Kusina is the only Filipino restaurant in Canberra and it is a family owned restaurant. Kusina means Kitchen in Filipino. I have never tried Filipino food before so I was so excited about the visit.
Kusina Restaurant (My Rating: 8/10)
The service is extremely friendly here. The menu is not extensive, it is listed on just one page with dessert selections on another menu. We found it a bit tricky to choose which dish to order as the dishes on the menu are so unfamiliar to us and everything looks interesting.
|Pritong Talong $8|
|Chicken Inasal $20 & Garlic Rice $3.50|
Chicken Inasal was a dish of grilled chicken marinated in lemon grass, garlic, ginger and came with a bowl of their special soy sauce. I was not sure whether it was half chicken portion as it was not stated on the menu and I was too busy enjoying to pay attention to it. The chicken was so tender and was full of aromatic spices.
|Inihaw Na Isda $22|
The spicy mango salsa consisted of cubes of ripened mangoes, lime juice, chopped red onion, baby eggplants and spring onion. The salsa was so fresh and complimented the snapper really well. The poor fish was left only with bones even the head part as my favourite part is the cheek. Chinese do consider fish cheek as a delicacy!
|Bicol Express $18.50|