That awesome #ThirstyThursday concluded for me and my fellow foodies with a filling dinner at Mimi & Bros, the fourth and final stop in the Hoegaarden x Zomato Food Crawl (the third for li’l ole latecomer me).
Mimi & Bros is a walk up bar and barbecue joint located in a prime spot along 32nd Street in Bonifacio Global City. Here, you can savor your tasty barbecues and other comfort food while enjoying the summer breezes, thanks to the resto’s outdoor dining area which leads to a bigger dining room inside.
From the outside, the place is bustling with frenetic activity, with servers hurrying to bring the food to customers amidst the resto’s bright lights and chill music playing in the background.
Its menu is centered on comfort food – staples in the young urban professional’s palate – such as chops, ribs and chicken. All of these can be immensely enjoyed with an icy glass of Hoegaarden Rosee, which is also available at the restaurant.
Hoegaarden Rosee is the sweeter and fruitier variant of the Belgian white beer (or witbier) Hoegarden. The Rosee has a light and sparkly raspberry pink color and a softer taste and lower alcohol content than the original brew, making it an ideal beverage for drinking lightweights like me.
In between sips of my Hoegaarden Rosee, I gorged on Mimi & Bros offerings, which include their signature dishes as well as new menu items.
For me, the standouts include:
Mimi’s Fried Chicken (Php685 whole with 3 sides | Php425 half with 2 sides | Php255 quarter with one side). The chicken’s crunchy golden-brown skin gives way to juicy and tender meat, well complemented by a rich gravy.
6-Hour BBQ Beef Short Ribs (Php895). Dry-rubbed beef ribs smoked for six hours to produce flavorful meat that falls off the bone.
Chicken Skin Nachos (Php195). Replace tortilla chips with crispy deep-friend chicken skin and top this with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. A spicy and sinful dish to munch on for sure!
Dirty Bird Chicken Pizza (Php295). Replace the pizza dough with a chicken chop and top it with xheese, pepperoni and tomatoes. With each bite, you get two classic favorites: friend chicken and pizza.
Smokey Bacon Pork Ribs (Php1,595 full slab solo | Php1,695 full slab with 3 sides | Php895 half slab solo | Php995 half slab with 2 sides). Pork ribs wrapped in bacon before smoking to produce a truly flavorful and fork tender meat.
Mimi’s Fried Chicken Sandwich (Php285). A cutlet of crispy fried chicken placed inside a burger bun together with pickles and served together with fries.
Chili Dog (Php265). Part of the resto’s newly launched chili menu, this consists of a plump hotdog on a bun covered in cheesy chili and served with fries.
All these menu items bear Mimi & Bros’ trademark for fun and tasty food, served with a lot of spice and a happy attitude, perfect for late-night hangouts with friends, made even more fun with Hoegaarden Rosee.
Mimi & Bros is located at Ground Floor, Crossroads Building, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, open Mondays to Thursdays from 11am to 12 midnight, Fridays to Saturdays from 11am to 2am and Sundays from 10am to 10pm. For reservations and inquiries, call +63 2 8267737 or +63 945 7985176.
Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I was invited to join a foodie meetup held at this restaurant. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.
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