Food, food, and more food!
This will be the first part of a series of posts about our restaurant tour in Manila and, as the title said it, our first stop is at Bugis Singapore Street Food.
Bugis Singapore Street Food is just along Nicanor Roxas Street. From Banawe, just turn right at the said street and you can easily spot it. It’s really easy to find. Upon getting to the place, we were introduced to the owner, Ms. Ana, and she then introduced us to Singaporean Food and what her restaurant is known for.
Her restaurant is known for its clean kitchen. Ms. Ana wants Bugis to be like an extension of her kitchen at home and that is why she maintained her kitchen as clean as her own home kitchen which, according to her, still kinds of surprises a lot of people. According to her, most restaurants as busy as Bugis is usually understandably kind of messy, but hers is different. She also told us about how she uses natural spices for her food and never uses umami. Personally I do not have any qualms with umami but I know a few people who would love to know about this fact.
The first food that Ms. Ana had us taste was her very own Bugis Chomp salted egg chips. It was my first time to have tried salted egg chips and I loved it. Now I know what all the fuss about the salted egg chips is about. It wasn’t crispy (I don’t know if it should be or not) but in my opinion, it complements the flavor. Usually when the food is crispy, your mind is focused on the fact that it is crispy; but in this case, your taste buds are very well focused on the flavor and I am not complaining.
|Salted Egg Spare Ribs|
|Nasi Goreng Rice|
|Spicy Beef Rendang|
I also liked the main dishes! My personal favorites were the Laksa and the Spicy Beef Rendang. I’m just starting out on my relationship with spicy food and I find their Spicy Beef Rendang to be appetizingly spicy and would not burn your palate. Definitely a thumbs up. Also, weird enough, I enjoy the combination of the Spicy Beef Rendang and their Nasi Goreng Rice. I know that I shouldn’t be combining two very flavorful dishes but I’m a rice person and I love the explosion of flavors in my mouth. Although, to be honest, you can eat their Nasi Goreng Rice even without any sides. It’s good on its own.
I would definitely come back to Bugis! I told my husband I’ll take him here and have him try out my favorites. A Sunday brunch here would be perfect.
Bugis Singapore Street Food is at 78 Nicanor Roxas Street, Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City.