This was delicious especially with the shrimp bisque and sea urchin mixed together. I paid a visit while I was in town for the weekend and was so happy to be reunited with the oxtail Kare Kare dish!! I usually am dissappointed when I go out to eat Filipino food as home cooking is usually the best. Maharlika does a great job of creating traditional Filipino dishes with a modern twist. They include patis fish sauce ; house-made suka, coconut-sugarcane vinegar steeped with bird chiles; and bottles of banana ketchup and Maggi calamansi seasoning. That was a bit burnt but it did taste well. Maharlika menu in image format shown on this website has been digitised by Zomato.
So I assume they are busy. I added the fish sauce into it and I loved it! I was not too fond of the lumpia, while I understand that it's an appetizer, I felt that it needed to be filled more since they were served in bite sized pieces. We also ordered their guava juice cocktail which was so refreshing sorry to all the other patrons that day, because we finished all their guava juice. Trying out the ube waffle was a first for me, so I was surprised at how delicious it was. You can also grab your food to go. The eggplant and the string beans were perfectly cooked. I understand the concept of Karaoke and disco.
We can't even talk and hear each other. There is vocabulary to learn. Note: I don't think banana ketchup tastes good at all on the side 2 we also had another appetizer, sisig, which is meat in a skillet, served with garlic rice! Ranking the 3 items: 1. On the cocktail list is Tang. It's been a while, but I know we got the ube chicken and waffles and the pork sisig.
I was curious to try this place once, am glad I did, but will not be back. The dishes were good, but not memorable. While we didn't do that, it looked like a lot of fun you get to use your hands and forgo the utensils! The waffle was made fresh and was warm when served and the subtle taste of the ube was not too overpowering. I really wanted to love this place after hearing all the good reviews. Enjoyed the chicken with banana sauce too. Can a thing so undainty be called an amuse-bouche? We ordered the lumpiang to start and set our tastebuds in motion. On the menu is Spam.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Maharlika Restaurant? The food and service were outstanding! Unfortunately, They did not have the filipino deserts we were craving for, but they recommended us to go to their sister restaurant, Jeepney, which was only several blocks away. There's no way Im coming back to this place. I felt as if they forgot about us, and they weren't running around or all that busy. On a recent evening, adobo market price , the Filipino national dish, tasted as if the vinegary do you sense a theme? Sometimes they bring it out to you with the egg on top, and mix it in the miniature skillet by your table. I'll start with the food. Great place for traditional Filipino food. A free plate of crisp chicken skin may be offered.
I recently had the Pork Adobo spare ribs which were delicious. Partly because of the fattiness of the dish but the skillet really elevated the dish with the crispy, charred bits. I will certainly add this place to my list of go-to Filipino places in the city. I ordered lumpiang, sisig with garlic rice, and the adobo ribs. Originally came for the Uni Palabok, but they ran out of Uni. My friends appeared to enjoy the novelty of the experience, and having no other experience to compare it, did not know how to explain what they thought fair enough. Must get the lumpiang crispy and light to start - always.
Would definitely recommend if you're in East Village and in the mood for some Filipino food! The dish also was not boneless, which could affect one's experience with this dish. Brunch is pretty fun here, the fried chicken with ube waffles tastes as awesome as it looks. Tocino cured pork tenderloin : Oh so delicious but oh so bad for your health. Garlic rice and the fried egg was a good highlight of the meal, and the steak was decent but a tad bit salty. Good thing we had drinks to occupy us because the food took probably 45 mins to come out and we only ordered 4 entrees. In August, the owners — three young Filipino-Americans, Nicole Ponseca, Enzo Lim and Noel Cruz, and their Dominican chef, Miguel Trinidad — secured a space in the East Village. When we got there we saw two big groups of people.
Luckily we weren't in any sort of time constraint. Bangus at Maharlika, a Filipino-American place. Trinidad spent time in the Philippines, and his interpretation of the food is honorable and even enlightening. I was really excited to come here, but I thought the food was overall ok! Food is good the wait is way to long. The dining area was smaller than I thought, but then pictures can be deceiving. Don't be fooled by the word purple yam. It tasted just like the right amount of citrus and the noodles were perfect! Commenting on the service, we were sitting there for about 20 minutes and no one came to bring us our check.