When In Manila there’s Axis Bar that gives a new meaning to entertainment and brings out a certain zest to club goers. In here one can relish a unique dine and drink experience where cuisine and cocktails create that perfect balance. Whether you are serious about drinking, you can undeniably imbibe their classic cocktail while basking in the glow of the Axis Bar’s unique surroundings. Axis brings together the rustic chicness that is of the Burgos Circle at The Fort & merges it with the delicate balance of their 3Fs: food- flavour –fun.
Prime location at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is one of Axis bar’s biggest draws as well as the swanky ambiance, great DJs, live music & great drink specials. Enjoy Axis Bar that beckons to sit back & relax in the company of your friends, loved ones, while sipping their signature cocktails and enjoying the distinctiveness of their menu selections. Axis presents their newest dishes in line, here you go:
Manchego Cheese Nori – Imported Manchego cheese fried in thick beer- batter and finally rolled on a Nori, with a strawberry & chocolate sauce on the side.
The taste of the Manchego cheese used is offbeat, not too strong yet slightly salty. Averagely-creamy with the slightest piquancy. The dish is without the characteristic aftertaste of a sheep’s milk, what makes it rather special is its resemblance to churros. Told the chef that the addition of the strawberry sauce was a good move. I tried mixing the 2 sauce together and my palate just went crazy with this dish.
Chicken Carnitas – Bite size carnitas with chicken and tomato-mango salsa, garnished with leeks and red capsicum.
Carnitas means ‘little meats’ and is traditionally fried then braised. Though in this dish, I asked and found out that chicken strips were sautéed, results are just as tasty. I’ve always been delighted with carnitas; they’re beautiful to cook, beautiful to serve. They seem to whip up one’s extra-sensory experience. This is a little like fajitas but isn’t grilled and has a more delicate flavour to it. The aroma of the carnitas truly wafted throughout Axis and I just knew we were in for something good and boy, were we! The dish was cooked just long enough to crisp the exterior of the meat. Makes you feel like asking for your own cup of rice as it’s great on its own. The meat was really tender and perfectly seasoned, however they can try to double up the spices with this dish for those looking for that extra kick.
Nacho Supreme – Classic Crispy tortilla chips topped with Chili con carne, salsa, olives and jalapeno.
A very common Mexican appetizer, the king of all bar party foods…so what’s next? Their portion is a huge layer of fried corn tortilla chips layered on a plate with toppings usually falling off during its trek from the bar’s kitchen down to our table. Good bar food to me is almost always synonymous with greasy while exceptional bar food must never overdo the grease factor. Their nachos are gratifying, topped off with the generous amount of that slathered thick cheese. The grease from the cheese is also nowhere to be found, undeniably a dish that pairs great with any of the many selection of beers they have on the bar list.
Sharable? Check. Tasty and appetizing? Check. Great with a beer? Check. When looking for great bar food When In Manila, Axis Bar makes the grade. Come in today & discover the difference Axis has to offer.
2/F Crescent Park Residences, 30th St. cor 2nd Ave. Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Fort Bonifacio