I just absolutely love Filipino food. Matter of fact I have been to two Filipino restaurants just this week starting with last Sunday at Mesa Filipino Moderne at SM Aura.
We as a family sought out Mesa at the behest of my younger sister who was craving Pritson, crispy lechon de leche wrapped in pita wrappers with different sauces, the Filipino version of Peking Duck. I personally never got why some people go so crazy over this dish but to each his or her own. Mesa even gives you a choice of the second way meaning after enough meat has been stripped for about 16 priston wrappers the rest is cooked - we chose sauteed with garlic. Just like Peking Duck.
|Just like Peking Duck - the Pritson is prepared in front of you|
|Snazzy, modern interior with interesting touches|
|Boneless Crispy Pata|
|Two Way Laing|
Can't say I was impressed with the Pritson. Pritson is all the same to me and the extra thick, chewy wrapper took away some of the Pritson flavor. A novelty of those party Pritson is the myriad of choices of sauce but Mesa for no obvious reason to me only offers three.
Everything else was pretty good though, I enjoyed the boneless crispy pata and scooped all the extra garlic and chili to top everyone's rice. The laing too was excellent, my mom mixed the too together as she preferred everything a bit wetter - separately one is dry and one is wet.
The Pritson was good for four at 1,500. Had we not have that our bill would have been a little north of one thousand pesos, quite reasonable indeed.
Mesa is decent Filipino food at an excellent price.