Saturday, September 20, 2014

Salo at The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City


Salo BGC is a casual dining restaurant located at The Fort Strip in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). They specialize in authentic Filipino comfort food that is straightforward and made affordable. Regional favorites are classified into four groups: Rice Bowls, Salo-Salo, Pulutan and Anti-Hangover.


Rice Bowls

Salo BGC's Rice Bowls are their version of the Pinoy classic breakfast meals, the silog. These all-day breakfast meals are primarily designed for office workers in the BGC area looking for an affordable but delightful meals at anytime of the day. Mostly ranging from P130-P150, the Rice Bowls are really a value-for-money meals. Rice Bowls are ideal for individuals or small groups.

During our visit, we sampled the Tapsilog (P140.00) and the Tuyosilog (P145.00). The tapa made of tenderloin beef was tender to the bite. It has a sweet-savory taste reminiscent of Batangas-style tapa. The Tuyosilog comes with the classic dried fish which is always perfect with vinegar. Other choices include Longsilog, Tocilog, Bangusilog, Pork Binagoongan, Bicol Express, Beef Pares, Crispy Liempo, Bistek Tagalog, and Lechon Belly. If you want to give yourself a fancy treat, you might want to try the Steaksilog (P215.00).



The Salo-Salo plates are ideal for bigger groups like families or office teams. Each serving costs between P215-P225 and is big enough for three to four persons. A cup of steamed rice costs P25.00 while garlic rice costs P35.00 per cup. During our visit, Salo BGC had us sample their Bistek Tagalog (P225.00) and Binagoongan (P215.00). The beef chunks in the bistek were tender and we liked its thick sauce with plain rice. It's very savory but the taste is not tiring.

Bistek Tagalog

The pork binagoongan had a generous serving of pork and eggplants in a sauce that is not overpowered with bagoong flavor. Tama lang ang timpla. The pork was tender while the eggplants were not overcooked. Other Salo-Salo plates options are Bicol Express and Lechon Belly (250g). For a more festive meal, there's Crispy Pata (P390.00). There's also rice platters that's perfect with the Salo-Salo plates, such as Adobo Rice (185.00), Aligue Rice (P200.00) and Longa Rice (P170.00).



Salo BGC is also a go-to place for beer drinkers. They have one of the most affordable beer buckets in BGC at only P240.00 and no beer drinking sessions are complete without Pulutan. Their top-seller is the Pulutan Platter (P200.00) which includes Crispy Chicken Skin, Casava Chips, Crispy Kangkong, Kikiam, Fishballs and Squidballs. They also serve other Pinoy favorite pulutan such as Adobong Mani, Sisig, Tokwa't Baboy, and Assorted Bolahan. With prices ranging between P55-P185, there's pulutan to match any budget.

Pulutan Platter

Anti-Hangover Meals

After an evening of drinking like there's no tomorrow, no need to go further as Salo BGC also offers Anti-Hangover Meals that will sure cure your weekend hangover problems. We don't know the exact science behind it, but Pinoy drinking culture says it works, haha. It was a rainy afternoon when we visited, hangover aside, we enjoyed sharing a bowl of piping hot Goto (P95.00). Other choices are Lomi, Batchoy, Pansitan, and an interesting creation, the Longaburger.


Salo BGC is a welcome addition the ever growing dining options in BGC that serve affordable, uncomplicated comfort food. Working in a shift that ends after midnight, Salo BGC will definitely be one of my go-to places for an after-work midnight snack.

Pinas Muna with Chef Benjo

Salo BGC
The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 4:00am
Contact Number: 0917-8914333
Twitter/Instagram: @SaloBGC

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