Today is a saturday work day. Despite the storm hovering over the country, there are some things needed to be done to prepare for a shoot on Monday. Though work didn't take that long to be an ordeal, our team felt like we needed a reward--after all we did brave the rain. It's the perfect time and weather to indulge and experience a gastronomic high. So for lunch we decided treat ourselves to dine in a nice restaurant where they serve good Filipino comfort food--Abe (pronounced as ah-beh). Named after Larry Cruz's father Aguilar “Abe” Cruz, this ideal setting "Where Good Friends DIne" is part of the LJC group of restaurants which include Fely J's, Lorenzo's Way, Ang Bistro sa Remedios, Cafe Havana, Larry's Cafe and Bar and the legendary Cafe Adriatico. We ordered a feast ( as you can see in the pictures below) perfect for our heart's or should I say tummy's content. From appetizer and soup to main course-s, so loving the local flavors at its finest that tickle your taste buds. Their specialties include Abe’s Chicken Supreme, Lamb Adobo with Popped Garlic, Knockout Knuckle, Binukadkad na Crispy Pla-Pla, Paco Fern and Tomato Salad, Bringhe, Arobung Camaru and Betute.
Definitely a must-go for Pinoy foodies out there who majorly want to pig out without batting an eyelash. One of the more dependable restaurants who's Filipino cuisine is one of the best in town. The team is destined to come back to this place so worthy of another food coma.
|Sketch of the founder of Abe, the legendary Larry Cruz.|
|Sinuteng na pusit. Baby squid sauteed in olive oil and garlic with basil.|
|Chicharon Bulaklak. Fried pork crackling--need i say more.|
|Binukadkad na Pla Pla. Fried fish with condiments.|
|Crispy Tadyang. Beef ribs fried to a perfect crisp.|
|Carbo loading rice.|
|Sinigang na Baboy. The perfect soup for gloomy weather.|
|Spicy Pampanga sisig.|
|Claude's Dream. Named after the artist Claude Tayag, this famous dessert is a combination of fresh buko carving, pandan gulaman and vanilla ice cream.|
|SM's Ruth Galvez wearing a white tee by Hanes, jacket by Mango, leggings from |
a thrift shop, boots from Shanghai and bag by Forward & Scoop.
|Associate stylist Reg Rodriguez wearing an ensemble by PLF, scarf from a thrift |
shop and hand me down lace up boots.
|Associate stylist Donna Gonzales Lim wearing a knit dress by F21, scarf and lace up |
boots by Zara, necklace by Mango, bangles from a bazaar and bag by Gucci.
|The author wearing white v neck tee by Uniqlo, reversible panuelo by Puey Quinones, |
glasses by Firma, pique pants and pinstriped shoes by Joey Samson and Marci bag
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