November 26, 2013
SARSA by Chef JP Anglo is making waves in the competitive BGC dining scene, providing Filipino and Negrense Food with contemporary touches while using the best local ingredients.
Chef Jayps is best known as a judge for the Master Chef Pinoy Edition and for his modern resto bar, MuShu Asian Restaurant & Lounge in Bacolod. He is also the favorite Chef of Kris Aquino.
Sarsa is packed during lunch and dinner time, especially on weekends. It's easily the busiest restaurant in the new Forum South Global area (near NBC Tent and Arts in the City).
Here's what we think about Sarsa, with some tips to have an awesome dining experience...
The photo menu showcases Chef Jayps' Negrense offerings. We tried his bestsellers.
This tastes like Pinoy Ramen made special with cholesterol from egg, bone marrow, and bacon-cut liempo! The soup is really good but it has that raw noodle aftertaste.
For something different, we ordered tortang talong topped with crispy sardines and kesong puti. What makes this really good is the Pinakurat vinegar, which balances the salty cheese with lemon flavors. Also try pairing it with the chili banana sauce for variety. Sarap!
The inasal was also cooked well with the insides still juicy. Though the serving size is a bit small and is only enough for one. This chicken is best eaten with your bare hands. :)
Best of all is the Sizzling Kansi with juicy and flavorful chopped meat, served with sinfully creamy bone marrow in the middle, and topped with yummy special batwan gravy. :)
The batwan sauce is not too overpowering and goes best with the meat, some sinamak, and rice.
A poor version of turon. Save on the extra calories and just eat dessert at some other place.
Chef Jayps' Sarsa is Negrense comfort food done well with contemporary touches, and you can taste the high quality of local ingredients he uses. It's not mind-blowing but it is a welcome change from all the gourmet food in the BGC area.
It's also worth waiting in line for, which is about 30 minutes during peak hours. But of course, it's still best to make reservations. :)
Order the Sizzling Kansi, Inasal, and Special Batchoy. Skip the dessert.
Budget is P500/person, which is affordable given the location.
SARSA KITCHEN + BAR
Unit 1-7, Forum South Global, 7th Ave corner 25th Street , Fort Bonifacio
Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday: 11.00 AM - 11.00 PM
Telephone: +63 927 706-0773
Facebook: Sarsa Kitchen+Bar
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. Parking is difficult as they have limited parking slots at the back of McDo. The best place to park is the parking lot in front of NBC Tent, then just walk towards the Forum.