A little place that packs a punch in Ortigas. Sidebar
Do you want to try something different with your friends? Or you’re someone who’s looking for a great place to unwind after work with colleagues and friends? Check out this hole in the wall Resto-bar named Sidebar in the heart of El pueblo compound, Ortigas that serves amazing European drinks and dishes.
In this tiny yet cozy Resto-Bar, you will discover the different dishes most European bars serves. All around the whole place you’ll see a touch of vintage European aristocratic approach from the Sofas to the red chandeliers dangling from the ceilings. You’ll see old almanacs and history books stacked on shelves that serves as dividers.
Walk up to a small staircase and you would see the brightly lit bar lined with really old expensive alcohol bottles along with wine bottles.
After looking at their very posh interior you should be ready for a very scrumptious meal. Order a Mojito Punch to get your a appetite going. Double-Shot Gin, sour mix, orange juice, mint. While we serve the classic Mojito, we decided to spice it up a little, instead of rum we used Gin a double shot of! While still maintains the mint flavor it has the fruity, citrus freshness needed after a long hot day! Then a meal that would really go well with your drink, Cheese & Chorizo Risotto Balls: Risotto with chorizo, parmesan and provolone cheese center, deep fried until golden brown.
I highly recommend theirPulled Pork Slider, Slow-baked pork rump with house-made barbecue sauce: carrot, cucumber and romaine slaw dressed with pommery mustard vinaigrette topped with fresh cilantro in crusty rolls. Pulled pork sandwiches have always been an international favorite, so Sidebars version, I guarantee will be the best pulled pork sandwich you will ever have! Try pairing it with Jim beam, honey, lemon. A winner for bourbon fans, made slightly sweet with honey and zest from the lemon a perfect cocktail to accompany Pulled pork sandwiches.
Another must try is their Oyster shooters. Fresh Aklan oysters made even more intoxicating for thrill seekers. It’s an oyster with alcohol! Comes in 3 different flavors, Sake, Lemon Drop & Bloody Mary either order it singly or a mixed set of 9 perfect for groups of 3 or more. Oyster shooters are popular in western bars, so they decided to spice it up and bring it to the Metro.
A drink that would be perfect for the ladies is the Lemon Drop, vodka, triple sec & sour mix. Super refreshing and just the right kick of alcohol, always a sense of class when drinking from a martini glass. A perfect pairing for tht dink would be Chicken Skewers, grilled chicken in basted in a sweet middle-eastern sauce, amazingly soft and not dry.
This place is definitely a must try! Super Delicious food and Amazing drinks!
Sinigang na Corned Beef by SENTRO 1771
Wait, WHAT? At first we thought this was the corned beef that cmae out of the can shredded pieces of read meat floating over tamarind broth. Turned out it was huge chunks of beef which had simmered for 75 hours to make it super tender and flvorful. Each order would have unlimited refills of soup.
You’ve got to try it to believe it! Corned beef short ribs and boneless shanks in tamarind broth with native vegetables.