I sometimes envy the residents of Mandaluyong: they often seem to be right smack in the middle of things. Almost every foodie destination is accessible, whether you go east, west, north or south in the metro.
And as if these people don’t have enough advantages when it comes to foodie destinations, a new and exciting one opened right in their turf.
Located at the corner of Calbayog and D.M. Guevarra Streets is Peach Boy, a delightful and Instagrammable resto serving up a fusion of Asian-American dishes everyday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
You might be wondering how the restaurant got its name. Well, one of first-time restaurateur and avid foodie Paolo Q. Rama’s favorite desserts is the peach cobbler, a confection made of peach slices and syrup poured into a pan then covered with batter or crumble before baking. You would be right in assuming that the peach cobbler takes pride of place in his restaurant’s menu.
Paolo also drew inspiration from the popular Japanese folk hero Momotarō or Peach Boy, a young boy found inside a large peach who eventually grew up to seek for and fight ogres terrorizing his village with the help of some animals he befriended on his journey.
The restaurant does take you on an interesting culinary journey with dishes ranging from favorite Filipino breakfast items to Hawaiian-Japanese fusion dishes and classic American sandwiches and pastries.
With the help of award-winning chef and consultant Sonny Mariano, Paolo came up with an exciting menu influenced by some of his favorite cuisines from different cultures, as well as demonstrates the versatility of the peach as an ingredient. Together with fellow foodies, I was able to taste a wonderful curation of these dishes during Peach Boy’s recent media event.
Appetizer and Salad
Crispy Crab and Cheese Pockets (Php195). Fried wontons filled with a mixture of crab meat, cream cheese, melted cheese and herbs. It goes well with some sweet chili sauce and is an excellent start to our meal.
Peach Salad (Php175). Mixed greens tossed in a peach and honey vinaigrette along with peach slices, cherry tomatoes and cashew nuts.
Adobo Fried Rice Omelette (Php125). Chicken adobo mixed with fried rice, stuffed inside a two-egg omelette and served with adobo sauce and peach salsa.
Sisig Fried Rice Omelette (Php215). Crisy pork sisig mixed with fried rice, stuffed inside a two-egg omelette and served with sisig mayo.
Choriburger (Php175). Burger patty made of homemade longanisa, a sunny-side up egg, barbecue mayo and atsara, served in a fluffy and lightly toasted brioche bun.
Peach BBQ Pork Belly (Php158). Pork belly glazed in a peach barbecue sauce and served on a banh mi bread along with barbecue mayo and peach salsa.
Laing with Tinapa (Php143). Spaghetti noodles tossed in a pesto sauce made with laing, the Bicolano staple made of taro leaves cooked in coconut milk, and topped with flakes of smokey tinapang bangus (smoked milkfish).
Chicken Teriyaki (Php195). Tender boneless quarter of chicken glazed in teriyaki sauce and accompanied by cabbage slaw.
BBQ Platter (Php925). The meal for a group of carnivores with big appetites: Baby Back Ribs, Peach Barbecue Pork Belly, Peach Barbecue Chicken Leg Quarter and Boneless Chicken Teriyaki served with sauces on the side, sauteed veggies and cabbage slaw. This platter also comes with four glasses of peach iced tea.
Ube Lava Pancakes (Php195). One of the iconic and Instagrammable Hawaiian-inspired dishes that Peach Boy takes pride in: five layers of ube pancakes doused in a fountain of ube halaya sauce.
Peach Cobbler (Php150). Butter streusels layered with peach compote and topped with vanilla ice cream.
Choco Mint (Php145), Mango Float (Php145), Ube (Php115) and Matcha (Php145).
With its cozy ambiance and playfully delicious food, Peach Boy is sure to give its diners a dining experience that’s just peachy! So drop by Peach Boy today and experience it for yourself.
Many thanks to Paolo, Pheng, Chef Sonny and the staff of Peach Boy for the warm welcome and the great eats.
Peach Boy Restaurant is located at the Ground Floor, NORKIS Building, 11 Calbayog Street corner D.M. Guevara Street, Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City, open Mondays to Thursdays from 10am to 10pm, Fridays to Saturdays from 10am to 11pm, and Sundays from 7am to 4pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 75336846.
Disclosure: Together with other food bloggers, I attended a Media Night held a Peach Boy. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare in exchange for honest review and were not paid for by the attendees including myself.
Check out my blog posts on breakfast/brunch joints around the metro:
- Cafe Shibuya, Trinoma
- Cafe Shibuya, Glorietta
- The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery, UP Town Center
- Chef Jessie, Rockwell Club
- ALTA by Relik, San Juan
- Santiago’s Cafe, Mandaluyong
- Over Easy, Marikina
- Hustle Cafe, Tomas Morato
- Sammy’s, Cainta
- Artesa Deli + Coffee, Kapitolyo
- Burrow Cafe, Antipolo
- Pookaberry Cafe, Tomas Morato
- Cafe Tribu, Victoria de Morato
- Cafe Tribu, Kamuning
- Cafe Tribu, Gloria Diaz
- Bluesmith Coffee & Kitchen, Greenbelt
- Little Owl Cafe, New Manila
- Starbucks, Tomas Morato
- Starbucks, SM East Ortigas
- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Tomas Morato
- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Venice Piazza
- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, SM East Ortigas
- White Camp Coffee, Tomas Morato
- UCC Park Cafe, Glorietta