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Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine

We chanced upon this place when we were on our way to Greenbelt to eat. After a few minutes of wandering around Greenbelt 5 we were still undecided so we settled to come back here because I was craving for something Pinoy. That, and we figured, why not try something new?

I don't know why but something about the color and the general feeling of the place reminded me of Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. I kept thinking that this new but vintage-themed restaurant is brought to us by the same people that launched the Kamiseta and Vanilla Cupcake Bakery brands. But hey, I could be wrong.

Main dining area
The kitchen a few steps down
Shelves adorned with vintage trinkets and things

On the table:

Chicken and Pork Adobo (~PhP 200). A delightful combination of tender chicken and pork pieces in savory traditional adobo sauce. It's like hitting 3 birds with one stone! The classic favorite was paired with salted eggs and slices of tomatoes and cucumber, and a hefty serving of hot rice.

Adobo Rice. I absolutely loved this because one, everything is better with egg (as a friend told me and I totally agree), and the adobo flakes on top are perfectly crunchy and yummy! You can actually eat this on its own. The serving's good for 2 people, too.

Bangus Ala Pobre (PhP 228). This one's very good too. If you want to go light and you're too tired of meat, boneless milkfish never gets old.

Bottomless Dalandan Juice (PhP 98) and Vanilla Milkshake (PhP 148). This is another point in common between VCB and Dekada, the bottles used as glasses. I've always thought it was a nice, unique touch. The dalandan juice was refreshing but I fell in love with the milkshake more. It just tasted so creamy and milky, it was quite a surprise.

I read online that they just opened last June, the 29th to be exact. So there's still room for improvement. And I hope in the future, they'll add more variety to their menu. But in terms of the quality of food and flavors, it's great comfort food you can always come back to. I know I will. Price was affordable since the servings were huge! Always bring friends and a big appetite when going here!

Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine is located at 2nd Floor Glorietta 3, East Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City
(next to Forme and Oxygen, before entering Landmark)
Official Facebook Page
Contact Number: 0922 841 3855