It is a mere fact that (we) Filipinos love to eat. Despite that there are many foreign restaurants out there, we still keep satisfying our taste buds with our very own Filipino comfort food. Casa Reyes Bistro Filipino has been serving us with delicious Filipino dishes for 10 years now, their first branch is located in Connecticut.
We we’re lucky that we were invited last Thursday and have a taste of some of their best-sellers in their a year older branch located at the upper level of Promenade Greenhills. Upon entering Casa Reyes Bistro Filipino I was amazed with their interior. It was like an old house converted into a restaurant.
Their tables were made from singer sewing machines which reminded me of my lola. When I was a kid, I used to hide under her “makina” whenever we played hide and seek. The walls has a beautiful spread of old portraits and collections that belongs to the Reyes family.
Upon going upstairs, you will notice familiar old label of products, bottle of softdrinks and komiks. I felt nostalgic, looking at the different collections inside Casa Reyes Bistro Filipino.
Make sure to roam around while waiting for your food, because I’m sure you will also find interesting pieces inside this restaurant that will bring back some of your childhood memories.
Now, let’s talk about their food.
Tinapa at Kesong Puti Lumpia with Mango Salsa (P300)
I enjoyed this starter so much. It’s a crispy fried lumpia filled with Tinapa and Kesong Puti. Wrap the lumpia inside the lettuce and spread in with a mango salsa. I was so good, the smoky taste of Tinapa blended well with the creaminess of Kesong Puti.
Butter and Garlic Shrimps with Creamy Aligue Sauce (P430)
Imagine those fresh juicy shrimps swimming in a rich crab fat sauce. This one is sinfully good! Paired it with rice and everything is just perfect!
Pinakbet Rice with Bagnet (P380)
Speaking of rice, try their Pinakbet Rice for a change. It has a nice savory taste that pairs well with big chunks of Bagnet. No need to add any sauce because the Bagnet is already good on its own.
Bagnet and Laing Combo (P380)
Another dish that we tried at Casa Reyes Bistro is the Bagnet paired with Laing. Once you swallow the laing that’s when the taste of spiciness takes over your mouth. You can’t stop asking for more! I also love their food presentation, instead of the usual plates or bowls they used mini “kaldero” for the rice and mini “kawali” for the laing. I felt I was playing “lutu-lutuan”.
Crispy Dinuguan (P395)
Instead of the usual pork innards, they used crispy fried meat which I always prefer for my dinuguan. The texture of its sauce was just right. This time forget about the puto because I swear you will enjoy it more with rice haha!
Lapu Lapu with Mango Sauce (P850)
Fried Lapu Lapu fish cooked in a sweet and tangy mango sauce.
Wagyu Mechado (P510)
My personal favorite among the dishes that we tried. Imagine the richness of mechado sauce and melt-in-your-mouth goodness of Wagyu. It was too delicious (Mechadong masarap). This is a must-try!
Angus Ribeye Steak with Truffle Butter (P495)
Calling all the Steak lovers out there! Casa Reyes Bistro also serves mouthwatering steaks. It was juicy and tender. The truffle butter intensify the savory and meaty flavor of he steak. Order this for your date night and I’m sure she will be impressed! (I hope hubby will read this post!wink!)
Sriracha Tomahawk BBQ Chops (P350)
I didn’t get the chance to taste their Tomahawk BBQ Chops but looking at the plate alone, I know it’s worth to try!
Salted Egg Bibingka Cheesecake (P140/P390)
The traditional Filipino favorite, bibingka. What makes it special? It’s fluffier and taste like cheesecake. You can buy the bigger one that comes in a tin can. I find it addicting especially if you paired it with a coffee. I almost finished it all by myself.
Tablea Float P195
They also have this Pinoy Gelato Floats with Black Pearl that comes in three interesting flavors (fresh mango, ube halaya and tablea). I had the Tablea Float, it was smooth to drink and you can actually taste that it was made from real tablea.
Don’t forget to try their Pinoy Gelato (P110/1 flavor;P165/2 flavors). Available flavors are Chocnut at Flat Tops, Kapeng Barako, Mangga at Suman, Chco Mallows, Dark Tablea and Sea Salt, Ube Halaya at Keso, Keso at Pastillas.
If you have Balikbayan reletives and friends craving for Filipino dishes bring them to Casa Reyes Bistro Filipino. I give my two thumbs up for this resto!
Casa Reyes Bistro Filipino
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Upper Level, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City
Monday to Thursday 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-11:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Ground Floor, Connecticut Carpark Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City
Monday to Sunday 7:00 AM-10:00 PM