Jillian Is Your Friend

{ramblings & chronicles on food x music}

Poco Deli: Fine Comfort Food

Other food blogs are my source of joy, hunger & of course, discovery.

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.

IMG_3872 IMG_3874

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.


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.


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).

IMG_3882 IMG_3884

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.


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.

One comment on “Poco Deli: Fine Comfort Food

  1. Pingback: Balboa: Confusing Italian | Jillian Is Your Friend

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on May 6, 2013 by in Food.
%d bloggers like this: