Aaw, it’s been a while since we have been out on dates. My husband and I have been so busy with work, events and many other things that we have not had dinner (just the two of us) for quite some time. Check out our happy faces as we have surprisingly discovered that one Friday evening, we had nothing planned — no event to go to and no meetings to attend.

So what did we do during that precious time? We went to The Podium and just went malling, ate dinner and watched a movie. Of course, during dinner, we did what we did best… we reviewed the food. There is this new restaurant at the 5th Level of The Podium called Cafe De Bonifacio. The name sounds so Filipino, so you guessed it right. They do serve Filipino cuisine.

It was a small space where around 40 people can sit and be served. Service was good. The seats were also comfortable enough.

For our main meal, we ordered the Butterflied Tilapia in Tamarind Sauce (Php 299). It was delicious. The fish was fresh and meaty. The sauce had a hint of sweet and sourness in it, because of the tamarind. The acidity of the sauce was just right.

The second dish that we ordered was the Sisig ala Rebolusyonaryo (Php 175). I know this does not look as appetizing as the other sisig that we encounter, but my oh my! I love this sisig dish. Although, those who love liver may find this interpretation of the dish to be yucky. But, for liver lovers like moi, you will love this dish. Don’t forget to order it with hot and steamy rice! Just order this and you’re set for a satisfying evening.

I would visit Cafe de Bonifacio again to try the other Filipino dishes that they have. Have you tried eating there? What did you order? Share with us your experience.

Contact Details:
Cafe De Bonifacio
5th Level The Podium (Floor of the Cinemas)

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Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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