Saturday, March 01, 2008

Let's Eat - Philippine Style


There is no simple meal in the Philippines. Any invitation to lunch or dinner entails fasting at least 24 hours beforehand. Every meal is a feast. Among the variety of dishes served are the staple lechon, prawns, fresh fish, crabs, assorted noodle dishes including spaghetti (the local version has a sweet taste), pork barbeque, and my favorite, scallops in a shell. Who needs dessert after such a feast?

Iloilo
Emilion - at the Grande Dame Hotel offers Japanese buffet nightly except Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays when they serve an international buffet. So much to eat for an incredibly low price.
Smallville - is a row of restaurants, bars and cybercafes. We love the Thai restaurant for great food and ambience.

Breakthrough and Tatoys - Getting rave reviews. Breakthrough is on the beach and offers seafood. Tatoys is famous for its tasty grilled chicken.

Cebu
Cafe Laguna at Ayala Center. Their lumpia ubud is as good as it looks and the sotanghon is excellent. Minimalist decor and spacious dining area.

Tides - at the Mactan Shangrila. Buffet dinner. Stations to choose from - Italian, Inihaw, Japanese, Seafoods, Dessert. Price per person without drinks may dent your wallet if you're on a budget.

Restaurant Chain
Max's Chicken - in Metro Manila, Iloilo, Cebu and even South San Francisco, USA. Their chicken is the house specialty but the other dishes listed on the menu like pinakbet are well prepared and tasty. Love the camote fries.

Kain na! Let's eat!

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