Search This Blog

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Abe, a taste of authentic Filipino food

  SM Moa had a string of good restaurants to its name perfectly located at the second floor overlooking the Manila Bay, and one of this is Abe.   Abe is a part of LJC group of companies which bring the likes of Cafe Adriatico, Bistro Remedios, and  Fely J, among others.  Abe means companion, a friend or getting together in Capampangan, and the restaurant got its namesake from Larry Cruz's father. Abe's interior has an artist's photos and artworks. The main dining has a seating capacity of 80 persons.

If you want to taste authentic filipino food then it is a must to visit Abe. I would rate my dining experience 9 out of 10 for good food, friendly staff and value for money.

For my appetizer I was served Pako Salad. This was a perfect combination of pako vegetables, salted egg,  thinly sliced tomatoes, onions, vinegar and a dash of sugar. This was my first time to taste "Pako".  I loved the sweet sour taste. It was the perfect salad to start off a meal.

Pako Salad

Next dish was the Mutton Adobo with Popped Garlic, or Adobong kambing for you. I havent eaten kambing and it was my first time to taste this. I admit it was a very good adobo with topped garlic, it smelled delicious. It tasted like beef but tender.  I just wish the waiter did not tell me what meat it was so I could eat chunks.

Mutton Adobo with Popped Garlic

Gising Gising was next to be served. It was my favorite spicy dish, kangkong stalks cooked with coconut milk, shrimps and seasoned with red hot chili peppers. Yummy! If you want it spicier or tame the flavor, just ask the waiter.

Gising Gising

I have been to many Filipino restaurants that serves Kare kare, but nothing beats Abe's. Hands down, this was the best Kare Kare with its thick peanutty taste, tender meat and vegetables prepared fresh at the side, Perfect food.

Kare kare

Sinigang na Bangus Belly with Ripe Guava, has a sarap-asim twist with bayabas and boneless bangus belly. This was served hot. It compliments the taste of the dishes served above.

Sinigang na Bangus Belly with Ripe Guava

What's the secret behind this creamilicious taste? Sikreto ni Maria Clara is Abe's bestselling dessert, with coconut milk, large strips of mangoes, suman with ice cream. Dont forget to order this for your next visit.

Sikreto ni Maria Clara

Abe served the Filipino classics with a twist. It is a must to visit them this Valentine's day with your special someone. Savor the authentic Capampangan taste and aroma. They are located at SM Moa 2nd floor adjacent to Cafe Adriatico.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Yee Pioneers Likha Collab: Unveiling an All-Filipino Natural Marketplace

Living sustainably means making choices that align with a healthier planet and a healthier lifestyle. In today's consumer-driven society...