Being right in the middle of the Makati CBD, The Pigpen is great for hosting corporate breakfast or lunch pow wows as well as boozy after work come downs.
While the basics hit the spot, the Pigpen X Curator cocktails, are particularly spectacular. ( Yes, Curator). Brace up with a plate of the beef shank, mushroom, and bone marrow. Curb the rich factor with the tomato and salted egg salad, chef Carlos Garcia’s healthier albeit tasty version with black rice, tofu, and sesame dressing. Grilled whole to flaky, fall-apart perfection is the salt-crusted sea bass (to share) with its gratifyingly subtle flavours of cilantro, calamansi, fish sauce, chillies, and garlic. For dessert, it’s a tantalising toss up between the sinful dulce de leche praline and the unique black rice with mango— a twist on Thailand’s mango with sticky rice.
Papadum nachos Php 1,000–1,499
person PHP 500 (WINE) PHP 800 (LIQUOR)
Pork belly kimchi bowl
Grilled tamarind chicken