My husband and I are avid watchers of "Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern and I distinctly remember him mentioning that Filipino food was going to be the next big thing years ago. I think that time has come.
When you first walk in, you see this beautiful expansive bar featuring glossy polished wood.
We started off with cocktails and the OPGtini was definitely my favorite. Not too sweet, and mildly fruity, it was very good!
I had to pace myself because OPG was very generous with their tasting portions, I can't even imagine what the real serving size would be like. And though I was near capacity, this next dish had me scraping the bottom of the bowl. My favorite entree was the Crispy Pork Belly served with Ginger Coconut Risotto, a tribute to "lechon" and "arrozcaldo." Again, OPG left me with another OMG moment. So sarap!
Ocean Pacific Grille is located at 531 F Street in downtown San Diego.
Thanks to Ocean Pacific Grille for hosting the San Diego Filipino Blogger Network! I wish you much success in bringing Filipino cuisine to the mainstream and will definitely be back!
Disclosure: I was treated to a sample tasting menu in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.