Bricks and Copper Turkish Cuisine

Shaw 500 Zentrum, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Bricks and Copper Turkish Cuisine
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Category:
Mediterranean
Business Hours
Open: 7:00a - 2:00a
Phone
+6326972007

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 7:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 7:00a - 2:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00a - 2:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00a - 2:00a
  • Thursday
    • 7:00a - 2:00a
  • Friday
    • 7:00a - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 7:00a - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
10

A couple of weeks ago, I caught up with my fellow foodie and friend, Raina Cheng, of KonyoQueen.com. I invited her out for brunch since she just got back. She was looking for a spot that’s different bordering unusual. I picked Bricks and Copper Turkish Restaurant in Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong.

It has a hole in the wall vibe, located in a gasoline station that’s a bit rundown. Inside however, is a cozy ambience, decorated with a few elements from Turkey. To have an actual feel of being in Istanbul, they play traditional music in the background while you dine.

We kicked things off with a serving of their Ezo Gellin (Php 100) or bride soup, which was made of potatoes, carrots, red lentils, tomato sauce, chilli flakes, and dry mint. This protein-rich, hearty dish was pretty much satisfying to the palate. The only downside to it is the toughness of the pita bread that came with it.

They served their Beef Pita Doner (Php 90) next. It has cucumber, onions, and lots of tomatoes in it. This charcoal-grilled beef wrapped up in pita bread was on the dry side and it seemed they scrimped on the meat and sauce as well.

Then, we had our turn at their Iskender, which is their signature dish, a household meal in Turkey. It has beef doner slices on top of the pita bread cubes, mixed with the special skender sauce and melted butter. I’m pretty sure you’ll like this one.

Mixed reviews on their Meze Platter (Php 500) which is a variety of dips, including cacik, saksuka, spicy ezme, babakanus, and hummus. We got this together with a fluffy lavash or balloon bread, shaped like a football. The dips, on the other hand, were kinda salty, in my opinion, except for the creamy and tasty hummus.

We also ordered their Egg Pide (Php 150). This flatbread is actually their version of pizza in Turkey. Sadly, it tasted bland, and in order for me to appreciate it, I had to resort to eating them with the dips from the Meze Platter.

It was their Turkish Yoghurt Shake that we had downed to quench our thirst with. This I highly recommend. It comes with different flavors on a budget.

The highlight of our whole visit to Bricks and Copper was when we got to have a go at their Shisha! It was the apple and mint flavors that we got to try it with. Smoking it made my mouth and throat feel dry, but nevertheless, Raina and I enjoyed doing such. If you want to explore this, you only have to pay Php 250 for it.

So for those of you who are in the look out for Mediterranean cuisine in Mandaluyong, head on over to Bricks and Copper soon. Let me know how your visit turns out by posting or sharing your stories below.

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Manfred M.
3.0 Stars
6

Last March 13, 2015, I had the opportunity of being invited to StrEat, an event organized by Maginhawa Food Park, a newly opened vacant lot turned into a food complex. The park is situated in Teachers Village, Quezon City, a location commonly known as the hub for up-and-coming restaurants, coffee-shops, and watering holes in the North.

According to organizer Ms. Chesca, the place was conceptualized as a convenient and efficient use to her family's real estate reserve and as a substitute to constructing a building with numerous requirements such as permits and licenses. Admittedly, her idea was well in point with the nature of businesses in the neighborhood, and the fact that people have known the area as a food-lover's paradise. She also envisioned the concept as an open space to provide variety to an already congested Maginhawa street. She stated that open spaces are usually rare, and that more parks are needed in urban centers. Good thing her idea was also coupled with an income-generating venture. In this case, she invited food concessionaires to set up shop and provide a variety of tastes to the venue. Some of the stalls were actual food trucks; while others were made out of metal containers and easily transferable by truck. Ms. Chesca mandated these concessionaires to conform to a design that mimicked the layout of a hipster trailer park.

At the day I went, the Food Park had a bonfire planned at 8pm and a live band as well. I arrived early, about 5 pm. At this point, the venue was already starting to feel up with a lot of patrons from the neighboring universities and offices. I even had a few acquaintances who were already lining up for the food there.

Ms. Chesca introduced me to Atty. Arnel, one of the concessionaires in the venue. He was the proprietor of Bricks and Copper, a Turkish-inspired restaurant with a variety of Middle Eastern dishes. Atty Arnel graciously provided me and my friend with generous samples of their sumptuous Turkish fare. During the conversation, the good proprietor had a lot to say about his prior experience in the legal profession and his subsequent foray into the restaurant business. He told us that he gained the idea of starting a joint with Middle Eastern fare from his Turkish client. After tasting the latter's dishes, he told us that he immensely enjoyed the experience, and that he envisioned the idea to start his own restaurant business. Hence, Bricks and Copper was born. It was originally confined to the Shaw area in Pasig, but Atty. Arnel thought of expanding it to north Quezon City in order to reach more customers. After seeing that the slots in the food park were for rent for affordable prices, he immediately set up shop there. He also thought of the restaurant as convenient place where he could wine and dine clients in his law practice. Now that's practicality and marketing rolled into one! He also takes pride in the fact that his beef and chicken dishes are charcoal grilled, and hence, very tasty.

Apart from that, the pita bread and other pastries from his establishment are baked fresh every day. Add to this the fact that most of his dishes are heavily vegetable infused and compatible with a healthy diet.

As for the dishes, we were able to taste their affordable Pita Doner. At 90 pesos, it's quite a steal. The dish is an exciting variation of shawarma with an airy and chewy pita wrapper, thinly sliced strips of beef or chicken (depending on the order) and garnished with onions, cucumber, and tomatoes. It goes well with the spicy chili sauce and the standard garlic yogurt sauce. Our food tasting didn't end there. We were given a generous serving of Iskender Kebab, a mix of charcoal grilled beef with a generous helping of vegetables and chili sauce. The mix also had a good amount of pita bread as a side dish. At 250 pesos (small), the dish was very filling. We were also able to try Pita Bread with two variations of sauces. The one is with Humus, a traditional Middle Eastern dressing used in a number of countries. At 80 pesos, the sauce comes with pita bread. We were also given a spicer variant called Ezme. This sauce had a garnish of chilies and had a salsa-like texture. It also comes at 80 pesos with 4 slices of that airy and chewy pita bread. Our dishes, of course, were not complete without imported Turkish Sirma Water. According to Atty. Arnel, the sparkling drink is usually preferred by the Turks when eating traditional fare. Its sweet taste tends to offset the spicy Mideast offerings. A bottle usually costs about 60 pesos, and is a fresh deviation from the soft drinks we Filipinos are so used to. We both enjoyed the meal so much that we bought our own Pita Doner. The taste was simply very irresistible, and our experience with this restaurant completely takes away our negative stereotypes of spicy Middle Eastern food. We surely would like to come back again for a second helping.

The place also offers the traditional "hookah", a pipe used by the Arabs to smoke tobacco. The variant here offers scented fruit vapors instead for 200 pesos. When we come back next week, we surely hope to try it.

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Eugene C.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Bevs M.
1.0 Stars

We were disappointed of the taste. We ordered their Pita Doner which is their best seller. The bread was so thick and it has just stuff inside. It was tasteless. Nothin' special. Even their sauce was bland. I was expecting of somethin' this Turkish dish. I hope they'll improve.

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Danica B.
4.0 Stars

Yummy Pizza Doner and Strawberry Aryan. 128522

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Danna P.
5.0 Stars

Loooved their Authentic Turkish Food! Healthy, affordable and tasty. Tried their Strawberry Aryan, Red Lentil Soup, Pita Doner (Beef) and Lahmacun. Had such a filling and satisfying meal and I would definitely go back and try their other dishes! I hope they open more branches soon, too.

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Cristina A.
4.0 Stars

Staff were great!generous servings!delicious turkish fud!go der on a sunday nyt and its like u reserve the whole place:)

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Aleli J.
3.0 Stars

Food are okey ... forget all the name of the foods we order, basta yung bubble bread (forget the name) nila delicious, Turkish meat are tender, you can taste the real yogurt sa mga sauces nila, strawberry shake yummy.
Place is typical Mediterranean Restaurant but since its summer mainit hindi kaya ng air-condition unit nila ang place. Parking is hug I can see my car outside, the crew including there chef are very accommodating lahat ng tanong ko regarding there food maayos at maliwanag nilang nasasagot 128079
Try there pizza and bubble bread sarapppp

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Nell N.
5.0 Stars

The Chicken Doner on Turkish Rice is awesome. Meat is tender and flavorful. Reminds me of the Turkish resto I go to in HK :)

Turkish food has the spices but not the bad breath :p I call it the finer taste of middle eastern food.

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Irish B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Cat d.
3.0 Stars

Not t favorite kebab place... It's good though! They cook their kebabs in a small wood fire oven that locks in all the flavors... The meat is tender and juicy but lacks some flavors for me. I love though that the dish comes with lots of veggies! You feel so healthy!

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Abdel Hussein L.
5.0 Stars

The food they serve are Authentic Turkish Foods. I specifically liked the spicy soup.
They make their own bread and its very healthy and for us Muslims... Its "Halal."

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Cindy Marie V.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Audrey Marie N.
1.0 Stars

Never in my life would I eat at Bricks and Copper AGAIN! 128548

Their take for shawarma is awful which according to the waiter is their best seller. As in it's really bad.

Their salad, all tomatoes and cucumber, is spicy.

There was nothing that I liked. 128542 Or maybe I just didn't order the right dish? 128549

In short, I spent 200php for nothing. Boo! 128078

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Sitti Ryza D.
2.0 Stars

I was hoping I could have my favorite baklava. I was extremely disappointed. Very oily!! Never again!

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Ian P.
2.0 Stars

Over priced, not good quality ingredients

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Zerline C.
4.0 Stars

Specialty shawarma is authentic and delicious! Simple and no frills, great value!

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Chel P.
5.0 Stars

Awesome turkish food. Ordered menemen, adana, wood-fired shawarma, hummus, babakanush, yogurt drink and baklava. Everything was wonderful! Well except for the yogurt drink.

Cheap too. Definitely bang for the buck!

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April M.
4.0 Stars

First in PH! Wood-fired shawarma. Authentic & traditional Turkish food! Yummy!!!

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Jojie C.
2.0 Stars

I disliked it.

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