Asian Tongue, A New Resto in Gensan, opens today!
FOOD ENTHUSIASTS in GenSan and neighboring cities and provinces now have more choices as a new restaurant called, Asian Tongue, opens today, May 13, 2011, in General Santos City.
As the name suggests, the resto offers an array of Asian cuisine to the delight of your Asian tongue. I was luckily invited to the restaurant’s pre-opening food fest together with other people the restaurant team invited to come over to evaluate the resto’s food, service, entertainment, and ambiance.
Upon sitting at our table, we were served the complimentary Cheesy Seaweed. After a while, Asian Salad was served. It’s made from fresh lettuce tossed in sesame vinaigrette with bits of breaded chicken and sutures of citrus.
Tom Yum soup came next. I was prepared for this; I brought my anti-histamine with me. Seriously, I liked the tom yum soup, which I think tasted better than the one I had at S. R. Thai in Katipunan (before it had shut down).
The main course was Chicken Inasal. It was good but it lacks a certain magic to make it the resto’s main food attraction. If they were to choose a signature dish, I should say that it’s not the Chicken Inasal.
For our dessert, we had Stuffed Palitaw. It reminded me of Chowking buchi. I like it because it’s not too sweet and the sweetened langka stuffing tastes good.
The order of serving the food is still Western. I know, in most Oriental restaurants, instead of salad or soup, hot tea is served first, then appetizer. Actually, I was just expecting for hot tea.
Well, I have yet to see their complete menu.
Upon entering the restaurant, you could see art pieces that represent Asian cultures. The use of bamboo and bagacay on the walls and ceiling and batik prints for place mats and spoon and fork container somehow gives the customers a feel of oriental environment.
The music (that night), however, was mostly Western, which makes we think that theirs is an East-meets-West concept. Not bad. But if I were the restaurant owner and I’d like to make a name, I’d rather try to make it as authentically Asian as possible. On second thought, isn’t it part of Asian culture to look up to Western influences?
The waiters and waitresses did their jobs well. They were very accommodating, thus, very Asian.
And for you who can’t stand being out of the loop, yes, Asian Tongue is a WiFi hotspot.
I am excited with the opening of the restaurant tonight. Asian Tongue opens 5:00pm tonight until 10:00pm.
Asian Tongue Restaurant
Roxas East Avenue, General Santos City
10:00AM-2:00PM and 6:00PM-10:00PM