Get social with Manila Social Club

Although I have written about Manila Social Club before (see here) it is worth updating my review of the restaurant since I recently went there for dinner. The space is tight knit so if you don't have a reservation then you may have to sit at the bar. But the bar offers the full dinner menu so you won't miss a thing. Manila Social Club is the type of restaurant that will remind you of that friend's grandma whose kitchen always smelled like kare kare sauce and whose stove was overflowing with pots of pancit. The food here is delicious, will make you feel warm and definitely keep you full. 

Prito Lumpia- vegetables, chilli-shallot vinaigrette

Prito Lumpia- vegetables, chilli-shallot vinaigrette

Crab Dauphine- lump crab, served on corn custard with chive oil, caviar

Crab Dauphine- lump crab, served on corn custard with chive oil, caviar

Short Rib Kare- parsnip puree, asparagus sesame-hazelnut veloute

Short Rib Kare- parsnip puree, asparagus sesame-hazelnut veloute

Lechon Kawali- pork belly, roast vegetables, rice

Lechon Kawali- pork belly, roast vegetables, rice

Ube bread pudding with ice cream

Ube bread pudding with ice cream

Favorites:

1. Crab Dauphine- Chunks of crab in a corn custard is as rich and heavenly as it sounds. The bits of caviar doesn't hurt either.

2. Short Rib Kare- The tender beef in this dish is elevated by the peanut butter sauce. The spices in the kare sauce cuts through the heaviness so that you're able to finish the dish. It only took me about 7 minutes to eat it all! Make sure to get a side of garlic rice with it. 

3. Ube bread pudding- Manila Social Club knows how to knock ube desserts out of the park. This dish is no exception to that. If you haven't had their ube donuts (which you have to order 2 weeks in advance) rest assured that the ube desserts you do have will be just as good.