Celebrity couple, Harlene and Romnick Sarmenta gives back as Salu turns 1

June 11, 2017

To provide hungry Manileños with authentic treats from different parts of the Philippines, the celebrity couple, Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista established Salu The Filipino Restaurant in June 9, 2016. After a year, they thrive and is ready to offer more delectable and unique surprises for customers who deserve more when it comes to Pinoy food trip.


The restaurant opened their anniversary month with a blockbuster promo of buy take 1 take 1 of their famous ‘BLK’ (Binagoongang Lechon Kare-kare). A Piso for Brazo de Kalabasa shall also be enjoyed by the first 100 guests for every purchase of Php500.00 on June 11, 2017. Both of these promos were made to give thanks to all Ka-Salu/s who have dined and craved for the best of Salu plates this past year. “Masarap at nakakataba ng puso ang aming unang taon. So we thought, why not give thanks and extend to our customers those blessings that we earned because of their trust through these simple promos. These two dishes, BLK and Brazo De Kalabasa, are our top moving dish and desert on our first year. So its fitting to grant a ‘one’ of a kind treat with buy ‘one’ take ‘one’ and a ‘one’ peso dessert, as we turn ‘one”, shared by Mr. Sarmenta.

During the thanksgiving lunch that had happened last June 9, 2017, the celebrity couple also shared a colorful year that was for Salu. These include gaining tie ups with some organizations such as Hashtag Philippines through Antoinette Taus, where average of 300 kids are fed every event with Salu packed lunches that comes with love notes from volunteers. Salu was also chosen to represent the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao for the biggest food convention in the world - Madrid Fusion, where they showcased their best southern dishes that’s available only at restaurant. Chefs, culinary experts and delegates of the congress were in awe with the taste of Mindanao cuisines that’s unique and distinct due to special ingredients such as pampa, that’s famous in Mindanao. Some of the featured dishes include Beef Kulma, Syagul Pagi, Utak Utak and Pyanggang. “We are grateful to be chosen by DOT-ARMM headed by Mrs. Ayesha Mangudadatu Dilangalen, to represent their region at the presitigous Madrid Fusion. We have built this brand to be the culinary authority when it comes to all things Filipino. And being chosen to participate in such convention was an affirmation that indeed, we somehow are in the right path of meeting our mission. Hopefully on our second year, we can serve more authentic plates and continue to be a portal for all guests to discover all the flavors of this country, especially those that are still undiscovered”, says Mrs. Harlene Bautista-Sarmenta.

On its second year, Salu also unveils their campaign #SarapMabuhay. This showcases not just the exciting flavors that this country has to offer but also highlights the abundance of fresh ingredients that can make any kitchen push for magic. It also refers to the kind of people that you dine with which ranges from family, friends and even strangers and the overall experience of ‘salu-salo’ in the Philippines which has always been distinct. The campaign would still highlight the adventures of the owners as they search for the next utlimate plates to bring back home to Salu, to be made available for all who wants to discover more. Exciting products and experiences are also up for grabs for all diners. The Pilipinas Platter, their version of a group feast, gives customers an opportunity to taste all the specialities in different parts of the Philippines. All the cuisines are creatively plated on a special carved Pilipinas wooden plate. Luto Ni Nanay gives moms a chance to cook with the talented chefs of Salu as they learn to prepare one of a kind dishes for the family. All these plus and addition to their already exciting range of pinoy to pinoy fused dishes called Likhang Salu will be served and made available this June!

Here are some of the dishes to look forward to on Salu's second year and beyond...

Conchinillo - roasted suckling pig; available by reservation

Sinigang na Butu-buto

Hipon sa Aligue

Pork Ribs

Sinampalukang Hito

Binagoongang Lechon Kare-kare

Durian Cake

Taho Chessecake

Brazo de Kalabasa

Salu Tinapay

The culinary authority stands still even stronger on its second year with so much offering to its customers. Visit them for a one of a Pilipinas Food Trip at Sct. Torillo, Cor. Sct. Fernandez, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City. For reservations, questions and queries, you may call Salu’s hotline 02-282-15-12, or contact them through their facebook fan page.

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