The Girl + The Bull made my trek all the way from QC to the south worth it. I’ve been wanting to check out this place for ages. But I’ve always been deterred by traffic and distance. Also, any time someone says “BF Paranaque/Las Pinas” or anywhere south, it’s no-man’s land for a girl from the North  like me. However, now, on a sunny Saturday, led by my stomach, I was determined to make it all the way to the famous Aguirre Ave. Thankfully it wasn’t that hard to find because the directions they gave were pretty clear. 346 Aguirre Ave, across the Southland apartelle, after the 3rd stoplight from the main entrance gate.

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Across the street
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It was the perfect setting to my reunion with my good friend, Shiela, who’s an excited mom-to-be!
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I thought the place was quite pretty. It’s intimate but not cramped by any means. Minimal modern decor, lots of white, clean and well-lit. Just the way I like my restaurants!
Aguirre ave eats

Aguirre ave eats

Aguirre ave eats

Here is the seasonal menu. Like with any restaurant that uses fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, the menu is bound to change according to what’s available.
Aguirre ave eats
Aguirre ave eats

We ordered the mushroom salad to share. I can eat this forever and ever amen. The flavor profile, the textures are perfectly concocted. The earthiness of the mushrooms, sharp bleu cheese, sweet walnuts, the tart balsamic dressing, the crunch of the vegetables. Delicious. I hope this becomes a menu staple.
Aguirre ave eats

Aguirre ave eats

We also ordered the 80/20 burger upon the recommendation of Foursquare users. Yummy indeed! The burger patty was juicy and meaty without being greasy. The onion jam, arugula and other magical stuff in it were great complements to the dish and brought out flavors of the beef. We gobbled up all the veggie chips. We wished there were more. Though we weren’t a fan of this gougere bun because it became soggy, mushy and weird in the end (when it soaked up the burger juiciness).

Aguirre ave eats

The fried chicken is a dish that makes an appearance only over the weekend. Our server recommended it quite enthusiastically so we ordered it. As with our previous two dishes, we also enjoyed this. We liked the crunchy outside and soft juicy meat. We wished that they removed the skin of the chicken before they breaded/fried it because it did not add anything to the dish and worse, made the chicken look unappetizing. The breading is what gave the chicken true crunch and taste anyway. I peeled the skin off my chicken and it still tasted wonderful. The meat is great with the glaze and all that other sauce on the plate so make sure to smother that sauce on everything.

Aguirre ave eats

We passed on the famous twix and other desserts. Maybe for next time.  I’ve sworn off sweets and started cutting back on my food intake (though my food blog entries would say otherwise) in preparation for my weeklong paleo meal plan. So my Girl + Bull meal was my “last indulge meal.”  No regrets. Such a good meal, I am already planning my return! Just going to wait til the menu changes so I can try more dishes and see the versatility and skill of their chef. I hope they maintain their quality and don’t become too commercialized with all the hype and rave reviews they are getting.

Lastly – MAKE RESERVATIONS. Don’t waltz in without calling in advance because they WILL turn you away. They only have 7 tables so they can’t accommodate last-minutes and/or large parties without prior notice.

The Girl + The Bull

346 A. Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque
0905 572 2556
https://www.facebook.com/thegirlandthebull

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