Nomads BBQ + Refuge
G/F Valdecon Bldg., 20 Jupiter St. cor. Antares St., Bel-Air, Makati, Metro Manila
- 2 Reviews
- 4 Recommend
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- Business Hours
- Reopens: 5:00p - 2:00a
- 5:00p - 2:00a
- 5:00p - 2:00a
- 5:00p - 2:00a
- 5:00p - 2:00a
- 5:00p - 2:00a
- 5:00p - 2:00a
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- Street, Parking Lot
Most Recent Reviews
Mongolian party w mah homies!!!
It was a fun night and we enjoyed all the dishes we tried!! Thank you Clarissa P for bringing us here!
They are "known" for the unlimited Mongolian but we were also able to try a few of their dishes.
HAINANESE RICE STUFFED CHICKEN WINGS.
- Boneless chicken stuffed with Hainanese rice. It's like the usual Hainanese chicken rice but with the rice stuffed inside the chicken. Served with the usual sauces. Very yummy, the chicken was tasty. The whole dish was actually unique and cool! 🏼 I think I would like this more if it was spicy?
MUSHROOM AND OKRA CHIPS.
- not a fan of mushroom and okra so I didn't tried this one (or did I? Just can't remember anymore ). This was also served with a green sriracha dip. They all liked this one. If you like mushroom and okra, you might want to try this one.
BRAISED PORK BELLY BAO.
- are baos a thing now? I like mantao a lot! I used to buy them from Chowking since I just like the bread of the siopao and not the filling. The creation of these baos was something I am super happy and thankful since they are just so freakin' good! Your Local and Wild Poppy are my favorites, so far. Anyway, Nomad's version is pretty good and again, unique!! Why unique? They added a crispy pork skin for the added crunch and awesomeness!! The pork belly was tender, not salty and fatty. 🏼 Would just be better if they added more veggies aside from the cucumber slices.
And of course, our night wouldn't be complete without trying the DIY MONGOLIAN BOWL. It was a nice experience since you get to decide what you want and how much you want to add. They have a lot of toppings, meat, and sauces to choose from. What I like most was the egg , kimchi, tofu and the fact that they also offer brown rice. Not eating rice that much anymore but it's nice to know that they also offer other options other than the usual white rice. I just wish they have more seafood options. This is available from 7-10pm.
To end the night, we also to tried the DESSERTS!!!!
TINUTONG RICE ice cream and FRIED MILK BALLS.
- The tinutong rice was interesting, tastes like the real thing. Not for everyone, though. If you're not adventurous enough, try a different flavor. I wouldn't get this because I'm not adventurous enough!
- The milk balls come in 3 different flavors. You can either have plain, white chocolate or green tea. I think you can only choose one flavor per order, you get 5 milk balls per order (you can try and ask them if you can have all 3 flavors in one order). Hmmm, this was just okay for me. We all liked the plain version the most because the white chocolate and green tea filling weren't that much so best to just get the plain para di ka masaktan. Also, I think it would be better if they add a description in the menu that this is made w coconut milk and not w the regular milk para safe especially for those w allergies.
Service was pretty good. The staffs were all nice and we didn't have to wait that long for our meals and other requests 🏼
This is located along Jupiter Street (side near Edsa). The place is simple, chill lang and very casual. I like that you can see them prepare your orders since they have an open kitchen. It's fun watching them cook. Plus points since the have a really clean kitchen.
They are open until super late, around 2 or 3 am. So if you're looking for a place to recover or just to eat at after a long day from work or school, this is definitely a good place to satisfy your late night cravings! 🏼
Btw, you and your friends can also try this place out and other interestingly good and awesome hole in the wall restaurants around Poblacion (and other areas like Kapitolyo, Tomas Morato, and Tagaytay). How? Follow @FoodSocietyPH in Instagram and Facebook and they'll give you the best and craziest food crawl you'll ever have!
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Found along Jupiter Street in Makati, Nomads BBQ + Refuge was born out of the love of Mongolian DIY Bowls of four friends. Their constant craving and lack of a good place to go to prompted them to come up with their own restaurant. Offering Taiwanese Street Food, Unlimited DIY Mongolian Bowl and affordable drinks and cocktails, Nomads BBQ + Refuge is open from lunch until around 2AM. Perfect place to eat, drink and chill, it can even be your after drinking session refuge for comfort food!
The restaurant has two sections - an al fresco area that's perfect for the smokers and an air-conditioned section that's near the Unlimited DIY Mongolian Bowl area. The ambiance was very relaxed and casual since they wanted to capture the Taiwanese Street Market vibe in this nook (fun fact: Mongolian BBQ originated from Taiwan).
Unfinished walls served as canvass for huge wall art, warm tones from the wooden tables and chairs and an open kitchen where you'll see their chefs in action. They also have this banner right in front of their kitchen that reads "Eat Often, Eat Well" which is a Taiwanese culinary philosophy, according to their Head Chef and part owner - Alex.
Alex prepared their best selling street food for us and she also had us try their Unli DIY Mongolian Bowl.
| Hainanese Rice Stuffed Chicken Wings for 250Php
If you are looking for something unique, then, you have to order this! Inside each wing was this flavorful Hainanese Rice. Dip the chicken into the usual ginger mix, take a bite and let all the flavors explode! So good that it's hard to stop from munching.
| Mushroom & Okra Chips with Green Sriracha for 195Php
A vegetarian's delight, the breading worked like magic giving each piece a delightful crunch and a good flavor. The Green Sriracha that this order came with was home made and it was so spicy!
|Braised Pork Belly Bao with Crispy Pork Skin for 285Php
Tender and tasty chunks of braised pork with a slice of cucumber and a crunchy piece of pork skin or chicharon, sandwiched in a soft bao. Simple but good.
Then we tried their Unlimited DIY Mongolian Bowl. Offered from 7PM to 10PM, you can opt to get a Single Bowl as well during this time. If you came in after the unli offering, you can still enjoy the DIY flare since their Single Bowl option extends until closing.
What sets them apart though from other DIY Mongolian Bowl concepts are the following --
> You can go back again and again with multiple bowls if you avail the unli option unlike in other places where you can only fill a single bowl with all the ingredients that it can hold. This means you can try a mix and match of the ingredients that you want, without any limits!
> They have brown rice as option aside from the usual white rice and noodles!
> You can control the amount of meat that you'll put into your bowl unlike in other restaurants were you can only choose a combination and they will determine the portion.
> No guessing game when it comes to the sauces because they have 5 ready sauces that you can choose from!
They're also considerate of their vegetarian guests since their customized round griddle has a partition that separates vegetarian orders from the rest. This means no trace of meat, whatsoever, when they stir fry!
It was fun doing the DIY. Choose your carbs, get some veggies and spices, choose your protein from their selection of meat and seafood, mix in your sauces and choose how you want your egg/s done. A chef is always waiting by the kitchen window to help you out so do not be shy to ask! They'll do the kitchen magic for you and all you have to do is sit back, relax and wait!
I was pretty satisfied with my creation. I opted to put in more meat (buwahahaha), 2 servings of the Classic Mongolian Sauce and a serving of their signature Miso Butter. I was so full after my first bowl!
We also got the chance to try their desserts - Fried Milk Balls and Tinutong Rice Ice Cream.
| Toasted or "Tinutong" Rice Ice Cream for 150Php
Does this ice cream flavor sound familiar? Hmmmm... I'll let you guess where they got this. I haven't tried this flavor yet so I was giddy on how it will turn out. Served in a fried lumpia wrapper turned into a cup, honestly, this is a flavor that's not easy to love. The base was smooth and creamy and I must say that the flavor of burnt or toasted rice was captured on point. The characteristic bitter taste was there!
| Fried Milk Balls for 150Php
Each order has five balls and you can choose from plain, white chocolate and Matcha Kit-Kat. We tried all flavors and honestly, the plain one is the best way to go. Served with condensed milk on the side, I loved this dessert! Each bite reminded me of my favorite childhood snack - Ginataang Halo-Halo! Since they used coconut milk, the "gata" flavor was evident. Crunchy outside but exploding with coconut milk goodness inside, ahhhh it was so good! Dipping into the condensed milk made it even sweeter but I didn't mind because for a sweet tooth like me, it was a bonus!
Overall, we loved our dinner here. The place can get packed especially at night. The husband loved this place so much that he's determined to go back! Also curious about their lunch menu, I will for sure go back to check this out.
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