My personal highlight: The cross-cultural mix reflects best in food: trying the first time ever a dynamite spring roll Philippine Style!
“Stay hungry and foolish” is doubtless my motto of live! Foodblogging is made 100% for me. My curious mind brought me to discover Pinatubo Restaurant – a Philippine Restaurant located at Klingenstrasse 33 close to Limmatplatz in Zurich. My travels did not make it to this magic country, yet, this is going to be my first experience of Philippine Food.
Julius Pozon the manager, introduces me to their culture and food. The Philippine Cuisine is influenced by a tremendous number of countries. China is one of the influencers, this explains spring rolls on the menu. America seems to have an other impact, too. I find buffalo wings and banana ketchup used in the preparation. Even similarities to Indonesian and Spanish food! The most famous Philippine dish is called Lechon (roasted pig). Ingredients that catch my attention are toyo (soy sauce) and patis (fish sauce), as well as the method of stir frying and making savory soup bases. Due to the countries’ vast coastlines there is of course an abundance of excellent seafood, too.
All that said, lets discover their menu! For all Indonesia lover, check my travel section here. Get inspired about the beauty of South East Asia. Traveling to the Philippine Islands is on my bucket list!
Signature dishes: Roasted crispy deep-fried pork, beef stew or milkfish?
Are you planning a big group dinner, absolutely go for the Boddle fight! Sounds weird? A Boddle fight originates from the Philippine Military. A big pile of food served in the middle of a long table. It’s originally eaten by hand. It used to symbolize brotherhood and equality in the military. The word fight refers to the act of grabbing and eating as much food as possible before it runs out.
The Buddle fight menu is the best choice to get an introduction into the Philippine Cuisine!
As starters find chicken buffalo wings Philippine Style, dynamite spring rolls that come in a long green pepper (not spicy) filled with minced beef and cheddar cheese.
Try main dishes as the Tapsilog: Beef stripes with a fried egg on top, cucumber, tomato and fried rice. The dish called Caldreta is a good option for a beef stew with veggies and rice. Must try: The Philippine Pilsener Beer San Miguel (obviously a Spanish influence) and for dessert: fried banana roll with ice cream and caramel sauce.
Lunch Menu are available for 11– 15.50 CHF, take away. The boddle fight for 78 CHF (2 P), main dishes starting with 18.50 CHF
Opening hours: Lunch buffet (no à la carte) Monday – Friday 11:30-14:00,
À la Carte Monday – Sunday 18:00-22:00
Address: Pinatubo Restaurant Klingenstrasse 33, 8005 Zürich, TEL: +41 44 273 76 70