Monday, September 29, 2014

Turn Back Time Goodness at Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine!

I'm definitely sure that if there's a feast during Emilio Aguinaldo or Jose Rizal days, this is what it looks like! 
 One huge platter with different goodies on it!
 Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine is restaurant that focuses on Filipino Foods (obviously. hehe) located at Glorietta 3 and Ayala Fairview Terraces. They have the same owners as Sumo Sam, that's why you know that they are taking food seriously. Actor and Restauranteur Marvin Agustin is one of the co-owners of this place that conceptualizes this to showcase the classic Filipino dishes with a twist! Not just the dishes alone but including the theme, and even their menu, you'll see how creative their names are!
 The place can accommodate a good number of customers. Their long tables were surely perfect for a big groups.
 It has different memorabilias that will transport you into a different time.
The entire place was well thought of even on the tiniest detail. Can you see that gorgeous printed chair? Really adorable!
 
They have a huge variety on their menu and we were given a chance to try their Family Set. But no need to worry if you're in a small group since they also offer ala carte meals to enjoy. So before checking out their foods, let's start with the drinks first.
 Fabian Ver Fresh Buko Juice (128 pesos) - Because why not right? Cold and refreshing coconut served as it is. You can even ask the servers to scrape the coconut meat goodness after. nom!
EDSA Milo Godzilla (168 pesos) - Oh no, this place is NOT only for adults. Children alike will surely have wonderful time, especially with this cold Milo dinosaur.
 Honasan Guinomis (78 pesos) - Boyfie felt a bit adventurous so He tried the Ginumis. Basically like the classic sago gulaman with a twist. Instead of the usual milk, they put a coconut milk to it, and the gulaman they used was black gulaman.
Marcos Dalandan Juice (98 pesos / bottomless)- Their best seller drink! I won't question why. Because it's really "that" good and refreshing! I remembered the juice I had at Sonya's Garden in Tagaytay. One of the best! And what's good about this? It's refillable too! Make sure to order this one! :)
 
 Now, Let's go at the best part! The foods! Above photo is the Magwagi Family Set (1,990 pesos / 330 pesos per head for a group of 6). The serving size is good for 4-6 persons. (Depends on your appetite ofcourse). They have different 4 sets to choose from (I'll update this post as soon as I have the menu and price list of the Family Set Meals) | *Prices below were for ala carte orders. Actual size of Ala Carte may vary since photos below were part of the set meal*
Dominicano Adobo Rice (268 pesos)- Lightly flavored adobo rice topped with crispy adobo flakes with bits of salted egg (good combo)! Don't let this picture fool you, it may seem as bitin (my original thought) but I was wrong! Boyfie had 3x of rice but we still have extras after.
Aguinaldo Twice Cooked Adobo (389 pesos)- Not the usual pork or chicken adobo since they braised a beef on this one and cooked it twice. The color will surely speaks for itself. The flavor sips inside every meat. But as a garlic lover? (all of us actually) we really enjoyed every chunks of garlic. It was so flavorful and garlicky but not too strong. Each of us hoarded every garlic in that bowl. :P
 Sakay Bicol Express (289 pesos) - One of my favorite!  No, this is not Lechon Kawali, but infact, it is a deconstructed Bicol Express. They put a twist to the usual presentation of the popular bicol express. The sauce was served on the size then what you do is you dunk the golden brown pork into the dressing. Ahhhh heaven! What we all loved about it is that, it's not too spicy.
 Laguna Salad (128 pesos) - Side dish made up of green and yellow mango plus tomatoes. I'm such a sucker of mangoes and I definitely enjoyed this one!
 Murphy Crispy Pla Pla (289 pesos) - The name says it all. It's indeed really crispy. In fact, one of the crispiest fish We've tried, but  still, the meat remains soft and moist.
 Rizal Lechon Manok (578 pesos) - Though it may be the least favorite from the item since the  meat inside was a bit bland for our liking, I tried to dip the meat in the adobo sauce and it's purely genius! The marinated chicken (to skin to be specific) is really sinful! <3 br="">
Sinigang na Sugpo sa Kamias (389 pesos)- Kamias is a childhood favorite snack of mine (weird right?) But I do love munching kamias with salt! And now, it transformed into a way way better dish since it was used in Sinigang. The sinigang was perfectly sour because of the right amount of sourness of the kamias. You can still enjoy the fresh flavor of the sugpo since the kamias flavor didn't overpower the meat itself.
 We are 6 during that meal and we still had a lot of foods that we weren't able to finish. It's really sulit!
 Puto Bumbong with Cheese (148 pesos) - Now on the dessert part, the Puto Bumbong. I am personally one of the victim of Puto Bumbong cravings. I mean, months wherein it's not even "ber" months and where am I supposed to get Puto Bumbong in the mid of the year right? Good thing, in Dekada, every day is Christmas! Puto Bumbong! YEHEEEY! I was surprised to see that there is a cheese on the usual combo of Puto Bumbong, but upon putting those 3 ingredients, BAAAM! Delicious! Now I will always put cheese on my puto bumbong! I didn't know that it will complement well with each other!
Halo Halo sa Buko (98 pesos) - If ever there's someone who enjoyed this the most, it's boyfie. He's such a fan of halo halo. The presented the halo halo in the coconut itself then filled with colorful halo halo ingredients. Again, you can also ask the servers to scrape the remaining coconut meat for you! :)
I will definitely recommend Dekada for those who are looking for good food with generous serving of Filipino Comfort Foods. Perfect for birthdays, gatherings, and especially group lunch out with friends! :)

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