Filipino cuisines have evolved over the years, we take influences from other countries and level it up to our own preferences. Filipino dishes are so flexible that there are a lot of variations of how to prepare and cook a certain dish and I think this is the reason why it’s still evolving. Some Filipino restaurants have leveled it up which I think locals should try to experience.
Abe Restaurant Serendra Taguig City
My #1 pick is Abe. The ambiance of this Filipino restaurant resembles a barrio fiesta and the service really prompt. The restaurant serves traditional Filipino dishes mostly were original recipes from Pampanga—the food capital of the Philippines (they use traditional ways of cooking)—Abe didn’t fail to meet those standards. I liked everything that we ordered particularly the Bamboo rice and Crispy Adobo. Big servings are good enough for 2-3 persons so I think it’s really affordable for the whole family and friends. Aside from having mall branches they also provide catering services.
G/F Serendra, Retailer Area, BGC, Taguig City
Phone: 856-0526/ 8567696/09175522060
Monday – Sunday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm / 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
What we ordered:
Lumpiang Ubod – Php135
Gising Gising – Php265
Pork Binagoongan – Php325
Nanay’s Puchero – Php425
Bamboo Rice – Php275
Crispy Adobo ni Lola Ising – Php425
Pork Sinigang sa Gabe – Php395
Abe Photos (Abe Restaurant Menu)
Kabisera is related to Dencio’s which is owned and operated Max’s Group Inc. Located at B3 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. For reservation call 02 776 9883.
What we ordered:
Sinigang na Pula (Lechon Pugon) – Php375
Pork and Beef Sisig – Php395
Lechon Kawali – Php320
Laing – Php180
Beef Salpicao – Php450
You’ll never guess that they are a Filipino restaurant, because it looks like a 5-star hotel with glass walls and glass doors. They also have a bar where you can order beer and liquor. I was approach right after I stepped in and got us the table and the menu. The staffs were friendly and food was right on time.
Lechon Pugon (Sinigang na pula) is perfectly cooked, meaty and tender, the taste is good, right on the spot, but it’s a typical sinigang so I think it’s a little overpriced. Pork and Beef sisig tastes like a typical sisig, nothing special, so I think it’s overpriced as well. I like their Lechon Kawali, it’s tasty and crispy even though we’ve been there for about 2 hours, however, the serving is too small, it’s just a chunk of meat sliced into four. The best dish they served was Laing, the best Laing that I’ve tasted so far, even my boss liked it.
Kabisera Photos (Kabisera Restaurant Menu)
A sister company of Abé. If Abé serves Filipino dishes in traditional way, I think Lorenzo’s Way have somehow put all the cuisine’s influences to another level. It’s Filipino but leveling it up by adding spices or secret recipes from other countries.
What we ordered:
Gambas – Php335
Asian Vege-licious Spring Rolls – Php175
Paella Marinara – Php595
Paella Valenciana – Php595
Lola Ising’s Adobo – Php425
Rosemary Chicken – Php385
The food is tasty but I think I expected more, or probably a leveled-up Filipino restaurant by fusion might’ve destroyed the true taste of it, like the Rosemary Chicken, it’s stuffed with Suman (sweetened rice cake) and Chorizo, and I personally didn’t like the taste of it, but then again, it’s just me, others might like it that way. They also have Lola Ising’s Adobo (I’m not sure if this is Abé’s original recipe or the other way around), most of us liked the spring rolls.
If Abe’s dining area resembles a barrio fiesta, Lorenzo’s Way is more like a corporate-ish, I think their target is the working class. The service crew and the serving style is similar to Abe.
Lorenzo’s Way Photos (Restaurant Menu)
Great tasty foods cooked in a traditional and modern way, prompt and happy service crew and modernized interior designs and a good place to be proud of Filipino cuisine. So, bring your friends, family and colleagues to these Filipino restaurants, it’ll be a good dining experience.
Sorry, some pictures were taken from the internet ‘coz I was too busy eating to take pictures . 2:^) hashtag nomnom