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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
Until next time