Cycle 5 – Item 20
25 (Sat) February 2014
at Mesa Grill
-Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines-
w Uncle CS +1
The good news was that my uncle, for the second time in a row, the second time this week, the second time that the two of us alone would be breaking bread together, offered to forgo Korean food in favor of what I wanted to eat. I suggested Filipino.
The bad news was that he ended up taking me to Mesa Grill, where I’d dined last week, to less-than-spectacular results. However, when I learned of the destination, I couldn’t call an audible, because he’d invited a friend of his, who was already waiting at the restaurant.
Turns out that Mesa Grill is a popular destination for Koreans expats introducing Filipino cuisine to visitors from Korea. Makes perfect sense, given the food’s dumbed-down “Filipino Moderne” treatment.
I will not be taking my guests from Korea to Mesa Grill.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)