On Saturday, February 7th Daikaya held another Filipino take over this time focusing on Filipino street food. The start time is 11:00pm and ends at 1:00am. They take reservations, but some simply scores seats at the bar. The whole thing goes down upstairs at Izakaya.
It's an insane amount of work pulled off by an amazing team. Up until the take over, the kitchen is producing their normal menu. There is no break between the take over and normal service. That is some serious business.
I ate at least one or part of one on the menu. My table was full of hungry, hungry hippos. My mind didn't fully realize what I was eating when I ate balut. I would like to try it again as I felt like I only got the yolky part.
The chicaron baboy was good, but not my jam. I prefered the chicharon manok. I feel the same way about pork rinds versus chicharones. It has to do with the more meaty and fatty elements still appearing as opposed to being crisper and flakier.
Of course crips pata was delicious. I mean give me any kind of pig and I will be happy.
I had some trouble with adidas. I just wanted to go to town on them and they frustrated me. I ended up swallowing a knuckle or two, which wasn't a problem paired with my drink.
I am surprised to admit, I really loved the betamax. I only had a problem towards the end when the realization of what I was eating bothered me some. As long as I kept it out of my mind, I really liked the flavor and texture.
I am looking forward to the next Filipino take over. These events are great opportunity for chefs to showcase their talents and have guests try something new.