Remember our failed attempt to eat at Poco Deli where we ended up in Haru, that Sunday, I ccould not wait to go back and try out Poco Deli, one of the restaurants found along the Kapitolyo dining area. I love this foodie neighborhood of ours, there is almost always something new to discover. Poco Deli, although not really new, is one of those places that for one reason or another I never tried.
I think we got the last table and this was before 12. We were seated near the door so had a perfect view of their open kitchen.
Browsing the menu, it had so much items I wanted to order but alas there is only so much we can eat so had to content myself with a couple only.
We were served a plate of sweet potato chips, a good munchie while waiting for our order. It’s a bit weird but we were not given this the next time we ate at Poco Deli, I wonder why?
I ordered a German Sausage Platter (P300). I actually did not know what to choose among their selection and left it to the server. She picked their top 3 best seller, the Neurnberger, Bratwurst and Kielbasa. I found out that the Neurnberger follows the recipe of the now closed Mickey’s Deli since the owner worked there for a few months before Micky died.
Irene got a Jamon de Oro Sandwich (P220), served with a side of sweet potato chips also. Pan grilled country ham, with mozzarella cheese on a NY style bagel. Irene absolutely loved this and getting a wee bite, I have to agree that its delicious. The ham is smoky and a bit sweet, perfectly tantalizing the taste buds and playing a nice foil to the vegetables and chewy bagel.
I choose the Home made German Meatloaf with Eggs and Bacon Rice (P250). I wouldn’t know the difference if its German or American meatloaf but the pieces were generous and meaty in flavor. The bacon rice is just really white rice topped with chopped bacon bits, but who can really say no to bacon. I enjoyed this but not as much as the little bite of the Jamon de Oro sandwich.
There was no doubt at all that Lauren would pick Poco Deli’s Baon Slab with Eggs and Bacon Rice (P280) when she said it on the menu. The 2 pieces of bacon were thick and are cured by Pcoc Deli themselves. The taste is different from the bacon that we usually buy in the supermarket since its not really salty like we expected.
Leave room for dessert because you should not fail to order the Blackout Chocolate Cake (P140) if its available. This is the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had. Its super moist and rich with a caramel center that actually is not sweet. The outside of the cake is a visual feat with little bumps courtesy of the mini chocolate chips that add a bit of crunch to the texture.
Poco Deli is really a star among the many establishments in Kapitolyo. The serve quality food at reasonable prices where carnivores can have a field day be it bacon, ham or sausages. Its a shame it took us quite a while to try the place out but no worries as it has earned a permanent place in our tummies.
I hear they are planning to open up a new branch in Makati.
One tip I can give to make sure to call ahead and make a reservation as the place is always busy.
Poco Deli21 East Capitol Drive,
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