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Asya Filipino-Asian Restaurant: Kalderetang Kambing, Pork Sisig, Sinugba Platter, and more

Asya Filipino-Asian Restaurant

Drenched with sweat commuting from McKinley Hill to Eton Centris, I was tired but excited for some new dishes to taste as well as new people to meet on my first Eat's a Date activity. Eat's a Date is a meet-and-eat series of food tasting events organized by OpenRice Philippines. For this particular event, the participating restaurant was Asya Filipino-Asian Restaurant

Asya interior

The first thing that fascinated me at Asya was its very interesting interior. Each table has that one seat with a stereotype Asian. There's a bearded Indian-looking, a geisha, a man wearing kimono, and of course a woman in Filipiniana. If you're gonna dine here alone, at least you get an instant company! The tables aren't that simple too. Each table has hinges for that a bit of rounded edge extension. The walls were decorated with huge mirrors to give that spacious illusion, and a colorful strip extending to the ceiling in an abstract way.

Asya table and seats

Sizzling Crispy Pork Sisig (175Php)

Asya Sizzling Pork Sisig top

True to its name, Sizzling Crispy Pork Sisig was served sizzling hot! It gave a creamy texture with bits of crunchiness. I found it spicy, a little over my tolerance, but it was delicious that I had to brave it. I guess this is the type that is paired best with an ice cold beer.

Asya Sizzling Pork Sisig

Crispy Lumpiang Tinapa at Gulay (125Php)
Served with sweet chili sauce
Asya Crispy Lumpiang Tinapa at Gulay top

If you are familiar with lumpiang togue, this Crispy Lumpiang Tinapa at Gulay was somewhat like that, but make it less oily, fill it with more vegetables, level it up with tinapa, and dip in sweet chili sauce instead of vinegar. This was my favorite among the set of dishes that we tried.

Asya Crispy Lumpiang Tinapa at Gulay

Kalderetang Kambing (450Php)
Stewed young goat in liver sauce
Asya Kalderetang Kambing top

First impression lasts, and so I'm glad that the first time I tried Kalderetang Kambing was at Asya. The kambing meat was tender and had that slight spice. But what I really love about this dish was the liver sauce. There's sweetness and curry-like flavor that matches well with the meat.

Asya Kalderetang Kambing

Sinugba Platter (995Php)
Sari-saring sinugba of Chicken, Catfish, Pork Belly, and Squid. Served with burong kapampangan, talong at mustasa
Asya Sinugba Platter top

Sinugba Platter is a good choice when you're dining with a group of people. You get seafood, chicken, and pork marinated to goodness that the flavor seeps through the meat. They were flavorful, tender, and the sauce enhanced the "grilled" taste. For the chicken, particularly, it seems to have some peanut flavor hints which worked well.

Asya Sinugba Platter

Seafood Aligue Rice (230Php)

Asya Seafood Aligue Rice top

This Seafood Aligue Rice can be shared by 3 to 4 people. Though it didn't have a strong aligue savor as I was expecting, I still liked it with its soft squid and shrimp. It might have been designed that the aligue and seafood taste are not overpowering so it can still be enjoyed with or without other dishes. 

Asya Seafood Aligue Rice

Turon de Langka (75Php)
Topped with vanilla ice cream, in caramel sauce
Asya Turon de Langka top

Beautifully-presented Turon de Langka on a scoop of vanilla ice cream with caramel syrup drops - how appetizing could that be? After all the flavors from different dishes, it has always been good to have a sweet ending for every meal. This turon has the right crisp and best enjoyed with a scrape on the ice cream.

Asya Turon de Langka

Coconut Leche Flan (50Php)

Asya Coconut Leche Flan top

For just 50Php, you get to enjoy a mouth-watering Coconut Leche Flan with cherry on top! I never thought coconut flavor would go well with leche flan. This was really good, and the texture was just a melt-in-your-mouth feeling. 

Asya Coconut Leche Flan

An appealing interior and ambiance, great food at affordable price, Asya is a go-to place for Filipino food at the heart of Eton Centris. Though their menu is comprised mainly of Filipino dishes, one can also find Asian favorites like sushi, noodles and pasta. 

Ground Floor, Centris Walk, Eton Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
+632 994 8467, +632 738 4938 to 39, +63917 554 7155

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a blogger to feature this restaurant. I did not pay anything. Pictures with my watermark are mine.