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bonifacio, tanjong pagar

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We meant to go to Bonifacio for our annual Pasko Lunch (Christmas lunch for us Filipino kids) but the darn thing is closed on Mondays so we ended up at 7,107 again. These pictures are from when Tine from MV came to visit. To lure you into the post, I’m gonna start with crispy pata.

The Filipino’s gift to the universe.

Cholesterol? What cholesterol.

Bonifacio is named after one of the great revolutionary leaders of the Philippines, Andres Bonifacio. If you ask me, Bonifacio got a raw deal. He founded and led the Katipunan but ended up getting executed by another of the Philippine Revolutions leaders, Emilio Aguinaldo (who later became the first president of the Philippines). Filipino on Filipino crime. Sad.

Anyway, the restaurant Bonifacio is not sad. I’ll come right out and say that I think it’s better than 7,107. Better flavors, bigger portions, better prices. The location is not as central but the place itself is really nice.

In addition to the crispy pata (which was AWESOME) we had some shrimp and laing. I don’t think I’ve had laing before or if I did it’s been ages. This was nice, appropriately coconutty although not necessarily something you’d feed to your non-Filipino friends.

Some sisig since we were with some big sisig fans.

The secret to sisig is to have lots of crunchy bits. And also to not tell people that they’re eating pig face.

The only disappointment in an otherwise delicious meal was the kare kare which, curiously, was made with lechon kawali-like fried meat that was not mixed well with the veggies and sabaw.

I like tofu but I don’t like tokwa. As tokwa goes though, this was a pretty good rendition of it.

I love salted egg and tomato. It’s one of my all time favorite food combos.

I feel like we had more dishes but I was probably too busy stuffing my face with the crispy pata.

This was another memorable dish worth coming back for – the palitaw. Think mochi dough that’s been boiled and covered in sesame seeds and sugar. Comes with a side of dessicated coconut. These were warm and HUGE. Definitely big enough to share amongst 2 or 3 people. Yum.

Bonifacio Modern Filipino Cuisine: 35 Kreta Ayer St. Singapore 089000


Written by joann

January 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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  1. The palitaw looks delicious. 🙂


    January 23, 2010 at 10:00 am

    • i had it again last week and it was just as good. all warm and gooey and awesome!


      January 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm

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