Monday, September 14, 2009


Believe it or not, this is my first time to go to Iloilo! I've heard so much about the province and their food. I was so excited because I was going with my friends Cathy and Anna. Cathy's sister-in-law Divine was having a christening of their baby girl Vivienne over the weekend and Anna was one of the god parents. I tagged along for a short weekend getaway!

We arrived at the Iloilo airport around 10:30 a.m. We headed to the Limsui residence and had Lanzones for snacks. We waited for the rest of the family members to arrive and headed out to lunch.

First stop was at Breakthrough.

The restaurant is by the beach and it was nice because of the cool breeze. Cooked food was on display like turo-turo. They also had tanks where they had the live seafood.

Here's a baby shark in the tank. Think that if someone ordered this, it will be served on the table. For now the meantime, its a pet of the restaurant.
Here we are by the waterfront. That's me, Cathy, Aan, and Anna.

Our food came to our table about 15 minutes later. We had steamed crabs, crispy fried catfish,
Grilled scallops with garlic and butter, lechon,

And everyone's favorite, aligue rice! We were so full, we didn't have space for dessert anymore. The rest of the afternoon was spent in the hotel. We all took a nap then headed down to the mall to window shop.

Dinner was at Amalfi restaurant.

For starters, we had focaccia bread and garlic bread sticks with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. Then here are the items that the group ordered.... A trio of soup ( pumpkin, cream of broccoli, and cream of tomato soup.

For appetizers, we had arancini balls sitting on a bed of basil, garlic and tomato sauce and drizzled with balsamic vinegar, then a seafood pizza.
For salads, they ordered foie gras with peached pears on a bed of greens, for pasta we had pasta with pesto sauce,

Spaghetti bolognese for the kids, Seared scallop pasta with tomato sauce for Aan.

Osso bucco with saffrom risotto for me and Anna, Sea bass for Eric,

Cathy had the Salmon fillet, and Divine had the Seared tuna. To end the very wonderful meal, we were all served with mint tea. Dessert to follow on the next blog :-)

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