After being tindera for a while at my good friend CHEF ANNA CHUA of PINK WASABI‘s stall at Asian Eats, Ate & I found ourselves at BOROUGH. Aside from the fact that we needed peace & quiet as we ate, seeing there were just too many people at Asian Eats, Ate was feeling some soup & sandwich that moment, and Borough has THE BEST tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich combo ever! <3
BOROUGH, open 24/7 (YES! It has a side entrance outside the mall) got its name from New York, which is composed of five boroughs — Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. It serves New York comfort food that leaves a happy tingle in your tummy -at affordable prices too! (yes, your 200 php can go a long way here!)
My pretty, hipster lunch date who looks right at home in the very Brooklyn, New York-y look of the restaurant. <3
Look for this entrance outside the Podium Building when you get a sudden craving at 1 in the morning! ;P There are actually two entrances, one facing the mall and another towards the driveway to the basement parking. (This photo belongs to Borough),
G/F The Podium, 12 ADB Avenie, Wack Wack, Mandaluyong(02) 570-8906
Hummus Blended chickpeas mixed with extra virgin olive oil and garnished with paprika. Served with homemade pita bread. 130 php.
Seared Tuna Salad 410 php. Seared Tuna, Olives, Marble Potatoes, Hard-Boiled Egg, Roasted Peppers, Anchovy, green beans and cherry tomatoes on a bed of mixed greens in vignairette dressing.The seared tuna I found perfect. I just wish my salad wasn’t drowning in dressing. It was simply too much vignairette. </3
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Grilled cheese in homemade brioche bread. Served with creamy tomato soup. Dip it! 280 php.
Aaaaaand of course, you now hindi ako magpapatalo! ;P So I also have my UHHHHMMMMM moment. Kahit na ba carrot stick pa yan! ;)) May hummus dip naman.
Ate was in conflict between a cheese or peanut butter sandwich. So I got her both! ;) The Elvis – Fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. Served with coconut dulce de leche and sour cream. 200 php. As expected, she just nibbled on a quarter of each & brought home the rest to share with her siblings. :)
I love Fridates with this pretty girl. I wish all her Fridays can be mine! <3
Mom’s Milk and Cookies 220 php. Chewy fresh-baked cookies in assorted flavors. Served with a pitcher of cold milk (The Chef’s special blend).