Bonfire Sticks N Skewers brings the bonfire food experience in a casual dining restaurant setting by serving grilled dishes, as well as other local and international comfort food items in a modern and innovative way of preparation. This new restaurant is located at Forbes Town Center, BGC, Taguig City.
The whole concept is simple. After a tiring day, you just want to relax and enjoy a conversation with your barkada over simple yet delightful food and a bottle or two of your favorite drink. Now imagine that you can just do that a few blocks away from your office or condo. Can you spell awesome to me?
|Crudites and Dips|
Crudites and Dips (P175.00) is a healthy option of starting your meal. Fresh seasonal vegetables such as slices of carrots, cucumber, sweet capsicum (bell peppers), baby corn and seedless olives are served with ranch dressing, hummus and olive tapanade. My favorites are the olives dipped in the olive tapanade, followed by the baby corn, carrots and sweet bell peppers dipped in the rand dressing. The sweet bell peppers were really delectably sweet and you can tell the freshness of the vegetables by their crunchiness.
Mozzarella Sticks (P195.00) are another excellent appetizer that can surely add fun to any conversation. Pieces of mozzarella cheese were coated with a batter and fried until golden brown, resulting to a crunchy crust with a soft, sticky and stringy core. They come with marinara sauce which adds a refreshing flavor to the dish..
|Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich|
For a lighter meal, you can try their Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich (P260.00). It has thinly sliced steak, fresh lettuce and sliced tomatoes, with cheese sauce and topped with caramelized onions, served with potato wedges on the side. If you are looking for a quick lunch or an afternoon snack, you can try this sandwich or any of the sandwiches on their menu including Grilled Angus Beef Burger, Broiled Bulgogi Sandwich, or the healthier Grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich, just to name a few.
For a more complete Pinoy-style rice meals, you can choose among their 11 entree options, which are all served with plain rice. They also have three different Flavored Rice creations that you might want to try such as the Laksa Rice, Kimchi Rice and the very intriguing Sinigang Rice! You can order the flavored rice a la carte at P60.00 per cup, or you can upgrade the plain rice which come with your entree to the flavored rice of your choice for just an additional P30.00. It's really up to you how you will mix and match the entrees and the flavored rice. Just be adventurous, explore the flavors that you think will suit your taste; or try a new flavor if you feel like it.
|Lechon Kawali on a Stick|
Lechon Kawali on a Stick (P255.00) is an example of a simple Pinoy comfort food given a creative way of presentation. Chunks of pork belly were deep fried until crispy and golden brown, and are then served on barbecue sticks. We partnered it with Sinigang Rice because the lechon kawali in itself has a very simple salty flavor and it complements the sinigang rice just right. So how was the sinigang rice? Well, it has a lightly sour tamarind soup flavor, minus the soupy liquid. This combination is just like eating a dry version of sinigang na lechon kawali.
|Bourbon Back Ribs|
Another combination that we tried was the Bourbon Back Ribs (P315.00) with Laksa Rice. This one is an east-meets-west combination. Baby back ribs were marinated in a US-style BBQ sauce and flame grilled until they are super tender that the meat just fall of the bone. Now the rice is flavored with Malaysia's famous coconut-curry soup dish. It's lightly sour, creamy and savory, but not too flavorful to dominate any dish that you will combine with it. Some may find the combination too clashing. I actually prefer the ribs with plain rice or mashed potato or any starch which will not overpower the flavor of the BBQ. But as I said, you can be adventurous and there is no harm in trying different combination of flavors.
|Grilled CPA (Chicken Pork Adobo)|
The last dish we tried was the Grilled CPA-Chicken Pork Adobo (P275.00) with Kimchi Rice. Pieces of pork and chicken fillet were marinated in adobo and then grilled and served on sticks. If you love kimchi, then you will love the kimchi rice. Soy flavor and kimchi flavor do complement each other, so this turned out to be a good combination as well.
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It's great too have restaurants like Bonfire Sticks N Skewers in BGC, especially for the residents or employees working in the area. Bonfire is indeed a place where I would go if I want to indulge and treat myself with good quality food without spending my whole week's allowance. So, if you are around BGC, we'll see you at Bonfire for more lunch-outs and after-office drinks.
Bonfire Sticks N' Skewers
Unit F132- Forbeswood Heights, Forbes Town Center
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 10:00pm
Contact Number: (02) 403-3000
Disclaimer: Dishes featured on this article were provided by the restaurant for photoshoot and sampling purposes only. Opinion on their food is ours and is based on our personal taste.