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Bonifacio Monument In Singapore?

Bonifacio is a buzz word to a number of my colleagues at work.  It’s not Liwasang Bonifacio in Lawton or Monumento in Caloocan.  Neither is it a place for political expression or a historical landmark remembered now just as a bus destination in the north of Manila.  It’s a restaurant in Singapore serving Filipino cuisine themed around the national hero Andres Bonifacio’s life and the revolution he fathered.  Sounds like a new idea that sparkles pride in overseas Filipinos.  And yes, among colleagues in an office of diverse nationalities, the restaurant is a favorite.

Last week, I received a nice token from an outgoing colleague in the team, Katie, who’s heading back to the US.  When I opened the envelope, it was delightful enough to see the voucher itself but I had to be prompted from which establishment it was coming from. You guessed it right.  And  because of this I did not have to find a place to celebrate my wife’s birthday dinner last Saturday, 25 June.  Once again, thanks Katie!

Bonifacio’s menu follows the “revolutionary” theme with some of its dishes with names such as Fresh Lumpiang Hinirang, Boni Halo-halo, Supremo and Bayan Ko.  Office favorites are:

Bayan Ko (Egg Plant with Minced Pork)– it’s not your usual Filipino eggplant dish but it’s worth trying something new

Oh My Gulay (Pinakbet)– very much the pinakbet at home

Ginataang Kalabasa- made better with its coconut cream

Pork Sisig- delicious as always

Katipuneros (Chicken and Pork Adobo)– still a Filipino cuisine icon worth recommending your non-Filipino friends

Paella Bonifacio- magnifico!

Mango cheesecake– something new to me and a favorite of sweet toothed colleagues who are always disappointed to hear that it’s not available especially if it’s not on season

Prices in the menu are definitely not your regular 5-dollar workday lunch.  However, it is affordable enough for a stress-reliever 🙂  For a budget lunch shared with others, you would probably spend an average of SGD 15 to 20.

If you are a Filipino based in Singapore and have not been to this place, better go because this is something to boast of.  For others, Bonifacio is a peek to the Filipino cuisine with a dash of something new.

Categories: Living In Singapore
  1. Jia
    June 27, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Aye aye.

  2. Rey
    June 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Belated Happy birthday Eden! Looks like this is a creative idea foe a restaurant in SG

  3. Ben
    July 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Wow. That is enticing. I’m glad there are still people spreading and adopting our values and history. :]

  4. July 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Good thing for our Kababayans in SG atleast they can savor the Filipino cuisine even they’re miles apart from our country..
    Nice Rob,I bet you had a very good meal with your family..

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