I was in a mood for something fancy and different for a lunch date with my family and found this swanky looking restaurant named COCA Restaurant.
Coca is a Chinese and Thai restaurant famous for it's "suki-style cooking (mixed vegetables, meat or dumplings simmered into a pot of broth)". Unfortunately the kids were not in the mood for suki, so we ended ordering other house specials instead.
I have read that COCA was derived from the Mandarin word "Kekou" which means "appetizing," so yes, I was expecting really tasty cooking.
For appetizers we ordered "melt in your mouth" Crispy Roasted Pork Belly.
Warning: this is sinfully delicious.
Coca Noodles was very good.
Stir Fried Squid with Garlic and Chili. It is flavorful and savory. I especially love the garlic garnishing.
Coca Yang Chow Fried Rice. We find this rather salty, so we ordered extra steamed rice to mix ~ which we liked better.
The total meal for four (2 adults and 2 kids) costs us approximately P1200 (including service charge).
Note: Since we were kids, we requested for toned down spices on our orders.
The restaurant is spacious and beautifully decorated in rich Chinese-Thai design and embellishment. Ambiance is restful and perfect for dates with your special someone.
Price may seem a bit steep, but I think it was reasonable, considering the ambiance, fine food and impeccable service. This would be a good place to celebrate a special occasion.
The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes to choose from.
We were only able to sample some from their menu and everything that we had worked well to our tasting.
Food is hands down flavorsome and really delicious.
I would gladly come back for more of that crispy roasted pork belly and a taste of their famous suki.
Coca Restaurant is located at the 5th Floor SM Aura Sky Park, Taguig.
Open daily from 10am to 10pm.