I had dinner with my family tonight at The Stock Market in Bonifacio High Street. We were curious about the place since it’s fairly new. When we arrived at 6:30 PM, there weren’t much customers so we were able to get a table easily. Mom and my sister left me for awhile to go to a another store so I perused the menu while I waited for them to come back. A quick scan told me that the prices of the food are more expensive than average. I had a hard time deciding which food to get but I just went for the recommended dish as indicated in the menu.
As I was waiting for my family to come back, I inspected the interiors of The Stock Market and the decorations. I noticed the pineapples, lots of them, in paintings, table ornaments, etc. The restaurant also sells produce like various fruits and vegetables, meat, cheeses, wines, and cooking utensils. I noticed a lot of Del Monte cans so I pieced together that the restaurant is owned by Del Monte Corporation. The restaurant is spacious and has several function rooms on the first and second floors. I like how the interior looks like a posh market and the white walls and ceiling gave the impression of cleanliness.
When my family arrived, I ordered the New England Clam Chowder (Php 195) as a starter and the Prime Burger (Php 395) which is the best seller in their Bukidnon store as indicated in the menu. My family ordered some other food but I will not include them in my review.
When my chowder arrived, I took a spoonful of the soup and the temperature was the right kind of warm. The serving is just enough for 1 person and I was able to finish it quickly. I’ve tasted better New England Clam Chowder so for me, the restaurant’s version is just so-so. I think it needed more seafood but it’s still okay.
The Prime Burger arrived quickly after I finished the soup. It has grilled pineapple, bacon, lettuce, mayo (?) and grilled onion. It also came with french fries and tomato catsup (Del Monte I presume). I had the patty grilled medium rare and the chef was able to deliver that. The presentation was satisfactory but for the price, I think they should have come up with a bigger burger. The patty is thick but I still found the burger small. The burger itself was too bland for my taste. I prefer tasty foods but maybe for those who like simple tastes, the burger will be perfect for them. The fries were soggy as well. I didn’t finish this dish because I expected more from a Php 395 burger.
Since The Stock Market is located in Bonifacio High Street, the price is to be expected. However, I expect better food for the price. The Stock Market fell below my expectation and I doubt that I will eat there again.
The Stock Market
Bonifacio High Street, Taguig