A Filipiniana Feast at the Allegro Restaurant and Bar, Maribago Bluewater
The long scenic drive from Sumilon Island made us crave for nothing else but -RICE. So after we checked in at the Amuma Spa Suites in Maribago Bluewater, we immediately checked out the Allegro Restaurant and Bar.
When we asked the staff what their bestseller is, she promptly said Adobo Rice. Bingo! Exactly what we need. Carbo-loading anyone? We ordered two servings of Adobo Rice, a bowl of Pochero and lastly, Pinaputok na Tilapia.
|Adobo Rice, Php 310.00|
To our surprise, the serving of Adobo Rice is huge! I think it is good for two people. Adobo Rice includes a generous serving of fried rice with adobo flakes and sauce topped with adobong Cebu.
Adobo is the name of a popular dish and cooking process in Philippine cuisine that involves meat or seafood marinated in a sauce of vinegar and garlic, browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade.
Allegro's rendition of Adobo includes crispy cuts of pork atop mouth-watering fried rice.
|Pochero, Php 450|
Allegro's Pochero, or beef shank in ginger broth with potato, corn and cabbage, is a perfect starter that gives warmth to the craving stomach. The beef is so tender while leaving the veggies crisp. The soup is comforting, nonetheless. Akisha enjoyed her Pochero among all the food that we ordered.
|Pinaputok na Tilapia, Php 370|
Pinaputok na tilapia, or fried banana leaf-wrapped tilapia stuffed with tomatoes and onions, is light yet flavorful. The fish is so tender and fresh. It goes well with Adobo Rice.
|Allegro's Homemade Ice Cream (Christmas Collection)|
A perfect ending to our Filipiniana feast are three scoops of Allegro's homemade ice cream. This comes from their Christmas Collection - clockwise: Buko Pandan, Halo-Halo and Queso de Bola. Of the three, I love Queso de Bola!
So when we were already full, it's time to hit the beach again!