There was a time in my life wherein I had the liberty of time to write until the wee hours of the morning about my late night thoughts and my recent jaunts and food discoveries. I guess, some things just took precedence in the past few months as my love for blogging took a backseat as I can only write during my spare time.
However, as much as I can and when my schedule permits I still grace events once in a while especially if it interests me. So when Richie from The Pickiest Eater invited me to try out the new dishes of Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in Megamall a few weeks back, without hesitation I immediately said YES.
After finishing off some emails and while waiting for my UBER ride I tried to research on the background of this joint that I would go to. I have read that it originally came from NYC and is actually one of the best-rated BBQ restaurants in New York City.
This restaurant opened its doors to our contrymen when it opened its doors last December 2016. Behind this worthy initiative is the Standard Hospitality Group which is actually the same group behind Yabu and Ipuddo.
Upon arriving at the venue, I was immediately greeted by Richie and saw that a lot of food bloggers and food enthusiasts were already busy taking snaps of the new dishes MQ launched earlier that day.
I asked their Marketing Manager Denise on the specialization of this restaurant as compared to the others and she told me that, MQ specializes in cooking and serving all-natural meats and poultry, seasoned with perfect spice blends and then smoked with wood for many, many hours until the perfect harmony of smoke and flavor emerges.
I was already fantasizing about it in my head as to how this slow cooked meat would taste like but I had to remind myself to take some photos first before indulging myself in the sumptuous feast I was about to partake in.
To be honest, this was the first dish which caught my attention. Served with two sides, three rice servings, bottomless drinks, pickles and slaw the Chicken and Pork Belly Platter was the perfect meal for a group/ barkada lunch/ dinner after work. Being a meat lover myself this was the perfect dish specially curated for me and my tastebuds. This had the perfect mix sides which surely brought balance to the flavorful and juicy strips of meat and chicken. 🙂
Their barbecue burgers, are the perfect delight for bun lovers out there looking for something new to treat their palate to. This is coupled with slow smoked meats in between their soft and light buns. I am a big fan of condiments especially when it comes to burger patties so I was preparing to smear the whole bun with a generous serving of their BBQ dressing in case the burger lacked the flavor. But, after sinking my teeth into this dish, to my surprise I didn’t need the tangy sweet flavor of their BBQ sauce to complement this dish since this was already a flavorful treat to begin with.
Truly adapting to the Filipino culture of having rice as a staple in our meals. MQ incorporated our usual rice staple into their servings as they introduced to us their succulent Pork Belly and Beef Brisket strips in rice bowls. This comes with your usual egg which makes it the ultimate Pinoy combo. I love how the meat tends to melt in my mouth and emanates its juices slowly as I slowly chew on its succulent strips. This is the perfect breakfast staple for those looking for a filling meal upon waking up 🙂
This place just continuously ups up its ante with regards to being innovative in their dishes as it caters to the need of their clients for slow roasted, sweet, juicy, tender and succulent meat strips combined with various meal staples makes it the perfect place to chill and dine with your friends after a long day’s work 🙂
Mighty Quinns is located at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong. For inquiries, call +63 2 721 1733.