Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekend Food Tripping at: Little Asia

Hi Sunday!  Did you have a great Saturday?  I did!  I actually went out for a field trip at Yakult Philippines Plant and I'll be sharing my wonderful experiences soon!  

I also met a blog reader Honey at Starbucks 6750 branch, *waves hi to her and all her gorgeous friends*!

Little Asia, I've heard about the restaurant when I was still a fresh college grad and the then boyfriend and myself decided to give their Greenhills branch a try!  I wasn't blogging then so I wasn't that adventurous when it comes to food choices!  Wow, blogging does help me try out more dishes because I want to share different variations of dishes!  Thanks to you for expanding my waistline!  *hahaha* Just joking!

The first Little Asia experience isn't that outstanding that's why it took me years to finally head back!  It was my brother's request to try something different!  We visited the Tomas Morato branch and here's what we had.  Keep in mind that I'm with the whole family!  :P  *defensive mode*

Crabmeat and Corn Soup
Php135.00 (approx $3.14)
Crabmeat and sweet corn kernels in Seafood broth
One order can serve approximately 3-4 people!  Worth it!  Though I would appreciate more crab meat, can't complain with the price though but the broth is very flavorful!

Japanese Tofu Steak
Php215.00 (approx $5.00)
Pan-fried tofu with shredded chicken, mushroom and kuchay
I give it a point to try Tofu Steak in any restaurants I'm in who serves one!  This passes my "must try tofu steak"  I used to love the one from Teriyaki Boy but I had a bad experience with one branch as everything wasn't what I used to love!  This is my current favorite!

Thai Chicken Pandan
Php235.00 (approx $5.45)
Diced fried chicken wrapped in pandan leaves served with Thai sweet chili sauce
The only fail in the wonderful dishes ordered for the night!  This dish actually came in last and I was expecting crunchy chicken skin with a lot of flavors!  This came out flavorless and I have to eat this with the condiment that comes with this!  The sweet chili sauce!

Gabi Cake
Php215.00 (approx $5.00)
Pan fried taro cake with pork, shrimp, vegetables and peanuts
Ok, sue me but at the pack of my head, I thought it was radish cake (tastes like one anyway)!  I just realized it wasn't when I was looking back at the receipt and it says Gabi Cake!  This won my heart the first few bites but it filled up my stomach right away with the added oily feel!  I suggest this to be shared!  Thumbs up sign for uniqueness!

Emperor's Fried Rice
Php245.00 (approx $5.70)
Chinese Chorizo, diced chicken, shrimps, leeks, lettuce, carrots, green peas and eggs
You can actually eat this on its own and feel contented and full with all the ingredients included.  Very flavorful and definitely a go for people who are into the taste of Chinese Chorizo.

Yang Chow Fried Rice
Php245.00 (approx $5.70)
Pork asado, shrimps, leeks, lettuce, carrots, green peas and eggs
Tastes like regular Yang Chow Fried rice served in other restaurants.  Nothing spectacular!

Fish Fillet Wrapped in Bacon
Php315.00 (approx $7.30)
Steamed fish fillets wrapped in bacon coated with Teriyaki glaze
Worth the 20 minutes cooking time that's needed for this dish!  I am not a fan of bacon but the saltiness of the bacon matches perfectly the sweetness of the Teriyaki glaze!  8 pcs in one order!

Beef Broccoli
Php325.00 (approx $7.55)
Sauteed beef tenderloin with broccoli flowers
I used to stay away eating broccoli in restaurants because I've been the "lucky girl" to get the worm in between those broccoli flowers!  Gross right?  Protein baby!  :P This dish was actually chosen by my dear brother so why not?  It was actually a great choice as the sauce that goes with this is just perfect!  Served just like those authentic Chinese restaurants.  Clean broccoli flowers (yes, I checked!)  and very flavorful as well with the right amount of saltiness.

Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapples
Php245.00 (approx $5.70)
Sliced pork, pineapples and bell peppers covered with authentic sweet and sour glaze
Another hit!  I would appreciate though if the pork was sliced just a TINY bit bigger!  It was very juicy and easy to chew, does not include fat (sorry to pork fat lovers out there).  I love my meat lean!

Mixed Seafood in Clay Pot
Php295.00 (approx $6.85)
Fish fillet, squid, shrimp, fish balls, tofu and crabsticks 
mixed with vegetables simmered in whole garlic and onion leeks.
This dish was highly recommended by the waiter who served us and it was a great choice to listen to him (I usually don't).  The size of the fish fillet is quite big and I love the mix of everything inside!  Imagine Hot Pot with all the flavors!

*insert 5 pounds heavier Nikki*  hey I didn't eat that much though, I just tried everything and chewed more on my favorites!

Have you tried Little Asia?  What's your favorite dish?  Will definitely go back!  What I love about this restaurant is its huge variation!  Service is good and expect to pay additional for service charge.  Restaurant accepts both cash and credit card payments! 

Little Asia
195-B Tomas Morato
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Tel. no.: (632) 373-0609

Happy weekend food tripping!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. i so wanna go back to the philippines!!! :)


  2. Thanks for sharing this Nikki! makes me all the more hungry!! and about the worm, isn't that cute the two of you were destined to meet each other?.. :) hihi.. have a great Sunday!

  3. wow the rice alone could make me go there even if i sincerely just don't like going to makati! LOL

  4. wow the rice alone would make cross edsa LOL. i hardly do that even if i live in QC.
    hahahha soon as read 6750 i thought this place was in makati, bwahahaha ganon ako ka allergic sa makati!
    my apologies for the flood, Nikki ☺♥

  5. oh, it's been a long time since i ate here! can't even remember what my favorite was when I ate there! time to go back!

  6. Sweet & Sour Pork and Beef with Broccoli, please! Now I need to have some Chinese cuisine fix tomorrow!!! :P

  7. looks so yummy!!!

    I follow your blog sweetie :D

  8. wow they all look delicious, now i'm seriously hungry! :)

  9. @Chiara When was your last visit? How old were you theN?

  10. @Karla Michelle Nooo, I don't plan to meet up with another worm! No to destiny with worms! hahaha

  11. @[pinkc00kies] I am craving for corn soup because of this post!

  12. @Marge It's ok! hahahhaa So you're always around QC area? So that will be..hmm..Greenhills?

  13. @Issa Same as you, it took me years to finally go back! I'm glad I did as the food is great!

  14. @Pammy *high five* for our love for Chinese dishes :D

  15. @Paulo Thanks for the visit and its my pleasure to make you hungry :P :D

  16. just last summer vacation here ( july-august there :))

  17. @Chiara Oh! Not too long, are your family based in Manila?

  18. They all look yummy! By just looking at those pictures, nagutom ako! I like to try the tofu. I love tofus too.


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