When it comes to pleasing the Filipino palatte, one of the safest routes to achieving this would be coming up with ‘silog in the menu: tapsilog (tapa+ sinangag+ ilog), bangsilog (bangus+ sinangag+itlog), longsilog (longganisa+sinangag+itlog), cornsilog (corned beef+sinangag+itlog) and many more variations of dishes siding fried egg and fried rice.
The ‘silog dish cuts across all socio-economic classes in the sense that it is present in the menu board of both the upper class’ fine dining restaurants and the masses’ carinderia joints.
It’s no wonder then that Kanto Freestyle Breakfast has made its name heard quite fast, being one of the outlets where a diner can find ‘silog in the menu. What makes Kanto Freestyle stand out from the rest of the street joints offering this common dish, is that each of the ‘silog meal is served a-la-gourmet. Meaning, it stands out primarily on visual presentation, yet, at the price that’s reasonable compared to other eating places that have similar serving size and dish presentation.
My colleague has been bragging lately about Kanto Freetyle’s New Zealand Beef Tapa whose taste he can swear by. If only for this dish, he says, he could eat it everyday.
He was quite convincing to the point that I actually brought my family for lunch one weekend in Kanto Freetyle’s Burgos St Branch in Makati City (one of the 6 in Metro Manila). We got to order Chicken longganisa ‘silog, Fried Tuyo (Dried Fish) ‘silog, Spanish Sardines Tempura with Garlic rice, Champorado with Choc Nut and Tuyo, and Iced Chocolate Milk for drinks.
Chicken Longanisa P110
Tuyo and Kesong Puti P110
Spanish Sardines Tempora P110
Chocnut Champoado topped with Tuyo P90
All tasted true to what we expected them to be and indeed, the presentation made all the difference, attempting to make each meal a masterpiece.
Kanto Freestyle Menu
Unfortunately, the New Zealand Beef Tapa which was our primary reason for visit wasn’t available at the time our visit. “It’s our best-seller, that’s why it runs out fast,” said one of the food attendants who ended up suggesting other alternatives that we might like.
Maybe next time then, I told her. Who knows it could be sooner.
Kanto Freestyle Breakfast Open 24hrs
Address: 5079 P. Burgos St., Poblacion, Makati
Official Website: here