Sunday, July 29, 2012

Makan Makan Asian Food Village at Manila Ocean Park

You can never have me sauntering around beach fronts, more so fancying at any aquatic-themed leisure spots. But today is not that day. It was raining like crazy the entire afternoon as if here was an endless sprinkle of waterscape of some sort. Literally a cold day that is. And being a cold-blooded that I am, it was a perfect time to dine in at the Manila Ocean Park.  

Makan Makan Asian Food Village derives its name "Makan" from Bahasa Indonesia origin which meant "eat" and to eat that is, me and my college room mate stormed the place to show to them our definition of the word. It posits on a concept of a hawker style Singaporean dining, which also makes it a culinary melting pot of the orient, with cuisines coming from Chinese, Indian, Thai, Malay, and Filipino. 

With just a glass-walled kitchen, one can witness how a multisensory feast is prepped up, whipped up, and done to your likeness. 

During my reservation request, I particularly asked the waiter to place us at a table facing the seawall. 

We grabbed a Filipino set meal(Php1,500 from a group buying site) comprising of Pork Sinigang, Kilawin Tangigue, Kangkong with Sambal and Garlic, Garlic Fried Rice and Crispy Pata. The meal is accordingly good for 4, hence the 4 rounds of iced tea that comes along with it. 

Pork Sinigang that consists only of 4 cube slices of pork. :)

Kangkong with Sambal and Garlic.

Kilawin Tangigue. I am not really fond of it, so this is my first time to try one with a peppino. It's normally just tomato, mango, onions, and ginger immersed in white vinegar that I know of. 

Brave for a mountain-pile of Garlic Rice to prep yourself up for a good, crunchy, and cardiac arrest-friendly Crispy Pata.

Crispy Pata. 

If you're looking for a bolder kick, you can also order alcoholic beverages, they have a whole slew of it. 

The place is wifi-enabled but you need an e-wrist tag to use it. The e-wrist is reminiscent of my first and only Wensha experience. 

The set meal was accordingly good for 4. But by my lengthy years of gustatory experience, serving sizes always meant half the indicated quantity. Say for example a good-for-sharing meal is good for 4, it's practically just good for two, especially for the dining hyenas like us. 

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