If we’re talking about chillin’ with the kumpares, Sentro 1771 is the place to be. (Kumpare muna tayo ngayon dahil sosyal ang datingan ng restaurant na ’to.) This establishment serves modern and sophisticated takes on local cuisines. Fancy, but not too heavy on the wallet. Among the many new offerings they have, sous chef Claudette Cuares of 1771 group of restaurant recommends a particular dish for us:
The Garlic Steak
Sounds simple right? Well, excluding the preparations for it, the dish is easy to comprehend. The meat is marinated in garlic purée and soy sauce for 24 hours before grilled. The blade steak is then topped with garlic butter. It’s a straightforward taste that spot-on captures the pinoy palate: Matamis, maalat, makarne. Basically, the tender beef is brimming with umami and has a touch of garlicky saltiness. The juices are sweet and savory. It’s protein you’d love to eat with or without rice.
Sentro 1771 has branches in Capital Commons, Greenbelt 5, and Uptown Place Mall.