Inspired by the years of their clan’s success, the third generation of the famous Filipino Food restaurant chain, Barrio Fiesta, decided to create a new bistro style Filipino restaurant.
Having the desire to carry on the rich culture and heritage of Barrio Fiesta, the Ibayo concept was put to life. Ibayo, literally meaning “the next town”, offers the same classic Filipino favorites, such as the famous Crispy Pata, the mouth-watering Sinalab Special, and the cravings-satisfying Mama Chit’s Special.
While loyal to its Barrio Fiesta roots, Ibayo offers a new and exciting line of signature foods and cocktails, redefining the classic Filipino dining experience with a modern bistro twist.
To complete the Ibayo experience, it is highly recommended to try the Ibayo Sunset. Other must-try concoctions include the Skywalker, the Two Alpha, and the Mango Bongo – each offering a different range of flavors that will surely leave you asking for more.
Ibayo also offers a bar chow menu including reinvented Filipino favorites like Inihaw na Liempo, Grilled Tuna Belly, Sizzling Mushrooms, Pork Barbecue and Sizzling Corn that will definitely satisfy your short cravings. For the enthusiasts looking for an out-of-the-ordinary meal, Ibayo Filipino Restaurant recommends starting with the Ibayo Firesticks, Ibayo White Adobo, and the Ibayo Crispy Catfish.
I was able to try the White Adobo dish and LOVED it! Hannah of FlairCandy.com‘s favorite was the Black Seafood Paella / Seafood Paella Negra dish.
Paella is a rice dish from Spain that has become very popular and is known around the world. It originated in the fields of a region called Valencia in Eastern Spain. Valencian people prepared the dish with whatever ingredients they had on hand – rabbit, snails and vegetables. Today, paella has spread to every region of Spain using just about any kind of ingredient that goes well with rice!
They also recommended that I try their Four Seasons Fruit Shake and I was not disappointed.
So next time, When In Manila, try out some local Filipino food! Try Ibayo across SM Mall of Asia and get your Pinoy Food cravings taken care of! Remember that Ibayo is from the same people that brought us Barrio Fiesta food, so you know you can count on them to bring us great new recipes for traditionally great Filipino food!
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