Sentro 1771 Showcases Their New Menu
Do you like sinigang? I do! A lot! It has a lot of variants such as sinigang na bangus, sinigang na hipon, sinigang sa miso, sinigang na baboy but have you heard of sinigang na corned beef? My initial reaction upon hearing this was huh? Isn’t corned beef the canned good that contains shredded beef? So if you put it in a soup, wouldn’t it spread all over?
Actually, there’s a restaurant that’s famous for serving sinigang na corned beef and no, it doesn’t spread all over as I initially thought. That restaurant is called Sentro 1771 “First in Modern Filipino Cuisine”. Actually, I have dined at Sentro a few years ago and the picture of the corned beef sinigang got stuck into my head that every time I pass by Sentro, I subconsciously try to look for a table that has it.
Sentro 1771 Sinigang na Corned Beef – PHP 595
Everything you’d like in sinigang; sourness, fresh veggies, and to make it better, they added protein packed beef shanks.
Aside from their famous dish, recently, Sentro 1771 through their Executive Chef Vicky Pacheco has launched a new menu for our delight. Ranging from appetizers, viands or even their new seafood bagoong rice; there’s going to be a dish there that’s going to be your new favorite.
Sentro 1771 Camote Cups – PHP 240
Sentro 1771 Balunbalunan Sticks (B2B Sticks) – PHP 150
Tastes like pork barbeque! A good exotic dish to let your foreigner friends try. Just let them close their eyes and bite into this. They would think it’s pork but see their reactions once they know what they actually ate.
Sentro 1771 Macau Chorizo and Cheese Tidbits – PHP 240
Sentro 1771 Duck Pancake – PHP 170
The first question that comes into mind was how do you eat this? Do you eat the wrapper or is it just there to cover the spoon? What I did was to hold it up then pour the contents in the middle and ate it like a sandwich. It has a resemblance to one way of eating peking duck (wrapped and with hoisin sauce).
Sentro 1771 Chicken Adobo sa Gata – PHP 250
Sentro 1771 Two-Egg Ampalaya Crepe – PHP 150
Nice presentation! I’m glad that the ampalaya wasn’t too bitter; in fact, I didn’t taste much bitterness on it.
Sentro 1771 Fish of the Day in Banana Leaf – PHP 140 per 100g
Guaranteed fresh daily! You can opt to have it wrapped in Banana Leaf (current one) or in Pandan.
Sentro 1771 Lamb Caldereta – PHP 480
My personal favorite. I kept coming back to eat this even while other dishes were already being served.
Sentro 1771 Seafood Bagoong Rice – PHP 530
“Kanin pa lang; ulam na!” Loved the hito flakes!
Sentro 1771 Keso Flan – PHP 220
Has the texture of cheese cake but you can still taste the sweetness of caramelized sugar on top. Add the keso de bola and salted egg to enjoy a mixture of tastes.
Sentro 1771 Fried Suman and Mangoes – PHP 180
Definitely much better than the traditional sugar dip.
Sentro 1771 Banana Tart – PHP 150
I’m really glad I went to sweat it out at the gym earlier that day so I had a big appetite coming into Sentro 1771. Although the food maybe familiar to our home cooking that we have grown to love; there’s still something that makes the food stand out; Be it the preparation and presentation, the flavor, the combination of different ingredients (that I personally didn’t thought to be possible).
If you were to ask me what were my favorites; I would not give it a second thought and say, Lamb Caldereta, Sinigang na corned beef and Seafood Bagoong Rice in that order. Having those three would already make me a happy and satisfied diner.
Disclosure: Sentro paid for our meal.
Till next time,
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