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“Not quite perfect”
Review of Apu

Apu
Ranked #16 of 382 Restaurants in Paranaque
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Philippine
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Apu is inside City of Dreams and advertises its food as authentic Filipino cuisine. I'm Filipino. So, I tried it. What I found is that its sauces and soups are not so flavorful. If that is authentic, then there's something wrong with Filipino food.

To be sure, the presentation was fantastic. We had the pork sinigang and fried Lapu-lapu in sweet and sour sauce. The meet of the pork just falls off the bone. Very tender. However, the one piece that did not have a bone in it turned out to be tough. Too bad. I was enjoying it until that point. The soup was not as sour, which is okay for me, but it was not the sinigang I am used to. It lacked oomph. Maybe the recipe is one from a spot in the Philippines that I am not familiar with. Anyhow, the toughness of that last piece kinda ruined it.

The fish was good. The sauce was light. There just wasn't enough of it. Still, it wasn't bad. Just lacking.

And that's where the problem lies. At the price we paid for it - and it is very pricey - we were expecting so much more.

Thank Ray G
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Staying at Hyatt and needed to grab some lunch. This was our choice and were not disappointed. Started with lumpiang sariwa, vegetables in pancake roll, followed by chicken adobo and garlic rice. Both dishes were plentiful and suitable for sharing. They were very tasty and looking forward to more Philippine cuisine. Washed down with green mango juice an absolute must. Staff were attentive, thoughtful and professional. Couldn't fault food, service or price. Recommend.

Thank Hugh C
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Foods are excellent. Real Authentic Filipino Food. Ambiance of the place is really nice, attentive staff and table settings are awesome.
If you are craving for Filipino food this is the place you must go. Yum!

Thank emeldal2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in the City of Dreams.Had the best kare-kare ( beef peanut stew) and pork lumpia (fried egg roll) here,also got the bicol express( fried pork shoulder with coconut cream), milkfish and pancit.Good food,quick service.5 dishes and 5 drinks set us back $USD80.

Thank mzbecks07
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The Filipino cuisine is not one of my favorites, although here the taste was ok, less fat then I had everywhere else. Menu browsing from iPad, and regular way of ordering. As in the middle of city of dreams relatively expensive.

Thank Peter D
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