I got invited by +Zomato again for another #FoodieMeetUp. This time it is newly open restaurant within the heart of Kapitolyo just beside Greekah Kouzina and Avi restaurant.
For those who don't know what +Zomato is. It is an online and mobile food search site where you can search over different restaurants whether here in the Philippines or in other countries. It gives out everything you want to learn about the desired restaurant you want to go to such as address, menu, maps, directions, and etc. You can also do a review and rate of the restaurant.
The newly opened restaurant is Hiyas: The Modern Filipino Comfort Food Restaurant. #Hiyas was owned by Mr. Francis Maneja together with his classmate Chef Emir Bernabe. This is the latest "baby" of the Mr. Francis Maneja; he is only 24 years old and he owned 2 other restaurant which is FOM's sizzling and grill in San Rafael and also FOM's goto tapa pares.
Chef Emir Bernabe
(from left to right) Mr. Francis Maneja and Chef Emir Bernabe
The place looks elegant from the outside and inside also. I love the little waiting or entertainment corner for the customers.
Modern wall art thoughts that conceptualized by the owner's friends
Waiting and Entertainment corner for the customers
Chess Board in the little entertainment corner
While waiting for the foodie meet-up to start, we were given small snack to feast on. The traditional comfort street food of the Filipinos which is Fish ball.
After small tour of the place, we were given the menu that was going to serve for us. For appetizers, we were served the owner's favorite Boneless Adidas, which is deboned adidas that was cooked with mushrooms topped with deep-fried rice paper. (below)
Boneless Adidas (P 215)
And also Pigar-Pigar, this Pangasinan's famous street food. Sauteed tender beef with caramelized onions and wilted cabbage with Krispy Crisps. (below)
Pigar - Pigar (P 185)
Sago't Gulaman (P 75)
House Blend Ice Tea (P 75/165)
Red Ice Tea (P 75/165)
For Salads, we were served with En-salad-a, which you can choose whether classic or salad and complex arrays of flavors.
En-salad-a (P 255)
Stuffed Talong (P 255)
Next on the menu was the sizzling dishes, first served was the Suahe Sisig sa Aligue, this dish is peeled chopped shrimp together with crab fat.
Suahe Sisig sa Aligue (P 295)
Next is also Salmon Sisig, this dish is sauteed salmon and potato topped with creamy sauce.
Salmon Sisig (P 255)
On the Inihaw section, they served us the Busog na Busog na Pusit,inside a squid's empty belly are stuffed with Vigan Longganisa, cheese, onions and tomatoes.
Busog na Busog na Pusit (P 255)
In between these courses, Zomato organized some games for us. The first game was the food alphabet, where we would give out food names that starts the letter that was given to us. I wasn't lucky and out of the game. The second game was the trivia about Zomato and the Hiyas, which I got lucky and won 600 GCs worth for David's Tea house. (I'll upload the pictures later.)
For the main course, they served us the Sinampalukang Lechon Manok, this is half chicken with lemon grass and herbs boiled into tamarind stock. This became one of the stars dishes of the night and became one of my favorite.
Sinampalukang Lechon Manok (P 485)
The next dish is Crispy Bicol Express this also became one of my favorite and became on the stars dishes of the night. This is the crispy pork belly combined with coconut milk and shrimp paste.
Crispy Bicol Express (P 345)
For the desserts, which the exciting part for me. They served us first the Chocnut Turon is a turon with chocnut together with vanilla ice cream and muscuvado caramel dip.
Chocnut Turon (P 185)
The last dish is the Pritong Sorbetes, it the ice cream with ube caramel fried until golden brown.
Chocnut Turon (P 170)
After the dinner, we got to take some pictures together with the chefs and with the Zomato organizers. To look for the menu and other dishes, check them here: Hiyas' Menu Thank you again to Zomato! Let's us meet again for another #FoodieMeetUp!
Together with the owner and chef
Zomato Organizers (left to right): Mr. Karl, Ms. Dee, Mr. Kevin and Ms. Elaine
Hiyas: The Modern Filipino Comfort Food
Address: 20 united street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Cel. no: 09175161153
Operating hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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