Friday, April 23, 2010

A scoop of salmon

From all the food we consumed that night at Abaca, this is the only photo I was able to manage. And I can't remember what it's called---too much wine, I s'pose.

But I remember this was my appetizer--smoked salmon with a delicious potato salad underneath and garnished with sun-dried tomatoes. Everybody at the table agreed that it's too pretty to eat but I demolished it anyway.

It was my second time at Abaca, an ultra-chic boutique resort and restaurant at Punta Engano in Mactan, Cebu, just a few meters away from the Mactan Shangri-la. If you don't mind the exorbitant prices (prices are + 10% service charge and 12% VAT), you would feel pampered at this restaurant. The waiter assigned to our table was very attentive, and he even gave us a tour of the resort (at my request) after dinner. Abaca Restaurant has been a toast of food lovers since its opening a few years ago. Yes, this place is a gourmet oasis and they serve great-tasting food.

31 comments:

~Cheryl said...

This looks really yummy! I thought it was a dessert at first, and I haven't had any wine! :)

Ruth said...

This is a mouth-watering picture. I love fresh salmon! Especially the ones that melt in your mouth. That's one reason why I like going to Japanese restaurants :-)

Rossel said...

looks like an ice cream to me, ehehe. itsura pa lang e masarap na.

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mirage2g said...

You're not supposed to say no to salmon...haha! Devour lang ng devour! Gusto ko yan and the sundried tomato, ayan I'm tempted and I'll attempt to make some ;)

Evelyn said...

Yumm.

Dave said...

yummy!. I was told Mactan is a lovely place. I'll try to visit one day.

Sidney said...

Wow...looks good !
How many bottles of wine did you say? ;-)

bertnphotoblog said...

10% service charge is not bad but what is a 12% VAT? I would not mine giving an extra tip to your attentive waiter.

♥Willa♥ said...

It looks yummy, but I'm not sure if one scoop is anough for me, lol!

Misalyn said...

Yummy! It's almost a shame to devour its goodness. Yum! Yum! YUm! Oh I can hear my rumbling stomach..time to eat :)

luna miranda said...

@ bertn, no problem with the 10% service charge. 12% is the value added tax and most of the good restaurants in Manila already incorporated VAT in their prices. but with Abaca, you have ++ in your total bill.

tatess said...

my ever favorite salmon.sooo yummy

chubskulit said...

hahaha natawa naman ako sa too wine lol.. ddi pa ako nakatry nyan hehehe but it looks good..

nuts said...

I love salmon but this one is too pretty to eat, hehe.. can I just preserve it.. haha.

Gattina said...

It's just supper time here, so you make me hungry, but what I will eat is not so nice as your wonderful plate !

maiylah said...

i thought it was ice cream! lol
yup, looks too good to eat ... :)

thanks again, LM
happy weekend

MGMG said...

Have to drop by Abaca soon and Market market too, thanks for the info! :) Love how the salmon is cupped!

*♥Shydub♥* said...

This is looks new to me. Never tried this one yet,

Cecile said...

hahaha, i though it was a scoop of ice cream eh....salmon pala; mukhang masarap ah :-)!

noel said...

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that does look delcious....

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EG Wow said...

It's fun to be pampered every now and again!

the donG said...

wow! you stayed in abaca. it has gained a high rating from conde nast traveller magazine.

cacainadjourney.com said...

Haven't tried this.. igno^ ako.. :( but looks so yum-yum! I want to eat some now, right now.. heheheh.. looks so yumm-o kasi.. ;-)

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Clarissa said...

I wouldn't mind of the tax plus vat if the service is good and the foodies are great.I love fancy dining with wine but I guess hanggang izakaya na lang kami dito or some other kid-friendly restaurant.How envious!!Magkakasundo yata tayo sa wine lol!

Enjoy your weekend,LM!!

Sreisaat said...

Looks yummy, Luna... and by the way you described the place, it really is a sosy restaurant. Mukhang sulit naman sa serbisyo. It would be great to have fine dining once-in-a-while, but otherwise, mamumulubi ako! *lol*

Enjoy your weekend!

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Jac said...

wow it looks yummy =) I love salmon especially pag grilled salmon =) happy weekend sis!

Nedekcir said...

I like Cheryl's comment, she got me smiling here...:) Very nice presentation.

Princess of CJ said...

i like salmon if it's grilled... i hope this taste yummy as it sure does look like it.

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Enchie said...

So appetizing! I like salmon grilled, but with that kind of serving, I will gladly try :)

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cdokay said...

I'd be thinking of it as a dessert.haha! it looks so yummy. ~Cagayan de Oro philippine