Let’s talk about New York Pinoy Deli, also known as NYPD! It’s a West Meets South East food adventure kind of thing.
NYPD, not the New York Police Department, sprouts with fresh breath of new and exciting flavors in Resorts World Manila. Housed inside RWM‘s Casino, NYPD is the newest concept and is one of the highlight of this year’s RWM’s 6th Anniversary, as presented in their ‘Let’s Talk About 6‘ celebration.
“I’m excited that we are back at the history of the old deli, the old diners, with the classic food that they served back then in New York City. But at the same time, I don’t want to leave the Filipino part out of that. The NYPD came in with the New York Pinoy Deli,” said RWM Chief Hotel Operations Officer Scott Sibley to us when we visited NYPD a week after they’ve launched and opened this newest food hub.
“The idea is to bring a very chic, wholesome, home-cooked food from New York to Manila. This is something diners here have never seen before with the decor, the lighting, the feel, and the flavors of New York.”
Let’s talk about Chicken Adobo
NYPD has a unique way of mixing ingredients to the classic Pinoy dish, Adobo, by adding okra and string beans. Say what? The classic way we know of course that aside from chicken or pork, vinegar and soy sauce, the least of ingredients you may add are boiled egg, dried bay leaf, potato, and that’s it.
Here at NYPD they surprised us with this new twist. It was our first to see and we agree that is possible to mix these veggie ingredients to level up, not just the look, but also the taste of the classic Adobo.
NYPD’s Chicken Adobo is available at PhP 270.
Let’s talk about Pinoy Burger
This, aside from NYPD’s Chori Burger, is a killer. It has a thick beef burger rubbed with blue pepato cheese and added on top a crispy lechon skin (chicharon) to max the flavor of the Pinoy Burger. Your classic ingredients like lettuce, tomato, and onions are mixed in on a pan de sal bun.
Pinoy Burger serves for PhP 490.
Let’s talk about Bagnet
Any food lover knows that this will always be the best part of any meal… but it’s also dangerous (insert evil grin)! Anyhow, who would resist to this crispy Bagnet included in the Central Park Island Buffet meal. You can have Bagnet as many as you like, as long as you can. Enjoy it while it’s crisp and tender.
Central Park Island Buffet is available for PhP 550/person or you avail it for only PhP 250/person on top of your main course.
Let’s talk about Reuben Sandwich
Mr. Scott‘s favorite, the Reuben Sandwich. According to Mr. Scott, they carefully tasted and put all the right mix of ingredients into their Reuben Sandwich before they even introduced it to their menu. “This is close to what you could get in New York,” said Scott.
Reuben Sandwich has thinly sliced pastrami, Gruyere cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing on rye bread. It’s already mouthwatering with all of that ingredients!
Reuben Sandwich is available at PhP 490.
Let’s talk about Tinapa Spaghetti
The first time we heard of the entry, our mind went thinking of Palabok. Similar to Spaghetti, Palabok is a noodle-base Pinoy delicacy flavored with sweet and salty seasoning topped with mixed ingredients of shrimp, lechon skin, and Tinapa. Spaghetti with Tinapa? That must be a Palabok!
Essentially, Tinapa Spaghetti is not a Palabok. It’s definitely an Itallian pasta styled NYPD flavor topped with Tinapa and salted egg to make the taste a little bit different from the ordinary spaghetti that we love. But since NYPD is a fusion of New York deli and Pinoy flavor, the richness of palabok seems very hard not to miss out from the Tinapa Spaghetti. The Tinapa Spaghetti is available at PhP 280.
Let’s talk about Gelato
For the fun part, you’ve got to try NYPD’s Home Made Gelato for your dessert. Available in 50g and 100g, all 12 flavors are unique and you can only find them here at NYPD.
We’ve tried Basil Gelato, Roasted Garlic, Tomato and Carrots Strawberry Gelato, and Kapeng Batangas. The Roasted Garlic Gelato may sound and taste weird, but it’s always great experience to try new things once in a while.
Gelato 50g is PhP 130 and the 100g is PhP 240.
NYPD serves Sandwiches (served with french fries), 100% US Beef Burgers (served with french fries), Pasta, Classic Favorites, Pizza, and Dessert of the Day.
For an awesome ambiance and great New York deli with Pinoy twist, we give NYPD 5/5 overall food ratings. Plus points for their very attentive staff.
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