Monday, September 1, 2008


It was a rainy afternoon in Taguig. Knowing that the traffic would eat up dinner time, we decided to take Mark's mother at The Fort. We proceeded to Kabisera at the Fort, as it was highly recommended by blogs and featured in some articles of the daily broadsheets. Kabisera is the high-end version of the well-loved Dencio's Restaurants.

We ordered the Kilawing Salmon (P295) - salmon fillets cooked kinilaw or kilawin way- in vinegar. It was interesting to taste the predominantly Western fish Salmon served the native way. I would have loved it had they used "sweeter" vinegar, and maybe some fresh lime. I wasn't able to take a picture though. Sorry. We also had Molo Iloilo (P140) for our soup.

For our rice, we ordered the highly recommended Adobong Pusit Rice sa Buho(P195). We were very excited to try this dish. We love rice soaked in squid ink. Sadly, the dish didn't meet our expectations. We expected it would be cooked inside the bambo casing. But the rice didn't taste like it did, nor feel like it did. It wasn't as tasty or as sticky as expected. I guess the Buho is for serving purposes only.

Adobong Pusit Rice sa Buho

We also ordered the Sari-Saring Sinugba (P495)- a medley of grilled meat. The Tuna belly was not fresh. Sorry. Good thing the barbeque fared better.

Sari-saring Sinugba

Ah, the Pinakbet Salad (P95). I will not apologize to say that this is probably one of the worst Pinakbets I have tasted. I don't mind as much if the mixture is not that good, or it lacked seasonings... but I do mind when the dish served is NOT FRESH. Vegetables are very obvious when they are not fresh. We are hurt to be served something like this. I can still smell the not fresh bagoong, okra, talong and kalabasa. I think it was pre-cooked for a couple of days or more. It must have been a bad day at the kitchen.

Pinakbet Salad

It is a blessing that they have desserts... and we had the Sin-turon (P120)- a heavenly version of the turon. Such a lovely version. The bananas, langka and taro are wrapped in a very a thin lumpia wrapper, tied in the middle like a pouch with a Pandan leaf and deep-fried to golden perfection. I am so glad that we ordered this, or else..everything would have been such a waste of hard-earned money.


Aren't we all glad for desserts? ;)


mikky said...
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mikky said...

ooops... sorry... as i was saying... good thing you had that dessert to compensate the disappointment... :)

Shalum said...

true. thanks mikky.

♥u8mYpiNkco0kiEs♥ said...

i find the sari-saring sinugba good :D