Local Filipino-American chef Dj Tangalin has just taken ownership of GayaGaya (Formerly Known as Sarap Filipino Kitchen), a 150-seat restaurant and event space in the Miramar area. This is a large group-friendly venue that will soon offer live entertainment, from bands to comedians and karaoke.
GayaGaya initial menu includes classic pancit noodles, hand-rolled lumpia that will be available in party trays, crispy lechon kawaii, and afritada, a tomato-based chicken stew. The full menu, rolling out soon, will include more of the comforting dishes that are Balch’s speciality, ranging from bicol express, made with pork and creamy coconut milk, to kare kare, and Filipino sweets including halo-halo and leche flan. The restaurant will also offer late night eats on weekends as well as occasional kamayan feasts, multi-dish communal dinners that are eaten with your hands. The restaurant also offers draft beer and wine.