Classic Pinoy Food at Sentro 1771

It was quite a hot day when we went to have lunch at Sentro. So it was such a welcome relief when I saw they have a classic Filipino cooler, Sago’t Gulaman, in their menu. It wasn’t overtly sweet, as most sago’t gulaman tend to be. The best
part? It’s refillable!

fried kesong puti
Fried Kesong Puti Php 250

We started off by having a platter of Fried Kesong Puti- native kesong puti rolledin breadcrumbs, deep fried and served with a sweet chili guava sauce and garlic dip. We also ordered the Sentro Pica-Pica Platter which had slices of chorizo, marinated beef tips, barbecued chicken lollipops and bangus spring rolls. it came served with spiced vinegar.

pica-pica platter
Sentro Pica-Pica Platter Php 350

For the main course, we ordered the house specialty- Sinigang na Corned Beef. A take on classic sinigang, it uses chunks of corned beef instead of regular beef.

sinigang na corned beef
Sinigang na Corned Beef Php 420

We can’t talk about Filipino food and not mention Kare-kare. Kare-kare is a peanut-based stew of meat and vegetables served with sauteed bagoong (shrimp paste). It went perfectly with the Bagoong Fried Rice I ordered, which was a meal in itself.

finally kare-kare
Finally Kare-Kare Php520

bagoong fried rice
Bagoong Fried Rice

The Boneless Crispy Trotter- a boneless version of the Pinoy classic Crispy Pata- deep fried golden brown and very crisp.

boneless crispy trotter
Boneless Crispy Trotter Php480

We also had the Honey Garlic Pork Spareribs. These grilled ribs with very tender meat were marinated and basted with a honey garlic sauce.

honey garlic pork belly
Honey Garlic Pork Spareribs Php350

To balance out all the meat dishes, we also ordered Rated GG- fillets of galunggong fried crispy served in oil and topped with bits of fried garlic.

rated gg
Rated GG Php230

The only vegetable dish we had was the Stuffed Squash Blossoms. Blossoms of squash stuffed with chopped shrimp and cooked in coconut cream. I really loved this one because I love eating dishes with gata.

stuffed squash blossoms
Stuffed Squash Blossoms Php180

After stuffing ourselves full, we ordered some dessert. Nina had Coffee Sans Rival; I ordered the Sentro Cheesecake, and Melo had the Mango Jubilee. We split the Coffee Pie.

sentro cheesecake
Sentro Cheesecake Php220

The Sentro Cheesecake looks like leche flan, and comes served with slices of itlog na maalat (salted duck egg) and keso de bola. The consistency is very smooth and the taste not quite too sweet; and the keso de bola and egg lend some interesting flavors to the cheesecake.

coffee pie
Coffee Pie Php150

I love the Coffee Pie! It was so silky. The crust is made of a chocolate-cashew mix; the center is a coffee filling and is topped with cream cheese and drizzled with toffee sauce. I have to give props to the kitchen staff too because it was beautifully plated. Just like the Coffee Bean Sans Rival.

coffee sans rival
Coffee Bean Sans Rival Php205

The service was just as good as the food. The staff were attentive and very polite. I didn’t even need to call a waiter to have my glass refilled. Overall , it was a very pleasant dining experience.

Sentro 1771
2/L Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center
Makati City, Metro Manila
Tel No.(02) 757-3940

4 thoughts on “Classic Pinoy Food at Sentro 1771”

  1. Top to bottom makes me drool (its 11pm and I didnt have dinner lol).

    The coffee pie looks specially comforting…I would gladly have the binagoongan rice 😀 Corned beef sinigang, at kesong puti! yum!

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