Elias by Crisostomo: All Filipino Cuisine
One of the best things to do during summer vacation is to eat, eat, and eat together with your friends and relatives. Since eating is one of the best ways to forget all the problems people encounter in their lives, I believe that food is one of the best answers in pampering ourselves from getting stress.
There are plenty of cuisines people could choose for but since we mostly consume foods that are unique to us, sometimes we often forgotten what Filipino cuisine tastes. Last Sunday, my wife brought me and her family to one of the Filipino cuisine she’d know in Bonifacio High Street Central for a dinner. We went to Elias by Crisostomo, one of the high-end Filipino restaurants in Bonifacio High Street Central. It is an upscale version of Crisostomo by Florabel Co Yatco.
We have tried some of their specialties and here is what I can say…
I tried their Iced Tea (pandan flavor). We love the tea as it doesn’t taste tea at all. It tastes like Sago’t Gulaman and aside from that, it is also refillable! This one is perfect to those who love drinking teas with a twist flavor.
For Main Dish:
- Pinoy paella
I loved it since it was very flavorful and aside from that, with just that dish you can actually get satisfied already with it.
- Crispy Pata
We find the serving good enough for us since it’s in large size compare in other restaurants who do the serving of usual Crispy Pata. Though when it was served to us, it’s no longer crispy (maybe because that time, there are plenty of people who dined in) and so we requested the waiter to fry it back and viola, when it was served back to us it’s now crispy!
- Bagumbayan Lechon Kawali
A very crispy and thinly sliced pork lechon strips with fish crackers paired with lechon sauce. hmm. Yummy. We all love the crispiness of the Lechon Kawali.
- Dinuguan a la Crisostomo
a savory stew of pig’s blood, finger chilis, garlic, and vinegar
- Tinapa ni Tiburcio
Tinapa and salted egg wrapped in crispy lumpia wrapper
We also tried their pizzas. We tried the Saturnina pizza (P325) which is composed of chicken pork adobo, mangoes, eggs, and sprinkled with adobo flakes.
And of course, the dessert! We have tried their Suman with choco fondue sauce. It was so delicious and satisfying too, indeed perfect to those who love native desserts with a twist of chocolate fondue. I bet you, you’ll definitely love this dessert they have!
Elias is a great place especially if you’re looking for Filipino food! Though it’s quite expensive compare to other restaurants, still you’ll see its difference and of course you can actually say that it’s all worth it after all!
To know more about their menus, click below to know more about their dishes and its corresponding prices too.
ELIAS by Crisostomo
Delectable turn of the century Filipino cuisine comes to Bonifacio Global City with the opening of ELIAS by Chef Florabel Co. Elias is inspired by Spanish Colonial Philippines with dishes and interior aesthetics taken from the period.
Even menu items and wall images were inspired by details and characters found in Dr. Jose Rizal‘s novel “Noli Me Tangere“. The menu features several fusion experiments. There’s Legazpi, a dish made of tempura-style prawns stufed with laing and served with crab fat sauce and Saturnina, an out-of-the-ordinary pizza topped with chicken pork adobo fakes, mangoes and egg. Old favorites are still available such as Kare-Kare ng Kura, a special ox tail stew with native vegetables or the sumptious Adobong Cordero served with crispy kangkong and kesong puti. New dishes include Sopa de Ladislao, Chef Florabel’s take on bouillabaisse of prawns, crab, mussels and fish; the Binagoongan ni Pia, crispy pork cooked in shrimp paste; Kinamatisang Pork Chop, pork slices cooked in sweet native tomatoes and served with itlog na maalat and last but not the least, Paella Negra, a unique version of the Spanish rice dish, with adobong pusit at baboy cooked with pineapples. For dessert, the restaurant carries classic Filipino desserts with a twist like Isabel, leche fan wrapped in spring roll wrappers and served with ice cream; or Trinidad, banana turon with coco jam fondue; or Ibanez, banana split with turon.
Elias is located at NORTH EAST SUPERBLOCK, Upper Ground Level, 30th Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Tel: 5467977