They say there’s something about Filipino dishes—sometime
Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen brings the experience of homemade Filipino cooking to a new level. Having recently opened on the rooftop level of Ayala Center Cebu, their modern take on traditional cooking is set to create a new classic.
1. Pinaupong Manok
This dish is just as the name suggests. Pinaupong Manok has the bird sitting on a bed of salt and served with roasted sweet potatoes. The result is flavorful and tender, and definitely top-notch.
2. Fresh Pomelo Salad
Borrowed from the Golden Cowrie group’s other outlet Salinas, this appetizer proves pomelos aren’t just for dessert. The salad comes with singkamas and crispy dried squid slices, and dressed in calamansi. Sweet and sour, we want more!
3. Pinaugang Balbacua
An oxtail soup cooked for many hours over open fire, the balbacua gets a makeover at the Golden Cowrie Filipino Kitchen. The delicacy is cooked the traditional way, but the broth is reduced to a thick stew with a richer flavor.
4. Tahong in Coconut Milk
It’s hard to go wrong with mussels, and even harder when it’s drenched in coconut milk. This savory dish is easy to eat—we could have easily consumed a serving or two, with the coconut milk poured over rice.
5. Chilled Taho
Golden Cowrie’s variation of the Filipino favorite gives taho a slightly elevated taste. The fresh silken tofu comes in original and chocolate flavors with the classic combo: sweet sauce and sago pearls. In true Instagrammable fashion, it’s served in a metal bucket of ice.