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Of Conquests and Callos

Beef Tapa Bowl

Take a seat and get ready for a delicious history lesson with Cafe Enye’s flavors of colonial Spain

Eastwood City in Quezon City is a sea of restaurants and food stalls, but every now and then an establishment stands out from the crowd and sets itself apart.

Offering a whole new level of culinary goodness, Café Enye’s dishes are inspired by history. In a way, it showcases the flavors from Spain’s former colonies, including the Philippines.

The flavors are as vibrant as cups displayed on the walls, and the kitschy interiors show playfulness without distracting the diners from the star of the show: The Food.

But don’t take our word for it, go ahead and try it. If you’re at a loss where to begin, here’s a list of our must-tries:

Beef Tapa Bowl

Callos Buns

Inside this precious golden bun is a unique callos filling — slow-cooked for hours and rendered to perfect tenderness. This is callos like you’ve never had before. Savory and sweet, this bun will definitely fill your belly and your dreams.

Lechon Carbonara

Café Enye’s Lechon Carbonara satisfies both pork and pasta cravings. Al dente spaghetti tossed in lusciously creamy cream sauce and topped with a golden egg yolk, then served with a generous serving of crispy and flavorful homemade mojo chicharones.

Pollos Croquettas

Absolutely addictive! Creamy chicken croquettes deep-fried ’til golden and served with their homemade salsa verde and pickles result in a delicious party of flavors and textures in your mouth.

Gambas Enye Style

This is definitely not your typical gambas. It’s sweet-from-freshness, succulent shrimp cooked in garlic infused olive oil with roasted garlic for that added aroma and flavor. For added crunch, it’s topped with garlic chips and garlic chives. Our only complaint? It was gone in seconds.

Huevos Rellenos

Tasty, savory Scotch Eggs — Enye style. The egg was cooked in a sous vide and covered with scrumptious chorizo, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried ‘til golden perfection. Since it’s an egg, it’s served on top of a ‘nest’ made of crispy string potatoes with homemade sofrito aioli. The still-runny egg yolk should get a R-18 rating for its food porn-worthiness.

Café Enye Spanish Hot Chocolate

To cap the hearty Spain-inspired meal, get a cup (or two) of their signature Spanish hot chocolate. Subtly sweet, creamy, smooth, with just the right amount of bitterness towards the end. Made from high quality and locally sourced tablea, their hot chocolate will surely warm your belly full of goodness.

Café Enye is located at Excelsior Building., Eastwood Avenue, Libis, Quezon City. They are open from Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. For inquiries, call (02) 671-3230

 

By CHING DEE

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