I celebrated the Independence Day long weekend by trying out a patriotic pizza at Brooklyn’s New York Pizza.
“We launched this yesterday, June 12,” shared Managing Director Johan Sy.
The La Filipizza is topped with longganisa, tomatoes, salted eggs, and mozzarella. “Something for every Juan,” the menu described. Indeed!
Upon the suggestion of Johan’s wife, Joy, we drizzled our slices with vinegar. Oh wow, super bagay! Sarap!
Like all other pizzas at Brooklyn’s, the La Filipizza is also available in three sizes — 10, 14 and 18 inches.
I won’t be surprised if it becomes a best seller, I don’t think there’s quite like it this side of town.
“It’s like a Pinoy breakfast pizza,” my foodie friend Marilen Fontanilla chimed in. That got us started talking about all our favorite silogs. Brooklyn’s makes their own tapa, and yes, it is served with egg and garlic rice. It is among the items that Johan added to the menu when they acquired Brooklyn’s from its previous owner in December, 2012. “We added brunch items because my sister felt that we didn’t have enough of that in Manila,” Johan explained. And the latest addition to their brunch line up is the Big Bob, a hefty combination of corned beef, sausage, bacon, egg, fries and toast. Of course I had to ask if we can replace the bread with rice. Oo daw! Yay!
Johan knows that I love rice so he offered to order some for me when the Buffalo Wings arrived. This classic Brooklyn’s dish was not really part of our menu for the day but I requested (ummmm, sige na nga, demanded) that he add it. I can’t go to Brooklyn’s and not have Buffalo Wings ‘no! Nag–take out pa nga ako! For me, Brooklyn’s Buffalo Wings is the best! Not too spicy but hot enough. And I like how the sauce is not thick and heavy.
Instead of rice, I paired my chicken with another new menu item, the Pesto By The Bay – home-made pesto sauce with Tinapa flakes.
“We make our own sauces. We don’t use ready-made mixes, we really do it from scratch,” assured Johan. “And there is a bit of a wait when you order our pizzas, around 15 to 20 minutes. Because we mold the crust from dough balls as you order, toss it, add the toppings and bake in a brick oven”.
Don’t worry about getting bored while waiting for your food, their menu also doubles as a game board. I squealed in delight at the sight of Snakes and Ladders. We weren’t able to play though, we were too busy exchanging kwentos. The lunch extended to merienda and we could’ve stayed on until dinner, nahiya na lang ako.
Johan’s mom, Margie made the kwentuhan extra fun. She paints to relax and her beautiful artworks adorn the walls of the Tomas Morato branch of Brooklyn’s. They’re all labeled with prices. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Tzu Chi Foundation (read about Tzu Chi here).
If you’re craving for pizza (or Buffalo Wings, I’m gonna say it again, it’s the best!), you can enjoy Brooklyn’s New York Pizza right where you are. Because they deliver. All you have to do is call the branch nearest you.
Alabang Town Center
8509999 10am – 10pm
BF Homes Parañaque
#15 President Ave. Tahanan, BF Homes
7757575 11am – 10pm
1176 Chino Roces Ave. Makati City
8969696 10am – 10pm
City Golf Plaza Julia Vargas Ave. Pasig City
6339999 11am – 11pm/
11:am – 1am
Robinson’s Place Manila
3rd Floor Mid Town Robinson’s Manila
4050505 10am – 9pm
195 Tomas Morato Ave. corner Scout Fuentebella, QC
3767676 11am – 11pm/
11am – 1am
Robinson’s Place Las Pinas
2/F Food Court 5533555 10am – 9pm
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Celebrate Father’s Day at Brooklyn’s New York Pizza and get a keychain for a minimum purchase of P1,000. The keychains are available in various flavors too! Haha! Super cute!