Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine in Glorietta 3, Makati City
|Dekada's spacious doll-house like interior in Glorietta 3|
Ever since I started working in a well-known audit firm, I began to worry that I may not have the time to continue my hobby of doing food blogs (and sensibly conducting food explorations), and just recently, this was put into test as I was invited by the brand manager of Dekada to try out their Filipino dishes. Fortunately, it was scheduled on a lunch time.
Since the Glorietta 3 is just near the place where I work, I took it as a good sign. Thus, I ended up accepting the invite and checking the place out!
|A more glimpse of the interior - adorable tables and chairs in Dekada Filipino Cuisine Restaurant|
Bringing the nostalgic feeling
Dekada first stepped into the Philippine food scene during the celebration of the Independence Day in 2013. It entered the market with a basic concept of bringing back the glory decades of our country, through a nostalgic feeling. With this, the management decided to integrate this with the homey interior, the names of the dishes as well as the recipes themselves.
|The nostalgic old-fashion equipment - telephones, typewriters, blenders and etc.|
Drinks in Dekada
Dekada has an interesting line of drinks ranging from juice to samalamig. What I was able to personally try was the Milo Godzilla which was indeed nostalgic! I remembered the days when I was sipping some cold milo shake at our old home in U.N. Avenue. Taste-wise, I found it sweet yet refreshing!
The Magwagi Family Platter a la Boodle (P1,999)
|The Magwagi Family Platter of Dekada Filipino Restaurant|
For your reference, I'll include the price when you'll purchase them per dish.
Aguinaldo Twice-Cooked Adobo || P389
|Aguinaldo Twice-Cooked Adobo of Dekada Restaurant|
Sakay Bicol Express (P289) and Rizal Lechon Manok (P578)
The interesting thing about the Bicol Express here in Dekada is that they deconstructed it. You'll now have a separate bicol express sauce, which was creamy (from gata) and subtly spicy, to go with the liempo-style pork!
The Lechon Manok, on the other hand, was my least favorite among all the components of the platter. However, it doesn't mean that it tasted bad. It was just a little bland for my taste.
Murphy Crispy Pla Pla (P289) Dominicano Adobo Rice (P268)
The Crispy Pla Pla was indeed crunchy on the outside and fresh in the inside! I was able to enjoy it because the good technique of frying brought out the natural goodness of the fish meat!
To go along with all the viands in the platter, the Dominicano Adobo Rice was included. It tasted just fine and not too overpowering, which was ideal for the situation, since it cushioned and sometimes complimented the taste of other dishes.
Yamashita Sinigang na Sugpo sa Kamias || P389
|The tasty Sinigang na Sugpo of Dekada Filipino Restuarant|
Not in the photos: Laguna Salad (P128) - Yellow and Green Mangoes with Tomatoes and Hibe
Martial Law Buko Halo-Halo || P98
|The Halo-Halo in a Coconut for desserts!|
Puto Bumbong with Cheese (4pcs) || P148
|Dekada's specially made Puto Bumbong - Christmas all year round!|
Note: The butter was already integrated with the mix itself, just in case you are curious about it.
There you go! I hope you enjoyed this blog post on Dekada, but before I head on to the overall summary, let me share this photo.
|A Not-So-Popular Kid in Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine|
Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine - Summary
Give your approval or disapproval to Dekada!
Although Dekada came from a group of restaurants (i.e. Sumosam, Akira, Banzai and etc) that specialize on Japanese cuisine, it was able to show that it can compete well in the Filipino cuisine category.
Moreover, with this particular experience, I believe that Dekada has really something to offer in terms of food, ambiance and value for money.
Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine
Location: Second Floor, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City (near the passageway to Landmark)
Reservation Number: (02) 8410131
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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