Although there are many Gastrolounge in Manila, I would say that Pied Piper Gastrolounge is exceptional. It’s a place you’d want to visit because of their delectable Japanese fusion meals. For instance, I would travel from the South to Manila just to eat their Bacon BBQ rolls and Squid Tempura!
What I love about it is that every dish has its own personality.
They offer Japanese fusion food concocted by Chef Mikel Zaguirre and Chef Joel Jimenez. The Japanese dishes are given a twist of other cuisines like Mediterranean cuisine, while Western cuisine are infused with ingredients found in Japanese cuisine.
Besides Japanese Cuisine, they also have all day breakfast for as low asÂ â‚±275.
Pinoy meals include Tocino, Longganisa, or Tapa. This is for foreigners who wanna try the taste of the local food.
American meals include Pied Piper Club Sandwich, Bacon Strips, Yogurt Sausage, and Big Breakfast (Bacon, Ham, Yogurt Sausage).
For starters, they serve different kinds of salads:
ðŸ¥—California Salad (â‚±220),Â ðŸ¥—Spicy Tune Salad (â‚±260),Â ðŸ¥—Yasai Itame (â‚±50)
I tried their California Salad. If I’m not mistaken, this is usually called Kani Salad. I must say that this is really appetizing. They serve sweet mangoes, tasty crab meat, and crispy lettuce. It’s perfect! The serving is generous.
They serve different kinds of rolls:
Bacon BBQ Sushi Roll (â‚±250)
California Maki (â‚±250)
Dynamite Tuna & Salmon Roll (â‚±375)
We ate the Bacon BBQ Sushi Roll. It didn’t disappoint us! I love the texture, the rice is good as well as the toppings. No need for a deep because the roll itself is very delicious.
Their squid tempura is highly recommended! It’s not oily, and the squid is huge. I love how balance the taste is. It’s not salty nor bland. It’s just right.
While drinking, you may also try their Pied Piper Pork Sisig,Â Baby Back (â‚±680),Â Bacon BBQ (â‚±220),Â Chicken BBQ (â‚±320),Â Grilled Squid (â‚±320),Â Tuna Panga (â‚±340), andÂ Grilled Liempo (â‚±280).
One of their specialties is the Japanese Beef Stew (â‚±320). I totally agree with it! The meat and the vegetables is well cooked and it’s very flavorful.
Other specialties includesÂ Wagyu Piper Burger (â‚±420),Â Wafy Pastrami Panini (â‚±420),Â Seafood Sukiyaki (â‚±420),Â Wagyu Yusu-Miso Ribeye Steak (â‚±950),Â Salmon Yellow Teriyaki (â‚±750),Â Seafood Curry Ramen (â‚±350),Â Ebi Tempura Negra (â‚±420),Â Chicken Teppanyaki with Umami Rice and Seaweed Salad (â‚±420),Â Chicken Teriyaki Pasta (â‚±320),Â Baked Yusu-Kewpie-Rosemary Chicken (â‚±550),Â Apple Compote Tonkatsu with Ginger-Tograshi Rice (â‚±300),Â Butabara Skewers with two sauces (â‚±420), and Katsudon Southern Style (â‚±300).
The staff are very courteous. They are accommodating and they answer all my questions. The servers, the chefs, the supervisor, and even the owner are very warm and friendly to the customers.
Mr. Carlo Religioso, the founder of Daddingâ€™s Kitchenette, started outÂ in a small carinderia in Makati (2014), his grilled specialties like liempo, chicken barbecue, grilled pusit and others became instant hits. Regular customers kept coming back as the list of clientele grew. He then ventured into food delivery.
Mr. Religioso had worked for the government, in a foreign embassy and an international organization. His work exposed him to other culinary traditions, especially in East and Southeast Asia, savoring a variety of cooking—from street food to fine dining restaurants. He has no formal culinary training, however, cooking is in his DNA. His family owns Aling Taleng’s Halo-Halo in Pagsanjan, Laguna which also serves Filipino cuisine. In 2016, a Daddingâ€™s Kitchenette outlet opened at the popular Mercato, a community of food stalls at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
Today, Daddingâ€™s Kitchenette can be found in the C. Junction in C. Raymundo Ave., Pasig; and Mercato at the BGC. Just last March, his most ambitious venture so far was launched: Pied Piper Gastrolounge.
Address: Ground Floor of Red Planet Hotel Manila Bay, Aquiza Street Corner Alhambra Street, Ermita, Manila 0930
It’s near the US Embassy, PAGCOR, and some travel agencies.
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- It was noon time when we went there so there are not much customers. The peak time of their customers is early in the morning, and at night time.Â
- If you’re looking for a place to stay in Manila, you may check in at Red Planet Hotel Manila Bay to enjoy the 10% off in Pied Piper Gastrolounge. You may even ask for a room service.
- They are open 24 hours! If you don’t know where to go, you can hang out and eat good food there.
- They have bands and DJ’s from Thursday to Saturday (9pm to 12am).
- They have Unlimited Local Beer + Sushi for only 599($12) from 2pm to 8pm.
- Ever Wednesday, ladies can get unlimited rum cola and vodka for free!
- Every Thursday, their tequila is just 50 pesos ($1) per shot.
- They also have promos for Heineken, Buy 3 and Get 1 free.
- A bucket of Smirnoff Mule (6pcs) is just 399 pesos ($8).
My friends and I really had a great time eating in Pied Piper Gastrolounge. We can’t believe that only opened last month. Now that we discovered it, we will surely go back to try their Wagyu Burger, Chicken Teppanyaki and the Bacon Barbecue!
How about you? Which of their meals would you like to try?
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