Unlike the New York food hall brought to the Philippines, the pretty new Hole In The Wall at the Century City Mall in Makati is a showcase of a super eclectic variety of food vendors and local artisanal food and beverages. For those who like diversity and specificity put together, Hole In The Wall just might be for you. The concept of bringing together accomplished chefs within the same walls is global trendy and upscale, yet Hole In The Wall is an enjoyable food market with better-than-a-foodcourt communal dining spaces to linger in.
Together with my besties, Christina and Cathy, and Brandon, we almost didn’t make it to Makati because traffic was horrendous even on a weekday. A good thing it closes at 10PM.
One tip: If you see anything you like, get it right away, like we planned on buying craft cookies from Scout’s Honor by Chef Miko Aspiras, but the shelves were almost empty before we left.
I went around and fixed an eccentric ox tail and tamarind sauce banh mi and spring rolls from Phobobo, salted egg chicken wings from Kwong’s Provisions and a pastrami-Emmental cheese sandwich from Mister Delicious to share with the group. Christina was on the other end ordering spicy fried chicken with waffles from Bad Bird.
The pastrami sandwich was dry to say the least. I’m an easy person to please. Good company will make any food delicious. But, I was happiest with my salted egg chicken. The banh mi came in second.
Hole In The Wall 4th Floor Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue cor. Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila Tel. Nos.: 02 801 1230 / 02 801 1231
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