June 13, 2024

Manduca Taberna in BGC: Treating Diners to Tempting Madrid Favorites

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  • Food is an experience meant to be shared. It brings joy, fosters connections, and nourishes our bodies and souls. So, the next time you’re enjoying a meal with friends or family, take a moment to appreciate the laughter, the stories, and the simple pleasure of being together. After all, life tastes better when shared with good company and great food!

    If you’re craving a fantastic bonding experience over food, look no further than Manduca Taberna in BGC. Imagine this: mouthwatering Spanish cuisine, casual vibes, and a lively atmosphere that’s perfect for good times. Plus, the friendly staff makes you feel right at home. Their turf is a winning recipe for an epic bonding session that’ll have you coming back for years to come!

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    The menu at Manduca Taberna offers an extensive range of traditional Spanish dishes, prepared with authentic flavors and high-quality ingredients imported from Spain. From classic tapas and paellas to hearty meat and seafood dishes, there is something to satisfy every diner!

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    Start your meal with Manduca’s Grilled Octopus (Php 720). This dish features tender and succulent slices of octopus tentacles, grilled to perfection for that smoky flavor. It is accompanied by a generous sprinkling of smoked garlic and paprika, adding a delightful crunch and savory depth. The octopus is served atop a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, providing a smooth and comforting base that complements the richness of the seafood.

    The Salmon Tartare (Php 720) is also a must-try among the tapas! The salmon is finely diced and seasoned with capers, mangos, and aromatics, creating layers upon layers of flavors. It is garnished with tobiko or fish roe which adds a pop of color and texture as well as a hint of brininess. The combination of textures and flavors in this dish is delightful, making it a refreshing and visually appealing starter.

    Salmon Tartare / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Cerveza lovers will love the Pinchos Morunos which are cubed pork tenderloin skewers grilled the Spanish way. They are served with homemade hot sauce, adding a spicy kick and enhancing the flavor profile. Manduca’s in-house coriander sour cream also accompanies the skewers, providing a cooling and tangy element that balances richness of the skewers. The dish is a tantalizing blend of smoky, spicy, and creamy flavors.

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    Manduca ups the ante with its creative take on the beloved surf and turf with the Salmon (Php 950). It combines the savoriness of Jamon Serrano with the subtle sweetness and creaminess of Norwegian salmon. The dish is elevated with a luscious apple cider reduction broth, which adds a sweet-sour depth. The duo is also accompanied by baby potatoes, caramelized onions, and king oyster mushrooms, enhancing the overall complexity of the dish and providing a balance of textures.

    Salmon / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    The hearty Beef Cheeks (Php 970) features tender Australian beef cheeks that have been braised in Estrella Galicia–pale lager beer imported from Galicia, Spain–not only to achieve maximum tenderness and flavor, but also to infuse the meat with rich, savory notes. The dish is complemented by the sweetness of piquillo peppers, the burst of freshness from cherry tomatoes, and a side of creamy mashed potatoes. The combination of flavors and textures creates a satisfying and mouthwatering culinary experience.

    Beef Cheeks / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    End your meal with the bestselling Carpaccio de Piña Asada la Brasa (Php 310). This culinary masterpiece starts with fresh pineapple carpaccio, lovingly sous vide in rum and butter until they reach the peak of tenderness. Then, they’re gently roasted to perfection, bringing out their natural sweetness and creating a heavenly caramelized flavor. It is served with a generous scoop of rum-infused ice cream (+Php 190) that adds a luscious, creamy touch. And to add the perfect finishing touch, just before it reaches your eager palate, it is gently torched with a sprinkle of white sugar, creating a tantalizingly crispy and caramelized crust. With each bite, you’ll experience a burst of tropical flavors and the warmth of rum.

    To complement the delightful cuisine, Manduca boasts a well-curated selection of beverages. The bar offers an impressive assortment of imported beers, wines, and spirits, as well as craft sangrias and cocktails, providing the perfect accompaniment to the flavorful dishes. Whether you prefer  sangria, red wine, or a cocktail, you’ll surely find the perfect drink to enhance your dining experience here.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Manduca Taberna offers an authentic taste of Spain in BGC. With its inviting atmosphere, delicious Spanish cuisine, and extensive beverage selection, this place provides a memorable dining experience that transports diners to the streets of Madrid.

    Click on the link to visit Manduca Taberna – One Ayala Branch.

    General Information

  • G/F Commerce Center Bldg., 31 St. cor 4th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, BGC, Taguig
  • (02) 8713-1884
  • 0917-146-4852
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.n.
  • https://manducataberna.com/
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