New Restaurant Alert: Sarsa Kitchen + Bar, Forum South Global, Bonifacio Global City
Things are getting saucy.
Sarsa Kitchen + Bar
Unit 1-7, Forum South Global, Bonifacio Global City
Tel. No. 0927-706-0773
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Who knew humble Pinoy food could be this "saucy"?
(SPOT.ph) There’s no parking anywhere near Forum South Global, the latest eating hub at Bonifacio Global City where restaurants and other eateries are quietly opening one by one. It's a shame because the classic Filipino comfort food at Sarsa Kitchen + Bar is the type that should be savored at a leisurely pace, and not shoveled down before traffic enforcers catch your car parked on the street.
Just a touch Negrense as far as the interiors go
The restaurant tries to capture the feel of an ancestral home in Negros, all while keeping it understated: modern with a touch of randomness. Patterns similar to decorative hollow blocks often found in old houses are echoed on the tiles and walls. Plastic flowers in white vases adorn each table while a wraparound shelf displays little eccentricities like figurines and knickknacks. There's an old surfboard leaning next to the air-conditioning.
While the interiors include elements from outside Negros, the menu is straightforward, just the way Filipino food should be. With roots coming from Bacolod, it decidedly focuses on Negrense staples like
Bacolod-born Chef JP Anglo gets a little creative with his Lechon Kawali (P250). The layer of skin crackles like a cracker and strands of fat keep the pork tender. Each garlic and
Sweet Roasted Kalabasa
Crispy Tilapia (P245)
The Roasted Kalabasa (P145), likewise, doesn't hold back on flavors. Sweet mashed squash play around with the salty heat of crispy
Stuffed to the throat with Filipino delicacies as you walk the several blocks to where you parked your car (the nearest parking lot is at the Fort Strip), it appears that the initial problem of having