If you’ve been reading my food blogs, you’d know that I usually go to BGC or Poblacion to try new restaurants. But recently I’ve been trying to explore the South and thankfully, I found Another Story in Evia Lifestyle Center.
I’m guilty of checking Zomato before trying any restaurant to see their reviews, menu, ambiance, and other information that I need to know about. Another Story checked all the boxes off my list.
I went there for a girl’s night out and we spent around PHP 3,000 from around 3 PM to 10 PM, which isn’t bad. We were so full (and tipsy) after.
The vintage interior is very cozy and we picked the table with a couch and a good view (and lighting). You’ll instantly notice how colorful it is and how everything looks mix-and-match, but enough to make it feel homey.
The staff is also accommodating and friendly—they attend to your needs as soon as possible. The waiting time for each order is relatively fast.
What to Try at Another Story Evia
First of all, I love the menu as it tells you the owner’s experiences with each dish. Skimming through it feels like reading her journal, if you ask me. It’s basically her story—a concept I would have done if I had a restaurant. I don’t know how many times I wanted to ask some follow-up questions of why or how this and that happened, and that’s the beauty of it!
Second, all the dishes I’ve tried look fancy but still take you into a gastronomic treat. The presentation is definitely as good as it tastes—it has some warmth to it that reminds me of my parents’ cooking.
As a Spanish food lover, I didn’t hesitate to try their Seafood Paella (PHP 695). It includes mussels, salmon, squid, shrimp, and more, which are all cooked well enough but still remained flavorful. This platter of goodness is savory as it is heavenly.
While you can have this for sharing as it’s a big platter, it’s something I can finish in one go—and I say this as a petite girl.
We also tried the Oven Baked Salmon in Filo Pastry in Creamy Tomato Sauce (PHP 595), which comes with mashed potato and steamed vegetables. The salmon itself is tender, with a fleshy finish when you slice it.
The sauce is a combination of tangy and creamy, while the mashed potato is so soft it melts in your mouth. I believe it has some butter in it.
We also ordered Fish and Chips (PHP 570) to pair with cocktails. It’s served with fries, apple cider vinegar, and tartar sauce. While there’s not much new per se to this dish, I love fish fillets in general so it’s still good.
As for their cocktails, I love how a glass only costs PHP 165 (PHP 365 for a carafe)! It’s relatively cheap compared to other restaurants nearby (or even in Poblacion and BGC).
I’ve so far tried their Sangria, Mojito, and Margarita. They are all crafted into perfection—just the right amount of sour and sweet with a little hint of bitterness from the alcohol but enough to make you tipsy after finishing one carafe (depends on your alcohol tolerance, though). Although, in my opinion, the Mojito was a bit stronger than the other two. You can also request a frozen margarita if you’d like.
The best part? Another Story also accepts dishes upon request, I guess depending on the ingredients they have available. They actually asked us if we have anything we want to eat so we said Sisig and Croquette (about PHP 350 to PHP 600 I think).
I wasn’t able to take a picture of the Sisig but it’s also noteworthy. It’s meaty but not oily, with some buttery aftertaste that I imagine would be great to pair with beer.
The Croquettes, on the other hand, are amazing—a slight crunch on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They have ham and cheese for the filling, and you can still slightly see how it oozes with cheese when you slice it.
It came with two dips—one I suppose is tartar sauce and the other I’m not sure of but it’s a little spicy. I’ll make sure to ask them next time!
I know you’d probably say croquettes are easy to whip up but it’s still different when you leave it to the experts. Another Story’s croquettes were really something—enough to make me come back for an afternoon pick me up with sangria!
Overall, I can say Another Story is officially one of my go-to restaurants now. I’ll definitely come back to try their other dishes (like pasta and pizza or the blueberry cheesecake) or maybe order myself a plate of croquettes again. The food, place, and staff won’t disappoint, I promise!
Another Story Evia is located in 2F Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City. They’re open from 10 AM to 10 PM daily (mall hours).
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