Can’t decide where to celebrate with your family? Go back to your roots and treat yourselves with some Filipino comfort food.
There are days when you’re just craving for some good old Filipino food. Whether it’s the sourness of the Sinigang or even the crispiness of the Lechon skin, you can’t deny the satisfaction that Filipino cuisine can bring to your palate.
And what better way to fulfill your cravings than by visiting one of the most notable Filipino restaurant chains, MESA. Famed for serving glamorized Filipino food classics, they bring a modern look to the original and authentic Pinoy food recipes. As it has been passed down from generation to generation, it has given countless Filipinos the “adventure” they’re looking for in their normal Pinoy food.
They are most notably known for their specialty dish called Crispchon. It’s a juicy and flavorful rendition of suckling pig served in 2 ways: wrapped in Malunggay crepe or tossed in chili-garlic. Another favorite is their Baby Squid in Olive Oil, where the squid is sautéed in olive oil and garlic.
There’s also the Tinapa Roll, which is smoked tilapia with chunks of tomatoes, onions, and salted egg wrapped in a roll. This is best enjoyed with MESA’s very own pinakurat sauce. And if that’s not enough, you should also try the Lain Two Ways. Dried taro leaves simmered in coconut milk and spices that are served both wet and dry, topped with crispy chicken adobo flakes.
While you’re there, try some underrated Pinoy dish like MESA’s braised beef that’s simmered in coconut milk—their own take of the Beef Rendang. Finally, a must-try viand will be the crab in aligue. Just be prepared to savor its richness because it sure is a feast to your palate.
So what are you waiting for? Savor as much Filipino comfort food as you want now at MESA.