“The powers of Asian and Latin cuisine combine in perfect marriage that is sure to please the palate”
I recently visited Budatai during a business trip to San Juan. I must admit I was a bit reluctant to eat in an Asian place, I felt instead I should have been sampling mofongo, asopao and other local staples. Boy was I wrong! This restaurant quickly became one of my favorites, not only in San Juan but just in general.
The decor is ok, I'll describe it as Asian cliche BUT that's completely irrelevant because you don't come to this place for the decor, you come for the awesome food!
The menu features an astute blend of Asian and Latin cuisine, featuring bold and robust flavors that complement each other perfectly.
What I ate
- the profiteroles with pork belly and salted caramel sauce. You have to try this! We all know pork belly is bacon's more handsome cousin and the salted caramel makes it even "handsomer"
- the pork dumplings guisados with shaved truffles were another triumph.
- the churrasco con Ho Fun was great. Perfectly grilled skirt steak over noddles.
The only disappointing element in the menu was the dessert. I ordered the dulce de leche bread pudding. The name alone made me happy as it fused two things that are awesome by themselves, this dessert should have turned them into power couple. Sadly it didn't. This was as successful as the marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. The bread pudding was dry and the dulce de leche sauce didn't taste like dulce de leche. No bueno. I'd recommend skipping dessert.
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