Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tinapa with a twist

Our humble tinapa (smoked fish) has finally arrived! A bit surprised when I read tinapa in the menu---what's tinapa doing in a "high-end" resto? But check out these crisp tinapa rolls wrapped in fresh lettuce leaf and served with spicy vinegar dip, each bite was divine! This appetizer totally changed my mind about tinapa, I even ordered tinapa rice. Tinapa overload--and it was all delicious!

Recommended by a friend, I was curious at the hype (Ate Shawie and other celebs promoted this restaurant), tried it and now I understand. Mesa-Filipino Moderne at Greenbelt 5 serves Filipino dishes with a twist, the authentic flavor is there, but the presentation is entirely different. Took an American boss there last week, and he was quite impressed...especially with the River Shrimps (Suahe) on the Rocks. Fresh shrimps were loaded in an earthen pot containing hot rocks---shrimps sizzled and voila---they're cooked before your eyes, a creative way of preparing halabos (steamed shrimps). I'll take a photo next time, promise.:p



12 comments:

bertnphotoblog said...

I am a lover of tinapa! In fact, I just got back from a neighboring county to buy tinapang bangus. I'll be dreaming of that crisp tinapa roll until I get to taste it. You sure know how to gastronomically torture people LOL.

Carly said...

yumm... almost dinner time and your pictures are making me hungry!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It does look yummy!

♥Willa♥ said...

wow! I want to visit that place soon. I love their idea of using orig filipino dish with a twist para maiba naman but to keep the yummyness still.
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Enchie said...

mukhang masarap, gusto ko matikman yan :)

Jeanny said...

This is something new. Looks good, I want to try that!

ShY said...

Yummo! that is one great tinapa twist. naglalaway ako sa tinapa mo dito sa post mo, crunchy naman.Visit My Shrimps salad

fourcomfortpillows said...

uy, tinapa! i'd love to try that. i think owner si sen kiko pangilinan niyan. parang same group as the one in MOA.

Kerslyn said...

wow! tinapa with a twist talaga. looks delicious! thanks for dropping by my FTF entry here (wala kasing option for own hosted WP) http://hubbyscook.com/food-trip-friday/chopsuey-con-canton

Clarissa said...

Yummy!!This is something new,LM!!I'm sure masarap yan,lutong pinoy kasi!!^_^

Happy FTF!!Have a blessed Sunday!!

Ladynred said...

interesting tinapa. I'm sure it's yummy!
http://cookandbaking.com/?p=475

maiylah said...

yum .... nakakagutom! am glad that there's a high-end restaurant serving stuffs like that around! :)

thanks for playing again, LM
enjoy the rest of the week!