The Little Asia in Venice Piazza

One of the restos that we visited during our visit in The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill was Little Asia.

One of the owners, Mr. Charlemagne Lim, greeted us with his chinky eyes and cute smile as we got inside his resto. He’s such a nice sweet guy, and he’s “kalog”. We had a great time chatting with him after our dinner, which I think was a good way to make your guests (if you own a business like this) feel at home.

Oooookay, enough of Charlie, his nickname btw! ;-)
Yeah, he’s adorable and he’s single, I know that! Hahahaha!

Anyways, the main reason why we were there was to dine at Little Asia -- a not so little place with an impressive interior which offers big servings and very delicious food.

With its first branch at Tomas Morato in Quezon City, Little Asia at The Venice Piazza is their third branch. The other one is in Greenhills.

The interior of this resto was stunning and very elegant. I thought I’ll be seeing a typical Chinese resto in here but when I got inside and I saw their furniture and decors, I was impressed and really fell in love with it interior. It was like one of those elegant restos in Greenbelt.

As we sat on their very shiny seats, our table was already fixed with these matching china and silverwares.

Little Asia offered us some of their famous and mouth-watering dishes.

First, we had Pineapple Fried Rice.

Pineapple Fried Rice – Php235.00

Long grain rice mixed with diced chicken, pineapple chunks, leeks, carrots, green peas, lettuce, shrimp and eggs. This dish serves 4 to 6 persons.

I like the sweetness of this dish. It is kinda heavy, so for those weight conscious beware for you might eat too much of this very delicious dish.

Perfect match for this delicious fried rice is the Little Asia's Crispy Chicken.

Little Asia's Crispy Chicken – Php245.00

Not bad for its price, 4 to 6 persons again can enjoy this one. It tasted really luscious, and with its savoury gravy, this dish was also good. It’s just that, I think, it tasted a lot like Andok’s Lechon Manok. But then, with this resto’s great ambiance, it might even change your how you taste your food. *wink*

I also had a chance to try one of their most-requested vegetable dishes – Thai Eggplant with Minced Pork and Shrimp.

Thai Eggplant with Minced Pork and Shrimp - Php195.00

I don’t eat eggplant, but I tried with all my might to have this dish, and luckily, I’ve been able to take it in. It was good, yeah, the meat, shrimp and the whole dish’s flavouring, and as for the eggplant, I still don’t like it. :-p

Now, the following dishes are my top three.

My third placer, Boneless Tilapia with Honey Mayo Sauce.

Boneless Tilapia with Honey Mayo Sauce – Php235.00

I love tilapia, and adding honey mayo sauce to it made it more delicious. According to Mr. Charlie these tilapia were all fresh and they were the one who chose and bought them. Then, they deboned it and prepped it for dishes like this.

I like how the sweet-soury sauce that made the meat of tilapia so tasteful. The taste of tilapia was really yummy, I don’t know how they prepped it, but it was really, really good.

My second placer, Vietnamese Crispy Squid with Garlic.

Vietnamese Crispy Squid with Garlic – Php235.00

My fellow food bloggers who attended that night will agree to me that this was one the dishes that they will never forget from this dining experience. I thought I’ll be having the typical calamares dish but when I put a piece of this dish in my mouth, I was wrong. It was unbelievably delicious, totally different from the calamares. Oh, and don’t forget to dip it in vinegar with garlic, which will be provided when you order this dish, to add more challenging flavour which your palette will enjoy.

And the best/surprisingly delicious dish for me that night was Beef Tenderloin Rolls with Cheese in Teriyaki Sauce.

Beef Tenderloin Rolls with Cheese in Teriyaki Sauce – Php315.00

I wasn’t aware that what’s inside these longganisa-like dish was cheese, so when I bit it, I was amazed that it was indeed cheese and the blending of the flavour of the beef tenderloin, cheese and the teriyaki sauce was über delicious! I mean, their tagline “Symphony of Flavours” literally heralded in my ears as I munch on this dish.

And now, I’m craving for it again as I’m writing this down.
I know, it kinda look creepy, but it’s really delicious, swear!
Parents and kids will like it!

For drinks, I had root beer float and some of my fellow food bloggers had blueberry banana shake and fresh juices.

Root Beer Float - Php85.00

Blueberry Banana Shake - Php113.00

It was my first time to attend a gathering like this, and I really enjoyed it a lot – wonderful place, delicious food and nice people.

Feel free to visit this branch or their other branches and I assure you that you’ll have a memorable experience like we had.

Happy eating!

Little Asia – Taguig City
Ground Floor, The Venice Piazza
McKinley Hill, Taguig City

Little Asia – Quezon City
195-B Tomas Morato Ave. corner Scout Fuentebella St.
Quezon City
(632) 373-0609

Little Asia – San Juan
2nd Level, Promenade Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila
(632) 727-5265

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