Galli Village Cafe
We got an invite to check out Galli Village Cafe which was just right next the Purple Oven and Sacred Heart Chapel; just outside Makati CDB. It is a spanish themed restaurant that specializes in their paella dishes.
First up we had their best seller which was the Paella. They have three versions which were the Valenciana (what we had), Verduras (vegies) and Marinara (seafood). The Paella valenciana was topped with ingredients such as egg, pork, chicken and many more. I enjoyed the toppings. As for the rice, it has a different texture than usual as it was more chewy / wet; but towards the bottom part, it was a bit burnt but still edible.
Be sure to order the Paella in advance as it takes them around 40 minutes to prepare. For example, before you go to hear mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel, order one in advance and have it ready by the mass ends.
I found their shrimp gambas just ok. It wasn’t as oily as the other gambas dishes I’ve tried thanks to the tomatoes.
I enjoyed their salpicao! I can’t really describe it a lot but all I can say that I was scraping for scraps and even poured the oil into my rice. That’s how I really enjoyed it.
Another one of their best sellers. The sauce was sweet thanks to the raisins and the pork was very tender. A bonus was that it doesn’t have fatty layers which I would have just scrapped off if I saw it.
What would make this dish much better? More servings! :)
The beef version of the salpicao. Although it was what you would expect on a salpicao dish, I enjoyed the Tuna variant more.
This has to be my favorite among all the dishes that we tried. Ox Tongue has been one of my favorite dishes and I’m really glad that they cooked it perfectly! It was very tender that you can easily shred it just with your tongue! It was very yummy too! If you know someone who’s afraid of trying Ox Tongue, let them try this dish and see if their perception changes.
As for dessert, we had leche flan. Just the right amount of sweetness and tenderness; and I’m glad that it didn’t have that “chiffon” like texture for its price.
Dinner was served and enjoyed thanks to the dishes from Galli Village Cafe. It is worth a comeback especially to have that yummy Lengua again!
Disclosure: Galli Village Cafe paid for our food
Till next time,
Galli Village Cafe
San Antonio Village
G/F YMCA Hotel, 7 Sacred Heart St
San Antonio, Makati
Restaurant by Location: San Antonio