Named after a tree in Davao, Ombu Kusina is Sequoia Hotel’s flagship restaurant. Having been here last year, I’ve tried some of their bestsellers like the Sisig Pizza (PHP 520) and the Salted Egg Spaghettini (PHP 260), which uses real duck egg. I was invited to Ombu again last December 8, 2018 to sample their new menu, and I discovered that the kitchen never ceases to amaze me.
Ombu Kusina New Menu
Adobochon – Homemade Cebu lechon which gives off a certain aroma or bango because of the garlic, ginger and lemongrass stuffed in the lechon and slow-roasted for 2-3 hours. Served with atsara and adobo sauce using sukang Ilocos.
Flaming Chicken – Grilled marinated chicken on a sizzling plate. White wine is poured and lit up, reducing the white wine. Poured barbecue sauce. Smells really good! Super tender because it was sous vide for 6 hours!
Check out Ombu’s new summer menu this 2019!
Ombu Classic Favorites
Seafood Mix Laing (PHP 290) – Shrimp, crab meat, onion and lemongrass wrapped in taro leaves and slowly cooked in light coconut milk.
Like the Bicolano pinangat.
Binagoongang Talong (PHP 300) – Fresh eggplant with crispy fried pork belly mixed together with shrimp paste sauce. It’s crucial to have
really good bagoong, and they nailed it. Starch is added to the bagoong to make it viscuous, allowing the flavor to stick better to the eggplant.
Dilis Rice (PHP 80 per cup or PHP 170 for sharing) – Lightly flavored fried rice topped with dulong or crispy anchovies.
Frozen Brazo de Mercedes (PHP 180) – An all-time favorite at Ombu, the frozen brazo is combination of creaminess and fluffiness sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Mango Panna Cotta (PHP 90) – Pleasantly sweet and light, the mango panna cotta is for those who want a simple clean taste and something not too heavy after a gratuitous meal.
Ombu Kusina Contact Information
Location: Ground Floor, Sequoia Hotel, 91-93 Mother Ignacia Corner Timog Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines
Operating Hours: 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM Daily
Contact Number: (+63 2) 441-1789 / (+63 2) 441-0518