Who wants Lechon Bulaklak?
Moonshine's new menu is decadent, deadly, and delicious.
Moonshine P.U.B. x Public Urban Bar
Sapphire Bloc, Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. (Friday to Saturday)
(SPOT.ph) The chicharon is a quiet and intimate killer. The guys behind Moonshine P.U.B. x Public Urban Bar call it Lechon Bulaklak (P300), and Chef Jehrad Dolino says it’s very slightly healthier. “Konti lang! Delikado pa rin!” he clarifies. It’s seasoned the way you would a roast pig, but with those crispy curls skirting around the edges before you reach that deliciously juicy, chewy center. You don’t even need the vinegar, except maybe to lift the heaviness in your heart a bit—just so, well, you can have more.
Glazed Bangus with Ensaladang Mangga
The additions on Moonshine’s menu continue what this restaurant-bar does best: a fine and fun time of indulging in everyday food accessorized with a little something different. The boneless bangus (P380), for example, is dressed up in teriyaki du jour, a nifty sweet twist that demands hefty spoonfuls of the bagoong rice.
Of course, food in the realm of happily deadly is a specialty here. The Crispy Humba (P690) knocks down the best-selling Crispy Pork Belly (P650) as Moonshine’s heavyweight champion. This large knuckle is golden and gorgeous. It looks like crispy pata, crackles like crispy pata, and rewards like crispy pata. The difference comes in the sides. The humba flavor shows up via a mildy sweet sauce, partnered with banana blossoms and beans. Don't tell the chef, but you can ignore them and end up just as happy. Go ahead and help yourself to some more rice.
An easier enjoyment is the Beef Tacos (P350), which is a build-your-own escapade of tortillas, tender marinated cubes of beef, soft-boiled quail eggs, slaw, and jalapeño sauce. Bite into your self-made roll and the beef’s juices will drip wonderfully on your hands. Catch them because you’ll want to savor that delicious succulence. It’s fair for the price, too. You get around six tortillas per order, enough for you, a friend, and there's definitely room for a couple of beers.
Pork Floss and Salted Egg Pizza
There’s pizza, too—as well as burgers. The Pork Floss and Salted Egg Pizza (P430) is as smoky, creamy, and rich as pizza could be. The pork floss is crispy, which gives a nice crunch in every bite.
The food is always great at Moonshine, but they shine more when you enjoy it with their signature cocktails—or three. Might we suggest the good ol' reliable Green Sting?
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