Restaurants in the lifestyle district of Quezon City are a dime a dozen. Timog Avenue is actually where a lot of them have thrived for years regardless of the menu. At one of its corners, particularly at the ground floor of Sequoia Hotel along Mother Ignacia Avenue, is where such one restaurant started as a cafe and exists to this day with a redefined menu. Now on its fourth year, Ombu Kusina is reinventing itself not just for the sake of reinvention, but basically because it's time to do so. Originally known only as Ombu, the modern Filipino cuisine restaurant has now outlived its culinary limits given the gastronomic trends that have come and gone in this side of the metro.
only instead of the regular price! The only dining challenge, which is a delicious way of celebrating with the restaurant, is for you to order any of the six (6) Chef's Picks featured in this article and the tasty dessert on promo is yours for the eating.
Chef's Picks Dessert Promo
|Gambas In Garlic and Olive Oil|
|Angus Beef Steak|
|Angus Beef Salpicao|
|Fried Tuna Belly|
|Pan Fried Sea Bass with Mango Salsa|
|Edison Lo (left) of Ombu Kusina|
To recap, this new menu segment -- Chef's Picks -- is composed of Gambas in Garlic and Olive Oil, Angus Beef Steak (Angus Bistek Tagalog), Angus Beef Salpicao, Baked Prawns (Hinurnong Sugpo), Fried Tuna Belly (Pritong Tiyan ng Tuna) and Pan Fried Sea Bass with Mango Salsa.
Order any of the abovementioned Chef's Picks to avail of the sweet dessert promo. Or you can "like" the official Facebook fan page of Ombu Kusina, share the official poster of the restaurant's P4 Sweet Treats with a caption "Let's go to Ombu and when you order a Chef's Pick, you can buy one of the featured desserts for P4.00! #OmbuKusina #OmbuTurns4" and upload it on your personal Facebook Timeline.
|Tamarind Iced Tea|
Two winners will be picked randomly to receive the following treats: a breakfast buffet for four in Ombu Kusina or a #ModernFilipino Dinner for four worth Php2,000. Check out the restaurant's Facebook fan page for the announcement of winners on April 16, the same date of the restaurant's fourth anniversary.
Kicking off Ombu Kusina's formal relaunch, a plate of appetizing Pork Chicharon and Tamarind Iced Tea were served to everyone you a hint of what can also be sampled in one of our upcoming visits.
Named after a herbaceous evergreen tree in South America that's popular for being used in the art of bonsai, the restaurant is like its vegetative counterpart when it comes to being inventive. Its take on classic Filipino dishes like Sinigang, Sisig and Spaghettini are all given a new spin by using ingredients such as lechon and salted egg.
Diners who have patronized the restaurant for the past few years can still indulge in its signature dishes which include the sinful Thrice-Cooked Crispy Pork Leg, the inventive and Kapampangan-inspired Sisig Pizza, the garlicky Crispy Glazed Chicken and the Salted Egg Spaghettini, a creamy salted egg yolk-draped pasta that's topped with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, and salted egg whites.
|Thrice-Cooked Crispy Pork Leg|
|Crispy Glazed Chicken|
|Salted Egg Spaghettini|
For those craving for seafood this Holy Week, summer and beyond, the restaurant also serves the following seafood delights:
|Seafood Mix Laing|
Photography by Aubrey Gacer
Official Facebook Fan Page of Ombu Kusina
Address: G/F Sequioa Hotel, Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City
Hours of Operation: 6:30am - 11:00pm
Phone: (02) 441 1789
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