The Wild Poppy: A promising newcomer in Poblacion, Makati and why we should be #wildaboutit
In other countries, everyone loves a good rooftop. But rooftop bars in this side of town are rare sightings. The demand is high but supply is low, this was one of the many conversations I had with the owners while we enjoyed mid-afternoon booze. The brains behind indie concepts such as Facile, The Warehouse, Ride Revolution, a team of four aspired to recreate a space where casual dining is offered to patrons in a quiant open rooftop watering hole.
We’ve been teased from pop-ups in recent festivals with their highly addictive Pokpok bites – chicken breasts cooked in fish sauce & garlic topped with dried laksa to their puff spicy chicken rendang. Two years in the making, this rooftop bar finally decides to bloom in the bustling neighborhood of Poblacion, Makati.
So why should we be #wildaboutpoppy? It promises to deliver that one-two punch flavor and taste with their dishes. Offering a pleasant mix of Asian Fusion combined to make “appetizing” your word of the night. If you feel adventurous, share an order of their Kim & Rueben Burger. A delectable combination of smoked corned beef, kimchi, generous amounts of wild rocket, Pinakurat & Kewpie sauces & Swiss cheese, sandwiched altogether by a tasty curry bun.
Other scrumptious offerings are Fried Mantou Buns, where its outer layer fried to crispy perfection while still maintaining an enclosed soft pillowy bun. It is offered in savory flavors such as Hoi, Belly (Hoisin Glazed pork belly) and Chicken Ren Damn (Spicy rendang with silantro and cucumber).
Filipino & Japanese fusion is very well-represented with their grilled corn smothered in a flavorful sauce of yuzu smoked aioli and kesong puti, all ready and waiting.
With solid small bites, variety of seating options, a wide, refreshing space partnered with perfect acoustic and food best downed with their reasonably priced cocktails and/or beer, Folks, this maybe your next spot to find retreat inside the city.
The Wild Poppy
2F 5666 Don Pedro St, Poblacion, Makati