MANILA EATS: Sentro 1771 Modern Filipino Food

One of our go-to places for Pinoy (Filipino) food is Sentro. I love how they reinvent traditional Filipino dishes in a more contemporary way. Whenever I am back in Manila we usually go for the Boneless Crispy Trotter (Pata), Fried Kesong Puti (fried cheese) and Pinoy Osso Bucco! So just wanna share with you the photos of one of our wonderful meals at Sentro Filipino Restaurant!

I love the interiors and table setting as well. Rustic yet elegant.Our favorites are…

  1. Fried Kesong Puti (Php 320 for sharing) - Organic native white cheese breaded and fried. it usually comes with 2 dipping sauces but we don’t bother with the sweet chili guava  sauce and always end up getting an extra bit of the garlic sauce.
  2. Boneless Crispy Trotter or Pata (Php 550 for sharing) – Deboned crispy pork knuckles. Comes with green mango salad and sauce, but I usually prefer it with ordinary soy sauce and calamansi (local lime)
  3. Pinoy Osso Bucco (Php 380) – Bone-in beef shanks slow-cooked until tender with lots of caramelized shallots. This is amazingly tender and that bone marrow is sinful yet divine.

 We also tried something new for us, the Sentro Garlic Steak.  Tender beef slices marinated in special sauce with browned butter and garlic.  We were pleasantly surprised, especially by the tempura veggies that came with the sharing portion and a sweet chili sauce.

Home of the famous Corned Beef SinigangSentro 1771 innovates and reinvents traditional dishes while preserving flavors and adding cosmopolitan elements. A restaurant that claims to offer modern Filpino cuisine, Sentro 1771 holds the record of serving the most number of meals in a day at Greenbelt 3.

At the helm of Sentro 1771′s kitchen is Chef Vicky-Rose Pacheco, who was also invited to cook for the White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford in October 2009. An accidental chef who started out as an assistant manager at Chateau 1771, Pacheco is known for innovating local flavors such as the now-famous Corned Beef Sinigang.

Cyrus Cruz, Marketing Manager of Sentro 1771 shares, “Sentro was the first restaurant to introduce Modern Filipino Cuisine in 2002 and it changed the Filipino culinary landscape forever. We take traditional Filipino dishes and we infuse it with cooking and preparation techniques inspired by French and Swiss methods and using the best ingredients locally and abroad, while maintaining the integrity of the dish.

People must be delightfully surprised on how the food is presented and how it tastes but yet it should be hauntingly familiar.”

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Sentro 1771

  • Sentro has 2 locations (we usually go to the one in Greenbelt)
  • Level 2, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
    • (02)757-3940 / (0917)866-0449
  • Serendra, Bonifacio Global City
    • (02)856-0581 / (0917)8147794
  • +632 757 5555 for delivery
  • Check out the menu below (click photos to enlarge)

Lovely comments

    • says

      True that! The entire sentro group dishes out some pretty awesome food! Thanks so much for dropping me a comment and tweeting about this post! Nom nom nom! (I am salivating remembering that crispy pata again hehe – must eat breakfast asap!)

  1. Cyrus says

    Thank you for the wonderful feature. Your kind words warms our hearts, I’ll make sure to share this to our staff.


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