Latin American: Brasas

Last Thursday, we were invited to go to lunch by another bank unit because they wanted to introduce us to their products and processes. They are asking for our help to document their processes and, in the future, with possible work simplification jobs.

So, they asked us to go to Brasas at The Podium. Brasas is found in the 5th floor of the building. The inside is a bit small so majority of the seats are located in the lobby of the building.

The inside of Brasas.

Brasas is a Latin American restaurant and  it feels like a revolution inside the store. It has black and red paint for decor with a lot of words that pertain to Latin American culture. It does have comfortable seats. It is not so much of a restaurant because you have to order at the cashier and you have to wait for your order to arrive at your table. Although it didn’t take long before the orders arrived.

They first ordered an appetizer in the form of Carne Asada Fries. I was a bit hesitant because I know that Mexican food is a bit on the spicy side. However, this was different. The fries has bits of meat, cheese, tomato salsa and sour cream. The combination of which generates a good feeling in your mouth. No spice whatsoeever. The fries were thick pieces of potatoes and has a crunchy outside. The serving size was for 2 very hungry people.

Puerco Asado

Puerco Asado is of Cuban origin. It is made of brown rice and beans, a dip (made of mangoes), fried banana, shredded vegetables, and a big chunk of charcoal-cooked pork.   The serving of the meal is more than enough for its price. I actually think that if the servings are the same for each meal, this is such a cost-effective restaurant.

I was thinking twice about the rice when I first saw it but it does have its own charm. It is very filling and has this distinct Mexican taste. I am not at all familiar with Cuban cuisine so I just related it to a more familiar taste.

I want to try the other stuff that they have and given that I already have an idea of the prices, I think that my friends will love it too.


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