The Fusion Cuisine
When the main bridgeway in our town closed for re-construction, our route going to Manila pass by two villages which includes Pacita Complex. The trip was longer but it allowed me to discover some new food places to visit anytime.
One of which is The Fusion Cuisine located at the main road of Pacita complex. It stood out along several restaurants.
It caught my interest since the facade is very attractive and welcoming, an attendant is cooking “Takoyaki” right in front of their entrance when we came and it is enticing.
There is a “Menu for the day” signage in a miniature easel, where the menu is written in chalk and the attendants are vigilant enough to greet you upon entry.
It is a joint that pours booze until midnight. It was only after dinner time when we arrived.
Jen was adamant to get a bottle of her favorite beer. An Estella. What I had is my usual iced tea.
For our food, we normally inquire what their best seller is and should it fit our preference, we get it.
I had grilled pork. And Jen had grilled salmon. Both of which are two of their best sellers.
It took them more than fifteen minutes to serve it. Slightly too long for me, I just had to kill our time while waiting for our orders to arrive by taking photos of this small nook. Literally, its’ name fits their place as it showcased a mix of cultures strongly hinged to Philippines, Thailand and Japan.
We found it weird not to find the usual sidings for grilled items. They’ve attempted to create a twist, when we’re used to buttered veggies and probably only the lemon slice is suited for Jen’s salmon. The slightly buttered corn in that mini bowl is okay, however, it doesn’t fit the slices of cucumber and tomatoes. We then affix the term “fusion” to all our observation.
It made sense that the attendants asked how our food is. It is a traditional take that I think is effective when you want to improve on your craft.
It made me raise the glass. Or should I say the Estella bottle. =)