Top 10 Crispy Pata in Manila
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(SPOT.ph) Since a popular restaurant introduced this dangerously deep-fried dish in the ’60s, crispy
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10. Kuppa Roastery & Café’s Crispy Pata (P640)
Kuppa Roastery & Café, G/F CommerCenter, 31st Street corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.
9. Bangus Restaurant’s Crispy Pata (P675)
Great milkfish is a sure thing around here, but expect solid crispy
Bangus has branches at Greenhills Carpark 1, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan; SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City; Robinsons Galleria, Quezon City; and Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
8. Bistro Pamana’s Crispy Pata (P680)
Bistro Pamana is at G/F Greenbelt Mansions, 109 Perea Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
7. Knockout Knuckles (P595) at Abe
Abe is easily one of the best when it comes to classic Filipino food that it’s hard to go there and order just one dish. The Crispy Pata, for one, works so well with the gising-gising. The smell of fried garlic and the sight of chopped chilies, however, validate your decision to go big with an order of Crispy Pata. And that’s just face value. There’s a combination of flavors and textures, crunchiness and juiciness, that will hold your taste buds captive until the last bite. Be grateful that they offer unlimited rice!
Abe has branches at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City; and Trinoma Mall, Quezon City.
6. Sentro 1771's Boneless Crispy Trotter (P553)
It’s strange that the
Sentro 1771 has branches at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 3, Makati City; and Capitol Commons, Oranbo, Pasig City.
5. Jamicos Restaurant's Judy Ann Crispy Pata (P500)
Malabon is known for their
Jamicos Restaurant is at 201 General Luna Street, Concepcion, Malabon City; Tel. No. 281-4193.
4. Cerchio's Oven Baked Crispy Pata (P650)
Served with three sauces, Cerchio's Crispy Pata looks dolled up, but that’s only skin-deep (crisp, clean-tasting skin from avoiding the fryer that we wish more restaurants would start adopting this method). It tastes like something your grandmother would have lovingly made for you at home. The meat is cooked perfectly and evenly, with the juices and flavors sealed in. Cerchio shows us how an old favorite can be refreshed without losing integrity. Surely, this direction of modern Filipino cuisine is one we’d like to see more often.
Cerchio Grill and Lounge is at 76 Scout Limbaga Street, Quezon City (near Tomas Morato).
3. Analisa's Crispy Pata (P310)
Analisa’s is nothing more than a huge takeout window with a small kitchen that speaks loudly and deliciously-so much that it’s developed a cultish following over the years. The Crispy Pata is well-seasoned without being too salty, and the sauce has the right ratio of vinegar and soy sauce that keeps everything balanced. Careful consideration is also applied in their service. The dish is placed in a nice brown paper bag left open to keep the skin oh so crispy.
Analisa's Crispy Pata is at 8 Kamuning Road, Quezon City (across Delgado Hospital); Tel. No. 413-2280.
2. Tipsy Pig’s Crispy Pata (P770)
It’s only right for you to expect good pork from a restaurant called Tipsy Pig. Their Crispy Pata is served off the bone. The paint of sweet sauce makes it glisten so much that you’ll find yourself mesmerized-at the shine, at your hungry reflection, at the sheer deliciousness. The combination of sweet and salty works so well: the perfect bite would include the skin, meat, sauce, rice, and maybe a side dish. Get the coleslaw for a nice balance.
Tipsy Pig is at Capitol Commons, Pasig City.
1. Livestock’s Crispy Pata (P590)
The popsicle stick sticking out of the whole leg of pork is a hint. This Crispy Pata melts in your mouth like an ice pop. (It’s also intended as a knife because the flesh is just that soft, the thin skin that ready to crack.) The textures are reminiscent of
Livestock Restaurant and Bar is at 34 Sergeant Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City.