This location has closed. Updated 4/1/15
I have to say the best part about being a food blogger is the wonderful places and people I get to see and meet. Or should I say eat. Today was an extraordinary experience. I was unable to get pics of the interior. Hope to be back soon and I will take photos of the inside. When I walked in there were some locals having their lunch. It was about 12:15pm. Located 192 just a tad west of Michigan. Inside the plaza where you see the sign that says La Fuente, next to the Merry Maids. It could be easy to miss if you are not looking out for it.
I had the pleasure of meeting Eugene and Mia, the new owners of the “New” Philippine Fiesta Restaurant. This was previously owned by someone else with the same name and Eugene and Mia have now taken ownership since February 23, 2013. The food was amazing! Don’t let the old reviews fool you. This is under new management now and this is not what it used to be. Eugene and Mia have made this the best hidden gem in Kissimmee when it comes to authentic Filipino food. Now, Let’s talk FOOD!!
Bagoong Rice with chicken, cucumber slices, tomato slices, and mango. This was suggested by Charms L, who I actually got to meet at the restaurant today. She asked if my dish was good and asked if I could pose with two thumbs up. I explained who I was and she had read a previous blog of mine. What a small world. Great to meet you Charms! This dish was phenomenal. The fried rice was beyond amazing and the chicken was delicious. Mia recommended I try it with the chicken. Mia, excellent suggestion!
Filipino Putopao. Last, but not least, dessert. This happens to be a product that Charms L makes and it is sold at Fiesta. This is Yummy! As I have said many times before, the food has to be great, but the customer service and the owners have to be amazing as well. Here at Philippine Fiesta you get them both. Come and check them out.
Tokwa’t baboy (Tagalog for “beancurd and pork”) is a typical Philippine appetizer. It usually includes pork ears, pork belly and deep-fried tofu, and is dipped in a mixture of soy sauce, pork broth, vinegar, chopped white onions, scallions and red chili peppers. Mia, great suggestion. Thank you so much. I will be coming back for more.
Eugene and Mia, SALAMAT!! Thank you so much for your wonderful service and amazing food. Thanks for sitting down and eating with me and talking. We will be back with the familia.
Philippine Fiesta Restaurant
1174 East Vine St
Kissimmee, FL 34744