Bistro Charlemagne Ayala Malls Manila Bay

If there’s one restaurant that I keep coming back to, it’s Bistro Charlemagne. A concept of Little Asia, the restaurant offers a unique fusion of European and Asian dishes. I had the opportunity to try their newest branch at Ayala Malls Manila Bay. The owner, Charlemagne Lim gladly explained the new items on their menu.

Which of these dishes are your favorites?

The first branch is located at Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna while the second branch opened at Ayala Malls Feliz, Pasig City. I haven’t visited the second branch but I’m a regular at its first branch. I even showed Charlemagne my food photos way back 2016 and he remembered it.

Wondering what I tried with my fellow foodies? Check out the mouth-watering dishes below:

Little Asia’s Crispy Chicken

Little Asia’s Crispy Chicken has been in Charlemagne Lim’s menu since 2001. He mentioned that the recipe came from his grandfather and it has been passed down from one generation to another. It’s an ACE for me.

Bistro Sisig Fries features the classic sisig with creamy chicken liver sauce topped with golden brown French fries. I would have wanted more spice to it but it’s a HIT.

Bistro Sisig Fries

Ox Sisig is the recreation of the Filipino classic sisig. It’s a slow cooked ox tongue and ox tripe mixed with special livermansi mayo topped with chicharon bulaklak. Isn’t it a perfection? It’s my favorite dish during my visit so I’ll give it an ACE.

Ox Sisig

Beef Tenderloin Rolls with Cheese is composed of finely rolled strips of beef tenderloin with cheese sauteed in authentic teriyaki sauce. It’s best choice if you have kids around. It’s too sweet but it’s a HIT for me. PS: I love the consistency of the sauce. It was also topped with sesame seeds.

Beef Tenderloin Rolls with Cheese

If you are a fan of seafood, Cantonese Prawns is the right dish for you. It was topped with melted cheese & creamy white sauce and peeled to your convenience. The tiger prawns were freshly caught and it was very delicate. It’s a HIT for me.

Cantonese Prawns

Lengua in Mushroom White Sauce was also a great choice. I’m not really a fan of lengua but it was cooked into perfection. The braised ox tongue was topped with freshly selected broccoli, carrots, cream sauce and mushrooms.

Lengua in Mushroom White Sauce

S’mores and Reese’s Smores are both of the desserts served at Bistro Charlemagne. Both are roasted marshmallows with graham crackers. The only difference is that the regular S’mores comes in a rich chocolate flavor while the latter is the peanut butter version. Both are HITS for me. I also tried their Four Seasons Shake. It was refreshing.

Overall, I always enjoy coming back to Bistro Charlemagne. The ambiance is amazing along with its hospitable staff. The owner is very hands on and also the food is worth the price. Am I coming back to this branch? You bet!

With Charlemagne Lim at the center and other foodies! I’m the baby face guy in blue.

To know more about the concept, check out their official social media accounts:
Facebook: Bistro Charlemagne
Instagram: bistrocharlemagne

41 thoughts on “Bistro Charlemagne Ayala Malls Manila Bay”

  1. that looks like quite a feast. glad you guys had a good time. i confess i was surprised to see s’mores for dessert in manila. funny to see what foods are international and which are more specific to the local cuisines. joy

  2. Wow the lengua in mushroom wine sauce is very similar to an Ecuadorian dish my family sometimes makes but with a peanut sauce. The texture of the tongue is definitely an acquired taste, not for everyone but I still love it.

  3. Wow! These look delicious especially the Sisig Fries. Would definitely visit them once we’re in Manila again. Hope they’ll open a branch here in Bacolod or Iloilo. 🙂

  4. Everything looks delicious. I would like to try the Ox Sisig. That would be such an interesting twist to the basic Sisig we all know. The Cantonese prawns look so mouth watering too!

  5. That place looks incredible. I want to eat there sometime. Those prawns look amazing. Also the Smores with peanut butter instead of chocolate??? Sign me up, although, I might ask for half peanut butter and half chocolate lol. 🙂

  6. Bistro Charlemagne looks like an awesome place to enjoy a meal. All the food looks great, but that chicken is really calling my name. It looks extra crispy.

  7. It is so sad that we are not allowed to go out due to pandemic but will definitely visiting that place once everything is okay but to be honest, those are mouthwatering food. YUM!

  8. Oh wow looks like you had an amazing time out for sure. My hubby would love the Beef Tenderloin Rolls with Cheese x

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