Harleen & Romnick’s resto offers Philippine gastronomic journey
Salu, a restaurant owned by celebrity couple Romnick Sarmenta and Harleen Bautista, offers a gastronomic journey of the Philippines in the heart of the metro.
The restaurant, which is divided physically into three parts like the main islands of the country — Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao — embodies the culture of each region in their interiors and dishes.
Salu doesn’t only offer authentic Pinoy dishes but authentic regional dishes which is why Sarmenta and Bautista went to great lengths of traveling the country to explore the dishes of different regions.
“We learned from our own experience that there are still undiscovered regional dishes, especially for the Manileños and the balikbayans,” Bautista said.
One of the things to look out for in Salu is its Pinas Platter, which is served in plates shaped like the three major islands of the Philippines.
Good for 15 people, the platter contains regional dishes arranged according to the general area where they come from.
The extensive menu also offers specialties from Benguet down to Zamboanga. Some of the dishes are Ilocos bagnet, Bicol Express, Pampanga-style sisig, Cebu’s balbakwa stew, Bacolod’s inasal, and Satti de Zamboanga to name a few.
But the restaurant is not afraid to add its own twist to traditional dishes which can be seen Brazo de Kalabasa — its healthier take on the traditional Brazo de Mercedes.
Salu is located at Scout Torillo Corner Scout Fernandez Street, Sacred Heart, Tomas Morato, Quezon City.