Noor Modern Mediterranean Restaurant BGC: Review

Mediterranean cooking has a reputation for using simple, high quality local ingredients. The food at Noor reflects the same philosophy. My friends and I passed by this small restaurant one afternoon as we were getting ready for a long night out around Bonifacio Global City.

We started our meal with some hummus and pita bread. It was a nice touch that they added some whole chickpeas to the hummus. Nothing extraordinary here but it definitely hit the spot.

Hummus with Pita Bread Php220

The next appetizer that we had was a real revelation. The cauliflower was deep-fried and dressed with caesar aioli and parsley. I swear to God you can almost forget that you’re eating vegetables. I highly recommend this dish.

Deep-Fried Cauliflower Php300.00

Another surprising dish is the Lamb Baklava. Most Filipinos are more familiar with the sweet baklava. Instead of having baklava for dessert, this is a savory dish that quickly became my favorite from the Noor menu. The lamb was perfectly seasoned and the pastry was flaky and crunchy at  the same time. The chef was able to avoid getting it too oily, which is often the case with meat-filled pastry. A must-try!

Lamb Baklava Php470.00

In true Mediterranean style, we needed to have some seafood. For this particular afternoon, we had some mussels with fries. Who knew these two went together well?

Mussels and Fries

The last item we tried is the chicken taco shawarma. Instead of a wrap, this shawarma is served open-faced like a Mexican street taco. This was also very  good. It’s slightly different from your usual shawarma, but the addition of salsa and tahini made the flavors even more interesting.

Chicken Taco Shawarma Php195.00

Of course, we washed everything down with some Hoegaarden beer! The food really went well with the light, fruity flavors of Hoegaarden White.

Hoegaarden White

Rating: 4/5 stars

I’m docking one point only because the servings are fairly small. It’s clearly not going to be a steal to dine here but at least you know you are paying a premium for great food.

See the full menu on Zomato:
Noor Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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