Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sentro 1771: Modern Filipino Cuisine

I've walked past this Sentro 1771 a couple of times along Serendra and Greenbelt 3. I've always wanted to try it but never got the chance to. Sentro 1771 has been known for their modernized take on Filipino cuisine and also for their Sinigang na Corned Beef.  I decided to join fellow foodies to finally satisfy my want which was to try their Sinigang na Corned Beef.

Sentro 1771 is a Filipino themed restaurant so it didn't come to a surprise to see the use of wooden chairs and tables.

One of their bestsellers would definitely be their Sago't Gulaman since it's bottomless.

Manggang mangga (120 php), House Iced tea (110 php), Sago't gulaman (110 php), Pandan Lemon Cooler (110 php) and Green Mango and Dalanghita (120 php) 

Let's move on to the first (my favorite) appetizer, Fried Kesong Puti.

Tiny pieces of fried cheese. YUM! My friends and I finished every thing on that plate. 
MUST TRY! You can eat it with the Tamarind sauce and Garlic sauce. If you're a cheese love like me, you can just eat it as is.

Fried Kesong Puti (Sharing) at 320 php

I've never been a fan of brick tofu but this definitely changes my perspective. The crunchy and chewy tofu with their soy and mayonnaise dressing makes you want more. 

Sizzling Tofu 250 php

The next dish is the Fresh Smoked Fish Spring Rolls that reminds me of Vietnamese spring rolls. It's composed of tinapang bangus, salted egg, mustasa, onions and tomato all wrapped  with a thin lumpia wrapper. Delicious! The bangus was the star of the dish and the other ingredients complimented the taste very well.

Fresh Smoked Fish Spring Rolls 270php

Their Beef Pinoy Tapa salad is something different since they used tuyo vinaigrette. Besides the use of the Tuyo Vinaigrette, the pieces of the Tapa in the salad were tough to bite and hard to chew. This would probably be something Gab would like cause he likes the texture of jerky. 

Beef Pinoy Tapa Salad 180 php

This is their Tilapia Fillet in Coconut Milk. The fish was cooked so well it practically melts in your mouth. The dish contains a tilapia fillet in coconut milk and spiced with garlic and ginger laid on a bed of spinach leaves.
Tilapia Fillet in Coconut Milk 220 php

Who loves spinach? I DO! It's even better when it's paired with glass noodles. 

Spinach and Glass Noodles 220 php

Up next we had one of their best sellers which was RATED GG. The name of the dish is pretty cool and it definitely caught my attention. The dish is comprised of Galunggong fillets fried in garlic oil and topped with crispy garlic bits. The fillets were crunchy and amazingly tasty! 

Rated GG 230php

The bone-in-beef shanks were cooked slow until tender and topped with caramelized shallots and sliced potatoes.  Really tasty!

Pinoy Osso Buco 380 php

One of my favorites, Sinigang na Corned Beef. I've always wanted to try it and I finally have! This dish did not disappoint.  It also fulfills my standard for sour sinigang because Sentro 1771 will let you taste the soup and ask how sour you would want the singang to be before they serve it. Plus points!

Sinigang na Corned Beef (Sharing) 595 php

I was never a fan of spicy food so the Lamb Caldereta wasn't anything special to me. My friends did like it though.

Lamb Caldereta 480 php


If i'm not mistaken, we ordered everything on the dessert menu. Everyone was already full but you know what they say, there's always room for dessert!

First up is their Coffee Pie. Don't be deceived by it's size. This slice is pretty heavy since it's densely packed with cream cheese, coffee and chocolate-cashew crust drizzled with toffee syrup. It was so good we had to order another! 

Coffee Pie 220 php

Another dish we had to order twice is their Fried Suman and Mangoes. The suman was light and crunchy and the mangoes were sweet and slightly sour. 

Fried Suman and Mangoes 180 php

The best Creme Brulee i've had is found in Sentro 1771. Cracking the thin layer of caramelized sugar got us closer to tasting the silky and creamy chilled custard.

Creme Brulee 180 php

The Coffee Sans Rival caught us by surprise. Aesthetically speaking, I've never seen sans rival served in such a unique and fun way! The thin and crisp layers go well with the strong coffee cream in between each layer.

Coffee Sans Rival 205 php

The Keso Flan is a baked but light, no crust cheesecake that is served with queso de bola and red egg. Something a little different from the usual leche flan.

Keso Flan 220 php

The Mango Jubilee was hardly touched cause it was vanilla ice cream with diced mangoes and syrup. 

Mango Jubilee 195 php

Last but not the least, I present to you their Maja Blanca Crepe. These are Maja Blanca cuts wrapped in thin crepes topped with corn kernels and chocolate syrup. Something different from your traditional Maja Blanca.

Maja Blanca Crepe 180 php

Overall, Sentro 1771 has taken Traditional Filipino dishes up a notch. I haven't had a favorite Filipino restaurant until i've dined in Sentro 1771. You should give this place a try and you might just have a new favorite restaurant. 

Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Tel 8560581   Mob: 09178147794
Level 2 Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel 7573940   Mob: 09178660449


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