So we were originally supposed to have dinner in Katipunan, but ended up in Eastwood instead since it was already too dark outside – Never mind the fact that our last visit there only happened a couple of weeks ago. We ended up eating at this place called Liberty Kitchen + Brew. It is a bar and restaurant owned by the Lola Group, the same people behind the famous Lola Café + Bar located in Tomas Morato. Aside from beer, cocktails and hard drinks, Liberty also specializes in Asian food, Vietnamese to be specific – Although they do serve food inspired by other Asian cuisines, such as Japanese and Filipino.
Interior was decent enough, but the music was WAY too loud; we could barely hear each other talk. Also, I don’t think rap is the most appropriate type of music to play when there are kids inside the resto… Just saying.
Menu: Small Plate, Skewers, Baos, Noodles, Rice Bowls, Mains, and Sweets.
Smoked Beef Brisket noodle soup with mustard greens, eggs, meat jus, and egg noodles. The broth was very warm and highly satisfying, and I really love thin egg noodles too.
Spring Rolls with prawns, vermicelli noodles, and herb sauce. The rice paper that they used was pretty sticky/soggy, so the entire roll came apart before I could put in on my plate. The herb sauce was very fragrant, and it felt like my tastebuds were pretty much welcoming five different flavors in one go.
I tried their Fried Chicken Bao, with marinated thigh meat, sriracha mayo, and cabbage slaw. The chicken thigh fillet was as crispy and juicy as can be. The steamed bao buns were fresh too.
I’m really glad that Liberty Kitchen’s food was there to cheer me up, because… Well, let’s just say this particular trip to Eastwood ended on a rather sour note for yours truly (but that’s another story for another time, hehe). Their dishes really captured the essence of what Asian/Vietnamese cuisine was all about.
Food: 5/5 (taste) 5/5 (presentation)
Liberty Kitchen + Brew is located at Eastwood Citywalk 1, Libis, Quezon City. Links: Facebook.