For Filipino comfort food and flavors with a unique twist, drop by Manam Comfort Filipino Food in BGC!
How to get here
- Manam is located at Net Park, BGC.
- From Ayala Avenue, take Paseo de Roxas, Buendia Avenue, and McKinley Road to 26th St., Continue on to 26th St. Drive and then to 4th Ave.
Featured image grabbed from Manam’s official Facebook page.