A few weeks ago, Mark and I were looking for a new place to dine in. We have been on a constant search for a new place to eat — which pretty much explains our huge physique (hehe! Did that just rhyme?)
Anyway, we were about to catch a movie at SM City The Block and this quaint little place caught our attention. I am a huge fan of beef — steaks, gyudons, and whatnot — and upon seeing a huge advertisement on a beef Latin dish, I decided that this is where we’re gonna have our dinner.
Brasas is a diner that offers a wide array of Latin American street food, something that we don’t usually see around the metro. They serve authentic dishes for a very reasonable price and the ambiance of the place really gives you the feel of being a latino.
The counter. Reminds you of a burrito place, eh?
Mark and I had some difficulties choosing which ones to order. All the images looks good, but their names are in Spanish of some sort, that’s why we had to exert a little more effort to read down which ones is which, their ingredients and their flavor.
Carne Asada – Php 260
I eventually ended up ordering Carne Asada, which is beef served with java rice and a hefty amount of that green sauce. I actually fell in love with the sauce, since it has a perfect tinge of spices and complements the beef pretty well. I loved the banana chip on the side too as well as the veggies, which makes the platter really colorful. The dish reminds me of roasted beef, although the sauce is a whole different story.
Puerco Asado (Cuba) – Php 290
Mark opted to try their best seller, the Puerco Asado. It’s a slow roasted pork matched with the same sauce that I had. It reminded us of Crispy Pata, although again, the sauce makes it all different. It’s really delicious, and the pork slab was pretty thick, so you’ll end up full at the end of the course. It is served with coleslaw and banana chips.
Fries (forgot how much was this, sorry)
We also ordered fries, which was served generously and the potatoes was cut thickly. Although I find it a little weird that it has a tinge of bitterness, it was nonetheless, okay for us.
All in all, Brasas gave us a great dinner and has provided something new to our taste buds. I would definitely love to go back and eat some Carne Asada or Puerco Asado next time. Their other dishes looked good too! Although if you would compare their servings from the others, theirs is a little smaller, but it tastes so wonderful, you’ll end up feeling full by the end of the meal anyway.
If you are wondering where to catch them, Brasas has already opened up several branches all over the metro, serving you the best of Latin American dishes.
Latin American Street Food