Remembering my time back in our Makati office, when I had to print lots of sales kits, that I could almost pull out an all-nighter on my work shifts, I suddenly thought I haven’t really had much time to order good food while I was at work. Or even after work.
A hard day’s labor often ends up in an empty-bellied workaholic girl who succumbs to sleep when she comes home. Just because, she doesn’t know where to go after.
Looking back, if I can just tell her, “Hey! There’s a good resto down the block, and if you can just finish everything on time, you might even have a chance to score good food while listening to their acoustics!”
I may not work in Makati anymore, but it’s a relief to know that good food is literally just some minutes away from the office; or if you’re lucky based on your office’s location, probably only seconds.
Want to know what I’m talking about? Just keep on reading!
I recently discovered this up and coming cafe bar in Makati, and I am sooo stoked!
One of the founders of Hops & Brews is actually an attendee of my Search Engine Optimization talk. I know, the wonders of events and learning!
I was so happy I got to meet her, and share insights about marketing, social media, and business!
The other day, I was fortunate enough to try some of their best-sellers and here is what I have to say!
Fish and Shrimps Nasi Goreng
I got so kilig when I read “Nasi Goreng”.
When I was in Malaysia, all menus have them! Nasi is rice, while Goreng is fried. It’s like their most basic dish, and restaurants play with the add-ons, like beef, chicken or whatever the kitchen has. It depends on how they get creative.
I literally squealed when I read it, so I asked the waiter to serve us this dish because I got so curious how they will manipulate the flavors. Although I know it’s going to be spicy, I just braced myself and had my water gallons at the ready.
Surprisingly, the spice was just right. Something I can handle, and the flavors were just bursting everywhere. Even without the fish and shrimps, the rice itself can stand alone as a meal, so I highly recommend you try this one!
The flavor was strong, yet gentle to munch. I had a very good time eating this dish, because I never need rice to feel busog with it.
The crunch was just right, and I like how freshly made it was. The sauce was good too, although I prefer eating it without it.
I like dry things! Hehe :))
The Buddha Bowl
This surprised me. I was just expecting a lot of greens to this salad, but the meat strips proved a fine addition to it.
It felt more like a meal than a salad to me. I love how the flavor of each ingredient is also subtle enough to complement and produce a different kind of taste with the mixture of all the involved spices.
I recommend you to visit Hops and Brews, especially on their acoustic nights, which varies between Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays! They operate from 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM.
Visit them at: G/F of I’M Hotel 7862 Makati Avenue, Poblacion Makati 1210