Kabisera ng Dencio’s in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City
Budget : ~Php200-600 per dish
Duration : ~2 hours
Bummers : long waiting time for food to be served
When I was still working in Eastwood, Dencio’s was are usual Friday night watering hole. It is one of the resto bars that serve the cheapest bucket of beer and finger foods in a high end “city”. It has an Al Fresco dining area where you can drink and smoke, and an air-conditioned area that is perfect for large group dining. When I went to Bonifacio High Street with my former colleagues but still super close friends, almost all restos were packed with people (I think it was payday weekend). We walked the entire strip and we ended at Kabisera ng Dencio’s. Knowing that it is related to Dencio’s in Eastwood, we knew that they serve good Pinoy foods.
Kabisera ng Dencio’s offers a more classy appeal compared to Dencio’s in Eastwood. Maybe that’s why it’s called Kabisera (pertains to the capital of a place or the honorary place at the head of the dining table).
We were mad hungry so we decided that the foodie should order so it can be done quickly since the servings are to share and we know that it takes quite a while before the food are served. I guess they are cooking them.. And since it was a Friday on a Lenten season, I had to consider those who aren’t eating meat that night. So, there should be fish, seafood, or vegetable dishes.
At Kabisera ng Dencio’s, you can still have a feast even without meat. We got the Kare-Kareng Gulay (Philippine vegetable stew in peanut sauce) (Php 190) that came with an awesome bagoong (ferment shrimp and salt) sauce. We enjoyed the peanut sauce and bagoong. The guys were eating it even with meat or rice.
Dencio’s La Oya (Php 650) is their own version of nilagang baka (beef stew in clear soup). Yeah, it’s quite pricey but it’s really packed with meat and vegetables. The meat is cooked well. It’s so soft that it melts in your mouth. The marrow in the bone is creamy and tasty. La Oya also has chopped corn cobs and banana plantain. The soup was warm and very hearty.
It’s Dencio’s so ordering Sisig is a must. We ordered the Bangus Sisig (Php 180) so everyone can eat. I liked that it has lots of chopped onions.
The Boneless Chicken Barbecue (Php 215) was 3 sticks of alternating chicken and vegetable kebabs. Nothing special on the chicken barbecue but the salad that it came with is interesting. It’s like strips of jelly but I think that it’s seaweed.
Dino’s Special Shrimp (Php 455) were great. The sauce was very tasty, I think they use a little crab meat in it. However, I wish they already peeled off the shells of the shrimps. The flavor would have penetrated the shrimp better and tasted more awesome.
We also got the Arroz Valenciana with Seafood (Php 280), which we split among 5 of us. It has lot’s of shrimp, squid, chorizo, and green peas. All I can say about it is mmm mmm mmm..
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