• Healthy, Filipino-Inspired Dishes

    Food • By Patti Grandidge • 26/01/2017 • 0 comments


    I got invited to Crisp on 28th‘s second anniversary and it’s quite fitting that I attended as I frequented the place often in their freshman year of opening. I would always order the buckwheat pancakes, which I’m pleased to see has remained under their all day breakfast dining.


    Entering anything but the terrible two’s, Crisp has launched a new menu, packed with Filipino inspired dishes that use locally sourced ingredients. We were told that most, if not all, of the new dishes are a collaboration between the owners and the chef. Take, for example, Solenn’s KansiNasal, which is exactly what it sounds like -- a hybrid of kansi and inasal.


    Other ‘collabs’ that you'll find are Manila Ramen, Pancit Pad Thai, Chicken Adobo Nachos and Kaldereta Bolognese. Given that these sharing plates are sizeable, what I like a lot about Crisp is their attention to having healthy, well-composed meals to offer. There's always a fresh element -- or 2! -- on your plate, everything is vibrant and colorful and options for alternative carbs exist; like brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, and sweet potato mash. There’s a lot of fusion in the dishes that you might not expect to work with Filipino flavors, but it’s exactly that which gives a bold zest to the taste of the food. 




     Hot Champorado

    Brown rice, tablea milk, toasted pinipig, honey


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    Salmon and Cauliflower Tabouleh Salad

    Seared salmon, pickled cauliflower, parsley, coriander, cumin needs, roasted pumpkin, mixed greens, lime yoghurt 


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    Mangga at Chicharon



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    Spicy Salmon Poke Bowl

    Salmon, togarashi, furikake brown rice, nori, tobiko, pickled cucumbers


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    Pancit Pad Thai

    Lemongrass chicken strips, sesame scrambled eggs, peanuts, bean sprouts, shredded cabbage, lime, thai basil


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