I first met Audrey and AJ Dimarucot in birthing class. The kids that were spawned then are Gia and Basti, born two weeks apart, milk sharers (my milk, hehe) and playmates. They are the creative and hip couple behind googoo&gaga, a brand that doesn’t really need any introduction (it being SO AWESOME).
Recently, Audrey and AJ, with some other partners, went into the food business and opened up this Fil-Mex nook at The Podium called Madeca. The name is derived from “Manila De Acapulco.”
Basti and I went after his Hepa-A shot visit for a little mommy-and-son bonding, and to finally get a taste of this food that I’ve been salivating over on Instagram.
The Dimarucot touch was all over Madeca. I love the details – the palette coasters, the throw pillows, the carved wooden block order numbers, the mojito jars with paper straws!
I’m not a super huge fan of Mexican food. I like it enough, but there’s something too smoky about it that I can’t eat very often. #notafoodwriter. I like that Madeca boasts its food as Filipino-Mexican, something that’s more palatable to me. The menu items read like this: Sisig Burrito, Lechon Kawali rice, Dalandan Mojitos. Yum!
Our food for the day: Chips and Salsa, Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas (Spinach changed to cheese just because), Lechon Kawali Rice, Madeca Special Iced Tea and the Banana Fritters dessert.
Basti really liked the chips. I did too. The salsa has some heat, but Basti could take it.
This is my lechon kawali rice. The Mexican flavor was there but it didn’t overwhelm me.
The quesadillas were soft and the cheese was oozy, the way I liked it. It came with a side of chips and salsa too.
This was really yummy iced tea. Refillable. That’s Audrey in the background.
No picture of the banana fritters because Basti ate it so fast. (Yes, I just blamed it on the kid)
Basti’s date for the afternoon is little Sjofn. Audrey’s little girls went off to Kidzville before we could take a pic!
Thank you Audrey for having me and Paola for a wonderful loooooooong lunch. Till next time at Madeca!
Disclosure: Madeca treated us to the iced tea and fritters. All other items were paid for by me.
More information can be found on their website at http://madeca.ph/.