Christmas really is the season to get fat! And discover great restaurants, eat great meals, and make my wallet unhappy by eating so much. Here is another set of restaurants I tried the past few days.
I wasn't really planning on eating Filipino food but my friends were craving for rice. So when we saw this restaurant, we just settled for it. The interior wasn't all that jazzy and eye-catching but the use of indigenous materials and local symbols were I thought creative. The use of the straw hat as lighting, bamboo design for utensils, and wicker for the dining set were unique. I love the fact that they made the restaurant look like an old-fashioned Filipino house creating a more homey and welcoming feeling. I also noticed some foreigners dining here so the dishes they served must be really palatable. I know for a fact that Filipino cuisine isn't really globally renowned as some foreigners think our food are weird. But since a few foreigners were eating when we were there, the dishes might have some international twist to it but still retain that unique Filipino taste. And I was right, the dishes were what I would call modern Filipino cuisine. They are not the usual taste I am used to but they have a unique taste and presentation that would appeal to global consumers. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to try Filipino cuisine but isn't quite ready yet for the authentic.