One of our favorite restaurants in SM Mall of Asia, is definitely Dennis The Grill Boy (they started out as “Pupung and Friends” – but I guess they had to change the name ‘coz, “Pupung” doesn’t really sound appetizing… ^_^;). If we were in the mood for good Filipino food, in a day when we don’t really want to experiment and make sure we really get our money’s worth, and also if it’s that time of the month (when all the bill are due) and we need to stay on a budget (unlimited rice… *wink* *wink*), Dennis is our go to restaurant, no questions asked.
ABOUT THE SHOP
I wouldn’t say the restaurant was spacious, but it’s not cramped either, so it’s ok. It’s located in Level 1 of the Entertainment Mall (one of the sections of MOA). Here’s the Mall of Asia map for your reference:
Dennis (and even when it was still Pupung and Friends) is actually a comic strip character. I’m not sure if it comes out in any newspaper but I’m sure that I’ve read Pupung and Friends before. In anycase, the restaurant itself is “comic themed” from the menu boards to their walls, and their restaurant signs.
THEIR MENU (or at least some of their dishes)
ABOUT OUR ORDER
So, as the title says it, UNLIMITED RICE! I mean, how can this restaurant survive the business with that? But still, I love them for even just that! A Filipino fast grill restaurant with unlimited rice! Now that’s a rare find, let me know if there are others and I would love to try them out too! But the other gold medal factor is that their dishes are just worth those extra servings of rice. I mean, we wouldn’t want to just keep coming back because of the rice, there has to be something else, right?
Here’s a crunchy sisig for you (or me). I love sisig but this isn’t my usual order at Dennis, I usually order their liempo (love the garlic white sauce and order extra… ^_^). The reason I don’t order sisig is not because I don’t like their sisig, I really do love it, really crunchy and really perfectly seasoned. I don’t usually order it because I know I’d be asking for more rice. With liempo, I mastered the technique of limiting myself to 1 rice. ^_^;
And this one, is Mario’s regular order and yes, always with extra Mang Tomas. Notice how they didn’t really mask the sauce’ name by giving it “Dennis’ Sarsa” or something. I love that they outright just say it’s “Mang Tomas” and I think may customers would have noticed it anyway.
I really can’t find any fault because (even if the crew would mess up, or the place gets crowded, or there will be a long line at the counter) because the food overshadows those little things. Restaurants are really about food and, for me, about relatively reasonable price. I factor in the unlimited rice we got, and every peso spent here was worth it.
Contact Information (unverified – from MunchPunch):
Unit 1128 G/F Entertainment Bldg.,
SM Mall of AsiaPasay City,
Call: (02) 556-0779