Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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.

With owner Edison Lo at the helm of the operations, the management team presented a panoply of new dishes, signature ones, so-called Chefs Picks, and an anniversary promo that lets you avail of a dessert for Php4 or Php99 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

Simply choose from any of the following Chef's Picks to avail of the dessert promo, a big four-week blowout which started last March 15 and will end on April 16:

Gambas In Garlic and Olive Oil
Angus Beef Steak
Angus Beef Salpicao
Baked Prawns
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
Announcement of Winners

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.

Formal Relaunch

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.

Ombu Kusina Signature Dishes

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
Sisig Pizza
Crispy Glazed Chicken
Salted Egg Spaghettini
Seafood Delights

For those craving for seafood this Holy Week, summer and beyond, the restaurant also serves the following seafood delights:

Herb-Crusted Mahi-mahi
Seafood Mix Laing

There's no excuse why you can go hungry when you're stuck in Quezon City for whatever reason. At Ombu Kusina, you can be spoiled for choice.

Photography by Aubrey Gacer

Ombu Kusina

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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