Moonshine Pub started in Makati but transferred to the new Sapphire Bloc building in Ortigas late last year. From the outside it looks like your usual after office hours watering hole.
Brick, glass and steel gives a cozy, industrial feel to this Prohibition era themed bar.
Gone are the days of bar having the same chow along the lines of squid balls, cheese sticks and the like. A bar not only need to have good drinks but good food too.
We started off our lunch with a plate of Aligue Wings (P340). Fried chicken wings tossed in crab fat caramel sauce and topped with garlic peanuts. I was expecting the in your face flavors of aligue/crab fat but it’s tempered in the caramel so you get a salty sweet that’s really enjoyable. The garlic peanuts are a nice texture touch plus a hint of garlic.
The sisig gets a beefy spin with the Angus Beef Sisg (P400). Angus beef cubes, garlic mayo, a sunny side egg and crushed pork rinds. Mix it all up and it can be a meal eaten with rice for a quick lunch.
Their main dishes are big and manly like the 500g Crispy Pork Belly (P650). This is meant to be shared among a few people, that’s how big and heavy it is. Well seasoned meat, crispy skin served with garlic confit and classic vinegar dip or their pork bbq jus. Better get a few orders of rice to eat with this and apply liberal amounts of the bbq sauce.
The Lamb Shank Kaldereta (P690) is another big dish meant to be shared. Instead of the usual lamb cubes, Moonshine goes for the jugular with a whole lamb shank, sous-vided for tenderness, cooked in tomatoes.
Moonshine Pub hides lots of culinary treasures to discover behind their rocking bar so if you are looking for a great lunch option with office mates then this should be on your list. Well priced, beautiful space plus good food in large portions.
Moonshine PubG/F Sapphire Bloc
Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center
Pasig City, Philippines
Contact No.: (63927) 800-0920
Facebook Page: Moonshine Pub
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