I was invited to the new band place in Malate, Minokaua. It’s not just a place to listen to live bands, they also serve a wide selection of food. We went there on a Saturday night and Sinosikat is playing at 9:30 PM. They have a cover charge for events like these.
The band set-up is on the their second floor. While for acoustic nights their set-up is in the first floor.
We got to sample 3 of their dishes.
First is one of their bar chows, the Green Thunder. It’s deep-fried green chili stuffed with ground pork and served with a dip. I really like how it’s not that spicy and it’s packed with a lot of meat.
The second dish is another one of their bar chows, the Clam in White Wine. I really liked this dish because of the flavor. There’s a hint of white wine and a bit of saltiness. The clams are well-seasoned with these flavors and I couldn’t stop eating them.
The last dish is Sisig Paella wherein the two Filipino favorites come together sisig + rice. It’s a huge serving of rice for around 4 people. This dish is really flavorful and a bit on the spicy side.
To top it all off, they served us their Grilled Ensaymada Ice Cream Melt. It’s a re-imagined ensaymada which has a distinct taste because of the grilled and sweet flavor coming together. The serving size is big and perfect to share with a group. 🙂
I really enjoyed our dining experience at Minokaua. Their food has this familiar Filipino taste but at the same time they’ve incorporated their own twists into it. It’s a great place to hangout with a group friends after work since they’re open til around 2AM.