I love trying new and strange food. I met up with some friends in Eastwood the other day and I was tasked with looking for a restaurant. My favorite Cookbook Kitchen was shot down so I looked for an alternative. This became quite a challenge as I was overwhelmed with the number of restaurants in the Eastwood Mall. I quickly eliminated your typical Japanese, Chinese, American, Thai, and Filipino-style restaurants that serve the usual fare. I chose this Wagyu resto but Jasper had just eaten in a steak restaurant for lunch that day. I then suggested “you wanna try a Portuguese place?”
I probably have eaten Portuguese in the past, but I don’t really remember any off the top of my head. I had just passed this place3 called O’sonho because I had myself dropped off street-side by the place. So it was top of mind.
For whatever reason, for the duration of most of our time there, we were the only guests of the place. Perhaps most folk aren’t that adventurous for Portuguese cuisine?
Not very familiar with the food. I do what I usually do when I eat at a place for the first time. I asked the waiter for their specialties or what they would regard as their “best seller.” Assuming of course that if something is ordered most often, people must love it.
He suggested the “Peri Peri Chicken.”
I had no idea what “Peri Peri “ was, so what the heck. I ordered the “Peri Peri Chicken on Fragrant Chicken Rice”… they have another item on the menu where you could order a whole chicken.
We were served this really really good appetizer which I forgot to take a picture of. But it was sooo good.
For a drink I ordered a Black Forrest Smoothie…Chocolate and Ice with some cherries blended in
For a soup, I ordered a Curried Pumpkin soup. This was very very good. You can taste the Pumpkin and feel the Curry. Though it confused my senses because neither flavor overpowered the other.
And then came the main course. It was, without doubt utterly and orgasmically delicious!
It was definitely a different kind of dish. Not something my palette is used to… and a pleasant change. It was quite spicy… which is what I expected, though might not be for all.
I will most definitely come back here and try the other tempting items on the menu. This lamb dish comes to mind.
O’sonho Portuguese Fusion Restobar, Eastwood Mall
1880-5, 1880 Bldg., New Eastwood Mall, Eastwood Cybermall, Bagumbayan
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 470-1768