Thursday, April 5, 2012

See-food diet

 Mango with bagoong (shrimp paste)

I had a quick trip to Bacolod recently and had a catch-up dinner with two high school buddies.  I was asked what kind of food I would like to have for dinner, and I jokingly replied that I'm on a "see-food" diet.  My old friends took it "phonetically" and brought me to Imay's, a seafood bar (the reason for dimmed lighting) and  restaurant in 6th Street.  As you know, I love seafood so I was happy to be here.  

It's rare that we get really fresh Tanigue in Metro Manila. Here, fresh catch is delivered to restaurants.  I ordered Kinilaw na Tanigue (Spanish Mackerel) for appetizer to complement the Mangga with Bagoong.  And it was the right choice--the fish was succulent and sweet.  Raw chunks of Tanigue relished in onions, ginger, coconut cream, and vinegar, topped with salted egg.  It was mildly spiced with green chili peppers.

Kinilaw na Tanigue

Red tide is always a concern when we're buying mussels and clams in Metro Manila.  In Bacolod, you know where these shellfishes come from.  A happy coincidence, one of my high school buddies was infancipating, and we were joking around that this soup was for lactating mothers.  She countered that we needed this soup, too, for our weakening bones.:p

Mussels and Clams Tinola

Spicy Shrimp Gambas---you guessed it right, this was my choice.  I can live on shrimps alone.


Served on a hot plate was a mixture of shrimps, fish, squid, mussels and clams drowned in butter.  More shrimps!  I was in shrimp heaven!   (Note to self:  check BP after dinner).:p


We had grilled fish but it was served late---too late to take a photo.  We had steamed rice and fresh fruit shakes, and believe it or not, the total bill was less than P1,000!  It was a scrumptious dinner with lots of chika and happy news. Looking forward to seeing the girls again soon!

Kaon ta!



19 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my goodness! I all looks so yummy!

Halcyon said...

It all looks delicious!

maiylah said...

oh wow...sooo envious! lol. love everything, specially their kinilaw, it's the first time i've seen kinilaw with salted eggs! sige, kaon ta! now na! :D

thanks so much for sharing over at Food Friday, LM

A wondering star said...

Delicate images!
We eat lots of seafood in Norway.


Thanks for sharing and
Happy Easter!

wifetoalineman02 said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that mango and salted makes me drool :-) Dropping by from FF.

http://www.homecookingwithjessy.com/fettuccine-alfredo-with-tuna/

Joy Mendiola said...

sarap! i like sea food. but i cant take so much shrimp now, hing cholesterol ako.

hope you can visit me, too: http://diningsofjoy.blogspot.com/2012/03/casa-armas.html

i♥pinkc00kies said...

i loooove it, esp. the shrimps :)

Iska said...

Wow! I would be happy to have the same spread! Ang sasarap ha!

Tetcha said...

Those "see-food" treats all look good to me. I'm particularly interested in kinilaw na tanigue. Here's my entry: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2012/04/a-hearty-lunch-at-floating-island-restaurant/

wifetoalineman02 said...

those sea shells are delish :-) makes me drool to the max :-) Returning from FTF

http://www.homecookingwithjessy.com/beef-and-bacon-smoked-sausage-with-sun-dried-tomatoes-and-mushrooms/

the food dude said...

I am forever on a "see-food" diet too, that was a delicious seafood feast!

peachkins said...

Oh gosh! Look at all those delicious food! ..and I dropped by here before breakfast!

Dhemz said...

holy guacamole! I'm so drooling right now!

Tito Eric said...

That mussels and clams tinola I've got to try. So, was the mango and bagoong a side dish?

mymy said...

wow...so loving your feast! - and i love the price, too...very reasonable! :)

docgelo said...

S-A-R-A-P!!!

Leah H. said...

The seafoods were very fresh..Miss eating those:( The mango, hmmn wish I could have some:)

Visiting for FTF- hope you can stop by:)

http://myrecipecollection.info/2012/04/my-pork-barbeque.html

anne said...

Holy Goodness I am drooling the mango with bagoong yum yum thanks for dropping by

http://www.sahmsdiary.com/2012/04/06/our-pineapple-and-shrimp-omelet/

cheerful said...

wow, seafood overload...everything looks yummy! i am sure you enjoyed the dinner very much. visiting late from last week's FTF, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. :)