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September 10, 2015

CraveListatTuscany: Can you Resist your Food Cravings for these Unique Dishes at Tuscany? @McKinleyHill_ (Video)



September 10, 2015

CraveListatTuscany: Can you Resist your Food Cravings for these Unique Dishes at Tuscany? @McKinleyHill_ (Video)

Did you know that you can taste different flavors from all over the world at Tuscany Lifestyle Area, McKinley Hill?

We tried the unique dishes one can find at Tuscany, ranging from a variety of Spanish tapas, genuine New York bagels, wet Mexican burritos, flavorful bacon chips, and delightful wines paired with Filipino street food. 

Tuscany, McKinley Hill is home to a row of charming restaurants that offers a diverse selection of dining concepts in just one place. So take your pick and satisfy your food cravings!

Here’s a summary of our favorites from the #CraveListatTuscany...




1. Chorizo on Piggy Back (Terry's Selection) P310 

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World Class Chef, Juan Carlos de Terry, tells us a bit about his special flambé dish--Chorizo on Piggyback. To kickstart our meal, Chef Terry prepared the chorizo in a dramatic way by placing it on top of a pig clay pot, fueled by brandy and flambéed to perfection.

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The chorizo, made from Iberico pork, is made with a special blend of smoked herbs and spices, like Pimenton de la Vera, which is an exquisite spice to first acquire the coveted status of the Denomination de Origen. 

Best paired with their wide selection of wines, we loved how the spice gives the Spanish chorizo its inimitable kick. The flavors are perfectly balanced and elevated by the brandy-fueled flame that crisps the skin perfectly. It's a fantastic dish, and a must try for anyone who loves Spanish cuisine.

TERRY'S SELECTION
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +632-2469069 ext:464
Operating Hours:  Mon - Sun: 11am to 11pm
Facebook: TerrySelection
Website: terryselection.com/
Email: marketing@terryselection.com

 

2. LES Addiction (L.E.S. Bagels) P470

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Craving for New York Style Bagels? The LES Addiction at L.E.S Bagels is the perfect classic New York breakfast staple--Choose between a Pumpernickel or Everything on top bagel with scallion cream cheese, LOX, fresh tomato, sliced red onion, and capers. 


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The L.E.S. Addiction is their signature bagel, and it's like an oversized salmon bagel cut into half so that you can share it or take the other half home with you. The bagel was delicious! It had a crispy outer crust and a very chewy-but-not-tough inside. To our delight, the bagel was packed with generous servings.

We  love the combination of the cream cheese with salmon, capers, and the red onions! Perfection. :)

L.E.S. BAGELS
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +632-804-0423
Operating Hours
Sun - Tue: 7am - 10pm, Wed- Sat: 7am - 11pm
Facebook: lesbagels
Instagram: @les_bagels

Read more: L.E.S. BAGLES: (Lower East Side) New York-inspired Bagels in Manila @ Tuscany, McKinley Hill

 

3. Bacon Chips (Lucky's Burger) P275

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Attention, Bacon Lovers: get baconized with this yummy Filipino take on the classic Honey Bacon! Their bestseller is the Bacon Chips, which is salty and smoky bacon marinated in their homemade sauce, dipped with either store-made Sinamak Vinegar or chili garlic sauce.


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It's a perfect mood-lifter and goes well with breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can even snack on it...we won’t judge. We also liked their homemade apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream.

LUCKY'S BURGER BAR
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +632-8235805, +63 9062332747
Operating Hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 12mn, Sat - Sun: 12nn - 10pm
Email: luckysphilippines@gmail.com
Facebook: Luckys-burger-bar
Instagram: @luckys_ph

  

4. Excalibur Kebab (Wursty Wursty) P900

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Craving for meat? Take on the Excallibur Kebab for beef and chicken served on a sword! Wursty Wursty is known not only for their specialty German dishes but more so for their Turkish kebabs.


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The tender and juicy kebabs come in two variants--beef and chicken meat are seasoned with oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper and more. Garnished with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes with pita bread, and salad on the sides. It's a little bit salty but a monstrous challenge for the barkada!

WURSTY WURSTY
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +632-7850979, 09985696893
Operating Hours: Mon - Thu: 10am -2am,  Fri: 10am - 4am, Sat: 11am - 12am, Sun: 11am - 7pm
Email: wurstywursty2015@gmail.com
Facebook: Wursty-Wursty
Website: www.wurstywursty.com

 

5. Chicken Butternut Poutine (Main Street) P220

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Are you a fries fanatic? Enjoy them even more with Main Street’s Chicken Butternut Poutine. This pacific Northwest Fare dish is a Canadian favorite served with buttermilk fried chicken bits, hand-cut fries drizzled with chicken gravy, and cheese curds. Great when paired with Blue Moon beer!

MAIN STREET
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +639157182591, +632- 9355539, +632- 8314694
Operating Hours: Mon - Fri: 11am -2am, Sat: 9am - 1am, Sun: 9am - 11pm
Email: adamtacderas@yahoo.com
Facebook: main.st.restaurant

 

6. Beef Barbacoa Burrito (B&T Mexican Kitchen) P320

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Craving for Mexican? The Beef Barbacoa is loaded with imported beef, cheese, rice, beans, corn, veggies, and a copious amount of Mexican sauces!


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It's a big dish great for sharing. Try out their famous Ballpark Nachos, which have meat, cheese, guacamole, and other condiments on every level.

B&T MEXICAN KITCHEN
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +632- 22163453, 09178969939
Operating Hours: Mon - Sun: 11:30am- 11pm
Facebook: AwesomeBurritoandTacos

 

7. Okonomiyaki (Nihonkai Tsukiji) P280

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A favorite Japanese snack, Okonomiyaki is also known as the Traditional Japanese Pizza or Pancake. The word "Okonomi" means “what you like” and " yaki" meaning grilled. They prepare the Okonomiyaki Kansai-style, where the batter and ingredients are mixed together and then grilled.

The Japanese Pancake is crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside that is filled with egg, cabbage, pork, seafood, and topped with Japanese sauce and mayo, dried seaweeds, and dried bonito flakes. If you love Takoyaki, you would find the taste and texture of the dish to be quite similar. Best eaten while it's hot!

NIHONKAI TSUKIJI
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +632- 3581096, 0998-2324164
Operating Hours: Mon - Sun: 11am - 11pm
Website: http://nihonkai-tsukiji.com/
Facebook: NihonkaiTsukiji

 

8. Tom Yum Soup (Black Canyon Coffee) P253

Tuscany Lifestyle AreaAside from coffee, Black Canyon serves popular Thai dishes like Tom Yum, noodle, and curry dishes. Even if Tom Yum is the most popular dish in Thailand, Black Canyon's take on it gained recognition by winning the Tom Yum Soup Championship. 

The dish has prawns, galangal, kaffir leaves, lemongrass, onions, straw mushrooms, chili oil, fresh lime, and topped with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

The Tom Yum is characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors, with fragrant herbs generously added. It's a perfect dish for spice lovers and best enjoyed during rainy weather.

BLACK CANYON COFFEE
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +632- 949 2026,  0925 88BLACK, 0917 8300886
Operating Hours:  Mon: 10am- 10pm, Tue- Sat: 7am -10pm, Sun: 12nn- 10pm
Facebook: blackcanyoncoffeeph
Website: http://www.blackcanyoncoffee.com.ph/
Email: cs@blackcanyoncoffee.com.ph

 

9. Chocolate Cake with Valhrona Cacao Nibs and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes (Sophie's Mom) P180/slice

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For dessert, try the Chocolate Cake with Valhrona Cacao Nibs, made by esteemed French Chocolatiers, and Maldon Sea Salt. Sophie’s Mom served us a rich and moist chocolate cake glazed with more chocolate, chocolate nibs, and sea salt for that unexpected crunch.  

It was delectable and just the right amount of sweet.

SOPHIE'S MOM
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +632- 7386625
Operating Hours:  Mon- Sun: 8am - 9pm
Facebook: sophiesmomonline
Instagram:@sophiesmomph
twitter: @SophiesMomPH

 

10. Balut with Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Planet Grapes)
P1,450/bottle, P80/sip size, P150/half glass, P235/full glass, P40/Balut

Tuscany Lifestyle AreaPerfect for a sophisticated night out with the gang. You'd be surprised with Planet Grape’s food and wine pairings.

Chardonnay is traditionally known to go with fish, but Planet Grapes is inviting guests to explore how well local street food pairs with wine. In this adventurous pairing, Planet Grapes is offering their Sauvignon Blanc with balut, the quintessential Filipino street food.

We love their wine pairing concept, and it was a great experience to enjoy wine in a more adventurous way.

PLANET GRAPES
Tuscany Residences, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio 
Telephone: +632-551 3713, +632- 531 8207
Operating Hours:  Sun - Thu: 11am - 12am
Facebook: PlanetGrapes
Website: www.planetgrapes.com.ph
Email: info@planetgrapes.com.ph
Instagram: @planet_grapes
Twitter: @planetgrapesph

 

Live an Awesome Life,

 

ANTON DIAZ 
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com

Full Disclosure: Our #CraveListatTuscany food trip was courtesy of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. You can also find the dishes above from the branches of the restaurants featured. But you can find all of them in one place at Tuscany, McKinley.  

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