The New Yummy.ph-Approved Dishes You Can Find At The Grid, Powerplant
The holiday season is the only season, aside from birthdays, that we can sort of justify splurging on expensive wants. And if you have the budget to spare from your 13th month and Christmas bonus, go to Powerplant and make a beeline for The Grid to try out their Christmas food specials.
Almost all of The Grid's stores have their own contribution to The Grid's 2022 Holiday Specials, and we're here to share the highlights from what we got to try from the 17 stalls.
The Grid's 2022 Holiday Specials:
Babu, Stall 8: Oyster Cake (P345)
Okonomiyaki isn't the only savory pancake out there. Babu's Oyster Cake is a savory, seared pancake with fresh umami-packed oysters, topped with beansprouts and an extremely spicy (but flavorful) Chinese chili sauce. The way we ate the Oyster Cake is slicing it into triangular pizza slices, then making sure to have the chili sauce spread all over the surface. The beansprouts give the omelet a subtle refreshing crunch to an omelet that's otherwise tender all over.
China Mommy, Stall 16: Curry Crabs (P1,200)
You can always expect good things to come out from China Mommy's kitchen, which if it hasn't registered with you yet, is now available at The Grid. Their Curry Crabs has the meatiest, sweetest crab meat served with a sweet and slightly salty curry sauce on the side. It's served with rice on the side because you'll definitely want to scoop up all that curry sauce.
Beefier, Stall 7: Beefier Reuben Sandwich (P519)
If you're on the hunt for a delicious Reuben sandwich in the Metro, look no further than Beefier. Their take on the well-loved deli sandwich uses small-batch artisanal corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut sandwiched in between soft sourdough.
We found that this sandwich comes with a generous amount of sauerkraut, so don't be surprised by the sour profile with every bite you take.
Flowerboy, Stall 3: Khao Soi (P460)
Flowerboy is known for serving delicious Thai dishes, and the most recent addition to their menu is the famous curry dish called Khao Soi. This uses crispy noodles that turn soft when you mix it in with the thick, spicy curry sauce that coats the noodles as you stir. The delightful contrast of textures and flavors from the different toppings makes this noodle dish super satisfying to eat! Don't forget to squeeze the lime wedge so its acidity counters the spiciness of this curry.
Bun Appetit, Stall 18: Pastry Clam Chowder (P250)
Bun Appetit works magic with anything that involves shellfish like the new Clam Toast (from P440) and most especially the Pastry Clam Chowder-not just the Clam Chowder, it needs to have the additional pastry, too. It's very, very, very important that you order this with the intention of dining in, as the pastry puff (+P150) is only available for dine-in transactions.
The clam chowder has a thiiiiiiick milky and creamy sauce that's slightly sweet and tastes like the ocean because of the baby clams added in. Tear the puff pastry and mix it in the clam chowder to add even more heft to the chowder. You'll be glad you dined in. (Trust us.)
Hey Papi, Stall 17: Cassava Fries (P85)
Hey Papi has two new holiday dishes this year. There's the Baked Cuban Chicken Rice Plate which is really good-moist chicken leg quarter, mojo marinade, fried bananas, beans, and rice-but we were wowed the most with their Cassava Fries.
Hey Papi's Crispy Cassava Fries are deep-fried thick cuts of cassava, seasoned ever so generously that you can eat it on its own. It comes with a mojo verde dipping sauce but if we're completely being honest, these fries are so good it works better without it!
Pilya's Kitchen: Hong Kong-Style Salted Egg French Toast (P290)
Now, for dessert. One that really impressed us is Pilya's Kitchen's new Hong Kong-Style Salted Egg French Toast that's only available for dine-in transactions.
This Pilya's Kitchen item has a thick slice of milk bread, fried in sweet french toast batter that gives the exterior a slight crunch. It's best to slather the slice of butter all over the brioche before slicing it in half and letting the salted egg custard flow right out. Make sure to dip each slice of the toast in the sweet-salty custard!
The Grid has a lot more dishes they launched for the holidays. You can order these Yummy.ph-approved ones and discover the rest via The Grid's website. These will be available until the end of the year.
The Grid is located at R2 level, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Visit The Grid Food Market website for more details.
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