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Sandok in Bolton Town Centre

Discussion in 'Filipino/Asian Restaurant Reviews' started by MisisB, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. MisisB

    MisisB New Member

    If you find yourself in the northern part of Greater Manchester then there aren't a lot of Filipino restaurants around. I have lived within the Bury-Bolton-Radcliffe area with my husband for a bit and we either have to go to Manchester China Town to eat something remotely close to Filipino food or I have to ask my mother how to cook something I am craving for.

    When we moved to Bolton mid 2012, we were told there is a Filipino restaurant near where we lived. So we went and to my surprise, it is Filipino and the price for meals are just great. They offer 2-course meal for £5.99 and a 3-course meal for £6.99. My husband and I lived together in the Philippines for 2 and a bit years before deciding to move out to the UK so our taste for Filipino food is quite local to the Philippines. We first went to eat lunch on a weekend with our toddler and a pram. The space is quite a bit small that we had a bit of a difficult time trying to figure out what to do with our pram.

    About the food, my husband and I both agree in saying that the food is a westernized version of Filipino food. It still tasted a bit Filipino though. It made me happy that they have liempo which i was craving for when we went. The restaurant brands itself as Asian Fusion so they carry some Thai or indonesian dishes. It is owned and run by a Filipino family, i believe. The meals are prepared by a Filipino as well.

    So for our ratings:
    Value: Very Good
    Taste: Good
    Ambience: Very Good

    Here's their facebook page link with their menu in their pictures:

    hope this helps. :)
  2. Aromulus

    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    Any review is welcome... :like:


    Welcome aboard...:welcome:

    Nice to see that there is somewhere else we may be able to meet in... How about this one Sean...??
  3. JohnAsh

    JohnAsh No longer a member

    Okay. Noted. I lived in Stretford, Manchester for many years and am always passing through so will seek it out when I travel through in March. :like:
  4. Jim

    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    I called in with my asawa one day. My wife enjoyed the food offered.
    We actually know the owners, but either of us can't remember their names ( age thing )
    Meant to mention them on here, but kept forgetting, again, age thing.
    Oh asawa says the owners are Anton and Rebecca :like:
  5. Micawber

    Micawber Renowned Lifetime Member

    How odd, I also seem to be (recently) blighted with more than a normal share of senior moments. Forgetting names, is my newest concern.
    I spend quite a lot time trying to remember the names of people I've worked with during the past 10 years. Very odd, very annoying and a little concerning.

    Back on topic, yes, nice review and thanks.

    For me, I'm so lucky as my wife owned and ran a Philippine restaurant in Yokohama. She's a great cook, and mighty quick too.
    No need for me to go hunting around for eateries, only for ingredients ;)

    I do hope your find will be a blessing for those who are looking.

    BTW, getting that true taste is not so easy without the right ingredients.
  6. Dave_E

    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Take your camera with you next time MisisB.

    Food reviews are always better with some nice pictures :like:
  7. MisisB

    MisisB New Member

    I will do next time. I just thought about writing the review then and not remembering about photos. :)
  8. Dave_E

    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    The photo makes the memory!

    Here is a donut that I ate in Phnom Penh yesterday:

    Awesome or what?

    Actually I had two. :D
  9. JohnAsh

    JohnAsh No longer a member

    We visited Sandok today. I phoned yesterday but got no answer, but noticed on their Facebook that it is open from 11.30 am till 3 pm. So set off for a late breakfast / early lunch. Didnt find it easy to locate though if you know Bolton it would be a lot easier. Parked at Bow Street carpark and decided to locate it on foot. Gave them a call at 11.45 and the woman that answered said they were closed today. When we found it, not far from Marks and Spencers, sure enough it was closed today despite the sign on the door saying open all 7 days a week. :(

    My wife informs me that a sandok is a ladle, though has a slightly different meaning in Visayan.

    My wife was left to gaze longingly at the various pictures of the food that were in the window.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  10. Micawber

    Micawber Renowned Lifetime Member

    Awwwh, what a shame.:(
  11. Kuya

    Kuya The Geeky One Staff Member

    Sad to report that Sandok has closed for business but still offers catering for occasions..

    Never got to try their cooking :(
  12. JohnAsh

    JohnAsh No longer a member

    That explains why they were closed the other week when we went there.
  13. Kuya

    Kuya The Geeky One Staff Member

    They've just announced it, but I guess it's been in the works for a while now :(

    But I do plan to use their catering service in the year to come :)

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