Main Street, a resto with two branches in the metro, is not a Canadian franchise – It’s just a place that specializes in Canadian food. I didn’t even realize that they serve Canadian food until I took a look at their interiors and their menu (I thought it was an NYC-themed resto, actually). Main Street’s owner worked in Vancouver as a chef for at least six years, before coming back here, which pretty much explains the reason why he’s an expert when it comes to Canadian cuisine.
Not a lot of people actually consider Canadian food as their favorite cuisine – It’s always been Italian, Japanese, Greek, etc., Probably because in a way, Canada’s food has always been so similar to the US, with the exception of poutine, butter tarts, and milk in a plastic bag (yep). Although I personally have relatives who reside in Canada, I’ve never really heard them talk about Canadian food that much (with the exception of Tim Hortons, and it’s only because of the fact that my auntie works there), and I find that slightly weird, to be honest…. Hmmm.
Bacon Jam & Grilled Cheese. This sandwich contains homemade bacon jam, melted cheddar, and mozzarella cheese in rye bread. Despite the amount of cheese it contained (which is a given), I didn’t feel queasy at all, thanks to the bacon jam. The dish also comes with a small bowl of tomato soup. After my first sip, I finally understood why these two always get paired up!
We also had some pizza! This is The Italian, with tomato basil sauce, mozzarella cheese, sliced onions, crumbled Italian sausage, and dill. I loved the fact that the pizza was served piping hot. The flavors really blended well together, although the tomato sauce was slightly overpowering at times.
Chicken Poutine with hand-cut fries, fried chicken poppers, mozzarella cheese curds, chicken gravy, and chives. A very savory dish, if I may say so. I was afraid that I would feel too full after eating this, but it turns out, this dish was really light on the stomach even with the chicken poppers mixed in. I liked the curds too (for some reason I expected it to taste a tad bit sour, hehe. They taste exactly what you would expect mozzarella cheese to taste like).
I really enjoyed our time here in Main Street. There’s nothing better than trying out your first bowl of poutine! I had this inkling that I wouldn’t be able to pay a visit to their branch in McKinley, so I’m really thankful that they decided to open up a branch in Kapitolyo. The food here is just amazing and I can’t wait to try out more.
Food: 4.5/5 (taste), 4.5/5 (presentation)
Main Street is located at 10 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Tel no: (02) 2392827, +63 9951541136. You can also find them in McKinley Hill, near BGC. Links: Facebook || IG: @eatmain.