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Monday, September 30, 2019

 I found myself in Rockwell again. It seems I keep on visiting this busy Makati Mall more and more. With a new wing added, they now offer a ton of choices to visitors in terms of restaurants. One of them would be THE GRID. The best food market around, in my honest opinion. The geniuses behind Hole In The Wall concept, they made it into the greats of the great. This time around, I was able to check out stalls 1, 4, and 11.
 Most of the purveyors in THE GRID are veterans in the food industry. Stall 1 or BUCKY'S, came out with their big guns and made me drool right off the bat. Their baked ziti was filling and cheesy.
The twister fries were better than McDonald's. No joke. But what was really delicious was their FRIED CHICKEN. They were crunchy and juicy at the same time. Each bite made me want to partner it with rice. I really had a great time chewing this baby.
 Whenever I visit THE GRID, I always see a line at STALL 4. LE CHON by Chef Happy Ongpauco-Tiu, is everyone's favorite. Here, you can have your meals customize. You pick a main like their flavorful chicken, or their crunchy pork belly. Then, you partner it with different side dishes like fried potato, banana cue chips, and even an eggplant with baba ganoush.
 The skin of their pork belly is just crunchy. You hear that sound with each bite. The meat is tasty and tender. They went well with the rice that they serve and the sauces they have.
 Another must try stall would be BUN APPETIT. This started way back during Salcedo's Sunday Market. The couple behind this concept figured that there is no decent seafood roll in the metro. I got to agree with them. Years later, they are now part and parcel of the growing industry. In my honest opinion, I prefer their lobster rolls compared to another foreign Jedi-named restaurant. Even if it seems a bit expensive, they are definitely more affordable compared to those rolls in other countries. Trying to reinvent themselves, they now offer grilled cheese and even avocado toast. You can actually order whole lobsters from them with prior notice.
 If you're asking me if I'm going to return, my answer would be a resounding yes. I actually been to THE GRID more than 5 times already. Yes, there's a lot to choose from. I can't wait for their expansion to open up.

THE GRID FOOD MARKET is located on the 2nd floor of the Power Plant Mall.


Disclaimer: wrote this based on my experience. was invited to this tasting event.
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Written by Lovely

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