Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room is one of the new concept restaurants that opened at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City.
They describe their menu as playful Asian fusion, giving our well-loved comfort food tasty twists. But, before I share what we had for lunch that day, here’s a gallery of the restaurant. It had a rustic vibe with its brick walls, black metal light fixtures and mismatched chairs. The aesthetics gave off that “let’s drink” kinda feels but no, we went there for lunch and I had my kids with me so no drinky-drinky for this momma (soon though!)
Fortunately, the food was delicious so I forgot about not being able to have a sip of alcohol! We were 5 in the table who finished the food good for 8!
These were the food items I ordered for Bry, Z and Y before Michelle and Ro came. I was just disappointed because Z told the server he wanted burgers, so she suggested the Bahn Mini. We asked to put the pickled vegetables on the side since the kid will just remove it. However, she didn’t inform us that it also had sriracha-mayo so when Z bit into it, he spit it out! So, I had to order the Chicken Poppers and Fries from their Kids’ Menu but he liked his Dad’s Crispy Beef Rice Bowl better maybe because of its sweet taste. Y almost finished her Roasted Corn Soup before dozing off!
The dishes served to us really lived up to being playful and comforting. I especially liked the Blacksa (which is debuting today!) with a lot of seafood good enough for sharing and the broth just had a bit of spice without losing its taste! I would also go back for the Salmon Belly Teriyaki Rice Bowl because anything I can scoop and eat without the need for the other hand (moms will relate to this!) gets a big check in my book. Do take note that Rice Bowls are available from 11 am to 2 pm only. And if you’re thinking of unwinding with a bottle of wine or beer since they have a wide selection of liquors and cocktails, the Wagyu Cubes Yakitori and Thai Basil Chicken Poppers will make the perfect match!
We will visit this resto again because:
- the other items in the menu seem worth a try like the Gyozig and Slow-cooked Pork Buns.
- the servings are good for 2 persons with generous amount of meat gives value for your money.
- they have high chairs and a kids’ menu (but they can put a little more effort in the presentation so that the kids will enjoy!)
- restrooms are available inside so you don’t need to go outside of the restaurant.