Pinoy Food Trippin’ at Oriang by Cafe de Bonifacio
Oriang, named after Gregoria de Jesus (Andres Bonifacio’s wife), is a relatively new restaurant in Market! Market! Though it just opened in the outdoor food strip-like area of Market! Market! (near the open parking area), it is not very new in the food scene since it is created by the same minds behind Cafe de Bonifacio. Thus, they didn’t even fare far from the name by still making it a bit related with the previous restaurant. Oriang was introduced to me by Michy and one drizzling night, I went there with several blogger friends to check out the food fare at this Pinoy resto.
Like I said, Oriang is located outside Market! Market! so spotting it is not that difficult especially if you just parked your ride at the open parking area. Oriang has a homey vibe. With its vibrant-colored walls and well-lit dining area, it is a good place to have dinner with friends and family.
While ordering dinner, we were served with complimentary Crispy Hofan with Pesto.
We began dinner with Oriang’s two best-selling appetizers – the Lumpiang Hubad in Pastry Cup (PhP 135) and Gambas al Ajillio (PhP 275).
The Lumpiang Hubad in Pastry Cup was a creative way to eat lumpia. Being used to eating it in rolled form, this one got my attention because of how it is presented. The Gambas al Ajillio were good. I love shrimps so this is definitely not going out my list.
I mentioned that it was drizzling that night so having a hearty serving of Nilagang Bulalo (PhP 325) is a welcome affair.
The meat was cooked just right – soft and tender at the same time. The veggies on this one are still crunchy. The soup was tasty.
Another tasty treat was the Binagoongang Bagnet (PhP 185). Sinful yet you cannot miss bagnet whenever there is a chance, right?
To fill us up even more, we were served with the Oriang Super Fried Rice (PhP 215). This serving of rice is really super as it was sauteed garlic, grilled liempo strips, and Vigan longganisa. The secret to its succulent taste and vibrant color, the taba ng talangka.
Of course, there should always be room for dessert. Or should I say desserts.
Starting with Oriang Ginumis (PhP 85), this is a beautiful symphony of gulaman and sago made better by coconut cream and roasted rice crisps. This is like halo-halo that you devour by sipping on a straw.
Something new for me here is the Leche Flan Coffee (PhP 70). This is not your regular leche flan because it is more compact and it has a hint of coffee. I kind’a liked it.
Their flagship dessert known as Turon de Gregoria is a good play on the usual turon. Instead of having turon in a roll form, it is served open-faced with a side of vanilla ice cream.
Special thanks to Michy for tagging me along on this lovely dinner and to Mr. Jael Wenceslao for accommodating us that night. Til next.
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Oriang by Cafe de Bonifacio
Contact No: (02) 869 8967
Fiesta Market Area, Market! Market!,
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig