You may have probably already watched Heneral Luna, the movie. By the looks of my social media pages, all posting shoutouts with long-forgotten Pinoy words such as nakapagpapabagabag (it is even hard to spell!) or datapwat sapagkat. I have never heard kabigha-bighani since ages but now the Pinoy classic words are back. And so, no wonder, we just have to try Crisostomo today. To cap that final Heneral Luna moment, we looked for a perfect spot and started browsing through their menus.
What is interesting about this restaurant is the fact that all their dishes has a Pinoy flavour from its name down to its taste. And so we got started with Pilosopong Pinakbet. This pinakbet seemed to be topped with crispy-pata-like meat. The sauce of pinakbet also is thicker than your usual pinakbet. In fact, the sauce reminded me very much of our kare-kare.
Next up is Sinigang ni Kapitan, shrimp sigang served on top of a ceramic heater. Just be careful serving it to kids on the table as the heater comes complete with small flame right under it. Shrimp on it did not disappoint. It was big enough that each dish can very well serve four!
Familiar with Crispin and Basilio? Well ask for Crispin and Basilio and you will be served their tokwa’t baboy. It is known to be a Pinoy appetizer but my husband loves eating it with rice and now, my boys do the same.
With all of the Pinoy flavour, we just had to order and try their sweet treats. My son went for chocolate shake, originally wanted to try choco mani shake but he changed his mind and didn’t want to experiment and just opted with the classic chocolate cake. Lastly, I tried Olympia, their mangoes and cream pie with a generous heap of cubed ripe mangoes on top.
Will surely try Crisostomo, with or without the Heneral Luna movie experience.