Komrad Restaurant was recommended to me by a friend partly on account of its willingness to showcase its wonderful noodles and unique taste of being dry and spicy at the same time.
Komrad got several branches already in the metro but we visited their branch in Il Terazzo Mall, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. It is a home for some unique and authentic Hunan and Sichuans.
Very neat and classy, boasting its vibrantly–colored tables. Along with carefully picked photos and displays both on the walls and the ceiling. To give you the idea on how is it inside? Check out the photos below and I’m sure you’ll get the feeling. 🙂 I really thought Komrad is a Russian restaurant. Mao Tse Tung’s exemplary cultural revolution was all over the place.
Now let me get you the taste of their menu. This one will actually welcome you right in front of the resto so you’ll probably already got an idea on what to order even before entering the place.
And here’s what we got:
Komrad Garlic Siomai: This one’s really new to me. A sizzling siomai generously topped with garlic which made this really delicious. The siomai got its unique taste with its ground pork. Really perfect with the chili sauce and calamansi — a really must try!
Steamed Hunan Cumin Siomai: See that chili and cumin topping the siomai? Gosh! This one’s just too hot and spicy for me that I couldn’t event finish one. Tsk! This is perfect for those who are really into hot and spicy foods.
Mapo Tofu: A popular Chinese dish from the Sichuan (Szechuan) province. It is a combination of tofu (bean curd) set in a spicy chili- and bean-based sauce, typically a thin, oily, and bright red suspension, and often cooked with fermented black beans and minced meat, usually pork or beef. I love its taste but I was looking for a crispier tofu. Haha!
Kung Pao Shrimp Balls: This has red peppers, celery, onions, peanuts, dry chili, roasted garlic sauce. This is also definitely a must try!
Steamed Fish Fillet with Blackbean Tapenade: I love this one because of the steamed fish partnered with bean sprouts. Love the taste of the sauce too!
Taiwanese Pork Chop: This pork chop has a great flavor on it. However, it tasted like a kikiam for me. 😦
Yang Chow Fried Rice: The usual yang chow fried rice but this one’s really generous on egg which made it really yellow in color. 🙂
Komrad’s Signature Iced Tea: This is really refreshing. I love that it has a bit of taste of lime. Color’s a bit dull but really taste good.
Milk Tea: I really loved this. Taste good and the tea and milk really complimented each other. The tea didn’t actually overpowered the milk. And this is also perfect when you ordered spicy food. The milk will help on reducing the feeling of burning in your tongue.
Red Beans Buchi: Served to us fresh off the oil. Crunchy on the outside and the red beans inside is as tasty as it is.
Overall, I fell inlove with the garlic siomai and the steam fillet fillet. And Komrad already made its name on my to-go to restaurants in the metro. Aside from the cleanliness of the places, friendly and well-mannered staff and managers, the food were incredible. Well-prepared dishes will sure make its way to customer’s heart and and tummy.
Komrad Mao’s Hunan and Sichuan Kitchen
Location: Komrad Mao’s Hunan and Sichuan Kitchen
Contact: 0912 345 6789
Operating Hours: Mondays- Sundays 10am-12mn
Mode of Payment: Cash, Credit Cards