Two nights of fancy food

Two nights ago, my mom picked me up right after my last class in UP and then we had dinner with her friend together with my dad at this fancy Chinese restaurant called Summer Palace in EDSA Shangri-la. It’s been months since I had fancy Chinese food. I’ve often said that Chinese cuisine is top of my list and the experience two nights ago simply served as an expensive affirmation.

Last night, on the other hand, I went to Abe Restaurant in Serendra. It was Ivan who invited Renz and I to the first anniversary treat of Abe Restaurant. The place was packed. A choral group from Pampanga was present to sing to the crowd. The emcee however spoke entirely in Kapampangan, which I didn’t understand.

Traffic last night was terrible, it took me two hours to drive from Congressional Avenue in Quezon City to Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. When I got to the place, I immediately headed off to the buffet table and took in everything. The adobong kimaru kamaru (crickets cooked adobo-style) was surprisingly delectable, I was eating half a plateful of it, even before I was told they were real crickets.

Abe Restaurant, Serendra, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

The famous priest-turned-Pampanga Governor Ed Panlilio was one of the event’s guests. I was coaxed to have a picture with him, after having written an entry about the governor some weeks ago. It was also, actually, my first time in Serendra and Bonifacio High Street. Ivan, Renz and I had some donuts at Krispy Kreme before heading home.

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