One of the things we truly miss while on quarantine is dining out. Before the pandemic, we can just about go anywhere, explore the city, and find the best and most delicious dish there is.
Here in QC, a quiet little restaurant in the corner of Scout Rallos and Scout Tuason was named as one of the 50 Best Restaurants by city guide website Spot.ph and one of the Top 10 Restaurants in QC by the Zomato App.
The name is BOA Asian Flavors, a Southeast Asian cuisine restaurant that makes satisfying twists to classic dishes like Malaysian favorite nasi lemak and our very own sisig and kare-kare. It is best known, however, for its delectable pad thai, which many foodies say is the best in Quezon City.
To that claim, I have to agree. BOA’s pad thai is really up my alley as it hits a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and salty in its own flavorful sauce developed by executive chef Julius Necor. Made with fresh noodles and a generous serving of shrimp and other ingredients, it’s a perfect dish to satisfy your Thai food craving.
It’s good to know that BOA Asian Flavors has opened up its online store to serve patrons despite the quarantine. Simply log on to boakitchen.com from your computer or mobile device and order off their menu that includes all the best Asian comfort food.
Aside from the pad thai, which comes other bestsellers available in the online store are the beef rendang, nasi goreng, char kway teow, and beef khao soi.
They also have a unique take on our famous beermate sisig, which has been converted into a deep-fried ball or croquette.
For dessert, they also serve a heavenly plate of mango sticky rice and deconstructed banana pie.
It was also a refreshing moment for me when I learned that they serve my all-time favorite Filipino dish kare-kare on a deconstructed plate with and added twist of curry flavor, giving it a distinct taste.
“We want to serve comfort Asian food from the region but we’ve added our own spin to it to relate more to the cosmopolitan/well-travelled Filipino. This way, we can provide taste and quality that’s closer to the real thing. If we want to be known for one thing, it would be for serving food with bursting Asian flavors at boakitchen.com” says Joey Marcelo III, owner of BOA Asian Flavors.
Joey is proud to have Chef Julius on board as he has mastered the complexity and depth of flavors of Asian dishes. He trained under the famous Chef Chele of Vask (a restaurant that has consistently ranked in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) and has proved his skill to be strong enough to lead his own kitchen.
Order BOA online
Through its digital platform, BOA Asian Flavors promises to offer a smooth user experience with insight-backed photos and food captions that should relate well with customers.
The site offers expanded payment options for an easy transaction. Customers may pay through online banking, credit card, and e-money (Paymaya and Gcash). It will also feature a chat service so customers can have conversations with the restaurant management, place orders and receive confirmation of payment right away.
You can also order dishes from BOA’s sister restaurants Gang Gang, Holy Grill, and Lucky Lucy. Gang Gang serves boneless fried chicken in a variety of flavors such as gangnyeom (Korean-style sweet and mild spicy sauce), sriracha-mansi, garlic parmesan, soy-mansi, and salted egg.
Meanwhile, Holy Grill, which is a popular steak restaurant in Taft Avenue, has its ribeye steak and USDA roast beef rice meals available for delivery through the website. Finally, Chinese-American Lucky Lucy serves orange chicken, fish and tofu, and mongolian stir-fry rice bowls.
“We understand that our customers may be more meticulous when it comes to food and they want to be certain if they are ordering the right thing for them. We made sure our layout, food shots, and description are produced from real consumer insight so our customers can have a very clear understanding on the food they are ordering,” says Joey.
During this time, safety is a top priority for BOA Asian Flavors. “We have devised a Safety and Hygiene Bible that subscribes to the standard protocols from DTI and our LGU. All our staff have also enrolled and finished Food Handling and Safety courses, earning certificates of completion from Servsafe—a food and beverage safety and training certificate program handled by the US National Restaurant Administration,” Joey adds.
BOA Asian Flavors is located at Mezzanine Floor, 45 ABDC Building, Sct. Rallos cor. Sct. Tuazon, Laging Handa, Quezon City and can be messaged at www.boakitchen.com