Address: Ground Floor, Ignacia Place, Mother Ignacia Corner Sergeant Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City
Date visited: March 2019
Love at first bite. The description of Gallo Pinto x RBM in their menu read: “Dirty rice and beans topped with shredded beef, fired egg, green onions, bacon, and roasted bone marrow”. More beautiful words have never been combined in such an eloquent manner (just kidding).
How to eat it? Like a bibimbap: Mix the rice with the other ingredients, except the bone marrow. Next, you scoop a little of the bone marrow then scoop some of the mixed rice. Then, you put it in your mouth. After that, you’re in heaven. The next day, make an appointment with your doctor to check your cholesterol levels.
This dish tasted amazing. Complex flavors with the beans, egg, bacon, beef and then you get a splash of green onion flavor. The dish also had very good mayonnaise (or a creamy dressing that tasted like mayo) that bound the flavors together and gave a creamy texture. Coat that taste profile with an expertly-roasted bone marrow and the result is an overriding flavor of pure delicious grilled fat.
Excellent service right from the start of the experience in their restaurant. They were able to give stellar service even if the restaurant was full, even near their closing time. Very attentive servers. Good job!
The place was classy with an intimate vibe to it: dimly lit at night, wooden elegant tables and chairs, marble bar top and concrete walls with steel accents in their ceiling. It felt like a high-end modern rustic restaurant. They also made sure that moving around was comfortable.
The Value for Money
The Gallo Pinto x RBM was P495. It’s a little expensive but the flavor profile and thought that they put into the dish made it well worth the price.
Pro Tip: Try their “Crowd favorites”.#happyfoodtrippers
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