My husband and I always pass along Boni Avenue every time we go to work, but we haven’t seen/noticed/heard about this Lime 88 restaurant. If not for Groupon, I wouldn’t even know about it. The first thing that caught my attention was the location. Since it was in Mandaluyong, I thought it was a good place to have a date with my hubby after work, so I availed their promotion. Besides, it was quite intriguing to see the description on Groupon about the place saying “Street food na pina-sosyal.” Hmmm…that is an exciting place to visit.
Lime 88 is situated along San Rafael Street, just a few steps from Boni Avenue. When we arrived, we noticed that it was just an old residential house converted into a casual restaurant – nothing fancy. So we felt comfortable right away. It was still 6:30PM, so there were only a few tables occupied. They open at 6:00PM.
|Quail Egg Tempura with Soy Mirin Glaze and Sinamak|
|Crispy Corned Beef, Paris Mash, Sauteed Onions|
|Tinapa and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta|
The downside I think with Lime 88 is their slow service especially in serving of the food. The quail egg tempera came earlier, but it took 30 minutes – and two inquiries with the staff about our food – before the rest of our order arrived. I just think that maybe the cook really put a lot of effort on the food or that they only cook the food when ordered. I guess, next time when I would be back, I would make sure that I would not too hungry.
By the time we left, around 8:00PM, the place was starting to get filled with people mostly coming from their offices. It was your typical Friday night crowd. Next time, I would definitely be coming back. Perhaps to have some 'inuman' with friends and try their 'pulutan' of 'pinasosyal' street foods.