Have you been to Podium lately? It used to be the quietest, emptiest mall ever, but that’s not the case anymore. Lots of new little restaurants have been opening over the past year, and they’ve also been having regular Bakers’ Fairs and the occasional World Eats event.
Brasas is one of the little restaurants John and I have been going to. Service can be spotty with mixed-up or forgotten orders, but you should be OK so long as you keep following up with the waiters.
We usually like munching on a variety of appetizers while waiting for our main course, but be aware that at Brasas, you never really know which will be served first. These Arepas are corn cakes topped with grilled beef, onions, tomatoes, and Chipotle sauce.
We’ve also tried the Patacones, deep-fried plantain chips topped with pulled pork, tomatoes, onions, and cheese. Didn’t really enjoy these as the chips were lacking in crunch.
We always get the Carne Asada fries to share. Thick-cut french fries topped with grilled beef and Chipotle sauce. Yum!
The Grilled Beef Wrap is my favorite main. It’s packed with grilled beef and vegetables with cheese. Unlike a burrito, this has no rice in it. I like to have it with some green salsa that you can order on the side.
I’ve tried the pork version of this wrap, and all I can is get the beef.
Another good dish to order would be the Grilled Beef Platter, served with rice. John and I are condiment monsters and like to drizzle all our orders with lots of Chipotle sauce. Make sure you get yourseves your own bottle from the condiments bar.
Brasas also serves a variety of drinks that I didn;t get to try, as I really only like drinking water, coffee, and milkshakes.
BRASAS LATIN AMERICAN STREET FOOD, 5/F The Podium, 12 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig, TELEPHONE (632) 570.5559