Sentro 1771: The First in Modern Filipino Cuisine

It has always been my dream for the whole world to discover how palatable Filipino cuisine is.

I love Filipino food! Tinolang Manok, Adobo, Kare-Kare (N’s favorite, too), Sinigang, Lechong Kawali, Sisig, and the list could go on. I have no doubt that one day, our list of amazing dishes will conquer the globe’s culinary scene.

Welcome to Sentro 1771!

I was really, really, very happy when I heard of the news that we can get to try Sentro’s 1771’s first signature dishes last Saturday. I did my little research and found that they are serving modern Filipino dishes right at the heart of Serendra, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

Sentro 1771 + Lifestyle Blogger Friends = Happiness! I get to enjoy a gastronomic journey with these amazing ladies!

(L-R) Des of Nanay Lunches With Love, Vance of Purple Plum Fairy, CJ of Planeville Mom, Rochelle of Rochelle Rivera, and Yours Truly

Sentro 1771’s interesting centerpiece, containing fresh local produces such as tomato and chilis.

Thank you for welcoming us! 🙂

While waiting, I look around Sentro 1771’s place and this caught my attention. Their Ladies Room really smells fresh and squeaky clean. Just like what CJ of Planeville Mom said, “You secretly judge a restaurant by its rest room.” Check!

Sentro 1771’s Ladies Room

Now, let’s go to Sentro 1771’s Modern Filipino Menu. I will be using the spoon metrics in grading the different dishes: 5 spoons being the most delicious, and 1 spoon for the least.

 

APPETIZER

Duck Pancakes

  • Peking pancakes filled with strips of native duck slow-cooked in beer, rhum vinegar, soy sauce and muscovado sugar.
  • 4 pcs. for Php 170.00
  • Verdict : 3 spoons

Duck Pancakes

B2B Sticks

  • Skewered and grilled organic chicken gizzards cooked adobo-style.
  • 4pcs. for Php 150.00
  • Verdict : 2 spoons

B2B Sticks

Macau Chorizo and Cheese Tidbits

  • Mini spring rolls filled with Macau Chorizo, shallots and keso de bola
  • About 10-12 bite-sized pcs for Php 240.00
  • Verdict : 4 spoons

Macau Chorizo and Cheese Tidbits

VEGETABLES

Two-Egg Ampalaya Crepe

  • Sauteed bitter melon on egg crepe, topped with salted duck egg
  • 1 serving good for 2 pax for Php 150.00
  • Verdict : 2 spoons since I’m not a fan of ampalaya

Two-Egg Ampalaya Crepe

Camote Cups

  • Carved sweet potato filled with stir-fried cabbage, Baguio beans and carrots
  • 4pcs for Php 240.00
  • Verdict : 3 spoons

 

Camote Cups

FISH

Fish of the Day Pandan

  • Whole fish stuffed with sauteed onions, tomatoes, miso ad malunggay, tied with pandan
  • 1 whole fish good for 2-4 pax for Php 220 (per 100 grams)
  • Verdict : 2 spoons

Fish of the Day Pandan

Seafood Bagoong Rice

  • Topped with grilled squid, garlic shrimps, and hito flakes.
  • 1 serving good for 2-3 pax for Php 530.00 (add Php 45.00 if brown or red rice)
  • Verdict : 5 spoons

Seafood Bagoong Rice

Sinigang na Corned Beef

  • Corned beef short plate and boneless beef shanks in tamarind broth with native vegetable
  • 1 serving good for 2-4 people for Php 595.00
  • Verdict : 5 spoons if tamarind broth is made more sour

Sinigang na Corned Beef

Lamb Caldereta

  • Boneless lamb shoulder stewed with carrots, bell peppers, tomato sauce, and spices. Can be mild or spicy.
  • 1 serving good for 2-3 pax for Php 480.00
  • Verdict : 5 spoons

Lamb Caldereta

Chicken Adobo sa Gata

  • Still retains the vinegar-garlic-peppercorn balance but thickened with coconut milk
  • 1 serving good for 2-3 pax for Php 230.00
  • Verdict : 4 spoons

Chicken Adobo sa Gata

DESSERTS

Keso Flan

  • A baked but light, no crust cheesecake served with keso de bola and red egg. Parang bibingka na hindi!
  • 1 serving good for 1-2 pax for Php 220.00
  • Verdict : 5 spoons

Keso Flan

Fried Suman & Mangoes

  • Rolled-out suman fried to a light crisp and topped with ripe mangoes and served with sweet coco jam
  • 4pcs for Php 180.00
  • Verdict : 5 spoons

Fried Suman & Mangoes

Banana Tart

  • Puffed pastry with a light custard topped with caramelized saba banana slices
  • Single Serving for Php 150.00
  • Verdict : 4 spoons

Sentro 1771’s brilliant culinary team is composed of Head Chef Vicky Rose Pacheco, Chef Claudette Cuares, and Chef Martin Algarra.

Meeting Sentro 1771’s Head Chef Vicky Pacheco

FINAL VERDICT

I’d surely go back ad bring my whole family here for a hearty weekend lunch or dinner. I recommend you to do the same!

I give it 9/10 spoons as a restaurant in general.

In a nutshell, these are the Sentro 1771 dishes that I’d surely go and order again:

  • Macau Chorizo & Cheese Tidbits
  • Seafood Bagoong Rice
  • Lamb Caldereta
  • Chicken Adobo sa Gata
  • Keso Flan
  • Fried Suman & Mangoes

Sentro 1771 – Serendra

Address: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (in front of Cupcakes by Sonja / Chez Karine Bakery)

Tel. No. : 856-0581 

  • Sunday to Thursday (7:00am to 10:00pm)
  • Friday and Saturday (7:00am to 11:00pm)
  • Merienda hours (3:00pm to 6:00pm)

Sentro 1771 – Greenbelt 3

Address: 2/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

Tel. No. : 757-3941

  • Monday to Sunday (11:00am to 11:00pm)

You can also follow them on these social media platforms:

Website: http://sentro1771.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sentro1771
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sentro1771
Instagram: https://instagram.com/Sentro1771

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