I had eyed Crisostomo for a while back, largely because of its chairs. I figured that if they can invest on funky but expensive looking leather chairs that may be rendered useless in another setting (imagine having to recycle the chairs in another restaurant?), then it may mean they have made a commitment to make the restaurant last, and this effort must be buttressed by their awesome-tasting food.
I loved the craze of re-inventing Filipino food with foreign elements, because it encapsulated the essence of being Filipino - a work of fusion.
Iced Tea for Php 100
Melon shake for ~ Php 175
Don Filipo - Pork Adobo with Pusit at Php 330. I loved this! You can ask the staff to replace the pork portion with more squid. Ever since our Da Paolo trip, I've found myself choosing squid ink versions. I found this soooo creamy and just the right saltiness on the ink.
Rice with Taba ng Talangka for Php 275. Went very well with the Don Filipo and a seafood viand.
Sinuglaw Tarsilo - Kinilaw na tuna for Php 295
Sinang Con Laing - Gabi Leaves with Coconut Cream for Php 195
Tinapa ni Tiburcio - Tinapa and Salted Egg Crispy Triangles for Php 200
Worth another round, if only for the Don Filipo and the simple yet elegant arrangement of the iced tea.
2/F Eastwood Mall Veranda,
E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Bagumbayan, Libis
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Tel: 632 710 1693