April 11, 2024

Crisostomo in Pasay: Classic Filipino Food with Chef Florabel’s Delightful Twists

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  • Crisostomo in Pasay: Classic Filipino Food with Chef Florabel’s Delightful Twists
  • Named after the protagonist of the iconic Filipino novel Noli Me Tangere, Crisostomo in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City offers classic and revamped Filipino fare that celebrates the life and works of the Philippines’ national hero Jose Rizal.

    IMAGE from Crisostomo

    Crisostomo is owned by Chef Florabel Co-Yatco, a celebrated chef known for her culinary ingenuity. This restaurant showcases a wide selection of traditional Spanish and classic Filipino dishes that will let you get a satisfying hearty meal.

    True to its name, it has become a favorite restaurant among expats and locals alike for serving playful versions of Filipino staples such as ensalada, sinigang, liempo, and adobo you’d never want to miss.

    A must-try appetizer to start off your meal is Sizzling Bracken Tofu (Php 245), a sizzling dish comprised of tofu in a flavorful sauce. Similar to the classic sisig, each bite offers a combination of bold, spicy, and tangy flavors, but without the guilt and decadence of eating pork.

    Sizzling Bracken Tofu / IMAGE from Crisostomo

    For entrees, get Bella Bandida or Bistek na Bangus (Php 475). This particular dish is a pan-fried milkfish belly in bistek sauce served with green and yellow mangoes and bagoong or Filipino shrimp paste on the side.

    Bella Bandida  / IMAGE from Crisostomo

    You might also want to order Bistek Pelaez (Php 950): U.S. Angus cooked a la bistek Tagalog. It features tender slices of beef in this umami-rich soy calamansi sauce and topped with fried potatoes and sauteed onion rings. This best-seller will surely make you say, “Extra rice, please!”

    Bistek Pelaez / IMAGE from Crisostomo

    Another sizzling dish to try at Crisostomo is their Joaquin Sizzling Bulalo (Php 750). This dish has always been a hit among diners because of its tender meat soaked in savory gravy-like sauce.

    Joaquin Sizzling Bulalo / IMAGE from Crisostomo

    Lastly, for dessert, Crisostomo has a rather unique selection of sweets. One of which is the popular Narcissa (Php 210), a rich and yummy Quezo de Bola cheesecake. However, if you’re into more creamy dessert, you can try their Olimpia (Php 210) made with mangoes and cream pie.

    Narcissa

    Olimpia / IMAGES from Crisostomo

    Upon entering Crisostomo, you’ll instantly feel the modern and elegant aura of its overall interior, from the pale green walls and wooden accents to the grandeur chandelier and decorative paintings.

    IMAGE from Crisostomo

    Everything inside this restaurant is quite pleasing and easy to the eyes complementing the sumptuous yet affordable meals that many people will surely enjoy. Currently, Crisostomo already has 12 branches around Metro Manila.

    How to get here

    • Crisostomo is located on the second level of Resorts World Manila at Newport City in Pasay City.
    • From Makati, get on Metro Manila Skyway southbound via Arnaiz Avenue. Continue onto Metro Manila Skyway then take the exit towards NAIA via Andrews Avenue. Make a right turn onto Resorts World Drive and drive left onto Newport Boulevard.
    • Parking area is available at Resorts World Manila.

    General Information

  • Second Floor, Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay City
  • 02-8846-9275
  • 0917-881-4868
  • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Credit card and cash
  • https://crisostomo.ph
  • www.florabelgroup.com.ph/
  • crisostomoph/?hl=en
  • C3, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • 02-7621-3276 / 02-7621-3195 / 09178178290
  • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Mon to Thurs, Sun); 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Fri to Sat)
  • Ground Floor, Phase 1, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
  • 02-7622-5347 / 0917-837-1346
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Mon to Thurs); 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Fri to Sun)
  • Ground Floor, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
  • 02-7752-1535
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal Avenue Corner EDSA, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
  • 02-8832-6592 / 0917-826-2335
  • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Mon to Thurs, Sun); 11 a.m. to 12 m.n (Fri to Sat)
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