Always Open

One of the best steaks we had ever tasted here in the Philippines was at Mamou, a small restaurant tucked in a corner in Serendra in Bonifacio Global City. The owners, Jorge and Malou Fores, have kept us returning to this eatery managed by the very capable Annie M. whose staff was always very warm and friendly and consistently made us feel at home.  Recovery Food: Always Open

Annie told us last year about a new restaurant that they were opening in the Fort that we should try. It was going to be open 24 hours. After a night of too many beers, wild partying, or just an up-all-nighter, this would be the place for those seeking fast (not fast food) and tasty comfort food. Being that Mamou was the first restaurant we had come across that had real steak knives we were duly impressed and extremely satisfied each time we returned for a meal, we took her up on her word.

Called Recovery Food, we came to visit this diner one Sunday afternoon recently.

Recovery Food Montage

My partner had occasion to stop by and taste their wares previously, so when she made the suggestion to stop by and try it for myself, I readily agreed. I immediately recognized a starter from Mamou, so I began with it and a beer – Barcia’s Strips; thinly sliced strips of fried pork with a San Miguel Pale.

Recovery Food Start 'Em Up: Barcia's Strips - thinly sliced strips of pork, fried, with a San Miguel Pale Pilsen
Recovery Food Start ‘Em Up: Barcia’s Strips – thinly sliced strips of pork, fried.

I next went with her recommendation of Tapa De Morning, which was a rice bowl of home-made tapa with a fried egg and organic brown rice. Rather than have the plain rice, we opted for the Talangka rice, which was rice cooked in crab fat.

Recovery Food Rice-A-Bowls: Tapa De Morning - home made tapa, fried (or scrambled) egg, ensalada, organic plain brown (or white) rice with Talangka (crab fat) topping
Recovery Food Rice-A-Bowls: Tapa De Morning – home-made tapa, fried (or scrambled) egg, ensalada, organic plain brown (or white) rice with Talangka (crab fat) topping

She also introduced me to Dalandan juice – which was similar to orange juice – fresh squeezed by hand. It was delicious.

She turned to the Alfonsorizo, which was a bowl of thinly sliced Chinese chorizo with a fried egg and organic brown rice (she had the Talangka rice instead as well).

Recovery Food Rice-A-Bowls: Alfonsorizo - Chinese chorizo (sausage) slices with fried (or scrambled) egg, organic brown (or white) rice with Talangka (crab fat) topping.
Recovery Food Rice-A-Bowls: Alfonsorizo – Chinese chorizo (sausage) slices with fried (or scrambled) egg, organic brown (or white) rice with Talangka (crab fat) topping.

All in all, it was a fabulous meal and the prices were very reasonable. The staff was friendly and courteous and we never felt ignored or rushed. The manager, Keith (pronounced Kate), was very attentive and we will make it a point to soon return for another sampling of their menu choices.

With Recovery Food dining staffers Keith (store manager) and Erick
With Recovery Food dining staffers Keith (store manager) and Erick

Located on the ground floor at Crossroads, 32nd Street corner of 8th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Stop by and enjoy a meal – anytime!

Recovery Food: Always Open

Until next time

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