Cycle 5 – Item 225
18 (Mon) August 2014
at Gerry’s Grill
-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (73) (see also TERRP)
Living above Robinsons Place, I’ve been eating my way through the mall. As far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like this, my unique contribution to the city’s food/blog scene.
Gerry’s Grill is a Filipino restaurant chain. Established in 1997. Currently over 60 locations throughout the Philippines, as well as a few in the US, a few in Singapore, and, of course, one in Qatar. The menu offers a wide range of typical Filipino favorites.
Pinakbet is a Filipino dish. Consists of chopped vegetables (e.g., bittermelon, squash, okra, string beans, eggplant), initially steamed then stir-fried and seasoned (e.g., soy sauce and/or fish sauce and/or shrimp paste) with aromatics (e.g., garlic and onions) and sometimes meats (e.g., pork) and/or seafoods (e.g., shrimp). A popular accompaniment to any meal.
The pinakbet at Gerry’s was not to my liking. The main problem was that I don’t like most of the vegetables in this dish, including yellow squash, okra, ampalaya, eggplant. I also found that the combination of ground pork and bagoong was kinda weird (Koreans sometimes dip pork in shrimp paste, which I also find weird). Oh well.
I’m grateful just to be done with the 3rd floor.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)