5.212 TERRP 68(3.25) Brooklyn: Tomato & Anchovy Pizza

-Cycle 5, Item 212-
5 (Tue) August 2014

Tomato & Anchovy Pizza


from Brooklyn (Robinsons Place) [takeout]

in my apt

-Ermita, Manila-


TERRP (Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place), Phase 3.  In Manila since January, here through October under the current contract, living above Robinsons Place, I've been eating my way through the mall.  As far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like this, my unique contribution to the city's food/blog scene.  I did all the restaurants on the 1st floor (currently 36, down from the initial 40) and the 2nd floor (currently 7, down from the initial 14).  Now, I'm on to the restaurants on the 3rd floor (currently 30, 2 of which were already covered during Phase 1).  Then, once Phase 3 is complete, time permitting, the 4th floor.  Henceforth, however, I'll take them as they come, no more pushing the agenda; if I don't finish, no big deal.

This is the 68th in the series, the 25th on the 3rd floor.  Adriatico Wing.

All restaurants on the 1st floor:

- 39(1.36) Apr 2 / Cabalen (Filipino) (see 5.087 Buffet Scraps) / 1.5 / $$

All restaurants on the 2nd floor:

- 45(2.07) Apr 30 / Recipes (Filipino) (see 5.115 (Chicken) Gisang Gisang) / 3.0 / $$

Previously covered restaurants on the 3rd floor (1-10):

- 53(3.10) May 21 / The Old Spaghetti House (Italian) (see 5.132 Pepper Crusted Fish Fillet...) / 1.5 / $$

Previously covered restaurants on the 3rd floor (11-20):

- 63(3.20) July 14 / Bagnetboy (Filipino) (see 5.190 Bagnet Solo...) / 1.5 / $

Previously covered restaurants on the 3rd floor (21-30):

- 64(3.21) July 15 / Gumbo (American) (see 5.191 Umm...Chicken Gumbo) / 2.5 / $$
- 65(3.22) July 30 / Inihaw Express (Filipino) (see 5.206 Kilawan + Bicol Express...) / 0.5 / $
- 66(3.23) July 31 / Teriyaki Boy (Japanese) (see 5.207 Teriyaki Boy Chicken Ju) / 2.5 / $$
- 67(3.24) August 1 / Kamay-Kainan (Filipino) (see 5.211 Pusit Adobong) / 1.0 / $

Brooklyn is an American-style pizza restaurant chain.  Founded in the Philippines, currently 7 locations around Metro Manila, including the newest one in Robinsons Place, just opened a couple weeks ago.*  Specializes in New York-style pizza--sizes are called "Manhattan" (small), "Queens" (medium), "Brooklyn" (large)--but also offers Italian-American pasta favorites and, oddly enough, Filipino breakfast dishes.  

The pizza was okay.  The crust was rather amateur in texture.  Too much anchovy, making the pizza too salty.  And the tomatoes were raw, tossed on top after the fact.  But the pie was edible overall.  

Sbarro's still leads the pack in New York-style pizza (see generally 5.183 Mushroom / Sausage Pizza).

Should've ordered the Porko.

*I'll forever close the book on TERRP once all the extant restaurants have been covered.  Those that open subsequently, too late.  Any that opens before I'm done, like Brooklyn, I'll do.  While 12 restaurants have shut down during the past 6.5 months, only 1 has opened.  Several are under construction, have been for months, so I need to hurry before they're complete--in this one context, I'm appreciating the Filipino take-it-easy attitude.

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