Aseya Bistro Orientale opened exactly a year and a day ago, and yesterday, on their first anniversary, they accommodated 10 bloggers for the 7th leg of the Davao Food Trip. And what a feast it was!
Aseya, as their name might imply, is a place for Oriental / Asian cuisine. They offer Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes, and some very invigorating fusion food as well. A prime example of this is their Salmon Sinigang. Don’t fail to try this exotic concoction!
For the bloggers’ food trip, our hosts Ponchit & Lani Ponce-Enrile prepared the following dishes for us:
Aseya Salad (₱90). A healthy mix of lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumbers, carrots, spices, and more. There’s even a piece of kropok (very much like kropek). The dressing is made of peanut sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame seeds. It’s a great start to a great meal.
Muphad Kaprao (₱100). Hot & spicy! I would’ve wanted this to be even hotter… but our hosts were correct in thinking not all of us would appreciate very spicy food. Too bad. This is a good appetizer to open up your palate for more of Aseya’s delicious dishes.
Kamameshi (₱120~₱140). Lani’s family owns the Kamameshi chain of Japanese restaurants in Metro Manila and San Francisco, California. No wonder their kamameshi offerings at Aseya are top-notch. We had four different varieties: Chicken (their #1 most-ordered), Kani, Seafood, and Mixed. Each order serves 3 to 4.
Sukiyaki (₱180). I swear, Aseya’s sukiyaki could give Japanese restaurants a run for their money. Just one sip of the sauce (no, I don’t think it’s a soup) and you can tell they use only authentic Japanese ingredients. This was the crowning glory of the bloggers’ feast yesterday. One order of Aseya’s sukiyaki serves 4… only 3 if you’re eating with me!
Aseya Bistro Orientale is located at the ground floor of Humberto’s Inn, J. Palma Gil corner Padre Gomez Sts., Davao City. Tel.: 222-3831 local 131. Shop hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Monday, 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Photos courtesy of Andrew dela Serna.