New Restaurant Alert: Tipsy Pig at Capitol Commons, Pasig City
Ton Gonzalez has a new bar that makes for great merrymaking.
Capitol Commons, Meralco Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City
Tel. No. 570-4620
Open from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Monday to Friday) and until 4 a.m. (Saturday to Sunday)
(SPOT.ph) Tipsy Pig was just another bar to add to the already long list owned by Ton Gonzalez (Relik, Reserve, Locale, etc), but the dishes that came out of the kitchen turned out to be so unanimously good that it was only necessary to convert it from pub to gastropub.
Fish and Chips
The food menu is as long as the drinks list, giving the customer enough reason to come back should you wish to sample more items. It includes no-fail classics, but unlike other restaurants that keep their dishes pretty straightforward, Tipsy Pig puts their own unique spin on them. Take the Fish and Chips (P440), for instance. The green peas traditionally served with the beer-battered fish fillets and crispy potato wedges are served mashed to spread the flavors more evenly; an intriguing side of ketchup spiced with curry also accompanies the dish, introducing new flavor combinations to your palate.
Belly Good Sisig Tacos
Boneless Crispy Pata
The bestselling Belly Good Sisig Tacos (P280) puts together crispy-fried pork belly bits, chopped onions, and creamy sauce on tortilla wraps. Another favorite, which doesn’t come as a surprise as it is the ultimate bar chow, is the Crispy Pata (P770), boneless then garnished with fried garlic chips. The burger is stuffed with mozzarella, the ribs glazed with a Jack-Daniels-and-cola-spiked sauce, the poutine topped with kesong puti-Tipsy Pig deviates from the norm, but not enough to make the customers hesitant to the change. Yet ironically, it's these little changes that would draw you to the two-storey restaurant and make you want to appease your curiosity.
Salted Caramel Beer
That, and the liquor, of course. It would be hard not to find your favorite spirit here as Tipsy Pig offers a variety of brands for gin, vodka, champagne, whisky, rum, tequila, brandy, wine, imported beer. Like its menu, Tipsy Pig also has signature cocktails to please the adventurous. There are 15 to choose from and each represents Ton's partners in the business. For example, the RJ Mint Spritzer (P225) is an enticing mix of watermelon, club soda, fresh mint and gin, while Bobbing for Berry (P225) is a ladies' cocktail made of crème de cacao, fresh strawberries and vodka. Avid beer drinkers are not left out either as they have flavored beers such as salted caramel (P110) and peach (P150) as an alternative to their typical brew.
Open until the wee hours of the morning, you can count on Tipsy Pig to take care of your cravings from dinner until dawn cravings.