So what did we eat at Best Food Forward? As it turns out we had quite a lot to chew on.
|Moroccan's promotional catering flyer-cum-menu. This is just the first page!|
There was a Moroccan food stall present (yes it's simply named "Moroccan"), and curious about Mediterranean food, I ordered a plate of chicken on couscous. Eating couscous is like eating finely chopped cheese, but with a faint curry flavor getting released instead. The dish has steamed chicken on a bed of the yellow grain, along with some slightly bitter vegetables - I'm not sure but they look like squash and eggplant. Overall the combination makes for a peculiar earthy taste. It certainly tastes pretty exotic, but I liked it, although it's slightly pricey at PhP150.
Check out their other offerings below in photos.
|Chicken and vegetables on steamed couscous. This was my lunch!|
|Batboot: Moroccan-style pita|
|B'stilla: a sort of Moroccan meat pie or "empanada"|
|Carrot sharmoula and aubergine (eggplant) zalook dip/salad.|
These are made with extra virgin cold-press olive oil and paprika.
|Moroccan's Chicken B'stila|
Moroccan is based in Galeria de Magallanes - rather close to home. If you want something to surprise your palate, give their unique cuisine a try. They have a booth at Mercato Centrale from time to time as well.
Unit C-101 Galeria de Magallanes
Lapu-lapu Street, Magallanes Village, Makati City
(contact information courtesy of EYP.ph)
The hilariously named Eat My GF serves up its eponymous garlic fries (the GF in the name). A serving gets you a cardboard tray full of hot fries, with large slices of mushrooms, a slathering of their in-house gravy, and lots of crispy garlic. Two short plastic forks are provided for you to stab the fries with.
This would not look out of place on Krazy Garlik's menu. The gravy makes the whole thing work. They're best eaten on their own, without condiments. Some mustard is okay, but ketchup just kills the taste they were going for, neutralizing the distinct garlicky kick.
|Oh, they serve tacos too|
|Even the names on the menus are hilarious!|
According to their Facebook page, Eat My GF will be at the Rockwell Tent on April 8-10, and will soon open in malls. You might want to watch out for the arrival of these fries with a garlicky sense of humor.
Eat My GF - Garlic Fries
|Caution: The stack of roast beef on this tarpaulin sign is as big and as thick as it appears|
Enzo's Shawarma sold like pancakes out there. It's hard to miss the thick slabs of skewered, thoroughly seasoned Turkish roast beef whose shavings form the innards of the shawarma. All of these are laid into a thick bed of pita bread - almost too thick, perhaps. Despite the breadth of the pita, the very flavorful beef wins out. Yogurt sauce fans may be disappointed though as there's not much of it...but I guess you could always order more.
|One yawning tunnel of meaty goodness|
Enzo's Shawarma has had three years of success in the University Belt area. Check 'em out!
Remember Tea.ology? This time, I made sure to try the Mojitea. I ordered it at 50% sweetness and with nata de coco.
To be honest...Mojitea isn't a very good name for the drink. The beer-colored non-alcoholic drink they served bore no semblance to the hazy semi-transparent cocktail it's supposed to be modeled after. Worse, the taste left a lot to be desired. It's very minty, but there's none of the punch or sparkle of the real thing - sensations brought to the palate perhaps by the alcoholic elements. Taste-wise, I couldn't tell if it was trying to be tea, mint, or some sort of beer, because it was trying to be all three things at once without much success.
Maybe adding some club soda would help?
|Mojitea with nata de coco, 50% sweetness|
I'm pretty sure Tea.ology has great drinks, but the Mojitea just isn't one of them. The Dark Chocolate Tea I had prior was much better despite the chocolate soy milk impression.
Just in case you missed their contact details, here they are again below.____________________
On to dessert. We had "yogu pops" at Picole, which is as simple as it sounds - it's yogurt frozen into a popsicle. We sampled the blueberry cheesecake yogu-pop at PhP40.
|Check out all them yogu-pop flavors!|
|As Franz Ferdinand would sing, "Take me out!"|
|Ripe for a lickin'|
I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this but I do have to say it's a great dessert. It really does taste like a blueberry cheesecake split in half, flavor-wise. The initial taste is genuinely blueberry; it even comes with tiny tidbits of the fruit studded into the yogurt base. As you swallow your bite, it lends a distinct cheesecake-like finish on the back of your tongue. Simple, but very impressive, and it's an example of "doing what it says on the tin," as the Brits would say.
Like Enzo's Shawarma, Picole has some presence already - this time in the malls. Check out their website for all their locations.
Picole Healthy Ice Pops