Pedro n Coi @ Resorts World Manila – All Things Pinoy

Hey guys! I’m back with more Manila adventures 😉

So the Boy and I stayed at The Manila Marriott (blog post up soon fingers x) for a couple of days while I was in the city. We loved the place, but food options were severely limited to either: a) the in-house restos (which would burn an even bigger hole in our already bleeding budget lol) or b) the drive-through McDonalds.

We walked over to Resorts World Manila but again, restos were pricey. We finally settled for Pedro N Coi – a homegrown casual eatery owned by a former Miss Universe runner-up and her businessman husband. Pedro N Coi is a reference to the couples’ nicknames.

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The resto is themed around Filipino food and pop culture – and what screams Pinoy more than the ubiquitous Jeepney? Part of the dining space has been made to look like one, complete with a ‘drivers seat’, garish murals and quirky quotes like ‘Basta Sexy Libre‘ (Literally ‘if sexy, free’ ie you get a free ride – which is not applicable to yours truly :D)

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This man would definitely get a free ride if I was a jeepney driver winkwink.

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Murals of OPM (original pinoy music) album covers adorn the other side of the wall..

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As well as movie posters. This is from a popular fantasy drama series called Okay Ka, Fairy Ko.

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Colourful floral and fan decorations hang from the ceiling. The outlet also features wooden furniture and facades, complete with windows ala a traditional Filipino home.

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Of course.

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Boy says these are very commonly found in most Filipino households – jam jars turned into drinking glasses. 😀

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I’m not calling this a review per se because we only had one dish and a drink 😀

The ihaw moto (PHP150) is basically baked barbecue chicken fillet finished over a grill. The dish was served with rice, a side of pancit sotanghon (glass noodles) and topped with egg sunny side up. The chicken was tender and had a nice sweet glaze with a smoky aftertaste – pretty enjoyable! Sotanghon was seasoned well. I can see how hearty and comforting this would be for many Filipinos who work overseas and return to have their favourite dishes.

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Mango shake. Seeing as how the Philippine mango has such a reputation, I wanted to like this, I really did. I saw the kitchen staff peeling the mangos, even, so I know they prep it fresh and it’s not a bottled concentrate. It turned out quite bland. 😦

PEDRO n COI 

Fourth Floor, Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay City

Opening hours: 11AM – midnight

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Bonus: If you’re in RWM by the way, check out this cool installation of an LED-light ‘rose’ tunnel – great for hipster pix!

 

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Author: Luna

Bibliophile/foodie. Drop me a line at erisgoesto@gmail.com

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