Friday, February 6, 2015

Love at First Bite: Puñta Manila

I love Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT Manila)! I always tell my friends that I had one of the best nights of my life when I watched them last year. I never laughed so hard and I thought I would die from laughing. And so when I saw their post on Facebook that their first show in 2015 will be at Puñta along Shaw Boulevard, I began to spam my friends. Sadly, people were busy then. I was too. But I badly needed a laugh.

Hello, Puñta Manila!
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Please do not ask me to pronounce the name of the restaurant for you. It sounds like you’re cursing when you say the name but I guess this is a creative gimmick of the establishment’s owner, Paolo Bediones. People would love to keep saying the name as it’s something different. But Bediones claims that the name was derived from an expression of surprise or delight and not from a “bad word”. Anyway, I will still not say it. >.<

The place was packed that night so it was a good thing that I reserved seats. We were supposed to be a group of four but two had to back out. So I had an extra chair for my bag. Woohoo.

It was difficult to order since all of the dishes I wanted to try were unavailable that night. I think I tried to order over 7 dishes and yes, ALL WERE UNAVAILABLE. I’m not so sure if it was because business was super good or if they only keep limited supply to lessen throw away cost.

We ended up ordering the following: Pollo Tirada Tortillas (PHP285) and Quesos Quesadillas (PHP275). (I wanted to order more but it was difficult as almost everything I wanted were not available. *frustrating!* )

Service was slow. It took Puñta over 45 minutes to serve our food. The food was served a few minutes after the show started which was past 9 p.m. and we arrived around 8:15 p.m.! Good thing we weren’t that hungry.
First served was the tortillas and it was LOVE. The red bean chili, crunchy cabbage, baked pulled chicken, cheese, pico de gallo, frijole charros, and garlic cream went well together. Full of different textures and flavors, this is a must order dish!
The quesadilla was served a couple of minutes later and it was definitely not as superb as the tortillas. R was trying to brainwash me that it was better since he ordered it but… meh. I prefer my order. The quesadillas was pretty good too though it tasted plain. I don’t blame the dish though. There is only much you could expect with cheese quesadilla.

Now for the show…
SPIT never fails to make me laugh. However, I missed the charades skit that they did when I watched for the first time. Plus I didn’t get to ask Madame Oracle. I wanted to ask the three-headed madame what I’ll get on my birthday.

Puñta Manila is located at Liberty Center (Puregold Shaw), Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Contact 941 28 70 for inquiries and reservations.

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