Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday Family Style : Komrad

Last night's family dinner was at a new place in Eastwood Mall. KOMRAD, serves Hunan and Sichuan dishes so be ready to take in all that spice! My family loves to eat spicy food, but we also had to be careful because the kids were with us. Not everything on the menu is spicy, though, so it was all good.

The place isn't so big and surprisingly, it was packed last night, despite the fact that they were only on their 2nd day of operations. This wall mural is so prominent inside the restaurant. When I took a closer look, I kinda laughed at the idea to put Mao Tse Tung in a chef's uniform.
It was so cute.

Ready to see what we ordered? We don't scrimp on food and we have a tendency to order more than what we can handle. The fact that 80% of our orders were spicy also made it quite a challenge for us to finish everything!

Mapo Tofu (P255)
Spice factor : 3.5 (out of 5)

KOMRAD Fried Rice (P198)
We had 4 of these!
Spice Factor : 0

Steamed Fish Fillets w/ Black Bean Tapenade (P288)
Spice Factor : 4
(especially if you swish the fillet around the oil before biting into it)

Kung Pao Crispy Pig's Ears (P188)
Spice factor : 4

Fujian Noodles (P265)
Spice factor : 0

Kung Pao Shrimp Balls (P325)
Spice factor : 3.5

Chilled Tofu with Pork Floss (P125)
Spice Factor : 4

General Tso's Chicken (sorry, forgot to note the price)
Spice factor : 2

Please note that the spice ratings are solely based on my opinion. This would naturally depend on your tolerance for spicy food. But unlike in other places where the dishes are too spicy, you hardly taste the food itself, we really enjoyed all of our orders. The only comment I have is that it took a while for them to prepare our bill. This was largely due to the absence of a POS (point of sale) system, so they had to manually add everything up. I'm sure they'll be able to iron this kink out in no time. The manager was kind enough to explain the hold up and the waiting time was bearable, so it was really a non-issue for us.

Can you tell how much we loved our visit? Just look at all the empty platters and bowls!

KOMRADE is on the 2nd level of Eastwood Mall, beside CYMA and near the bridgewalk to Citywalk. After Googling a bit more, I discovered that this is another one of Marvin Agustin's restaurants. Kudos!


  1. I will definitely go there when I visit Pinas ! :D

  2. You definitely should. Thanks for dropping by :)

  3. so whats your overall rating? lets say 1-10? ^_^ I'd like to try this restaurant soon