Buffet Dinner at the Spice Market

Stir-fry Noodle Station
There was never an idle time during our first day in Legazpi and Misibis Bay Resort and Casino. For one, we started the day early with a city tour of Legazpi, exploring the famous landmarks like the Cagsawa Ruins, Lignon Hill, Daraga Church and the Albay Pili Nute Factory among others. Upon arrival at the resort, we were welcomed by the warm smiles of Misibis' staff. We spent the entire afternoon roaming around the resort on Segway (a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle), and went to the Cagraray Eco Energy Park to experience their newest attraction -- the luge. It was a day full of exhilarating activities. So to cap the night, we had buffet dinner at the Spice Market, the resort's signature restaurant.

My Stir-Fry Noodles

The restaurant was almost full, with large groups sitting on long tables. We were the only couple that time so we chose to sit at the alfresco area. Our table was complete with warmly-lit candles and mosquito repellents. The air blew slowly, filling the area with the smell of the tropical greens around.

I checked out what's in the buffet, and the stir-fry noodle station caught my attention. I asked the guy to create half a serving for me. I selected squid, shrimp, mushrooms and garlic for my noodles. Beside it, I also checked out the pizza station and asked the guy to create a pizza for hubby and I. I loaded it up with our favorite toppings.

Our mini pizza with olives, mushrooms, ground beef, onions, sausage and lots of cheese!
The carvery and the grilling station are still there, so we got a thin slice of meat and another serving of grilled tuna belly. The latter was as fresh as the first one we had during lunch, tender and well-seasoned.



The carvery
Carnivores and pescetarian choice
Hubby got grilled crabs and salmon. The crabs are bit dry because it was grilled, but the meat was juicy and sweet nonetheless. The salmon was yummy at medium doneness.

Crustaceans and Omega 3 overload
A slice of grilled salmon and chicken with wasabi cream sauce. 
I also asked the chef in charge of the pasta station to give me half a serving of fusilli in puttanesca sauce. I love the anchovies and olives on it. It's a bit spicy but the cheese tends to balance it all. It's one of my favorites from this buffet dinner actually. And until now, I still crave for it when I see this photo. Other sauce choices include pesto and cream-based sauces like carbonara, alfredo or even pesto- or tomato-cream.


My favorite puttanesca





Since we were already getting full midway, we decided to have light desserts this time. I tried a goblet of blueberry panna cotta which is light and not too sweet, and a small slice of mango cheesecake.



Hubby, on the other hand, couldn't resist his sweet cravings and got truffle cake and buko pie which we shared together. I like the buko pie's crust, flaky and rich. The filling wasn't too sweet, too! The truffle cake might be overwhelming for my taste, but for chocoholics, this must be a holy grail!


We would have wanted to cap the night with a glass of red wine, but we were too exhausted that all we could think of was our plush bed at our villa. So there, we slept early to get ready for the water activties the following day.

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Misibis Bay
Cagraray Island, Bacacay, Albay Province, Bicol Region, Philippines
T:(63 52) 487 1540 / C: (63917) 599 1590 F:(63 52) 487 1540

Manila Sales and Reservations Office
1108 Tektite West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange, Exchange Road,
Ortigas Center,1605 Pasig City, Phillippines
T: (63 2) 661 8888     F: (63 2) 470 3607     E: reservations@misibisbay.com 

Legazpi Office
Hotel Venezia
Renaissance Gardens, Washington Drive, 
Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines
T: (63 52) 481.0888

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Special thanks to Misibis Bay Resort and Casino's 
General Manager, Mr. Ian Mayer Varona and 
Revenue Manager, Ms. Cherry Rodriguez


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