The Pop-up in Katipunan is a new covered food park with an enormous space where the tables are spread out so you don’t have to squeeze past other people unlike the crowded food parks we’ve had before. The Pop-up resembles a trailer park with some disjointed, solitary boutiques and some larger establishments perched on top of each other.
We were invited here by Tipple and Slaw to try out some of their new dishes. Some of my friends took a detour coming to The Katipunan Pop-up, because Waze and Google Maps think that the entrance to the food park is in the back alleys, when in fact it was along the Katipunan main road all along.
Tipple and Slaw Katipunan is a nice bar resto where families and friends alike can enjoy a nice conversation either indoors or al fresco. It’s an actual establishment despite being in a food park.
The Pecking Chicken Salad is a breath of fresh air. Topped with flower petals, ripe mango cubes, and blue cheese crumbles, the fresh greens are tossed with chopped roasted chicken, creating a dish that covers a wide spectrum of flavor.
The Truffle Pizza is everyone’s favorite! Topped with crispy fried mushrooms and caviar, the Truffle Pizza has relatively strong flavor coming from the cheese blend with truffle undertones. I couldn’t resist helping myself with a second slice!
My next favorite is the KFC or Katipunan Fried Chicken! Not only is the chicken super tender and juicy inside, but the flavorful breading itself is as enjoyable on its own! No gravy required!
Just as tender is the Peri Peri Grilled Chicken served with a slightly tart creamed spinach and a mildly spicy garlic oil.
Just when we thought nothing could top these bestsellers, Tipple and Slaw served their showstopping desserts: Matcha S’mores and Chocolate S’mores. Their version of s’mores consists of an ice cream sandwich made with chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream between graham crackers, topped with toasted marshmallows. I would have finished more than my share if it hadn’t been for my calorie counting!
Overall, Tipple and Slaw exceeded my expectations that day, and I wouldn’t mind coming back or recommending this to families and friends looking to have Sunday brunch or Saturday night drinks in Katipunan.
Location: The Pop Up Katipunan, Xavierville Corner Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11 AM to 4 AM Daily
Contact Number: (+63 917) 702-0756