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.
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This looks really yummy! I thought it was a dessert at first, and I haven't had any wine! :)
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 :-)
looks like an ice cream to me, ehehe. itsura pa lang e masarap na.
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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 ;)
yummy!. I was told Mactan is a lovely place. I'll try to visit one day.
Wow...looks good !
How many bottles of wine did you say? ;-)
10% service charge is not bad but what is a 12% VAT? I would not mine giving an extra tip to your attentive waiter.
It looks yummy, but I'm not sure if one scoop is anough for me, lol!
Yummy! It's almost a shame to devour its goodness. Yum! Yum! YUm! Oh I can hear my rumbling stomach..time to eat :)
@ 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.
my ever favorite salmon.sooo yummy
hahaha natawa naman ako sa too wine lol.. ddi pa ako nakatry nyan hehehe but it looks good..
I love salmon but this one is too pretty to eat, hehe.. can I just preserve it.. haha.
It's just supper time here, so you make me hungry, but what I will eat is not so nice as your wonderful plate !
i thought it was ice cream! lol
yup, looks too good to eat ... :)
thanks again, LM
Have to drop by Abaca soon and Market market too, thanks for the info! :) Love how the salmon is cupped!
This is looks new to me. Never tried this one yet,
hahaha, i though it was a scoop of ice cream eh....salmon pala; mukhang masarap ah :-)!
that does look delcious....
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It's fun to be pampered every now and again!
wow! you stayed in abaca. it has gained a high rating from conde nast traveller magazine.
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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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!!
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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wow it looks yummy =) I love salmon especially pag grilled salmon =) happy weekend sis!
I like Cheryl's comment, she got me smiling here...:) Very nice presentation.
i like salmon if it's grilled... i hope this taste yummy as it sure does look like it.
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So appetizing! I like salmon grilled, but with that kind of serving, I will gladly try :)
lots of yummy stuffs here...me and my blogs are following you now! thanks for the visit too!
I'd be thinking of it as a dessert.haha! it looks so yummy. ~Cagayan de Oro philippine
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