Almost every week, new restaurants are popping up here and there. Almost every week, there is something new to try. It’s really fun and exciting for us diners because we know that we will never run out of options. It’s also fun when we discover a restaurant or even a dish that would make us want to come back for more. In this edition of EATSplorations, we will share with you our EATSperience at a newly-opened restaurant called Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City. Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room is a two in one establishment. It’s of course a restaurant that serves Asian cuisine with a modern twist and it’s also a tasting room for with all sorts of wine and alcoholic beverages. Join us as we try their yakitori, small plates, mains, and desserts in this tummy filling EATSperience!
Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room is located at the ground floor of Ayala Malls The 30th. Once you enter the mall premises, you can easily spot on the right side just after Starbucks Coffee.
Let’s take a look around Toast!
At first, we didn’t really see the place to be a restaurant that serves Asian food. It looks more like a steak and wine type of restaurant because of its dim lighting, furniture, and decors. Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room looks perfect for family gatherings, chill out sessions, and even romantic dates. Its industrial and rustic look will surely catch any mall-goers attention too.
Time to EAT!
Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room prepared a battalion of dishes for us to try! It was overwhelming at first but when we tried each and every one of it, we were glad they prepared all of it for us. From grilled skewers down to desserts, brace yourselves for a filling EATSperience at Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room!
All the yakitori or grilled skewers that we had were amazing! The squid balls were filling and really tasty. The pork and chicken were super tender and perfect with the teriyaki sauce. The chicken wings were terrific in both sauces. Our hands down favorite though was the wagyu cubes. It was melt in your mouth goodness. Super beefy, buttery, and no additional sauces needed! Yum, yum, yum!
Both starters were really tasty. The fried Vietnamese meatloaf was really tasty because they used minced meat and the pickled vegetables were tangy and refreshing. The Quesong Puti Croquettas and tomato laksa dipping sauce was an interesting combination. The creaminess and crispiness of the croquettas with the tangy, sweet and spicy laksa sauce worked really well.
Since we liked the tomato laksa dip from the quesong puti croquettas, we certainly enjoyed the toast pasta as well. As it had similar flavors on an al dente linguine pasta. It was creamy in texture and the shrimps were really plump and juicy. The twice-cooked pork with salted egg fried rice can easily feed two hungry tummies. It was not so fragrant like usual fried rice but it was really tasty and super filling too.
These two dishes were our favorites among the four mains that we have tried. The blaksa was something new for us. The squid ink was strong but it did not overpower the laksa flavor. We enjoyed it as it was not too spicy for our own taste. There was a generous amount of tender squid and juicy shrimps too. As for the wagyu beef with chinese broccoli, we loved everything! From the sweet teriyaki sauce to the fresh broccoli leaves, and the star of this dish, the melt-in-your mouth wagyu cubes. Everything was superb!
Both desserts showcased a fusion of different flavors. The boldness of the tablea chocolate and the creaminess of the combination of cream and coconut powder worked wonders. While the tapioca mango trifle was more on the sweeter side of things because of the lovely ripe mangoes, broas, and cream. Famous Filipino ingredients made into delectable desserts. Awesome stuff, Toast!
We had an unexpectedly awesome time at Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room! The food was really filling and flavorful at the same time. Everything was just executed perfectly and we enjoyed each and every dish that we had. Our favorites of this EATSperience were the wagyu cubes on skewers, quesong puti croquettas, blaksa, wagyu cubes and chinese broccoli, and the tapioca mango trifle. Make sure you check out those dishes once you dine at Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room. Hope you enjoyed this EATSperience of ours and don’t forget to tell us what you think about it. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations! ‘Till next time!
Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room
Ground Floor, Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
+632 246 9069 ext: 592
11:00am to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 12:00mn (Mon-Sun)
Budget: 1000-1500 php for two