Food Trip near La Salle Taft: Exile on Main Street
+Joshua has been raving that we try this restaurant along Leon Guinto Street, walking distance from De La Salle University - Manila. Last August 16 (Saturday), we ( +Jomar , +Wayne , and Mitch) gave it a shot. We went there a little before 6:00 PM and thankfully, we arrived that time! Apparently, there's a board games night (every Saturday from 6:00PM to 10:00PM) organized by a group of people so the place could get really noisy and crowded during Saturday evening. According to Josh and his friend, it's not usually like that.
The service is okay. The waiter who served us didn't smile at all. He also looked tired and impatient. At first, I was a bit disappointed by that but I just told myself that it's okay. I mean, I could imagine how tired he might be running around getting and serving orders from all the people inside such a small place! Still, service could have been better.
What it lacked on service, it compensate with the yummy food we were served. +Wayne had the Tinapesto which was pesto pasta topped with tinapa. It was great! The serving is actually good for sharing since Wayne shared his Tinapesto with us. Too bad I was not able to take a photo of it! Probably, next time.
+Jomar and I (mostly me) decided to explore and order so many things. First, we ordered the Chicks-Shall-Fly (12 pieces @ Php 205.00) because I wanted to try both the Escape to China and Escape to Texas sauce. I love wings so this made me really happy! Escape to Texas was a bit spicy (the way I like it) while Escape to China was on the sweeter side (the way Jomar likes it) of things. Again, no photos because as soon as it arrived, we each grab our own wing. Hungry kids!
On top of the Chicks-Shall-Fly, we also had the Thigh Me Up, Thigh Me Down in Escape to China sauce. We ordered 2-pcs with rice @ Php 130.00.
On top of the chicken dished, Jomar and I had, we also ordered The White Stripes. It's pasta on white sauce with tasty meatballs. Though as a pesto lover, I still prefer the Tinapesto.
Overall, it was a good dining experience even if people would suddenly shout because of the intense board game session happening around us. The interior was also nice too bad I was not able to take photo (too crowded) but well, it's a good reason to come back! Though, if you want a quiet place to have long conversations with friends, don't go here on a Saturday evening.