August 30, 2010

Thumbs Up for Abe Restaurant

Last night, we celebrated HB's birthday by having dinner at Abe Restaurant at the Serendra in Global City.

Abe Restaurant in Serendra

The restaurant was packed when we got there and we had to wait for about 10 minutes to be seated. We settled for a table outside just so we could start eating.

HB took to the task of ordering. I was anxious because we've both read good reviews about this restaurant but we forgot which dishes stood out. And so HB trusted his food instincts and ordered:

Pastel de Lengua


Squid Calamares.

We also got the bamboo rice, (so sorry I failed to take a photo) and this was served ceremoniously by the waiter. He tapped the bamboo to open it and we were delighted when the staff of the other nearby restaurant clapped their hands to answer the tap. This was such a nice touch and indeed a treat. (I now wonder how the routine would go if we chose to sit inside, heehee.)

But more importantly, we were absolutely pleased with the food. My youngest daughter devoured the calamares which was deep fried perfectly. I liked the fact that the batter was neither too thick nor too thin and the squid had just the right bite. We dipped the crust of the pastel de lengua in the sauce and we instantly exclaimed "Yum!"

the pastel de lengua with the crust off

We are definitely coming back to try their other specialties. And for sure, I am going to read up on the other dishes which have received good raves and we will try those as well.

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