Metro Manila denizens are probably not strangers to Greenhills Shopping Center. A veritable shopping mecca, it is where you go for clothes, accessories and gadgets.
However, it is also a food mecca with many fast-food chains and concept restaurants establishing their presence within the complex and the surrounding areas.
One new entrant to Greenhills’ foodie scene is Hey Brew Eatery + Bar, which offers a playfully creative selection of bar chow, mains and drinks for the discerning yet fun-loving foodie.
Together with my foodie friends from #WeLoveToEatPH, I attended Hey Brew’s media event prior to its soft opening where we were treated to sneak peeks (and tastes!) of Hey Brew’s would-be signature dishes, masterfully prepared by Chef Nino Laus.
Baked Smoked Mussel (Php180/3 pieces). Delectable New Zealand mussels flavored with garlic and cheddar on an edible shell made of potato starch and squid ink.
Granita Oysters (Php120/piece). Watermelon, konbu (a type of edible kelp) and cucumber granita, pickled konbu and craft hot sauce.
Foie Gras Chawanmushi (Php350). A savory egg custard topped with uni (sea urchin) and ebiko (shrimp roe).
Ox Tongue Skewers (Php190). Grilled ox tongue drizzled with citrusy ponzu sauce.
Beef Tongue Sandwich (Php380). Ox tongue that’s been braised for 72 hours and drizzled with salted egg sauce and topped with pickled red cabbage in a fluffy toasted brioche.
Duck Leg Confit (Php450). Roasted duck leg served with roasted marinated carrots and orange, along with French beans and drizzled with cranberry duck jus.
Braised Lamb Shank (Php830). Falling-off-the-bone tender hoisin-braised lamb shank served with pumpkin seeds, roasted baby squash and and fried pumpkin blossom.
Desserts. Thankfully, sugar addicts like me can cap off the meal with sweet treats such as Strawberry Shortcake, Carrot Cake and Pistachio Sans Rival.
Aside from such gorgeously presented food, we were also treated to concoctions from master mixologist Kalel Demetrio:
Gin and Tonic. A highball cocktail made with gin, which changes color during preparation with the addition tonic water. Herbs and spices add flavor and flair to the drink.
Hari ng Kanto. A blend of Kanto rum, salted caramel, soda water and lemon juice.
Beautiful Mistake. Watermelon, red bell pepper, carrot juice, lemon juice and rosemary spritz make for a pretty and fruity drink.
Brown Sodium Milkshake. Hey Brew’s hyped up version of a salted caramel milkshake.
Engkanto Lager. Made by local craft brewery Engkanto, it is a subtle and lightly bitter beer with low alcohol content.
House Iced Tea. A refreshing take on the ubiquitous iced tea that goes well with practically all the viands here, one of the choices available for people who don’t want to imbibe alcohol.
So, hey, don’t be a stranger. Get to know more of the food and drinks that you can enjoy with your friends at Hey Brew.
Many thanks to Chef Nino Laus, mixologist Kalel Demetrio and the crew of Hey Brew for that thrillingly tasty repast and to EJ Bunag of I Love To Eat PH for extending the invitation!
Hey Brew Eatery + Bar is located at Ground Floor, Theater Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan, open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 12 midnight, and Fridays to Saturdays from 11am to 2am.
Disclosure: Together with fellow foodies from #WeLoveToEatPH, I attended a media event hosted by this restaurant. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare for an honest review and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.
Check out my reviews of other bars and watering holes in the Metro:
- Alegria Cozinha Moderna & Sangria Bar, BGC
- Moonshine Pub, Ortigas Center
- HidN, Tomas Morato
- Tiyo Craft Kitchen & Bar, Tomas Morato
- Alchemy, Poblacion
- Vitto’s Wine Bar & Restaurant, Tomas Morato
- The Nautilus Whiskey Bar, Tomas Morato
- Sabor Bar de Vinos, Cubao
- Don’t Tell, Tomas Morato
- INT.bar, Cubao
- Wyld Kitchen x Bar, Tomas Morato
- Pied Piper Gastrolounge, Ermita
- Tap Room, Ermita
- Versus Barcade, BGC
- Mimi & Bros, BGC
- i Darts Dash, BGC
- Brewery at the Palace, BGC