8 (Sun) March 2015
at Todd English Food Hall (SM Aura)
-Bonifacio Global City, Taguig-
Todd English Food Hall is an American restaurant. Beyond burgers and steaks, many of the menu items per se may not be historically American–pasta, pizza, taco, sushi–but the salmagundi selection reflects a distinctly American melting pot philosophy of food. Part of celebrity chef Todd English’s worldwide restaurant empire, the only one in the Philippines. Extremely popular, judging by the lines to get a table–currently ranked #19 of 377 in Taguig City on TripAdvisor.
I had dinner at Todd English’s Kingfish Hall–which was shut down a few years ago following eviction proceedings for unpaid rents–in Quincy Market, Boston, MA, on the evening before DJ was born.
The food, not too bad overall. In general, the dishes were thoughtfully conceived, competently prepared, artfully presented. Quality ingredients. Enjoyable meal.
The Bone Marrow, not so great. This being my first experience trying the stuff, I didn’t know what to expect. Turned out to be whitish clumps of fatty tissue. Seasoned, topped with bread crumbs and minced parsley, still tasted like fatty tissue. Like all so-called delicacies, it’s inherently/objectively kinda gross. Now that I’ve tried it, never again.