One of the most popular restaurants of the Kapitolyo area, Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is one of those places that even non-Pasig natives are willing to brave the traffic for. Their popularity has grown so significantly that Silantro currently has 6 branches across Metro Manila. So one needn’t venture out into Kapitolyo anymore for a taste of their Fil-Mex cuisine (although we like visiting the OG branch anyway).
One signature dish that we believe pushed Silantro’s growth is their Calliente Wings. With a slightly smokey, sweet sauce generously doused over crispy wings, these Calliente Wings are memorable in taste and presentation. Silantro creatively tops their wings with a healthy layer of shredded garnish. It not only adds color and a different kind of crunch to the dish; but it provides balance to the flavorful sauce. We made our best attempt to hack it.