The best way to have fun and get yourself away from the banality of day-to-day living in the Philippines aside from island hopping and going through one province after another is to enjoyably have a culinary feast of each region’s specialty. Guaranteed, It will be love at first bite.
Originated and evolved from the influences of Spanish, Chinese, Indian, Malay and American cuisine; methods in preparing each dish – sauté, fried, steaming and roasting, each Filipino dish’s succulent and flavorful plate are centered around a combination of sweet, sour and salty taste.
With the slow rise of Filipino Cuisine around the world, and countless boom of restaurants in the metro, ViewPark Hotel’s Siglo Modern Filipino Restaurant decided to go for a straightforward Authentic Filipino approach on its menu. Located at the cold breezy climate holiday town in the south of Manila, Tagaytay, There’s no need to go farther as the concept will take your taste buds to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Siglo (century), a word derived from the Spanish language proves to share unforgettable secrets of the Philippines through the country’s best asset- a gestation of gastronomic favorites.
The bountiful menu, a celebration of a Filipino culinary feast from the frontrunners to a generous spread of goodness artfully placed in a Bilao (winnowing basket), Siglo Modern Filipino Restaurant invested on acquiring close to home recipes adopted from featured regions retaining its premier ingredients with no substitutes to ensure the genesis of authenticity.
Crispy Tawilis. Photo by Raymond Braganza
Fresh from Taal Lake, Crispy Tawilis, a staple in any Filipino household breakfast favorite would make you salivate and finish an entire serving good for two. This quick and easy meal served with Mango-chutney sauce, and two kinds of vinegars (Sukang Ilocos at Sukang Maasim) will make you have another round, paired with your desired garlic or bagoong rice.
A dish often served during special occasions, Bagnet and Pork Belly are served astoundingly extra crisp from the inside out with no deep fried oily after-taste; best served with bagoong monamon, a popular condiment made of fermented fish and anchovies.
To those who’s looking for a Filipino twist on the cuisine, the menu has an adventurous Laing Pasta, far from the spicy kick but soft and creamy made from Coconut milk based with dried taro leaves – you may request for a generous amount of cheese for more lush.
Tempura. Photo by Raymond Braganza
As our country is known with seafood, a fusion of Filipino and Japanese was incorporated to those who craves for what may be common the metro to enjoy. Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura can be ordered in the menu, these Shelled shrimps, stripped eggplants and carrots are dipped in batter and deep fried paired with a succulent signature Siglo sauce.
LuzVizMinda Fiesta Bilao. Photo by Kassy Pajarillo
With all the the togetherness and shindigs of the Filipino culture, the LuzViMinda Fiesta Bilao and Siglo Bilao tops as the must-have-all gastronomic Filipino culinary choice. Be delighted with the opulent taste of Kare-Kare, a traditional Filipino stew simmered in a rich peanut butter and turmeric sauce; revel on the generously wrapped and rolled pork and beef filled Lumpiang Shanghai (Spring Rolls) with its succulent sweet and spicy sauce; Binagoongan, pork sautéed in tomato and stewed in shrimp paste garnished with chili and end a heavy indulgence with fresh tropical fruits or Siglo Modern Filipino’s famous Langka Turon – a deconstructed Halo Halo on vanilla Ice Cream.
If you haven’t traveled enough in different regions of the Philippines, Siglo Modern Filipino Restaurant would be a good pick to sit for a piquant selection of Filipino indulgence spent in a breezy and cold must-go-to site of the metro.
While you’re at it, why not spend a staycation weekend too?
Siglo Filipino Modern Restaurant
(View Park Hotel)
3500 Calamba Road, Sungay East
Tagaytay City 4120
Mobile: 09228851, 09175446396
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