Crustasia Asian Seafood Market makes a great comeback. It is known as a restaurant that displays the same elements of refinement and delicacy through the concept of fine dining Asian cuisine and dedicated service. Crustasia, is a place that believes in combining great food, cozy ambiance, and impeccable service for a unique dining experience each and every time.
Crustasia Asian Seafood Market restaurant began as humble desire to serve good Asian cuisine by its resident chef and restaurateur Peter Ayson soon grew to be a reputable restaurant that sent food critics into an excited flurry. Chef Ayson's high standards for both himself and his staff allowed different Asian cuisines to penetrate the tough Filipino food market, ultimately establishing an Asian restaurant that would rival the dominant Asian cuisines.
Though a flight to other nearby Asian countries might not exactly be in your travel itinerary in the future, it would be nice to check out the newly opened Crustasia Asian Seafood Market restaurant at the 2nd floor of Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. Trust us when we say that Crustasia will transport you to Asia's hidden eateries and night market with the kind of foods that they serve.
Yes folks, you don't need to travel far and wide to experience the awesome flavors of different Asian cuisines. Influences from Malay, Thai, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Indonesian foods as well as touches of Filipino are in abundance at Crustasia Asian Seafood Market restaurant.
My meal started via this very refreshing drink which I highly recommend to anyone who would visit this restaurant. Try their Kefir Lime Juice. It's a perfect drink for those who had just come from the terrible humidity outside the Newport Mall. I was informed by my good friend Rence that Kefir is called Cabuyao (where the place in Laguna was derived from). When asked where they got the Kefir leaves, Chef Peter Ayson said that he's had them at his garden. They were freshly picked each morning, so you can be assured of its freshness every single day. Even if you aren't a fan of lime, you'd be happy to order this drink.
|Refreshing Kefir Lime Juice|
As I sip on my Kefir Lime Juice, my companions had ordered this Cucumber Lemonade drink. It's a bit bland for my taste, but I think it's better than give this drink a not-so-natural aftertaste. So expect it not to be sweet, rather think of this drink as a natural cucumber drink because that's exactly how it tastes like.
|Crispy Catfish Salad|
|Javanese Beef Rendang|
The Calamari Char Kway Teow are noodles with smoky flavor and is considered a national favorite of Malaysians and Singaporeans. It's the most epic dish among noodles. Big on flavors while contrasting on textures and that signature hint of charred smokiness, this is bold South East Asian food at Crustasia at its best!
|Calamari Char Kway Teow|
If you want to go for skewers, their Chicken Satay is a must-order! With well-marinated chicken and punchy mix of spices, it's just so addicting! The satay is served with peanut like sauce, but even without it, the chicken satay can stand on its own.
|Claypot Catfish in Vietnamese Fish Sauce|
Imagine deep fried chicken wrapped in pandan leaves. But unlike the ones I've previously tasted where the pandan chicken tasted bland, the ones served at Crustasia are well seasoned and are very tasty because prior to being wrapped in pandan leaves, they were properly spiced. The pandan leaves add more aroma and flavor to the chicken meat. It is served with a sweet chili sauce.
|Mixed Seafood Tom Yum|
|Steamed Grouper in Superior|
|Purple Plum Fairy with blogger friends Mariel Pares and Norma Galera|
My final verdict: Overall, I look forward to the say when I can return! I'd love to spend my upcoming birthday at Crustasia. Tasting their menu today was absolutely delicious--could not fault a morsel. The service was impeccable. The staff were incredible, funny, warm, welcoming, there when you needed, in the background for privacy, but there again in the blink of an eye. The talented staff serving tableside were entertaining and has an attention to details (I need not call them to refill my water etc.) Thank you so much for such a great experience at Crustasia Asian Seafood Market restaurant. Come and visit them at the 2nd floor of Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.
|Purple Plum Fairy, Mariel Pares, Earl Manalansan, Chef Peter Ayson, Norma Galera and Rence Chan.|
Special thanks to Ms. Janice Manansala-Crisostomo and Chef Peter Ayson.