Tipple and Slaw: Taking Your Standard Sandwich to Greater Heights
When in Manila, newly-opened sandwich bar Tipple and Slaw is out to give sandwiches a better name! While enjoyed the world over as a lunchtime staple, most local sandwich joints had me resign sandwiches along the confines of “light snack” and “in-between meal filler” categories. That is, until I’ve witnessed sandwiches taken to new heights and given the ultimate upgrade at Tipple and Slaw. Imagine those heavily stuffed sandwiches you see on shows like Man vs. Food, finally realized and accessible within the metro!
Sandwiches: The accidental bar chow.
Part specialty sandwich shop, part urban watering hole, Tipple and Slaw was created in hopes of bringing the artisanal sandwiches we’ve been drooling over on TV to local shores. The results are some of the tastiest, and most satisfying assortment of sandwiches this side of the metro, and I kid you not when I say that these sandwiches can stand on their own as a complete meal!
Pastrami: Cured and smoked beef belly crusted with spices, spicy brown mustard house pickles and sour white bread (PHP 450.00)
Finally, locally sold Pastrami sandwich! We loved Tipple and Slaw’s attempts at recreating the signature New Yorker’s sandwich, and their version is just as visually appeasing as the ones I’ve been eyeing on TV. Just look at how much savory smoked beef brisket is heaped in between those loaves of bread! Make sure you get a bit of mustard and pickles in every bite, and you’ve got yourself a winning combo.
Taking the cake for most creative sandwich combination is Tipple and Slaw’s Soft-Shell Crab sandwich with crab fat aioli. Mouth-watering soft-shell crabs the size of my palm took center stage in this dish, as a good 3 or 4 pieces of them were piled on our sandwich bread, topped with a drizzling of their home-made crab fat aioli and crisp veggie sprouts. A series of ‘ooohs’ and ‘ahhhs’ ensued after a few bites off this – so good!!
Volcanic Wings: Boneless buffalo wings stuffed with bleu cheese mornay (PHP 380.00)
Not only does Tipple and Slaw serve up unique sandwiches, they also have a mean version of the classic bar chow: buffalo wings. Tipple and Slaw’s Volcanic Wings boast of crisp and saucy boneless buffalo wings stuffed with bleu cheese. Plus points for the very practical omission of chicken bones, the perfect balance of spicy and tangy sauce flavors and for generally breathing new life to chicken wings.
Gentleman’s Drink: Bombay Sapphire, Pepper Sauce, Ketchup, Balsamic Vinegar, Peach Schnapps, Pickles (PHP 280.00)
Spicy Mojito: Rum, Chili, Apple Juice, Triple Sec, Lime (PHP 250.00)
Tipple Margarita: Tequila, Fresh Lemon Juice, Triple Sec, Green Olives, Syrup (PHP 250.00)
Of course, such palatable food requires equally refreshing drink pairings. Tipple and Slaw offers fitting beer recommendations to go with their sandwiches, and they also have some of the most unusual cocktail concoctions I’ve encountered in a while. They go as far as adding ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and pepper sauce in their signature Gentleman’s Drink cocktail, while their Spicy Mojito gives the familiar cocktail a definitive kick that leaves a trail of heat at the back of your throat once downed. I sure know what I’m coming back for though: Tipple’s Dessert Cocktail, which is a combination of Malibu rum, Bailey’s, and Frangelico, basically all my faves in one sweet cocktail.
We give Tipple and Slaw a double thumbs-up for their no-nonsense take on delivering original sandwich dishes that highlight some inventive flavor combinations. Open-faced and stuffed with as much meat as a sandwich can contain (with matching beer to compliment it), Tipple and Slaw has got the formula for a sumptuous sandwich meal down pat.
Tipple and Slaw
2nd floor, The Forum, 7th Ave. cor. Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
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