Thursday, August 27, 2015

AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLÉ LANG RESTAURANT

AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT

I have been a corporate slave in Makati City for quite some time.  The towering landmark of skyscrapers, shopping malls and luxurious hotels constitute its necessary façade.  Through time, remarkable restaurants dot the main thoroughfares of the city and became an instant place for business meetings and gathering with family and friends.

A walking distance from where I have worked for a number of years, aligned restaurants sprout.  At the center of the Ayala Business District, an open space named the Ayala Triangle to be specific, sits a restaurant giving the impression of fine dining.  Simplé Lang (pronounced as sim-pley lang) is our rendezvous for the weekend.


AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
THE FACADE
For two consecutive days, we had our afternoon snacks at the said restaurant and a heavy downpour was an inevitable backdrop.  Fortunately, Filipino dishes apt for the weather condition were served to console us.  Menu is quite innovative.  Pansit tinola for instance, which makes every diner curious including myself.

Modernized local favorites is what the restaurant offers - definitely good food simplified matched by reasonable prices.  I had no personal favorite at this restaurant as everything served are equally good and delectable.

It may appear not simplified as the location and type of diners may intimidate you but once you get hold of the style, you’ll learn it suits all classes.  Everything served is familiar.

On our first day, in time for the rainy special of the restaurant (it was really raining hard when we arrived), we sampled on Batchoy Yan garnished with tripe, liver, chicharon and egg; Crispy Palabok topped with bagnet, shrimp, tinapa bits and egg; Hot Ginataang Bilo-Bilo; Simpleng Arroz Caldo with spicy dilis, kimchi, tofu, bicho, crispy chili garlic and calamansi; and Turon Bites made of saba, toasted sesame and condensed milk.

AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
BATCHOY YAN (PhP195.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
SIMPLENG ARROZ CALDO (PhP195.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
CRISPY PALABOK (PhP275.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
HOT GINATAANG BILO-BILO (PhP150.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
TURON BITES (PhP95.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
REFRESHMENTS
Everyone’s favorite is the crispy palabok.  It really is crispy and the sauce has a special ingredient that makes it unique from other palaboks in town.


AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
THE BEST PANSIT PALABOK
The following day on almost the same time, we went back and tried other best-sellers of the restaurant.  The long table was graced by Ilocos Style Sisig Empanada with papaya, salted egg and sukang Ilocos; Fresh Lumpia Rolls with muscovado sauce, garlic, and sesame peanut sprinkle; the sampler of #Tusoktusok comprising of fishballs, kikiam, chicken skin, crispy pork tenga, squid balls with sweet and spicy dip; the Pansit Tinola topped with Hainan style chicken and fried sili leaves; Simpleng Arroz Caldo once again; Totoong Tokwa’t Baboy and Simple Lang Halo-Halo.

AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
ILOCOS STYLE SISIG EMPANADA (PhP175.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
FRESH LUMPIA ROLLS (PhP95.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
#TUSOKTUSOK (PhP130.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
PANSIT TINOLA (PhP195.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
TOTOONG TOKWA'T BABOY (PhP195.00)
SIMPLENG ARROZ CALDO (PhP195.00)
AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
SINIGANG SA PAKWAN AS AN ADDED TREAT
The restaurant is quite spacious adorned by cozy and bright lighting fixtures of a high ceiling and glass walls that speak of social media-friendly captions.  Interior design is simple yet elegant.  A wooden staircase leads guests to the second floor for a more exclusive treat.  For those who intend al fresco dining, there are seats available as well at the front of the restaurant.

AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANTAYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT

AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT
THE INTERIORS

AYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANTAYALA TRIANGLE GARDENS MAKATI CITY | SIMPLE’ LANG RESTAURANT

The continuous heavy downpour never dampened our spirits for hours of chatting and people-watching while dining.  The comforts of the restaurant and the vibe it emits is truly homey and relaxing.

Quality of service is excellent as well that sets of dish ordered came swiftly.  Nil wasted time for waiting.  Waiting staff are also attentive to the needs and concerns of guests.

With witty names of dish offered as menu, Simplé Lang makes the favorite Filipino cuisine elegantly presented and served their way without compromising how it is known and palatable to a common Filipino.


SIMPLÉ LANG
Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City
(02) 621 6162 

Simplé Lang is part of the innovative concepts of Raintree Restaurants

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