Sentro 1771

Sentro 1771

 It was a rainy Saturday noon dedicated to a  friend’s invitation to discover yummy Filipino dishes that Sentro 1771 is offering. We spent an afternoon of fun and excitement over the sumptuos dishes with friends and fellow food bloggers at Serendra almost a week ago. My body was still craving for rest from our 2 consecutive days of food selling at Cucina Andare in Makati but i woke up early because I made a commitment. Being a Filipina and a foodie, I didn’t have to think twice to accept the invitation of Sentro 1771. My family, especially my brother who is a traveller would always come back here in the Philippines hunting for local restaurants which offers the best Pinoy food. Now i think I know where to bring him soon.. 🙂

Sentro 1771 exploded on the local culinary scene in 2002 with its modern filipino cuisine. Executive Chef Vicky Pacheco brought Filipino Cuisine to the next level by presenting local dishes in a chic and elegant setting combining Swiss and French techniques with familiar Filipino flavors. People lined up outside to get a taste of her famous Corned Beef Sinigang. Sentro 1771’s Modern Filipino cuisine fired up the imaginations of chefs around the country and started a new trend in contemporary Filipino restaurants.

Foodies looking for something new and exciting will be delighted with the Ala Sentro offerings. Vegetarians and healthy eaters too can satisfy their cravings because Sentro 1771 is vegetarian friendly. Busy professionals can also indulge in comfort food from the Home Cooking and Filipino Favorites section.First timer diners must try the Sentro Signature dishes. What i like most about Sentro1771 is that it is a health and diet friendly restaurant, featuring naturally raised pork and brown rice or red rice as options. I am sure these options will entice my mother and brother who are both health conscious, to try Sentro 1771’s offerings.

Duck Pancakes is a good pica pica to try. It has a unique and interesting flavor.
When you are looking for an alternative to pork,this is a must try. Strips of native duck slow cooked in beer, rhum vinegar, soy sauce and muscovado sugar are tucked into Chinese pancake pockets and served on soup spoons…

B2B Sticks

The B2B sticks (Php 150)! This is one of my top picks! I am not a fan of chicken gizzards or  “balun balunan” in tagalog  but boy, it is really tasty! It is so tender and flavorful… These grilled “organic” chicken gizzards cooked adobo style are perfect for curious foreigners or anyone who is craving for street food that is safe, yet full of flavor. Wonderful balance of flavors!

Macau Chorizo and Cheese Tidbits are mini spring rolls filled with Macau chorizo, shallots and Queso de Bola. My verdict? It is flavorful and i love how it is presented.

If you are craving for Lumpiang Sariwa, try these Camote cups! It comes with a sweet garlicky sauce with ground peanuts.

I got too excited when i saw this rice dish. I am in love with Nasi Goreng and all the memories associated with it. I almost forgot the name where we usually dine and order Nasi Goreng in Dubai… Oh yeah..it’s Japengo..Yes, that’s one of my favorite restaurants in Dubai when  i stayed there for a while with my husband and my first born son Luis..

This Seafood Bagoong Rice did not disappoint me. The thin strips of green mangoes blended well in the over all taste of this rice dish.

 Corned Beef Sinigang is a dish that will keep you warm and satisfied especially when it’s cold and raining. Imagine the goodness of these tender beef chunks cooked in a sour broth with vegetables.You can also make a special request if you want it more or less sour, depending on your taste or preference. Isn’t that great?

I really had a blast tasting all the dishes at Sentro 1771. But did you know that they have the tastiest and  most tender Lamb Caldereta in town? This Lamb Caldereta surpassed my expectations. I have tasted different Lamb dishes before but the balance of the flavors of this dish made its way through my heart!

Desserts galore! Yes, we were able to try all these! The Banana Tart, Fried Suman with mangoes and muscovado sugar and my favorite… Queso Flan!
This my friends, is my kind of leche flan. Creamy. But it tastes like cheesecake too! It really is great ! I must admit. I should know, i’ve been making creme caramel or leche flan for 16 years now. I could say i have developed a high standard of taste for creme caramel.
This is a real torture, remembering all the flavors of the dishes that were offered to us that one fine rainy Saturday noon @ Sentro 1771 Serendra – first in Modern Filipino Cuisine. A sure hit with family, friends, balikbayans and Expats. Sentro 1771’s combination of classic and creative riffs will surely outshine any old favorite.
Visit Sentro1771 Serendra  from 7 am to 10 pm. on Sundays -Thursdays and 7 am to 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays. For inquiries and reservations call (02)8560581
Visit their website http://www.1771group.com or follow Sentro 1771 on Facebook and Twitter.

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