Among the abundant choices of weekend and night markets, what makes any foodie market stand out and make an unforgettable first impression to the busy, brief case toting, suited up, corporate people?
Location is everything. It can make or break even the most tried and tested joints. You see, though I love going out of the way every now and then, let's face the truth that people don't like being inconvenienced. So, imagine how thrilled I was to know that I can pig out to my heart's delight and may I add, conveniently at Cucina Andare which is strategically placed at Glorietta - The Link Roofdeck area!
This warning may be uncalled for but just so we're clear, prepare your eyes on food porn ahead!
This spot is perfect for those on the seafood diet. I see food, I eat food. Haha, I kid of course but who in their right minds and grumbling tummies would be able to resist humongous shrimps, lobsters and more fresh seafood fares?
This is good news for Vigan longganisa lovers out there, no need to trek all the way to Vigan. Just come over to Cucina Andare and pig out to your heart's desire on these heart stopping treats. Goes well with hot, steaming rice!
I have never met a person who didn't like bagnet, if you ever know one, they're lying! I guarantee it! Bagnet is so versatile, you can eat it with heaps of rice or make it your pulutan for your inuman sessions. Just make sure to consume it in moderation, okay?
Ah, the Famous Vigan empanada. I'm loving how every food I crave for every freaking month is just around the corner.
I also spotted Schmidt's Wagamama Gourmet Hotdogs, which I'm pretty sure is still a big hit with the crowd like it was during the Foodgasm event. How can anyone not love it, look at how juicy and loaded that is! <3
Different pasta varieties are also available. I wasn't able to contain myself and ordered a serving of this mouthwatering lasagna. Let's just say I was channeling my inner Garfield.
Steak lovers can rejoice as there was a lot of choices for the certified steak lovers. Help yourselves with thick juicy chunks of Aces T-bone steak, rib eye or Cajun Pork Chops. Best served with a side of creamy, mashed potato or garlic rice.
Another pulutan or ulam favorite, Cucina Andare offers different kinds of scrumptious sisig varieties. I believe there was chicken, pork, bangus sisig and even other varieties that I forget at the moment. :P
Ahhh, this place is a treasure trove for drinkers! I can already hear in my mind how crispy and imagine how tasty this chicharon is. I couldn't help myself and gave in, please don't judge me! :)
You can also get your nacho fix with this towering behemoth. I love it how they don't scrimp on the ingredients.
Irresistible baby back ribs, I had a funny moment with the kuya who was manning the stand. He purposely brushed over more glaze when he knew I was going to take pictures. May future si kuya sa food styling!
I can imagine myself polishing off one, two, well make that "a few" sticks of these. I like dipping this in vinegar with crush garlic, salt and diced chili! Yum!
Look at how glorious this 4 Cheese Macaroni is, it's the perfect comfort food. What for, you ask? Do you really need an excuse to enjoy something this good?
If you feel like having Chinese, you are in for a treat. There's a wide selection of dimsum and dumplings to choose from, heck if you're undecided then just get them all.
If like me, you get crazy shawarma cravings ever so often, Cucina Andare is a Godsend. Tell me if you've seen a shawarma more packed than that? Can ya, can ya?
End your meal with delectable and tempting cakes and pastries. One of the flavors I tried was the crepe cake with chocolate ganache and the yummy sans rival pictured above.
I love it that Cucina Andare seems to have it all and dinner will just be a one stop affair. No fuzz or hassle, at all. So, next time you're in Makati area and don't know what to have for dinner, Cucina Andare might just be the answer. See you on my next pig out session!
Location: Glorietta The Link Roofdeck
Facebook: Cucina Andare FB Page
Estimated Budget: 100.00PHP above
Payment Methods: Cash/Cucina Andare GCs
Business Hours: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00PM to 3:00AM
Your pig out buddy,