Toast Asian Kitchen & Tasting Room

G/F Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila

Toast Asian Kitchen & Tasting Room
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Category:
Asian
Business Hours
Open: 5:00p - 12:30a
Phone
+6326224312

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:00p - 12:30a
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:00p - 12:30a
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:00p - 12:30a
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:00p - 12:30a
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:00p - 12:30a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:00p - 12:30a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 5:00p - 12:30a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
8

In the 30th mall of Ayala, most of its food establishments can be found elsewhere. Toast is different and instantly I went to them first over the usual franchised restaurants. I’ve been in their cozy and relaxing location twice already, the second being a sponsored invite.

Coming here provides you new dining experience with each of their offering giving you a different twist. They thrive in giving customers nothing old, just something well curated by their chef and management.

Some of the ones I truly enjoyed include simple yet savory Chicken and Pomelo Salad, tasty and fresh Salmon Belly Teriyaki, well spiced and authentic Blaksa (Laksa black version), tender and flavor filled Top Sirloin with Onion Compote and for dessert their budget friendly yet satisfying Tapioca and Mango Trifle, peanuty yet smooth Chocnut Flan and bitter sweet Dark Chocolate Mousse.

They have Yakitori’s here too and we got to try 3 kinds. We had Chicken Wings, Pork Belly and Squid Balls. These are good starters while you await their more complex dishes.

Expect the menu to change from time to time. That simply means you have more reasons to go visit them again.

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Mary Love S.
5.0 Stars
10

I really love how our food scene evolved throughout the years. These days, we don't have to board a plane just to get a taste of other cuisines. And with restaurants and malls popping here and there, sometimes we don't even have to drive around. The residents near Meralco Avenue have it good as they are near the newest Ayala mall and one of my new restaurant favorites, Toast.

Hello, Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room.

This new addition to the growing list of restaurants around the area charmed me in an instant. I was greeted by the friendly staff who ushered me to my seat as I admire the restaurant's picturesque interiors that would make you think of this Asian restaurant as a steak or tapas place.

Service was quick too as we got our appetizers in less than 10 minutes.

The Thai Basil Chicken Poppers (PHP228) was hit. The mildy spiced bite-size chicken balls were absolutely addicting. Its nuoc mam and basil flavors were bold yet not cloying making it a great appetizer or bar chow.

I've never enjoyed tom yum as an appetizer. In fact, I don't like it at all as I always find it too spicy. However, Toast's Tom Yum Meatballs (PHP249) made me think twice about my not so good relationship with tom yum. This plate of three huge succulent meatballs smothered with tom yum sauce and melted cheddar cheese was fantastic. I love the blend of the thai spices and cheese with the meat. And the best part is that I didn't find it spicy at all.

One of Toast's bestsellers is its Twice-cooked Pork with Salted Egg Fried Rice (PHP475) and it's not hard to understand why. It was really good. Think of your usual pork chop but braised and seared in honey and garlic for that tender and flavorful end result. But what I loved most about it was the contrast and balance of sweet and salty flavors. (I might be a bit biased here though as I am a hardcore garlic lover.)

Toast's Blaksa (PHP355) was another favorite of mine during my visit. This Singaporean Laksa with squid ink gave its coconut broth a richer taste.

However, be careful with pouring too much squid ink as it might turn the broth a bit too salty.

In fact, R's parents preferred the bowl without the squid ink.

If you're inclined to sweet dishes, you'd surely like the Wagyu Beef with Chinese Broccoli (PHP665). Each bite of the tender wagyu cubes swimming in teriyaki sauce would tickle your sweet tooth. Make sure that each spoonful has some broccoli for that delectable crunch.

And what's an Asian restaurant without Filipino cuisine? Toast also offers Longganisa Pasta (PHP349) which is good for sharing. This bowl of fusilli pasta is topped with fried longganisa in tomato sauce and paired with focaccia bread. Though it was my least favorite among the mains, it was still pretty good. The pasta was al dente and the harmonious blend of sweet and tangy flavors would delight anyone who's fond of red sauce pasta.

If you're not fond of heavy meals, you could opt to try Toast's yakitori or skewers. We sampled its Chicken Wings (PHP59), Wagyu Cubes (PHP175) and Pork Belly (PHP65).

All skewers had teriyaki sauce but you may also opt to choose soy baste for your sticks.

If I were to choose my favorite among the three skewers, I'd go with wagyu. But the wings and pork belly came in very close.

For drinks, we had Raspberry Iced Tea (PHP68) and cocktails Jack Sparrow (PHP365) and Mr. Miyagi (price not on the menu).

I loved the Raspberry Iced Tea as it was not that sweet and served as a great thirst quencher.

Jack Sparrow was great too and would be loved by jack fruit lovers. It also has apple and lime juice, pandan syrup and egg whites. I let the crushed ice melt a bit before I took my first sip to avoid the strong alcohol taste.

Mr. Miyagi, a sake-based cocktail, was too strong for my liking. I only took a tiny sip and let R finish it. This one though would go so well with the meats.

Note: Toast has Happy Hour promo Mondays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.!

To cap our meal, we had Dark Chocolate Mousse (PHP128) and Tapioca and Mango Trifle (PHP108).

The Dark Chocolate Mousse won me over with its bittersweet Batangas tablea. I love how dark it was which was beautifully enhanced and balanced by cream and chocnut powder.

The Tapioca and Mango Trifle was a bit too sweet for my liking but I liked it slight chewy texture.

Overall, it was a fantastic lunch. Food was great and service was top notch. I would like to commend Mica who assisted us throughout our meal with a smile.

Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room is locaed at Ground Floor, Ayala Malls the 30th, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. It is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 12 midnight.

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Anj C.
5.0 Stars
8

Ambiance was gorgeous. Staff are very attentive to your needs. Food are so good. I have a lot of favorites here and one of them is their Blaksa. It's actually a Singaporean Dish Laksa with a bit of a squid ink on top. Coconut Milk is not overpowering. There's a bit of a spicy kick in it. Very tender Shrimp. Sauce are so rich. I can't stop sipping.

The Twice-Cooked Pork with Salted Egg Fried Rice is to die for. I don't personally eat much of the fat in pork but I did eat a lot since it was so soft. Like a marshmallow. The Fried Rice was so flavorful too.

Toast Salad, another favorite. The Peanut and Shrimp Paste Vinaigrette blended well with the greens and shredded Green Mango. Topped that with Fried Vermicelli to add a crispy texture.

Quesong Puti Croquettas: so delicious when dipped to their signature Tomato Laksa sauce.

Thai Basil Chicken Poppers: Fried in Nuoc Mam Sauce, that's why it's so flavorful. Crispy and addicting.

Seared Salmon Linguine: At first I thought that it was bland. But the thing here is you have to ensure that you mix it well. The sauce was at the bottom. Salmon tasted so good with the Al Dente Fettuccini Pasta and Nori added that salty kick I was looking for. Probably ask for a Parmesan to make it more flavorful.

Wagyu Beef with Chinese Broccoli: Please do yourselves a favor and have these wagyu cubes for it will definitely will make you happy. These sautéed in a teriyaki sauce, I can't say anything more. I love this!

For desserts, we had Tapioca and Mango Trifle. All these layered in Brios. Yum!

Dark Chocolate Mouse: Batangas Tablea. That's why it has a bit of a bitter taste which is perfect for the Dark Chocolate lovers out there.

Their Raspberry Iced Tea was good too. I really enjoyed that I think I had 3 glasses of it.

{China} {Ken Lingling} {Ian Tapang}

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Denise J.
3.0 Stars

If it weren't Father's Day today, I'd be giving Toast even less than 3 stars for their service. But because it was packed with celebrating families, i guess it's kiiiiind of forgivable that we had to wait an hour for our food.

We were all getting pretty hangry and the fact that they kept lying and telling us that our orders were coming pissed us off even more. But at the end of our lunch, the general manager apologized so i guess it's all good (although I was secretly hoping they'd give the meal to us for free lol jk 128514)

It's not my first time at Toast and my prior visit was definitely a much better experience. Sooooo I guess I'll give them another shot. I liked my order too so it wasn't a complete fail. I got the KFC (korean fried chicken) Lunch Bowl with salted egg fried rice and i thought the flavors were good. Not amazing but I was starving so I finished it all. 128514

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Sandy V.
4.0 Stars
3

Blaksa and wagyu beef cubes 128077🏻

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars
10

Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room offers modern fusion of Asian cuisine. From your favorite Thai, Malay, Singaporean and Pinoy dishes.

The restaurant is located at the ground floor of The 30th Ayala Mall. Having a huge space, modern interior and with the good view of the beautiful landscape of the mall. The restaurant can accommodate at least 100 pax (outside and inside).

The Food

Starters

127836 Thai Basil Chicken Poppers for Php228.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
127836Tom Yum Meatballs for 249.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

"I love the mild spice flavor of the chicken poppers, it's appetizing."

Yakitori in Teriyaki Sauce

127836Chicken Wings for Php59.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
127836Pork Belly for Php65.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
127836Wagyu Cubes for Php175.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

"My favorite is the wagyu cubes, the flavor still the same and good, even its cold already."

Mains

127836Longganisa Pasta for Php349.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
127836Twice Cooked Pork with Salted Egg Fried Rice for Php475.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
127836Laksa for Php355.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
127836Wagyu Beef with Chinese Broccoli for Php665.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

"The twice cooked pork with salted egg and fried rice and the wagyu beef cubes with Chinese broccoli really stands out among the main dishes served with us.

The flavor of the salted egg fried rice will keep you eat more. It compliments with the crispy pork on top of it.

The wagyu cubes and broccoli blends with the sauce. And I like the tenderness of the wagyu cubes."

Dessert

127836Tapioca and Mango Trifle for Php108.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
127836Dark Chocolate Mousse for Php128.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

"Both desserts are mouthwatering. But if I will choose one.. I'll go for Dark Chocolate Mousse. Tip: you will never go wrong with chocolate mousse. It's always good."

As per our drinks, they served Iced Tea and some cocktails.

Overall, I enjoyed eating with Asian Toast Kitchen. They have good selections and varieties of Asian Food and wide array of beverages.

They provided excellent service. The staff were alert and give assistance during our visit.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Midz S.
5.0 Stars
10

We take a lot of things for granted. While we complain about almost anything, we tend to forget to celebrate the littlest but most important things that make life worth living, the things that matter the most. The love and support of our friends and family, the roof over our heads, even the food we share, all these are reasons for us to raise our glasses and TOAST to a #blessed life.

This is the founding concept of Toast Asian Kitchen & Tasting Room, a restaurant located at the newly opened Ayala Malls the 30th. They serve their customers good Asian food to celebrate and drink to. Team Kaladkarin, with the invite from Toast via ilovetoeatph (EJ B), was lucky enough to have been invited to experience this restaurant's scrumptious offerings.

STARTERS

128525Thai Basil Chicken Poppers P228
Bite-sized chicken pieces deep fried and tossed in sweet and spicy sauce, and garnished with chopped fresh basil. This highly addicting appetizer surely made it to our team's favorites.

|Tom Yum Meatball P249
Pork meatballs seasoned with tom yum spices and smothered in tom yum sauce and melted cheddar cheese. I'm not familiar with the taste of tom yum, but I can say that the meatballs were seasoned well. I also found some crunchy bits inside the meatballs which made me enjoy it better.

|YAKITORI (TERIYAKI SAUCE)
-Chicken Wings P59
-Pork Belly P65
-Wagyu Cubes P175

Everything tasted delicious with their teriyaki sauce, but I think I'm speaking for everyone when I say that nothing can beat the goodness of the wagyu cubes.

MAINS

|Longganisa Pasta P349
Fusilli pasta with longganisa cooked in a tomato cream sauce and tocaccia bread. The pasta was fully coated with the sauce, although a little more would have been nice, since it was a bit lacking in taste.

128525Twice Cooked Pork w/ Salted Egg Fried Rice P475
Salted egg fried rice topped with tender, braised, and seared pork belly and some crunchy wanton strips. Unlike most salted egg dishes offered in other restaurants, this rice had just a mild touch of salted egg that's perfect for pairing with the pork belly and practically anything else. It's absolutely a must-try!

|Blaksa P355
Toast's take on Singaporean laksa involves a dark twist. They added squid ink on top of the laksa to get a bolder and enriched coconut broth. The rich taste of the coconut milk with the absence of the usual strong and spicy curry secured this unique laksa's place in our hearts.

128525Wagyu Beef w/ Chinese Broccoli P665
Melt-in-your-mouth stir fried wagyu cubes and Chinese broccoli in light soy sauce. This might seem similar to their yakitori wagyu cubes, but I beg to disagree. This had less sweetness in it, highlighting the succulence of the wagyu beef. No one should be allowed to exit this restaurant without having a bite of this.

DESSERT

|Tapioca and Mango Trifle P108
Trifle made with layers of sweet mangoes, crushed broas, cream, and tapioca pearls. With the slight sweetness, contrasting textures and added crunch, this mango trifle is everything that you would want from a dessert, and more.

|Dark Chocolate Mousse P128
Batangas tablea chocolate mousse with cream and chocnut powder. The rich and bittersweet taste of the chocolate mousse partnered with the cream were perfect to seal the meal xD. The texture of the chocolate mousse was a bit flawed, though.

|Pomelo Sour

|Summer in the City P188
Bacardi White mixed with a hint of Malibu shaken with passion fruit, mint leaves, pineapple juice, and lime wedges.

|Raspberry Iced Tea

Whether or not there is an occasion to celebrate, Toast is undeniably the place to feast. This restaurant may be a new player in the highly competitive food business, but it definitely didn't seem like one. I can't wait for my next visit. Soon? Because I'm still craving for some wagyu beef cubes 🤔

Thanks for the invite EJ B! 10084
#TeamKaladkarineatup

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
10

Special thanks to @EJ for having Team Kaladkarin try this restaurant. They came up with the name 'Toast' which means "cheers"-- this denotes the restaurant is designed for friend or family gatherings, in fact, the place can accommodate about 80-90pax.

Starters
128204128525 Thai Basil Chicken Poppers @228PhP
Although this is a starter, i believe this one can be considered as mains. I love the sweet-sour-salty sauce really good to go with the crispy chicken.

128204Tom Yam Meatballs @249PhP (3pcs)
I am not a fan of this. The meat is not that tasty, there are some cartilage pa inside. But i believe if this was eaten immediately, i think the cheese would make a difference.

Yakitori (Teriyaki Sauce)
128204 Chicken Wings @59PhP
Same as the Tom Yam meatballs. Make sure you consume this right away after serving.

128204 Pork Belly @65PhP
This is quite ordinary, at least this is good tasting. The pork skin is crispy and that one would be afactor why you should order this.

128204128525Wagyu Cubes @175PhP
No questions ask, this should be ordered. The cubes were really tender, juicy, and tasty!

Mains
128204 Longganisa Pasta @349PhP
This is also quite ordinary. The Longganisa bits are plenty, make sure you give the dish a good toss before you eat it, so the pasta will nit be dry.

128204128525Twice Cooked Pork with Salted Egg Fried Rice @475PhP
No questions ask, try this and you will not be disappointed. The pork cutlets were superbly crispy yet tender, the rice, WOW, really tastes like salted egg.

128204128525 Blaksa @355PhP
Laksa of Singapore, the squid and prawns were the main protein. The flat noodles were cooked perfectly, i just can't stop eating it. I was a little perspiring though because it was spicy.

128204128525 Wagyu Beef with Chinese Broccoli @665PhP
Same wagyu cubes with soy sauce and veggies?! Cool, a good way to be healthy. Try this one if you want another variety of their excellent wagyu cubes.

Desserts
128204 Tapioca and Mango Tifle
Try this if you want something fruity. This is a Thai dessert. Mas pina sosyal lang. remember the sticky mango with malagkit rice. This is it. Good job for the twist.

128204128525 Dark Chocolate Mousse
Those who like dark chocolate should order this. It's a little unconventional since it tasted a little sweet, but it still got that rich taste. The mousse got a consistency of a jello though.

True enough, this is place is a good option if you have a gathering. All their dishes served to us are good for sharing. Hed over to 30th ayala mall and try something new!

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
10

Save The Best For Last. I finally get it, Vanessa Williams. Yes, Spandeu Ballet...I know this much is true. I aint being sappy, but the following lines seem appropriate with Toast Asian Kitchen.

Toast is the newest restaurant to join the Ayala the 30th roster. Me and my homies got invited to sample some of their best-sellers. Woot-woot.

Interior. This is by far the prettiest and restaurant in a while. I love the dim lighting and the vintage decor adorning the walls. My favorite is the sewing machine and C3PO made of (bronze??) And yes, they play good music. A lil Champagne Supernova for dinner, perhaps?

Grub.

Quesong Puti Croquetas. I took boatload of photos of dem deep fried babies but i forgot to take a bite??? "Very wrong" as my homie would put it (cc Jairus d ) My eating companions thought that this appetizer falls under the "just okay" category. The tomato laksa dip on the other hand is hands down delicious! Never had i tried a dip this sinful.

Toast Pasta. Al dente linguini noodles cooked in their signature tomato laksa sauce with some squid and shrimp. Think of this a Scampi lost somewhere in Asia. I love how flavorful the sauce is. The tang from the tomatoes x richness of the laska x slight hint of spice. And even if we took our sweet time taking photos, the pasta still delivered. This means that they cooked the noodles in such a way that it retained the texture and the sauce has the perfect consistency. Oh, this is my favorite dish of the night.

Blacksa. We got dibs on an off-the-menu item! Woo-hoo. This is the first time i realized the versatility of squid ink. They used this ingredient to come up with a black hued laksa. Instead of using curry, they used the squid ink and a little lemon grass to create a flavorful broth.

Wagyu Cubes with Veggies. How can i not love Wagyu??? This is the king of all meats. Tender and oozing with wagyu goodness on each bite.

Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Salted Egg Fried Rice. This doesn't have the come hither look but boy oh boy! It delivers in terms of taste! The pork belly is marinated in some awesome sauce then fried to perfection. The rice is infused with salted egg and goes well with the "succulent" meat!

Salmon Belly Teriyaki Rice Bowl. I wanted to love this dish but the abundance of salty flavor made me think otherwise. The salmon belly is good but the incorporation of black beans (tausi) in the rice made the dish salty. Sayang!

Yakitori. They served an assortment of skewered treats. Squid balls, chicken wings, pork and wagyu cubes. And my favorite is.... take a wild guess??? Wagyu!!!

Sweets
Tapioca and Mango Trifle.
Dark Chocolate Mousse.

Both desserts are good but i am leaning towards the mousse as my love for dark chocolate encompasses my fascination with mangoes. And then there's antioxidants. Dark chocolate for the win!!!

Cocktails

PBB Julep
Summer In The City
Jack Sparrow
East Meets West

Honestly, my palate is a lil rusty when it comes to cocktails. I squirm whenever i taste something bitter. All cocktails served are good as the proportions are equal. You get to taste a little alcohol here and there.

Among the four, i liked East Meets West as they incorporated some heat. The spice from the jalapeno and the tang from lime tames Jose Cuervo. I liked the fact that they used some chili salt x togarashi on the rim of the glass as this prepares your palate with the cocktail #WalangGulatFactor.

Dinner at toast is truly satisfying. They delivered in the taste department and exceeded my expectations. The service is impeccable, Mica took care of all of our requests. Toast is wonderful addition to the foodie destinations in the Pasig Area.

Wanna explore Pasig? Book a food crawl with my homies and i promise you a grand time.

IG: FoodSocietyPh

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
5

Last stop of our SATURDAY FOODCRAWL: Toast (Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room)

Location: Ayala on the 30th. Ground floor (same area w CBTL, Ramen Nagi, and La Maripili).

Since it's a sponsored event, we were able to sample Toast's bestsellers and some new dishes as well.

MY FAVES 128155128155128155

WAGYU CUBES w Kangkong (or spinach?). I loved this one!! The wagyu cubes were cooked perfectly, it was tasty and oh so tender. The dish was not salty, too. So yayy! PS: I think I ate almost all the kang kong because fiber haha! 128541

TWICE COOKED PORK BELLY. Everyone's favorite. Tender pork belly + oh so tasty salted egg fried rice. This was really really really yummy. Must must order. It may be pricey for almost 500 but believe me, it's worth it! Plus serving size's generous, can be share by 2-3 persons. 128521128076🏼

BLACKSA aka the Black Laksa. Not a laksa fan (I haven't tried a lot of Laksa in my life) but I like Paella Negra so I should kinda like this dish. Annnnnnnnnnnnd... OMG, this was good!! As in!!! 128525 Over the Pork Belly (which is also seriously good), I prefer this one more and I'll get this again next time. I like how "clean tasting", how light, and refreshing the soup was. Topped with huge shrimps and squid. Ang sarap! 128077🏼

TOAST PASTA. My 3rd favorite! Loved the "just right" level of spiciness, the huge shrimps, and squid. It may look dry, sad, and too plain at first but once you get to taste it, alam na!! It's hard not to fall inlove with this pasta. The sauce is made with their Toast's Laksa Tomato sauce. I wasn't able to taste the "Laksa" part but I don't really mind because I already love it as is. If there's just one thing I want to change, that would be to add more shrimps and maybe add some fish and mussels. 128518128541

OTHER dishes we were able to try are the following:

KESONG PUTI CROQUETTAS w Tomato Laksa dip.
SALMON BELLY TERIYAKI RICE BOWL.
YAKITORI STICKS (Squid Balls, Shrimps, Chicken Wings, Pork, Wagyu).

For our desserts, we had DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE and TAPIOCA AND MANGO TRIFLE.

If you like mangoes and you like soft, sweet, and creamy desserts, go for the TAPIOCA AND MANGO TRIFLE. It's like your usual mango float but instead of grahams, they used broas and pearls + of course, sweet mangoes. 127819

But if you're like me and you like all things dark and not too sweet, get the DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE. 127851 It's creamy, soft, and the best part? It's super dark and not too sweet! Would just be better if there's a crust or something else besides the soft creamy mousse. 128518

They also have a selection of COCKTAILS 127864 and we were able to try the following:

EAST MEETS WEST
SUMMER IN THE CITY
PBB JULEP
JACK SPARROW

The cocktails were all good. Unique and tasty blend of different alcohols, fruits, and leaves. 128517128521

Overall, having dinner here was the perfect way to end the tiring yet fun (and sobrang nakakabusog) day. We loved almost everything. We had a good time, the place is really really beautiful, they have a nice playlist, and the service was excellent!! Hi Micah/Mika, our super nice and helpful server! 128521 Can't wait to go back here soon!!!! 128513

PS: You can also eat here and enjoy good good food with your family/friends. Since you're in Pasig/Kapitolyo area already, might as well go and try other nice and yummy places within the area. Wanna know how? Follow @FoodSocietyPH in IG and FB!! Hint: They'll arrange a fun and hassle free foodcrawl for you. 128521128521

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars
10

The new Ayala Mall - Ayala on the 30th had been gaining popularity especially among the foodies because of the restaurant it houses. New food concepts, new restaurants that you can't find anywhere else that had foodies rushing to the place.

Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room is one of these. With no other branches, Toast offers a mix of popular Asian cuisine with a twist. Aside from that, they have an extensive bar list with all things alcohol - whisky, gin, rum, cognac, vodka, tequila, wine, cocktails and even craft beer.

Went there on a Saturday with my Food Society PH homies for food tasting. Warmly welcomed by their Marketing Head - Rochelle, she had us try their best sellers and new dishes!

The restaurant was huge! Perfect venue for big groups. Mixing bricks, unfinished walls and wooden floor, the restaurant had lots of chandelier and couches! Loved the relaxed ambiance with an overall elegant charm. They also have this small tasting room which they opened first when they started operating in January.

We were able to try the following:

| Quesong Puti Croquetas for 299Php - served with tomato laksa, loved the nice crunch from the breading but we weren't able to taste the Quesong Puti.

| Toast Pasta for 365Php - al dente linguini tossed with Toast's signature Tomato Laksa dipping sauce and a variety of seafood. This one's really spicy but definitely good!

| Blacksa - a new addition to their menu and was officially launched on Monday, this is your "negra" version of Laksa! This was a crowd favorite, Laksa without the usual strong curry flavor but it totally worked! They used squid ink to color it black and the bowl had a generous serving of squid meat as well.

| Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Salted Egg Fried Rice for 475Php - this was the group FAVORITE! Good for sharing, this platter had a tasty bed of salted egg fried rice topped with sinfully "succulent" and tender pork belly slices! The pork belly slices were braised then seared and then tossed in honey garlic giving a nice sweet and salty contrast. It was also topped with strips of crispy wanton adding texture.

| Wagyu Cubes with Veggies - another new dish that's not in their menu yet, officially launched Monday, this was one of my favorites! Loved the tasty and juicy Wagyu Cubes and the sauce that was soy based, leaning to the sweeter side.

| Salmon Belly Teriyaki Rice Bowl for 248Php - this was our least favorite. The salmon chunks were tasty and cooked right but the rice had a sauce that was a little too salty for our liking. There was too much taosi but no teriyaki flavor.

| Assorted Yakitori: Wagyu Cubes, Chicken Wings, Shrimps, Pork Belly and Squid Balls - the sauce used for these sticks was tasty! Loved it!

We also sampled two desserts --

| Tapioca and Mango Trifle for 108Php - my absolute favorite! Tapioca layered with broas, fresh ripe mangoes and a sweet cream - this was delicious!

| Dark Chocolate Mousse for 128Php - my milk chocolate loving self didn't like this but my dark chocolate loving homies said it was good.

For cocktails, we tried a total of 4:

| PBB Julep for 225Php - too much mint leaves!

| Summer in the City for 188Php - favorite! Bacardi White x Malibu x Pineapple Juice x Pineapple Juice x mint leaves x lime

| Jack Sparrow for 235Php - could have been better if there was more jack fruit for a stronger taste

| East Meets West for 248Php - this was one spicy drink but really good! A mix of Jose Cuervo x Tripple Sec x Lemon & Lime Juice x Jalapeno. The mouth of the glass was lined with salt mixed with chili and Togarashi powder!

Overall it was a pleasant dinner! We were pleased with the delicious food and would highly recommend this restaurant! You can also book a food tour with Food Society PH to experience this restaurant together with other great Kapitolyo finds! 128522128525128522

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
2

Toast Asian Kitchen and Tasting Room is one of the restaurants located in Ayala Malls The 30th, the newest Ayala mall in Ortigas Center, Pasig.

Their menu is pretty simple with just a few dishes, consisting of Rice Bowls, Starters, Small Plates, Mains, Sides, Yakitori, and Desserts.

I was able to visit on Saturday with IG: @foodsocietyph for a preview of Toast's menu, then I went back on Sunday with the family. And here are the dishes that I liked:

🔹 Toast Salad
🔹 Squid Balls
🔹 Chicken Wings
🔹 Twice-cooked Pork with Salted Egg Fried Rice. I actually came back with my family for this.
🔹 Dark Chocolate Mousse

Oh, if you need to know, they serve cocktails, wines, and beers.

Service was just okay. The servers were pleasant but I think they need more training in dealing with customers.

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Jairus d.
5.0 Stars
10

I'm glad the last leg of our foodie event was at Toast Asian and Kitchen Room! One of the new restaurants you should definitely pay a visit in Ayala The 30th. The interior shouts classic x retro with an urban vibe which I really liked.

Toast focuses on awesome comfort food & lots of option for beverages. It's my kind of place to chill after a hectic day from work or even just a usual nightcap with friends.

Almost all the food that we tried was A-okay! There were a few dishes that stood out and I wouldn't mind ordering them on my next visit.

There this plate of wagyu cubes that is nothing but juicy & tasty! Their unique laksa was also a winner. The soup had a striking dark color because of the squid ink. Not your usual coconut milk x curry combo but the dish makes sense.

My favorite would have to be the twice-cooked pork with salted egg fried rice topped with strips of fried wanton. The pork was succulent and addicting! Heck, I would probably eat this dish even if they prepared it in a trash can behind the restaurant. So good.

We also tried a couple of their cocktails and I loved the summer in the city which is made of Bacardi white, Malibu, passionfruit and pineapple juice. I liked that they chucked a good number of mint leaves in the cocktail making the taste similar to mojito.

Interior, food and drinks are all a big check. People needs to start lovin this place coz it's worth checking out!

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