Poco Deli – Ayala Triangle Gardens

We were gonna have lunch at Banapple but got turned off because of the 30 minute waiting time. I didn’t really mind though because it meant trying out something else in Ayala Triangle Gardens.

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The neighborhood delicatessen in Pasig now has a branch in ATG . Poco Deli is pretty much known for its diet destroyer, the Bacon Slabs.

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We got there before 11:30am so it was still easy to get a table. If only we weren’t there for work, I would have gotten at least one Stella!

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They have a number of sausages, coldcuts and cheeses to choose from and jars of sauerkraut to go with ’em! And of course, let’s not forget the moderately-priced wines. :D

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Their cakes look very rich and tempting. We shared a slice of Espresso Cake (php) as we waited for our meals. (Thanks JP for sharing!)

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JP’s reaction of “OH.MY.GOD.” upon tasting it pretty much sums up my review. I’m sure their bestseller Blackout Chocolate Cake will be just as fantastic. Maybe more!

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JP had the Florentina or Italian Sausage, which he also liked. It’s served with eggs and bacon rice. I, of course, had the Bacon Slabs. :p

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I didn’t want to eat it with rice so I had a Chef’s Salad. I had to get the regular order of it, so they just subtracted the cost of the rice from my bacon meal.

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The lemon vinaigrette is something I’d like to copy. Sarap! And the bacon, it’s my OH.MY.GOD. moment. Well-seared, juicy, flavorful… PERFECT.

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My meal cost around 650php, steep for my standards, but it’s okay because I definitely got my money’s worth. Plus I took out half of the salad and 1 of the slabs for dinner.

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Mommy Joyce finished her Pot Roast and Bacon Rice (yep, that’s bacon not garlic) so she was really full. Verdict on the pot roast: the meat was bland but the sauce was yum.

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By 12noon, Makati yuppies started coming in. I imagine the place will be better after shift. Wine and coldcuts after a stressful day in the office sounds like a good idea…

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We weren’t disappointed with the ambience and the service so we will definitely come back. There are other items in the menu that we’d like to try.

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On top of my list are the Wagyu Sausage, Truffle Oil Mushroom Pasta, Scampi Pizza, and this lovely blueberry cheesecake.

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They also have Harney & Sons Fine Teas that I have not had yet. Will try one if and only if I don’t end up consuming a bottle of Fat Bastard wine. Or a container of Gorgonzola and Fig handcrafted ice cream.

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Poco Deli is one of the better restos in Ayala Triangle. Get your fill of their comfort food now! It’s in between Kanin Club and Wee Nam Kee.

// listening to Sigur Ros – The Nothing Song

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