Though I have heard a lot about Philipino cuisine and culture , I have never tried them until I got an invite from Casa Pinoy. It is a small and pretty joint in Karama serving Philipino, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The biggest highlight is the Air conditioned outdoor area with simple decor complementing the theme. The prices are also quite reasonable comparatively.
We called for a fresh watermelon juice and lemon iced tea to start with.
We asked them to add no sugar and ice in the juice and they got it just perfect. For the iced tea, they got us the sugar syrup separately so that we could add it accordingly.
For the starters,we ordered,
Veg tempura- A crispy coated veggies like capsicum, carrot, potato etc served with teriyaki sauce.. We could finish it off in seconds.
Next was prawns tempura- The outer coating was quite similar to veg tempura and it was done so perfectly.
Home made chicken nuggets- We ordered this for our son. It was minced meat with some spices deep fried. Unlike store bought nuggets, it was soft inside and crisp outside.
They had a list of philipino street food and we ordered the shrimp balls. A must try one here at casa pinoy.
Among sizzlers , we ordered a chicken sisig sizzler. Finely chopped chicken in a spicy mixture. Beware of the spiciness . It was the spiciest of all.
From the Japanese menu, we called for a Californian roll and a casa veg roll. The combination is again teriyaki sauce and it did complement the pickled veggies.
To end with , we ordered a Halo- Halo which is a local pinoy drink which means mix up filled with beans, coconut milk, coconut jelly , caramel … Its rather refreshing and a good for this summer with a lot of essential elements. Pretty filling too.
Verdict- I recommend Casa Pinoy as a family friendly, pretty joint in Karama to enjoy Asian delicacies at a very reasonable price.