Working at CKJS Radio on Corydon Avenue, we are surrounded with various restaurants in the Osborne Village offering their own unique cuisines: Italian, Japanese, Thai, Canadian, you name it. But alas, no Filipino!
So imagine our delight upon learning that a new Filipino restaurant opened near our station!
About a 5-minute leisurely walk from CKJS will take you to Bisita Restaurant, located at 637 Corydon Avenue. It is owned and operated by Roddy Seradilla of Pimp My Rice food truck fame.
The interior is full of familiar Filipino stuff like the wooden spoons and forks, family pictures, there’s even a Manny Pacquiao portrait.
Bisita offers lunch (from 11 a.m.) and dinner. The menu is full of Pinoy favorites with corresponding translations for non-Filipino patrons. For our first time, Donna and I ordered tapsilog (beef tapa, friend rice and egg) with atsara (pickeled vegetables). Yum!
Chatting with Roddy, we learned that cooking is his passion. He was a hospitality manager for an Italian restaurant for 14 years, and has been running his successful food truck business since 2012. His wife, Helen and two young boys, Ryu and Sonny love his cooking, especially his adobo.
The word bisita literally means “guest.” So next time you’re in the Osborne Village-Corydon area, drop by Bisita and experience delicious, authentic Pinoy food.
For more info on Bisita, you can check them out on Facebook.