Written by Joseph Neal Lacatan
With the vast option of fine restaurants, gourmets are getting pickier and more challenging to engage because good food tend to be usual nowadays. Given the close competition in the industry, it is not enough to be on par with everyone else. It’s crucial for a restaurant to deviate from the crowded food arena.
And for the Filipino-Chinese restaurant, Black Sheep Manila, it’s so natural to stand out from the flock. Along the streets of Chino Roces Ave., you’ll never miss its unusual yet aesthetically pleasing color scheme of black and gray, with their edgy icon on the facade. You’ll also get to notice their sophistication with the short array of black metal frames on the entrance accented with ambient lighting. The bar area is also well suited in front of their kitchenette, providing a glimpse of how they prepare their mastered gastronomic Fil-Chi dishes.
Check out these dishes from Black Sheep Manila we totally recommend:
The Crispy Crablet Bun
If you want a different twist to your seafood snack, you’ll definitely love the Crispy Crablet Bun! It has been carefully prepared using the core ingredients of sambal aioli, Chinese milk bun, and herbs. The result? Definitely a luscious, crunchy dish!
Black Sheep Jumps Over the Wall
I’m pretty sure you’re going to fall in love with this. This dish’s simplistic approach will make you jump over to your chair with its strong flavor rooted to Filipinos’ love of fried rice. And to top it off, it is prepared using 23 organic ingredients.
Savor the tenderness of this signature wagyu short ribs! The combination of smoked potato, black garlic, and Szechuan kimchi is just right for your tangy and sweet flavor cravings!
Smoked Duck Breast with Native Black Rice
Dive into one of the Chinese favorites—smoked duck! This mouthwatering plate of smoked local duck breast with native black rice and fried basil will undoubtedly be one on your lists today!
You’ll certainly add this Salmon “Charred-Siu” to your seafood favorites. They used a popular way to flavor and prepare the salmon known as char siu (roasting the fish meat) to achieve its distinct taste and texture. Complement it with sous vide egg and house rice with x.o. sauce and this dish will make your taste buds tingle in excitement!
By the way, Black Sheep’s appetizing dishes are consumed best with their cocktails on the side. They offer White and Red Sangrias if you’re into a traditional blend of strong alcohol and fruity beverage. Mint Mojito, on the other hand, is suited for those who enjoy a splash of mint to their day.
And now for their scrumptious treats!
Into the Woods
Their forest themed dessert, Into the Woods, is your sweet escape from the city. Combining dark chocolate, green tea, and almonds is definitely a lush! Who wouldn’t want to explore and be surprised with what that chocolate block has in it?
Coco-Lychee Dacquoise with Lychee Sorbet
Above all the fine cuisines, Black Sheep Manila evokes a modern and intimate ambiance making it a perfect spot for gastronomes whether on a date, hang out sesh with family and friends, or just de-stressing through the day.
Truthfully, Black Sheep Manila is the only “black sheep” in town that does not disappoint.
Chino Roces Avenue, UPRC1 Building, Bangkal, Makati City
Phone: +63 2 744 1569
Operating hours: 12:00PM – 2:00PM / 6:00PM – 10:30PM
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Joseph Neal Lacatan (Instagram: @nealtravelgram)