FoodieFriday: Anti-stress Goodness at The Fort Strip

So, as I may have mentioned here, I now work at Bonifacio Global City, more popularly known as The Fort. And, right across our office is The Fort Strip. It’s basically a complex, perhaps one of the earliest built (I remember coming here for the first time way back in 2008 or 2009 while still working for the magazine) in the now fast-changing BGC landscape.

Fort Strip in May
Construction completed!

Anyway, so, there aren’t a lot of food options here at The Fort in the economical side. But, if on certain days you feel like pampering yourself for a job well done, well, there are some really good restaurants at The Fort Strip. And the good thing is (well, at least for me and my colleagues!) it’s just a mere five minutes away now that the road widening has been completed and the barricade (almost) removed. So, truth be told, we’ve visited The Fort Strip quite a number of times now. The most recent one being yesterday, in what was called “Appreciation Lunch” for the hard work of the staff in recent events. Before that, it was a a stress buster, for the same recent events. ;p

So, without further ado, I give you some tasty treats (pictures at least) we pampered ourselves with at The Fort Strip. Hover on the photos for description. As usual, I hope you had food already before reading this. You have been warned!

Aracama

It’s a Filipino restaurant. Casual to fine dining. I think they have party areas on the second floor. Great food. Good amount of servings. Fantabulous desserts! Favorites like kilawin, kare-kare, tokwa’t baboy, crispy pata, ensaladang talong, and other specialties become more special.

Aracama - Foodstagram

Aracama - Sea Bass
Butter and garlic sea bass
Aracama - After Hell Week Treat
Kalag-kalag (???) fried rice, ensaladang talong, rellenong bangus (YUMMY!), brown rice (for the health conscious) and honey barbecued chicken. With Stella! (because the line at Draft was so long!)
Aracama - Puffs and Dulce de Leche
Puffs and Dulce de Leche
Aracama - Food for the Gods with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce
Food for the Gods and Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce

Seoul Express

Fast food Korean restaurant. We went here to take our mind away from the world of words for a bit. Good price. Value for money. Loved the rolls. Smile

Seoul Express - Korean Bibimbap Restaurant
Rolls and bento box

Draft

We mainly go here for drinks on a Friday night, or whenever we feel like it! Hahaha Open-mouthed smile It’s a pub, serving European beer. Draft and bottled. We always look for Stella (Belgian beer) or make do with Beck’s for draft. The 330ml is 110 I think and the pint is 180. It’s ++ of course. And the food that we order are mainly pica-pica or pulutan food. But these are filling, enough for dinner substitute.

Draft - Foodstagram

Draft - Drunk Mussels
Mussels sauteed in beer with bread and chips (fries) on the side – OUR FAVORITE
Draft - Calamari
Calamares – REGULAR MUST ORDER
Draft - Sausage Platter
Three kinds of sausage with two different dips (mustard and garlic I think) with flavorful potatoes on the side – ALSO OUR FAVORITE
Draft - Fudge Brownies and Vanilla Ice Cream in Chocolate Sauce
Sinful! Split it 5 or 6 ways and it’s still great!

So, as I said, if you’re willing to shell some more bucks for a great eat out or one-round drinks, definitely worth spending it at The Fort Strip. More raids soon, I hope. And as always, will be glad to share pictures and thoughts with you! Or visit the Fort Strip and let me know what you think! Happy eating!

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