I always think that food is a gift to mankind. Aside from water, air, fire and life forms (Encantadia? Lol) seen as basic needs to survival of man, food is the basic need to growth of man. As a matter of fact, I have religiuosly followed that concept thus made me continuously grow as what I am today. Nonetheless, I visit food shops and gastro places in my best capacity – time, mood, weather, and company. I think I’m gonna be posting all my food stories here in my blog every now and then for us to understand the geography of food in the metro.
Best-seller : Goto Special
Best feature: accessible and 24/7
Bet tagline: Familiar Taste, Unique Menu
Seated along the humble street of Primo de Rivera and a few steps to Pablo Ocampo Sr. St. which makes it semi-frontage to highway. Okay enough of the wordings. Here’s the map.
It’s around 30 minutes from EDSA on a normal day and 15 minutes when you visit there on a Sunday dusk. It gives you a neighborhood tapsilogan type with a twist in their menu.
True to their word that “tastes are familiar but menus are unique”.
Their menu is based on Filipino dishes with goto as the star of them all. You want a legit tapsilog, or bangsilog, or longsilog or even pusitsilog? In the hustle and bustle concrete jungle of Makati, they have it.
Their goto has familiar ingredients but never-heard mixes, such as – goto with itlog na maalat or goto with bagnet. You are vegan? No problem, their fresh spring rolls got you covered. It’s a unique spring roll partnered with three sauces – peanut sauce, pesto oil, and chili. You want a spring roll with meat? Put a bagnet inside it. They also have it.
After munching their menu, you must be obliged to take their (again) unique menu but familiar tastes. Their bibingka waffles, banana chocnut and champorado special are your Episode 10’s in an epic Episode 9 of your meal. Best finale.
This place is perfect when you feel like eating good food – I mean a well-thought, resto-ish, artisanal food in a less stiff environment. This is a perfect departure from the corporate setting of Makati in terms of price and ambience yet maintaining the preparation, taste, and presentation as if you are in the posh Central Business District gastroplace.
As for the price, their star – goto special will cost at 95 pesos only. Silog meals start at 120 pesos. Desserts start at 50 pesos. See?! It’s a steal. Whether you crave for a Pinoy food in the middle of sleeping CBD, like around 3AM, or you need a recovery food from a walwalan night out, or just simply want a walk foodtrip somewhere in Makati, Goto Monster is there to accept you.