Crisostomo in Resorts World Manila: Modern Twist of Gastronomy Blended with Historical Literature
Inspired by a character in the famous Filipino novel Noli Me Tangere written by the Philippines’ national hero Jose Rizal, Crisostomo at Resorts World Manila, Pasay City stands as a modern twist of gastronomy to this historical literature.
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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 for they serve the best of Filipino cuisine you will ever taste.
A dish to start off your meal is Sizzling Bracken Tofu (Php 198), a sizzling dish comprised of tofu in a savory sauce. Similar to the sisig dish, it has a bold flavor but in vegetarian form.
Sizzling Bracken Tofu (Php 198)
One of their prime dishes would be Bella Bandida or Bistek na Bangus (Php 295). This particular dish is a pan-fried milkfish belly in bistek sauce served with green and yellow mangoes and bagoong on the side.
Bella Bandida or Bistek na Bangus (Php 295)
Another sizzling dish to try at Crisostomo is their Joaquin Sizzling Bulalo (Php 675). This dish has always been a hit among diners because of its tender meat soaked in savory gravy-like sauce.
Joaquin Sizzling Bulalo (Php 675)
Lastly, for dessert, Crisostomo has a rather unique selection of sweets. One of which is the popular Narcissa (Php 200), a rich and yummy Quezo de Bola cheesecake. However, if you’re into more creamy dessert, you can try their Olimpia (Php 195) made with mangoes and cream pie.
Narcissa (Php 200)
Olimpia (Php 195)
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.
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.
This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese Magazine March 2020 and English Magazine April 2020 issues.
Images grabbed from Crisostomo