Rog, one of my college friends, came home from the US, so we got together, like old times, and did some catching up with stories from here and there. Of course, nothing beats a good story paired with good food. We tried out Borough, the 24/7 restaurant bar located at The Podium in Ortigas, which serves New York's comfort food. It's an affiliate of the famous Makati resto-bar Il Ponticello, or Ponti to its patrons.
Popcorn Calamari - Popcorn-crusted fried squid served with clarified chili butter. It is an interesting appetizer which can be served in the movie house. That would be a really yummy idea :))
Cubano Corn - Corn on the Cob covered in Cayenne Pepper, Parmesan Cheese and butter. They asked us if we want it to be shredded, so we said yes. Sweet and Spicy, just the way I like it.
Chili Chicken Burger - Homemade chicken burger topped with Monterey jack, corn salsa, avocado & herbal mayo in brioche bun. They say the gauge of a good burger is in their patty. Truly, this one's worth it! Real grilled beef patty, juicy and tasty. :)
Cheese-Injected Portobello Pita Pocket - Portobello Mushroom oozing with Monterey Jack in a Pita Pocket. Probably the best one among the food that we ordered. The taste is quite interesting and distinct. I love how the Portobello Mushroom was covered with cheese. I would love it though if the cheese had more kick that what actually was served.
Eggplant Parmigiana - Panko Crusted Eggplant covered in Mozzarella and sprinkled with Parmesan. Served with Buttered Spaghetti.
Mom's Milk & Cookies - The bestselling dessert, which comes with milk! We all dunked our cookies into our small glasses of milk. Fun. :)) We tried all 3 kinds of cookies at that time. As far as I can remember, it was Kisses and Almonds, Sour Candy and Rocky Road(?). :) Must try!
Bread Butter Pudding - The pudding on the other hand is alright, though it was forgettable. You could do away with it, and just order more cookies! :)
Brooklyn - Chivas with Raspberry, the twist to the good old drink.
Borough, The Podium
G/F The Podium Mall, 12 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila