Canadian Resto in Mckinley: Main Street

Creating its own niche on a seemingly endless chain of restaurants in Mckinley, Main Street caters Canadian comfort food at a reasonable price. Upon entrance, it greets you with a collection of vinyl records, a turntable, and random black and white photos of  places as wall decor — leaving you with an underline definition of what the owner’s interests consists of.

Price Range: Php 3oo-400/head for a group of five.

For starter, we had Westcoast Salad (Php 210) and Poutine (Php 145).

For the salad, it has the medley of crunchy apple, walnuts, white cheddar, tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette on a bed of lettuce whispers freshness in every bite. Meanwhile the poutine, which is a Canadian staple food, consists of fries topped with small blocks of cheese which melts perfectly in brown gravy.  These two are a good way to start light while waiting for the main course.

Pork belly with salsa verde crostinis

For the Pork Belly with Salsa Verde and Crostini (Php 210), I give it a two thumbs up. The pork belly was cut into bits so you won’t notice how sinful it is, you’ll just delight on munching the crispy and flavorful salsa it offers. It’s just an appetizer but you can also opt to pair it with rice. It sounds nomnomnom.

Pork Chop

Then the Pork chop barbeque sauce with grilled asparagus and herbed rice (Php 280).  I haven’t tasted but according to my friend Paul, “[It was] cooked the right way [and] seasoned well enough. 4.5 out of 5 stars.” He even quipped that he love the chops so much, he might order it again. Trust me when I say that when Paul raves about a food, it’s really worth noting. *wink*

Buttermilk fried chicken
Then my order came in: the enticing three piece Buttermilk fried chicken (Php 260) served with garlic cream sauce and herbed rice. The chicken looks really mouthwatering and crunchy, indeed it is and I love the crispness but the meat was too dry and lacks flavor. Not juicy at all. I’m now wondering why an office mate recommends it. Maybe it was just a bad batch but still. However, the garlic cream sauce redeemed the chicken as it added flavor to the dry meat. For this plate alone, I must say that the herbed rice was definitely the one worth coming back for. If I were to dine here again, I’d pick the herbed rice once more but not the buttermilk chicken again. Maybe I’d pair it with their Chicken Wings (Php 190)  which was out of stock when we went there.

For dessert, try their homemade ice cream. We had Malted Milk (Php 95) which was really creamy and yummy! Must try! Serving is two scoops only but you can share the delicious treat.

To cap it off: I loved the interior, the presentation, the starters most especially, the pork belly. The service was also okay. Better luck next time would be more apt for this resto visit, as there were rave reviews about their buttermilk fried chicken. I’m still hoping it was just a bad batch, though.

For the menu, I took some snapshots. Here you go:

Main Street
Tuscany Residences Upper McKinley Road,
McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Philippines
Contact No.: 09178158187
Operating Hours: 11:30 AM to 2 AM (Mon-Sat), 11:30 AM to 6 PM (Sunday)

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