Strikingly beautiful are the words that came to mind when I passed by Mesa Filipino Moderne at SM North EDSA. From where I stood, I can clearly see the orange cushions, pretty lights, rattan weave decorations and cage-designed seats. The sight was simply breathtaking. And because of that, I decided to take my family there one Sunday afternoon.
Established in 2009 by businessman Enrico U. Dee and Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Mesa Filipino Moderne is the first and only grill-restaurant that provides on the spot grilling right at your table. Moreover, the restaurant ha a wide-range of innovative Filipino modern dishes from appetizers to seafood combinations and other native favorites. All their dishes which are made from high quality, fresh and local ingredients are prepared daily.
Here are the dishes we tried:
Stuffed Giant Squid
Stuffed with ground pork and deep fried served with savory sauce.
Grilled Liempo Mesa Way
A classic grilled pork belly.
Blue Marlin Belly
Sizzling blue marlin belly marinated and grilled served with a sweet soya glaze.
What I love about Mesa Filipino Moderne besides the interior is the ambience they created is not only relaxing but also perfect for all occasions. Whether you’re celebrating birthdays or having a family gathering, the restaurant will be able to accommodate you. And if you have friends from another county visiting, this is the perfect go-to place. In addition, the dishes they offer have big servings which are good for sharing and are very affordable and deliciously satisfying.
The branch we have visited is at SM North EDSA. Mesa Filipino Moderne has several other branches within the Metro and provincial areas. If there is one near you, make sure to try it out!
Oh, I would like to recommend sitting at the cage-designed seats if they’re available on your visit.