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The Belle & Dragon Makati

Flatlay styling by EJ Bunag
Where do I even start with The Belle & Dragon? 😍 

For one, the concept and design of the restaurant was already a big yes for me in the "Should I give this a try?" department. The moment you enter the door, it's like you're transported into some pub located inside a castle. The tables, the lighting, loved the ambiance, the music, everything. There's even a sort of secret chamber, which I guess is for special occasions, which was hidden in plain view until someone opened the door to it. So cool!

We were served new dishes during the foodie meetup, The Belle & Dragon's take on comfort food. Lechon Sinigang, B&D Sisig, Smoked Chicken Adobo, B&D Burger, Uh-huh Honey Chicken, Garden Curry and Country Omurice.

Hands down, their Country Omurice is my favorite. It is everything that a comfort food should be. I love anything egg and anything with egg. The omelette was flavorful and creamy. Homey, delicious and filling. I won't mind coming back to The B&D for this!

Another favorite was the Lechon Sinigang. It had the perfect balance of sourness and savory for me, best of all a hefty serving of lechon! The sinigang broth is perfect for a rainy day -- any day for that matter.

My third favorite is the Garden Curry (it's the dish on the bottom right corner of the flatlay photo, I forgot to take a picture of it). It was a surprise to me since I'm not really big on the greens, but the flavors were really wonderful. It had that just right curry flavor that's not overpowering.

Lastly, I'm a big fan of soju so I was really excited when I saw they were serving Jinro slush! They have this drink called Lucy Liu (combo of soju slush, Midori and Yakult) that I just fell in love with. I've already told my soju-loving friends about it and they're all excited to try it as well. It's the first time I encountered a resto that served soju slush so imagine my excitement. Hehe.

Smoked Chicken Adobo
B&D Burger
Uh-huh Honey Chicken
B&D Sisig
So yes, if you've always been curious about The Belle & Dragon, my answer is yes, yes and yes, do drop by and give it a try! Now if only they'd open a branch somewhere in Pasig, they'd definitely make my life even better! 😊

The Belle & Dragon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Belle & Dragon is located at 100 Don Carlos Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM, Mondays to Wednesdays; 11:00 AM - 3:00 AM, Thursdays to Saturdays; and 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM on Sundays
Contact No.: (02) 246 9069 ext 588
Accepts cash and cards
Official Facebook Page
@thebelleanddragon on IG