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.
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)
This man would definitely get a free ride if I was a jeepney driver winkwink.
Murals of OPM (original pinoy music) album covers adorn the other side of the wall..
As well as movie posters. This is from a popular fantasy drama series called Okay Ka, Fairy Ko.
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.
Boy says these are very commonly found in most Filipino households – jam jars turned into drinking glasses. 😀
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.
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
Bonus: If you’re in RWM by the way, check out this cool installation of an LED-light ‘rose’ tunnel – great for hipster pix!