The first time I heard about The Stock Market (TSM), the Philippine Stock Exchange popped into my mind. TSM is the newest restaurant at Fort Bonifacio High Street beside Fridays. It is owned by Del Monte Philippines (who has offices on the second floor of Boni High) and operated by the TOSH (The Old Spaghetti House), Grilla, Chilly Willy’s Restaurant group. It is called “Stock Market” because it is a place where Del Monte intends to sell its stock of products which include Del Monte drinks, fruits, and its own line of salad dressing.

They are still on Dry Run phase so you still get less 10% on card and 15% on cash purchase. The grand opening is set on October 15, Wednesday. This is the perfect time to go since they have stabilized their operation for 2+ weeks now and you still can get the discount. Please share your experience in the comments section.


The Stock Market Menu
4S Soup, Starter, Salad, Sandwich | Beef & Lamb, Chicken & Pork, Seafood, Pasta | Drinks and Desserts

Some of the interesting things on the menu are the Pan-Seared Roast Beef and Prime Burger which use the famous pineapple-fed premium Australia Beef from the Del Monte Lodge, Bukidnon. You can also try the dishes with mashed sweet potatos (Kamote) like the Pan-Fried Catfish or the Pulled Pork Barbecue. You can also try the fresh stock market salad with the unique pineapple vinaigrette.

The prices are a bit on the expensive side. Even the Del Monte Drinks are priced at P85. I was disappointed that I can’t even get a pineapple juice at a lower price.


Cream of Porcini Mushroom Soup with Truffle Oil (P260)

We savored every bit of this soup. I think you won’t go wrong with truffle oil and mushroom. Although, we are still guessing if this mushroom has a little bit of Campbell mushroom soup…


Prime Burger with Grilled Pineapple, Bacon and Caramelized Onion (P380)

It tasted like ground beef packed into a thick burger without the use of other ingredients to artificially make it big. I like the sweet combination of pineapple, caramelized onion, and tomato. I was trying to see if there is a noticeable difference in the taste of a pineapple-fed Australian beef but it tasted just the same. Is there really a difference or is this just a marketing tactic?


Fork-Tender Beef Short Ribs with Sauteed Beans and Corn Risotto (P420).

This was the best seller recommended by our servers. The beef tasted like corned beef and my wife didn’t like it. We both fell in love with the risotto which we ate slowly to last throughout the entire dinner.


Cornmeal-Crusted Salmon with Horseradish Hollandaise and Rice Casserole (P490).

We were wondering what a Rice Casserole is and we joked that it is rice from the two days ago cooked in machang style. The salmon was a bit bland and mushy inside but it complemented the crunchy and salty crust.


Desserts?
Our waiter recommended Creamy Banana Trifle and Key Lime Pie for dessert but the description was just too boring for me. The dessert display didn’t look appealing either. Let me know if you tried the desserts and what you would recommend?


The Stock Market
Beside Fridays in Bonifacio HighStreet
Telephone:    +632 8566300    , 8566301

Anton

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