11 June 2013

ASYA Filipino-Asian Restaurant, Eton Centris Walk

The in-laws had spontaneous lunch-out after hearing the Sunday mass. The girls (headed by my MIL) asked to “look around” the Tiangge over at Centris before going home. After our quick shop scan, the FIL declared he’s hungry (you know men). So he decided to dine at Asya – Ground Floor Centris Walk, Eton Centris , EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. 
Asya is a Filipino-Asian Fusion Restaurant. It serves exciting Filipino-Asian dishes presented with a modern twist, it moves you to encounter the flavors of the orient and reinterpret traditional dishes with new inspiration. Asya has cozy feel furnished traditionally. Each table has this man-shape chair, each with different face and body. Their high chair was rather unique too. 
Juice was served first but it didn’t take long for our food to be on the table, it was delivered almost at the same time. The food serving was good for 3-4 average eaters. We had: 
Sinigang na Liempo (P320) as soup. We like how all the ingredients were present in this dish and it gives us the enough kick of sourness that even the kids can tolerate. 
Chopsuey (P275). See how it was packed. It was so complete you can eat it on its own. The sauce has just enough consistency and the vegis were crunchy good.
Crispy Squid (P230) was the love. It was always a hit for the kids but this version my favorite so far. It was crunchy and flavorful inside and out. 
Lechon Kawali with Laing (P260). While the Lechon Kawali was above the usual – crispy and not dry type, Laing was the best. I was eating it on its own (I do not eat vegi, btw), the gata was flavorful and has enough touch of spicy-ness. 
Pancit Mix (P280). I was too full to judge this, although I had spoon or two (left-overs of Miss L.). It is safe to say that it was good. 
Kids had Ripe Mango Shake (P95), which has the natural taste of a ripe mango while adults had Sago’t Gulaman (P60). I liked how the small sago comes with every sip and it stayed sweet up to the last sip. Jasmine Rice was P45/serving.

**Prices were exclusive of 10% service charge and 12% VAT.

My take: We were all pleased with the food. But I just didn’t like the attitude of the restaurant’s crew. They were approximately 15 there and they were only serving 2 tables yet they were too inattentive. I asked for additional highchair for Master E. a crew looked at me then looked away. They were even so hesitant or rather slow to comply with our request for water when MIL was still ordering. The staffs were not really courteous. Then it all changed when the MIL had placed our order. What’s that mean?
Tip: Don’t mind the crew? (Am I tipping here?) 
The verdict: Asya offers good food that can satisfy any palate. 

42 comments:

  1. kulang sa mga seminar ang mga ganyang crew hehehe... hayst! Mukhang loaded nga ang chopsuey. Mukhang masarap din yung pansit :D

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    1. Naku, nakakainis nga. I almost forgot that I'm with the in-laws.hehe

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  2. I always see Eton Centris whenever the bus from Pampanga passed by Quezon Ave area. I hope I can dine here one day. :)

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    1. I always passed by here too, pero very few occassion lang nakakapasok. I think it was my 2nd.

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  3. THat's a really interesting restaurant. I'm sure the food taste great!!

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  4. the foods look deli, and what makes the food more deli is that you are with your loved ones

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  5. Their lechom kawali looks very good! I love this very much and sometimes my mom cooks it with a twist: she tried this ala binagoongan and kare-kare style and the crispiness is amazing!

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    1. I've tasted that too, ang sarap nga. My husband always requests me to imitate that style.

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  6. The foods look delicious, I want the chopsuey and the lechon kawali..

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  7. kakagutom...Love the lechon kawali...sira ang diet kapag ganito palagi. hehehe

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  8. All the food is delish! As, you said the crew is inattentive to your needs I don't think they want business, the success of the business relies on how you handle the costumer.. thumbs down!!!! to the crew. I don't think you gonna come back for that kind of service, you can find same good food to other place with good costumer service..

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    1. Boo talaga ang crew, to think na ang dami nila don. When I repeated my request, nagturuan pa.

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  9. Sayang naman bad service pala, mawawalan sila customers nyan in the long run. Good luck sa kanila, okay pa naman ang food. :)

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    1. Ewan ko ba parang pagod na pagod sila eh kmai lang naman and another table was there.

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  10. wow, that was a scrumptious meal...i like the calamares, yummmmeh!

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  11. The Pancit Mix looks so yummy. Parang ang daming sahog. And the lechon kawali is mouth watering! Kakagutom tuloy.

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    1. In fairness, hindi nila tinitipid ang rekado.

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  12. This really made me hungry! Hmmm..looks delicious!I like the chopsuey!

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    1. I was delicious. Considering I'm not a vegi eater.

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  13. wow, the food looks really superb! super packed nga ang chopsey! kakagutom post mo sis. pero, it's really a turn off din sa akin if the customer service is not good. tsk tsk. sana they'll improve their service.

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    1. In fairness, hindi talaga tinipid ang rekado.

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  14. Uyy, everything looks soo good. Sira ang diet lol

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  15. The pancit mix looks inviting as well as the lechon kawali with laing. sarap! :)

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    1. Sayang nga, we were so full. We had it for take out instead.

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  16. Mukhang masarap, I didn't imagine food there would be like this. We just might give it a try soon. thanks! :)

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    1. You have to see it for yourself.

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  17. Too bad service is bad (pardon the pun)! :D Good food and good service should go together.

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    1. I agree. Minus point if bad service.

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  18. that crispy squids reminds me of Hapchan and Manhann :)
    and sometimes u have to put up with bad service just for that food satsfaction! :P

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    1. I love Asya's version better than Manhann. I haven't tried Hapchan's version though.

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  19. The restaurant seems great. Sayang, perfect na sana if okay din yung mga wait staff.

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    1. It could have been perfect, only if the staff was attentive.

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  20. Well there are plenty of establishment who doesn't know customer service standard. That's the problem with most of the establishment here in our country. My wife always stops me when I started talking and complaining with the service.

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    1. I guess it your right to demand especially in some post establishments wherein you're putting big money on.

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  21. I love Filipino food! So my mouth watered at all your pics, especially the sinigang and laing. Hay ang sarap. I hate bad service, too, but I'm afraid to complain in restaurants baka duraan nila pagkain ko :P

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    1. You'd love their dished then. Pikit-mata ka nalang sa service, hindi din ako nagrereklamo, same thoughts here.

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