Yahallo! For this weeks dinner, I really felt like having a nice hearty and traditional supper. I didn’t wat to go too far from where I lived so I visited a new local restaurant right around the corner, Antojos Restaurante.
You can already get the Spanish-Colonial theme of the restaurant with the antique chairs, wooden furnishings, stained glass and intricate carvings. The exterior and interior of the restaurant is similar to the other shops in the neighborhood like the famous antique shops, JO LIZA and Not too Shabby, that happen to be across the street.
Their menu was not very “in-theme”, I should say. But it is very amusing to have your menu on a tablet. It is not my first time to encounter a tablet menu, but never in a Filipino restaurant like this. Haphazard!I was hoping for a light and crunchy crusted shrimp combination with a tangy jalapeño flavor, but just once piece was super heavy and nakakasawa. I was not able to differentiate the different components in each piece ude to the dominant sauce. It is very unlikely to be served free bread in non-Italian restaurants because they use it as a device to stall your hunger and impatience steady in case of a delay. Most of the time, in non-Italian restaurants, the bread is really plain, tasting like the usually budget breads from the supermarket. But Antojo’s complimentary bread is amazing, it is so great that I’ve already written so much about and even included it in this post. It is a coffee bread, served warm and crackly on the outside but extremely soft and fluffy on the inside. One of the best breads (including paid breads) I have tasted. Ever.
The combination of tomato and cheese is one of the popular food combinations ever
The sauce was too bland for me and it was missing that coconut flavor. It was an okay dish for me, and I really love Bicol Express.
Super crispy fish with the best sweet soy sauce. It’s almost Thai, but it tastes really Filipino. I have nothing to say. It’s too amazing.
The marinade was good and the pork was tender, nothing too fancy though. Very reasonably priced.
Smoky fish like Inihaw, except it has the perfect balanced built-in flavor.
3 General S. De Jesus
Bgy. Little Baguio, San Juan City
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