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Sisig with bone marrow at Fiery Style in Uptown Mall in BGC


Taking a break from Christmas shopping at Uptown Mall in BGC, we chanced upon a new restaurant called Fiery Style. Initially I thought it was a Tex-Mex restaurant or a Mexican place. However, a quick look at the menu revealed a lot of spicy dishes from different countries, including Mexico and the Philippines. It even had sisig, which is a local favorite in the Philippines.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC
The entrance to Fiery Style in Uptown Mall

TEX-MEX FOOD WITH A PHILIPPINE TOUCH AT FIERY STYLE

Fiery Style is a casual and colourful restaurant, so don’t expect fine dining. But if you’re in the Uptown Mall or BGC area and you happen to be looking for comfort food, this is definitely one delicious option.

I liked the Tex-Mex food like tacos, burritos and enchiladas on the menu. Fiery Style at Uptown Mall in BGC had a good selection of these, and you can order the soft shell taco or the hard shell version.

At the same time, they had original dishes I’d never seen elsewhere.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC
Sisig with bone marrow and chilli

SISIG WITH BONE MARROW

These included the Philippine favourite dish of sisig, but served with bone marrow for extra richness. Then, there was also a dish of deep-fried squid rings coated in salted egg. The sisig and the squid rings in salted egg were probably our top choices that day.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC
Squid rings coated in salted egg

SISIG, SQUID RINGS, AND TACOS

We were very hungry so we ordered everything that looked good. Happily, nothing disappointed us at all. The sisig and the squid rings made us happy from the start. The sisig was tasty and spicy. Meanwhile, the squid rings were deep-fried perfectly, with just the right amount of coating of salted egg.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC

Then we tried several tacos including a soft-shell taco with beef short ribs and a hard-shell taco with sisig. The soft-steel taco with beef was refreshing in flavour. However, the highlight was definitely the sisig tacos. I’d never had a sisig taco before, and it was really delicious. The sisig filling went very well with the cripsy taco shell.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC

HAMBURGERS WITH BLACK SESAME BUNS

Next we tried the hamburger which came with melted cheese and bacon in a black sesame bun. The photo on the menu alone was enough to entice us, and we were so glad we caved in to the burger cravings. The bun was firm on the outside and soft inside, and the burger patty was delicious. The hamburger also came with some spicy twister fries.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC

SPICY FRIED BANGUS WITH RICE

Finally, before dessert, I just had to try a fish dish simply because the photograph on the menu looked so appealing. At Fiery Style in Uptown Mall in BGC, they offered a milkfish seasoned well with spices and then fried. We ordered rice to go with it and it made for the perfect main course to end lunch. The bangus was so tasty.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC

CHURROS WITH CHOCOLATE

Of course, there is no such thing as a happy ending without dessert in a Travelife. So we ordered the churros with chocolate and ice cream, and a cheesecake. I’m a churros person so I always like to taste the churros everywhere in my search for the best one.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC

The churros were cooked only when we ordered these, so these arrived hot and crispy. In other words, exactly how churros should be. Meanwhile, the cheesecake had great flavour and texture.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC

We were surprised to find this interesting new restaurant in Uptown Mall in BGC, with lots of spicy dishes, a couple of Tex Mex favourites, and some truly original cooking. It’s a mixture of comfort food and creative cooking, set in a colourful venue with the feel of Mexico with culinary influences from the Philippines.

Mexican food and sisig at Fiery Style restaurant in Uptown Mall BGC

Read more about restaurants in Uptown Mall in BGC in Travelife Magazine.


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