Restaurant Review: Kuse at Bonifacio Global City

Published on February 06, 2015

While waiting for our turn for our medical appointment in St. Luke’s Global, my husband and I decided to check out the restaurants nearby. We were just supposed to grab something from Army Navy, but my husband changed his mind at the last minute. We continued walking along the strip of restaurants and stopped at Kuse. My husband checked out the menu, found out that it serves Filipino dishes, and then grabbed my hand to go inside the restaurant. Haha!

Getting a table was a breeze probably because we came there on a Saturday afternoon. I noticed that most of the guests during our visit where either families or employees who have weekend shifts. I have been working in Bonifacio Global City for more than three years already, but I haven’t been on this side of BGC. That is why I am not sure whether these two groups are the same market of Kuse during weekdays.

Looking at the menu of Kuse is like getting the chance to travel all over the Philippines. They offer delicacies from Pampanga, Ilocos and other parts of the country. The first thing that caught our attention was their Pancit Lechon de Lucban. This dish is such a big irony. We cook pancit as it signifies long life, while lechon is associated with death caused by high blood pressure. Haha!

DSC_0416 Pancit Lechon de Lucban PHP295

We were a bit surprised because the serving is quite generous if we relate it to its price. Apart from the large chunks of lechon, which by the way are crisped to perfection, the pancit looks very plain. But just as the saying goes, looks can be deceiving. There’s something about the aroma of the pancit that makes it very enticing. It’s also very tasty that I even forgot about the crispy lechon.

We also got to try their Chicken Inasal ng Bacolod. Guests have the option to choose between two servings – 300g or 600g. The waiter who attended to us said that the 300g serving is already enough for two people.

I have tried chicken inasal from different restaurants. Kuse’s version has the distinct smoky flavor that is usually found in chicken inasal. But there is really something about this chicken inasal that sets it apart from others. Boyet thinks that the chicken might be cooked adobo-style before grilling it, or it could be the other way around. Whatever it is, it actually worked. It’s quite tangy with a hint of sweetness.

DSC_0421 Chicken Inasal ng Bacolod (300g) PHP150

Other than the food, I also have to commend the waiter who attended to us. I forgot to get his name, but he’s very helpful and cheerful, too. The place looks a bit plain, though. I’m not sure if the owners really aimed it to be simple to mimic the look of a typical Filipino dining area. But whatever may be lacking in the restaurant’s interior, the food and service definitely compensated for it.

And oh by the way, does anybody know why this restaurant is called Kuse? Short for KUSEna ba o short for KUSEnero? Seryoso ‘yung tanong ko! Hahaha! =))


Kuse
Ground Floor Crossroads Building
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City


* All photos were taken with a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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3 comments

  1. If I'm not mistaken, Kuse is a sister company of Uncle Cheffy. Sa Uncle Cheffy pa lang ako naka-dine before (meron silang panizza at mura ang food nila). Hindi ako masyado mahilig sa pancit, pero parang masarap yang pancit Lucban na yan ah. Sis, KUSEna at KUSEnero talaga? Hahahahaha. Nacurious din tuloy ako, ano nga kaya talaga meaning nun? Paging the owner, pakisagot po. Haha. :)

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    1. Super like ko ang panizza ng Uncle Cheffy. :) Hahaha! Naisip ko kasi habang ginagawa ko yung post kung bakit KUSE e. :))

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    2. KUSE masarap!! Nyahahaha! Ang waley ng joke ko.

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