I have been hearing a lot of positive things (mostly from Blogie) about Aseya Bistro Orientale even before we visited them for our Davao Bloggers’ Food Trip. Last Saturday night, our happy band of food-loving bloggers, went to Aseya to sample their Asian fusion dishes.
Our dinner was off to a good start when we were served with their unique Aseya Salad with Hoisin and Peanut Dressing (PhP90). The crunchy fresh vegetables went well with the crunchy kropok chips, and the thick dressing that had liberal amounts of sesame seeds. Gwing and I were eating the salad throughout the entire meal.
Then, we sampled their Tom Yum Kung Soup (PhP140) which was perfectly sour and spicy at the same time. Some of those in our group said it was not spicy enough but it was just right for me. The soup contained lots of mushrooms and shrimps. YUM! We were also able to try out their Sukiyaki (PhP180), which wasn’t bad. But I loved the Tom Yum Kung more.
For the main course, we enjoyed generous servings of Tofu with Chicken and Mushrooms (PhP120), Goi Cuon Spring Rolls (PhP100), Muphad Kaprao (PhP100) and Deep-fried pork served with Chili and Peppers. My favorite was the Muphad Kaprao, but it cost me to get red-faced as I mistakenly ate a piece of chili. It was hot, hot, hot, and spicy. Gwing, who tried to avoid the spicy food, thoroughly enjoyed the tofu dish.
Aseya also served us four types of Kamameshi: Seafood (PhP130), Kani (PhP120), Chicken (PhP120), and Mixed (PhP120). My favorite, of course, is the Seafood Kamameshi. Their kamameshi is composed of perfectly cooked rice topped with generous amounts of meat and vegetables.
All the participants went home with full and content tummies, all thanks to the gracious owners of Aseya, Ponchit and Lani Ponce Enrile.
Aseya Bistro Orientale is located on the first floor of Humberto’s Inn at J. Palma Gil corner Padre Gomez Streets, Davao City. You may call them at (082) 222-3831 local 131. They are open Tuesdays to Sundays, 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM; and on Mondays, 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Photos by Ria.