January 6, 2009
1766 A. Mabini St., Malate, Manila
We went to this place for dinner last January 1, mainly because all the other restaurants are closed that time. I initially thought that this restaurant has its own market wherein we choose live seafoods then ask them to cook (then found out that it’s another restaurant and not Sea Palace).
It’s just a normal restaurant in which we order food and they serve it to us cooked. I would say I didn’t like the service & the food. I was kinda disappointed & decided that I won’t ever go back to this restaurant again unless I don’t have a choice.
Good thing I was with such beautiful people that it didn’t affect me that the service is bad & food isn’t good (except for the suahe w/c tasted good). I enjoyed the company of my mom & her friends so much. We even took a lot of pictures. You can see the pictures here (notice how old their utensils are).
Here are what we ordered:
- Tahong Chili (Php 400)
I didn’t bother trying this. When it was first served to us, my mom’s friend commented that it’s still a lil raw and requested the restaurant staff to cook it a lil more.
- Steamed Suahe (Php 600)
This is the only dish that I loved here. Fresh & Yummy. This was the 1st dish served to us.
- Chicken Wanton Soup (Php 600)
This is ok but not my favorite. Overpriced in my opinion.
- Steamed Lapu Lapu (Php 1,080)
Doesn’t taste and look fresh. Very disappointing dish. Urrgghh.
- Kangkong w/ Chili Bagoong (Php 300)
I didn’t like this as well. I don’t think the ingredients really blend well together.
- Steamed Crab (Php 800)
Nothing special but okay.