April 25, 2013

Asiong's Resto Bar- Affordable Filipino Dishes in BF Homes Paranaque

One Saturday afternnoon, D and I drove all the way to BF Homes to try this new place called Asiong's Resto Bar. It was named after Asiong Salonga, an infamous gangster in Tondo and considered to be Manila's public enemy years back.

With that being said, one could expect hardcore Filipino dishes that's right on budget.. Nothing too fancy, just some classic Pinoy food that's great to share with the gang.

The place is quite small but not too cramped. Diners may also opt to sit at the tables outside, ideally during the night for a cool and relaxing al fresco dining. 

A visit to Asiong's should always include an order of their best-seller.

Sizzling Sisig ng Tondo (P149)

I know what you're thinking, pretty affordable right? And to think that most dishes at Asiong's are to share. I seldom eat sisig because it tends to be so oily, but this one wasn't too oily at all. It was served sizzling hot and crispy to the bite. The egg on top also kept the dish from drying up.

Dynamita Sticks (P109)

I was able to make these chili cheese sticks during a party before, but Asiong's does it better. Each green chili was stuffed with generous amount of cheese and then wrapped in crispy lumpia wrapper. As the menu suggest, best to pair it with an ice cold beer. For non-spicy lovers, I would still recommend trying it out. It wasn't too spicy since the seeds were scraped out and the cheese neutralized the spiciness of the chili. 

Bistek ni Juan (P199)

Another local favorite, Bistek ni Juan is the classic beef dish with onions in a sweet and tangy sauce. Simple but doesn't fail to disappoint. You certainly won't go wrong with this one. 

Sizzling Bang! Bangus! (P189)

If the Sizzling Sisig ng Tondo isn't quite appealing to you, then healthy eaters could go for the Sizzling Bangus instead. Marinated in garlic and calamansi, the fish was very flavorful and served with mushroom and gravy sauce. In my opinion, the fish was already good even without the gravy that tends to thicken after sometime.

Bulalo Soup (P219)

For just a little over 200 pesos, you can already enjoy a steaming hot bowl of this Batangas-style bulalo.  It has slow-cooked tender beef shanks, native pechay, potatoes, Baguio beans and corn on the cob. I was surprised how the soup was very light-tasting rather than oily and heavy compared to other bulalo I've tried. My only comment was that it wasn't too flavorful and lacked that Bulalo aroma I was looking for.  

Lumpiang Binondo (P109)

Dubbed as the Pinoy version of pork sausage, these fried lumpia wrappers were crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Although I personally prefer the Dynamita Sticks as my appetizer, D quite enjoyed these very much. 

Asiong's Resto Bar Menu:

Asiong's Resto Bar is a perfect place to meet up with friends and enjoy some Pinoy food that's truly affordable. They also have some rice meals for as low as P89 only. I think Asiong's is ideally a place for all-day Pinoy food cravings, and late night bonding with friends over some bucket of beers, cocktail mixes and Filipino snacks and dishes without hurting the pockets. 

Asiong's Resto Bar
111 President's Ave. Greenworld Plaza,
BF Homes, Paranaque City 
Tel Number: 720-5758