When a dining place has a long name, I expect that it’s either a really nice place to eat or it is simply a strategy to hopefully attract more customers. Well, this garage-turned-resto is quite a mouthful to say, but Bronze’s Shabu Shabu Samgyupsal Shrimp by the Pound offers some seriously good food. And when I mean good, I’m not just talking about the taste; this also includes the price-serving size ratio. I recently visited them, and it was quite a wonderful experience as I, along with other Marikina bloggers, enjoyed feasting on their new dishes!
We first tried their nachos, which had very generous amounts of cheese sauce, ground beef, tomatoes, and my favorite, jalapenño slices!!! This appetizer has a good mix of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors. The colorful ensemble makes it even more appealing, plus it’s perfect for sharing!
Of course, we also had to taste their Shabu Shabu! I don’t cook at home often, so it felt nice to “cook” our food at Bronze’s Shabu Shabu! An order is good for at least 3-4 people already, and since we’ve been experiencing bed weather these past few days, the hot soup was perfect! This version of shabu shabu has corn, noodles, tofu, carrots, etc. I like the peppery taste of the broth! Humuhugot eh! ^^
And now for the main event…errr events? Haha! First, we tried two kinds of ribs: the SLAB and F.O.B. (fall-off-the-bone). They are basically smothered with the same garlic-barbecue rib sauce & both are baked then grilled, but the latter is much meatier. The Slab is much bigger and longer, though, so it could be shared by 2-3 people, while one really hungry person can finish off the F.O.B. on his own. Or maybe that’s just me? Hahahaha! Both rib dishes are best paired with Bronze’s French baguette, assorted veggies, and corn. You can also order rice, of course. 🙂 What I like the most about these is the fact that you won’t be needing too much effort in getting the meat off the ribs because it’s soooo soft!
But wait, there’s more meat! The classic grilled LIEMPO! Oh man, this beauty is seasoned with just salt and pepper, but it’s good enough on its own! It does come with rice, so you’ll want to have some vinegar with it, too! Bronze’s vinegar dip has a nice spicy kick, which I really love! Mapapakanin ka sa sarap ng liempo nila (You’ll want more rice because of how good their liempo is)! ^^
Then here come the desserts: Nutella Smores and Chocolate Fondue! The former was served first, and oh my goodness! Who doesn’t love Nutella?! Dipping the Graham crackers into the gooey marshmallow-Nutella mix was already delightful enough, what more when I finally tasted them?! I can’t believe this dessert is only P120 an order!
Then there’s the chocolate fondue (P150) that comes with 4 different dipping foods: banana slices, pretzels, wafer sticks, and marshmallows. The chocolate sauce is bittersweet, so you won’t feel any umay factor.
And to wash everything down, Bronze’s Shabu Shabu is also know for their home-brewed Vietnamese coffee! I do not have much experience in drinking this kind of coffee, but I do know that it’s quite smooth and creamy. Upon my first sip, oh man, I closed my eyes and thanked Vietnam! Hahaha! It was that good! A bottle costs just P155, which can be shared among 4-5 people. And to make your coffee experience even better, you’ll be given glasses filled with iced milk cubes! Such a great idea, isn’t it? 🙂 Sarap! ^^
Bronze’s Shabu Shabu Samgyupsal Shrimp by the Pound is located at #22 Bronze St. SSS Village, Marikina. The place is managed mainly by the accommodating couple Mr. & Mrs. Ricky & Aya Sadiwa. With them around, our dining experience was made even more memorable! ❤