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My sister celebrated her birthday last Sunday and we made a reservation for lunch at Yakimix. We didn’t go to Abreeza right away, though, because we had a couple of errands to do at SM Lanang.
However, after staying in SM for a while, we decided na nakakatamad na to have to go to Abreeza to eat (then back again to SM for groceries). So we cancelled our reservation at Yakimix and decided to just eat at Vikings.
However ulit, when we went to Vikings (it was just around 10), there were already several people in line. We asked the staff if there’s an available table, and he said wala na. Everyone without a reservation is waitlisted and for a table pa talaga outside.
So we went to look for another restaurant since my sister and I were already hungry (#boa). Long story short, we decided to try Bistro Selera.
Since we were there early, they were actually still closed when we got there. The waiter immediately flipped the Closed sign upon noticing us though!
I was surprised at the smallness of the area but the interior design was cozy so everything worked. I also liked the touch of art on the walls.
Since we were the first customers, it didn’t take long before our food was served. (Later, I would eat the best karekare I have ever eaten so far!) Here are what we ordered:
I haven’t eaten the kinilaw because I’m not a big fan of fish, but they said it tasted really great daw. The fish used is Malasugui (swordfish) if I’m not mistaken. I think this was Papa’s favorite dish among everything we ordered!
This is Bistro Selera’s bestseller, which is Crispy Pata. I loved that the skin was crunchy and the meat was very tender. I just didn’t like the huge chops because they can be difficult to eat! #poiseproblems
In the photo, the dish looks bland but only because I took the photo before the stew was mixed.
This was the winner, in my opinion. I seem to always order karekare when it’s on the menu because it’s interesting how restaurants cook it differently.
But this karekare is hands-down the best one I’ve ever tried yet. The sauce was thick and very tasty. I like that it wasn’t sweet because dishes in other restaurants just taste like peanut butter. This was different because it was really savory.
I also loved the very tender meat (although I didn’t eat the other parts like the tripe). Also, unlike other dishes where the vegetables are mushy, the vegetables in this dish are crisp!
FOOD: Yummy!!! I can’t wait to try their other dishes next time!
SERVICE: I can’t say anything bad about the service. Waitstaff was really attentive and observant of our needs. Friendly, too!
PRICE: Price is surprisingly affordable! We paid only around P1200 for the meal because the waiter recommended a Fiesta combo meal (Crispy Pata + Karekare + Iced Tea + Rice) for just P900.
I was really pleased with my dining experience at Bistro Selera and would surely go back to eat it again!
(Just writing about that karekare made me hungry. Grr!)
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. 🙂