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Poco Deli: Fine Comfort Food

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It’s amazing how online social networks dictate what I should be having these days. One of the most mentioned in my timelines & blogrolls is Poco Deli. I have a love affair with delis, next to breakfast & tea places, so I made my way over to Kapitolyo one night to sate my hunger for meat.

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Little place, this Poco Deli was (I later find out Poco Deli means “little store” in Italian). But observing the people on the tables, they all look like keepers of a well-hidden foodie secret, all happily gobbling down what this artisan shop had to offer: wine, sausages, meat, pizza & dessert.

I read that their bacon slabs are a winner but I’m trying my best to (gasp) stay away from pork, so I order the Gourmet Beef Tapa (Php280) instead. I am greeted by a plate of light brown strips of beef that glistened in the light that it made me want to tear up. It came along with two sunny side up eggs & much to my dismay (meh not really), unavoidable bacon rice. The tapa was comparable to bacon — crisp but at the same time soft. The bacon rice, so delicious with chunks (not bits!) of bacon slab, just gave me a multiple mouthgasm.

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Decided to be “less sinful” so I ordered a prosciutto pizza (Php360). Big mistake. The dough was not the kind of texture I like — a little soggy & too squashy. And the cheese was a mere thin layer. I am also given the impression that their prosciutto was in the freezer too long — so stringy & hard.

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Adding parmesan shavings didn’t help at all. Oh well. I wish I spend my cash on the sausage platter instead — one of their specialties as they make their own. Ending the meal, it called for their bestseller: Blackout Chocolate Cake (Php155/slice).

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Extra dark chocolate cake with chocolate chips on top. I keep asking myself if it had liquor infused in it — such a strong flavour! Not your usual chocolate cake as it borders on bittersweet, not the saccharine kind. Pretty good with my bottle of vino, I must say. But Calea‘s moist chocolate cake still tops my list.

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This unassuming gem of a restaurant is a good place for comfort food albeit it’s being too small & too noisy. But the tapa is true love.

Poco Deli is located at 21 East Capitol Drive, Bgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig. They also have a branch at Ayala Triangle. Open daily from 11 AM – 10 PM. Fridays & Saturdays till 12 MN. And on Sundays, 5 PM – 10 PM.

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