Always changing is so integral to BOA Kitchen + Socials’ concept, it’s actually written on the wall.
Well, the collaborators behind this resto decided to change things up yet again by focusing on Southeast Asian cuisine.
“We decided to take a space,” says owner Joey Manuel. “We decided to niche down where we are strongest. Our chef, Julius Necor, is really good in regional Southeast Asian, so we positioned ourselves as comfort Asian.”
Comfort Asian, as Joey defined it, is the traditional regional favorites with some modern twists.
“For example, the authentic Beef Rendang would be really dry. But we (Filipinos) don’t like dry Beef Rendang here so we made ours a little saucy.”
Along with the change in menu, they also decided to cater to women, to give these titas a place to have fresh gastronomic adventures and enjoy chill time with their friends, whether as a brunch get-together or a night out drinking.
These decisions did bode well for Joey and Julius, with BOA Kitchen + Socials being recently hailed by Spot.PH as one of Metro Manila’s Top 50 New Restaurants.
Want a preview of BOA’s new menu? Check these out:
Laksa (Php425). A Peranakan dish made of shrimp, boiled egg, tofu, bean sprouts and fish cakea in a spicy curry coconut milk soup. I split this order with a friend so this is actually good for two.
Chicken Rice (Php325). Inspired by the Singaporean dish, this consist of Sous-vide ginger chicken, chicken rice, served with cucumber slices and sprinkled with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), ginger-scallion oil and chili sauce.
Nasi Lemak Rice Bowl (Php245). The fragrant Malaysian rice dish cooked in coconut cream and pandan leaves, served with sambal (Indonesian chili sauce), dilis (dried anchovies), peanuts and soft-boiled or fried egg. You can opt for either Beef Rendang or Thai Fried Chicken to accompany this rice dish.
Deconstructed Banana Pie (Php175). A fresh take on the banana pie, this dish is made with caramelized banana strewn with streusel crumbs and served with vanilla ice cream.
House Blend Iced Tea (Php80). BOA has its own blend of iced teas which you can have as the classic or infused with mango or peach.
So, if you feel up for a change, drop by BOA Kitchen + Socials, and feel right at home.
Did you know that if you and a friend ordered 2 drinks at BOA Kitchen + Socials, you can get the same 2 drinks free via Zomato Gold?
Zomato Gold provides members with 1+1 (Buy 1 Get 1) deals on food or 2+2 (Buy 2 Get 2) deals on drinks. All you have to do is sign up for a Zomato Gold membership here. Use the code JELLYB to get 45% off the membership fee.
BOA Kitchen + Socials is located at Mezzanine Floor, 45 ABDC Building, Scout Rallos corner Scout Tuazon, Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City, open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 11pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 11am to 1am.
Check out my reviews of other restaurants serving Asian cuisines:
- KopiChan, Cubao
- Little Owl Cafe, New Manila
- Asian Taste, Seascape Village
- Bistro Charlemagne, Ayala Malls Manila Bay
- Hainanese Delights, Robinsons Galleria
- GoGo Kitchen, Seascape Village
- Sammy’s, Cainta
- Roti Shop, Powerplant Mall
- Essential Goodness for the Pilgrims, Poblacion
- Bistro Charlemagne, Ayala Malls Feliz