Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Filipino Dishes, Grilled Dishes
We ordered Sizzling Mixed Seafood. We had a choice on what sauce they serve it with and we chose Gata (coconut milk) over Ala Pobre. The serving was quite small if you ignore the onions, hot pepper, and kangkong. I could count the shrimp and squid slices with my fingers. The fish fillet's cut was also quite small. I suggest that when they serve fish fillet especially if it's going to be with sauce, they make the cut bigger so that the fish won't look like mashed potato. The dish was okay but I couldn't really taste the gata.
We also ordered Sinigang na Hipon (Sour Soup with Shrimps/Prawns). All ingredients for sinigang was there except for the prawns. Every time I eat Sinigang na Hipon, prawn is always used. But in Antoine's Grill version, they used small shrimps. It was a little difficult to eat those shrimps because they were too small. It would've been better if they used 3 Prawns instead of 10 little shrimps. The taste though was good. The soup had the right amount of sourness.
Lastly, we ordered the Adobong Kangkong (Water Spinach or Swamp Cabbage cooked in vinegar and soy sauce). This is their best dish. I could finish one serving by myself. In
We opted to sit in the main dining hall. The place has a native feel and the chairs and tables all looked new. The restaurant was clean. The restaurant also used incandescent bulbs which added to the romantic feel of the place. Every Friday, they have a live band performing.
My only complaint is because there are a lot of plants in the area, there were also lots of mosquitoes hovering around. There were also lots of black ants crawling on top of the table. But these are just minor things and they do not lessen the great ambience of the place.