Alter Ego New Manila Q.C.

[2018-11-08] After resting for a few minutes at a nearby mall, we proceeded to AlterEgo which is located nearby but several meters outside the mall. From the outside, it looks like a single level bungalow type house.

Inside, you are greeted by the dessert showcase. Around the restaurants are some decors that warrants interest and can enhance the dining experience.

Staying ‘true’ to the ‘AlterEgo’ label, the murals outside are easily identifiable as Filipino but the décors inside is something that doesn’t jive with the murals.

Appetizers:

French Onion Soup Gyoza – French onion soup poured over ground beef and caramelized onion gyoza, mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

Better eaten when hot. The French onion soup in ours had to be reheated since it grew cold while we were taking photos.

Fish Cake – Salmon, tuna and spices rolled in panko bread crumbs lightly fried in melted butter and topped with sriracha aioli and mango cubes.

Better eaten while crunchy.

Mains:

Chicken Pandan on Paella – Thai chicken pandan on chorizo paella rice with red curry aioli, sesame soy sauce, and pickled green mango on the side.

The chicken meat had a very mild flavor so you may want to use one or more of the 3 dips/sauces to enhance the chicken if you will be eating it w/o the paella rice. The paella rice in contrast is very flavorful so you may forgo the dips/sauces if you will eat the chicken with the paella rice.

Devil’s Curry – Seared chicken, sautéed potatoes and Portuguese Malay curry sauce, southeast Asian chili herbs and spices spiked with vinegar as traditionally concocted.

If you like very spicy food, use the sauce. You won’t be disappointed.

Twice-cooked Pork Belly – 6-hour sous vide then grilled pork belly ratatouille and buttered basil rice.

Very tender. You can even eat the soft young bones.

Desserts: The two desserts served were thankfully both not too sweet and were both deliciously creamy.

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