The new Ayala Mall, Ayala Malls the 30th, had been gaining popularity especially among the foodies because of the restaurants it houses. New food concepts, new restaurants that you can't find anywhere else that had foodies rushing to the place.
Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room is one of these. With no other branches, Toast offers a mix of popular Asian cuisine with a twist.
|Bar area with lots of alcoholic drinks to choose from!|
Aside from that, they have an extensive bar list with all things alcohol - whisky, gin, rum, cognac, vodka, tequila, wine, cocktails and even craft beer.
We were warmly welcomed by their Marketing Head and had us try their best sellersas well as new dishes.
The restaurant was huge! Perfect venue for big groups. Mixing bricks, unfinished walls and wooden floor, the restaurant had lots of chandelier and couches! Loved the relaxed ambiance with an overall elegant charm.
|Toast's Tasting Room|
They also have this small tasting room which they opened first when they started operating in January.
We were able to try the following:
Blacksa is a new addition to their menu, officially launched March 06. This is your "negra" version of Laksa! This was a crowd favorite. Laksa without the usual strong curry flavor? It totally worked! They used squid ink to color it black and the bowl had a generous serving of squid meat as well as shrimps.
Wagyu Cubes for 119Php
Shrimps for 99Php
Pork Belly for 45Php
Squid Balls for 68Php
Perfectly grilled, I loved the Pork Belly and Wagyu Cubes the most! The sauce used for these sticks was tasty! Aside from these, we also tried the Chicken Wings Yakitori. It's easy to inhale 1-2 sticks so you better order more!
We also sampled two desserts --
My absolute favorite! Tapioca layered with broas, fresh ripe mangoes and a sweet cream - this was delicious!
For cocktails, we tried a total of 4:
4 out of 5 Stars for Toast Asian Kitchen & Tasting Room!