Friday, August 11, 2023

Konyo @ Cuppage Terrace - Exploring Authentic Filipino Flavours in the Heart of Orchard Road


In my quest to uncover the vibrant world of Filipino cuisine, I found myself at Konyo, nestled amidst the bustling Orchard Road at Cuppage Terrace. With a craving for something new and exciting, I gathered my foodie friends to explore this modest haven that promised a specially curated selection of Filipino delights.

Cheese Sticks 3/5

To kick off our culinary adventure, we dived into the appetising world of Cheese Sticks ($8). These golden-brown wonders were a true delight – crispy, wanton-like skin enveloping oozing cheese within. The symphony of textures was made even more melodious with the accompaniment of mentaiko sauce, creating a satisfying balance of flavours.

Sisig Manileno 3.5/5

Our journey through Filipino cuisine continued with the Sisig Manileno ($18), a renowned street food sensation. Served sizzling hot, this dish was an orchestra of bold flavours and intriguing textures. Chopped pig parts and chicken liver danced with a spicy sour dressing, creating an unforgettable symphony for the taste buds. The only note slightly off-key was its saltiness, a minor hiccup in an otherwise harmonious composition.

Tilapia with Ensalada Espesyal 4/5

For those craving a wholesome sharing experience, the Tilapia with Ensalada Espesyal ($32) was an excellent choice. The whole fried tilapia took centre stage, accompanied by a medley of boiled okra, sweet potato leaves, fried eggplant, and a refreshing onion and tomato salad. This dish was a balanced diet on a platter, with an array of greens and flavours. The homemade bagoong isda – a type of fish paste – added a unique Filipino touch to the ensemble.

Liempo Inasal 4.2/5

The Liempo Inasal ($16) showcased Filipino grilling expertise. The pork belly is marinated with calamansi juice, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, and coconut vinegar. It is grilled to tender, succulent, and kissed by the smokiness of the grill. Each bite was a delightful journey through layers of flavours, leaving a memorable imprint on the palate.

Chicken Inasal 4.5/5

However, the true star of the show was the Chicken Inasal ($18 Half/ $32 Whole). The chicken showcased the pinnacle of Filipino grilling prowess and was marinated using the same blend of calamansi juice, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, and coconut vinegar. The flavours seemed to have seeped deeper into the chicken meat, creating an irresistible symphony that captured the essence of Filipino cuisine. This dish emerged as a clear favourite among our party, a testament to its impeccable execution and rich flavours.

In conclusion, Konyo at Cuppage Terrace serves as a gateway to the diverse world of Filipino cuisine. While some minor notes might have missed their mark, the overall harmony of flavours and textures made this culinary exploration memorable. With its specially curated selection of Filipino dishes, Konyo offers a glimpse into the heart and soul of the Philippines right in the heart of Orchard Road.

Cuppage Terrace
29 Cuppage Road
Singapore 229456
Tel: +65 9770 9489
Nearest MRT: Somerset (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 3pm - 1030pm
Sat-Sun: 12pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Somerset MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to ground level. Cross the road. Turn right and walk down Orchard Road. Turn left onto Cuppage Road and walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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