CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES!
Filipinos love to eat! That’s an undeniable fact. I remember hearing on the news that Pinoys are also one of the happiest people in the world so it’s not a coincidence that we like to celebrate a lot. We whisk our balikbayans from the airport straight to a Pinoy restaurant, order lechon to make birthdays extra special and enjoy eating with family and friends no matter how trivial the occasion may be.
MESA has been and continues to be a favorite choice of Pinoy revelers. Seven years ago , the restaurant (LA MESA) started with grilled food as its specialty. Now, the menu has been revamped and is aptly called Filipino Moderne. “The food is decidedly Filipino but served with a twist. It’s familiar, it’s comfort food but at the same time, it’s novel,” says Alexis Tan. “It’s not only the locals who patronize the restaurant. We have a lot of foreigners who are also regular customers of MESA.” ORDER OF THE DAY
I asked Alexis what their bestsellers are and she reveals that the following are fastmovers : LAING (taro leaves with pork, shrimp paste cooked in coconut cream topped with adobo flakes), CRISPCHON and CRISPY BONELESS PATA. Hearing her name the top three made my mouth water already!
THE FEAST STARTERS
SOUP AND VEGETABLES
NOODLES AND RICE
THE LECHON IS CALLING !
What diet?!!! When the lechon calls, we answer “YES!”
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That particular Friday night, MESA was full of people dining and celebrating. On at least two instances, I heard the “Happy Birthday” song being sung .Everybody was in a jovial mood. Great food really does bring people together. As for us, it’s an understatement to say that we came out of the restaurant feeling full. Regret does come in the end but ours was an ecstatic kind of regret — the kind that is coupled with a resolve to do it all over again! 🙂 SEE YOU ALL AT MESA!