The Real Score: Not Your Usual Food Reviews – Fusion is Not All About Confusion

Fusion dishes can make or break a restaurant, but depending on how it was re-done and how will it be interpreted as a fusion dish, it may well be regarded as a another one on its own. In this edition, we will be featuring a Japanese fusion restaurant, a true-blue Filipino Restaurant and Latino fusion restaurant.

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These are not categorized by the type of restaurant or even the price range, but rather randomized based on merely what was available at any given time. They are judged by the following numbers:

Score Range

They are then judged with the following criteria:


Now that we know how they are scored, let’s get on with the dishes…

Location: Oishi Batchoi

Food: Beef Gyudon

Sides: None

Drink: Iced Tea

Beef Gyudon by Oishi Batchoi

Very comparable to an authentic Gyudon


It is well noted that this is a Japanese fusion restaurant but the taste of this rice bowl can be directly compared to an authentic one. The raw egg and the sauce blends well together with the hot rice. The only thing that is a little disappointing is the beef strips in which somehow tends to be too chewy to enjoy. It feels a lot of work towards the end but nevertheless it is still worth finishing all of the considerably big bowl.


Verdict 2-3-3

Location: Barrio Fiesta

Food: Adobong Baboy

Sides: Ensaladang Kamatis

Drink: Iced Tea

Adobong Baboy by Barrio Fiesta

Tender and Juicy


For its price, it is good enough, but the dish is actually confusing in the sense that it tastes a little bit off as an Adobo but more of a Paksiw. The pork is considerably tender but servings of it could have been better.


Verdict 2-2-3

Location: Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar

Food: Healthy Plate with Fish Rappa

Sides: None

Drink: None

Healthy Plate with Fish Rappa by Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar

Spicy and Juicy


Head’s up: The Rappa already has a spicy sauce. We did this because you are being given different kinds of sauces with different spice levels specifically for the Chicken. So if you need to be aware of that don’t say we didn’t warn you ahead. The Rappa is good, the Chicken is great as usual, and the salad will not give you a guilty feeling of eating too much. It is a healthy plate and it is living up to its name. Will try again or try out other healthy plates on their menu.


Verdict 3-3-2

Fusion restaurants are welcome additions apart from the authentic ones as it gives more kick and variety to the existing dishes around. Try them as you please, and we’re just here to guide but will always tell you to try them out for yourself.


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