Wind Down At This Beautiful Roof-deck Bistro In Binondo

Add this to your al fresco resto list!

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Weekends are made for relaxing and catching up with life, friends, and family. If you're looking for a place to wind down and catch up with your circle over a good meal and a glass of cocktail, head on over to X-Bistro Laboratory. This trendy dining spot right in the middle of Binondo, Manila is a roof-deck restaurant that offers inventive food and a great view of the city.

Photo by Facebook/X-Bistro Laboratory
Photo by Facebook/X-Bistro Laboratory
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X-Bistro Laboratory is known to experiment with food-hence its name. They serve different dishes from various cuisines which include the bestselling Sichuan Malatang (P405), a Chinese dish made with hot and spicy broth mixed with thinly sliced beef, an assortment of meatballs, and vegetables.

X-Bistro Laboratory's Chung Hwa Fried Rice
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Other Chinese dishes they recommend are the Chung Hwa Fried Rice (P250), a rice dish made with sweet and chili sauce, fried garlic, sausage, and sliced omelet. Then there's the Salted Egg Yolk Shrimp (P405), a dish made with sauteed shrimp in fermented salted egg, fresh herbs, and spices.

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If you're in the mood for Japanese, the X-Bistro Roll and Ebi Tempura are a must-try! The X-Bistro Roll (P395) is a maki roll made with crispy sushi rice, topped with tuna, avocado, and a house special dressing. The Ebi Tempura (P220/3 pieces and P360/6 pieces) is made with deep-fried tiger prawns that are coated with tempura batter.

X-Bistro Laboratory's Pad Thai Goong
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When it comes to X-Bistro Laboratory's Thai dishes, they recommend the Pad Thai Goong (P395). This is a famous dish in Thailand that's made with rice noodles, tamarind sauce, prawns, vegetables, and eggs. If you ever visit during a cold afternoon or evening, check out their Hot Pot sets (P1,590/good for 3-4 persons and P2,950/good for 7-8 persons).

X-Bistro Laboratory's Yorme Blue (blue) and Manila Sunrise (orange)
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Don't leave without checking out the cocktail menu. They recommend the Manila Sunrise (P180), a cocktail made by mixing vodka, tequila, and orange juice, and the Agnes (P150), a drink made with Vodka Vanilla and calamansi extract.

As of writing, they accept walk-in guests but for those who want to secure a table, X-Bistro Laboratory is accepting reservations with a downpayment (consumable). Please contact (0916) 416-5144 or 7918-6713.

X-Bistro Laboratory is located at 493-497 Quintin Paredes Street, A.CBK Building, Binondo, Manila.

Follow X-Bistro Laboratory on Facebook for more information.


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