My family welcomed the new year by celebrating lunch in Mesa
. My family have always been BIG FANS of La Mesa Grill, back when it was still operational in Trinoma. Thus, we wanted to see how similar it is to La Mesa and whether we would love it as much.
Excited to see that our favorite appetizer was still on the menu, we immediately ordered their Baked Scallops with Garlic Butter
. Although, it wasn't as good as we expected it to be, it was still quite a lovely dish. I believed that the garlic bits were quite over-toasted which gave the dish an unflattering bitter taste.
Baked Scallops with Garlic Butter
They didn't have the Squid Sisig on their menu (my absolute favorite) so we ended up ordering their Tofu Sisig
which featured beautiful crispy tofu beautifully seasoned with onions, garlic and drizzled with a beautiful sweet sauce.
We decided to try their Chicken BBQ in Honey Patis
which was really tasty since the meat was tastefully marinated.
Chicken BBQ in Honey Patis
The Crispy Boneless Fish Served with Four Sauces
was also another delightful treat as we had fun dipping the crispy fish chunks in the different sauces.
Crispy Boneless Fish Served with Four Sauces
We sampled their Drunken Ostrich
as well. Although the meat was cooked wonderfully, the sauce was too sweet for my liking.
We also ordered their interesting Laing 2 Ways
dish which featured a dry and saucy version of the classic dish. The saucy version was a tad bit better option than the dry one because of its beautiful gata flavor, but the dish itself was quite unsatisfying. The taste was quite "tiring" and simply failed to entice our taste buds.
Laing 2 Ways
Tofu Sisig,Chicken BBQ in Honey Patis
Date of Visit: 2012-01-01