ABE … where good friends dine

Abe is a Capampangan word for friend, companion and getting together.  It is also the nickname of the beloved son of Pampanga , Emilio Aguilar Cruz, a writer, painter, editor , connoisseur, bon vivant and legendary eater outer.  Come to think of it … I wannna be described this way.

Abe by Nick Joaquin

 Category : Filipino Food
Address : Abe , Ground Floor, Serendra, Retailer Area,  Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines / Branch: Trinoma/MOA
Telephone Number: 856-0526/856-7696
Operation Hours : Mon-Sun 11am – 3pm / 6pm – 11pm ( Reservation is a must! )
Parking: Ample

Facade of Abe

Foodie’s Orders:

Squid Tactics – Lightly fried in properly batter and spices –  A good start but we had to order additional sauce because there isn’t much.  Servers are generous though.

Squid Tactics

Sinigang na Bangus Belly with Ripe Guava – Php 399 – Another style of sinigang with crushed fruit of guava and sour broth – Reminiscent of my  lunches with Mom in Bulacan.  Since this is belly , I miss the fish head of the Bangus,  which of course isn’t a sight to behold in a fine restaurant

Sinigang na Bangus Belly with Ripe Guava

Laing w/ Tinapa – Php 255 – gabi leaves cooked in coconut milk with a distinctive taste of smoked fish  

Laing w/ Tinapa

Gising-Gising – Php 240. – Chili lovers delight, red hot chili peppers and kangkong simmered in coconut milk. Fire extinguisher on hand! – nah, for tongues like mine, this isn’t spicy enough. 

Gising Gising

Nanay’s Pochero– Php 475 – Alya Honasan Mom boils leftover Christmas ham bits and bones in the broth to make it more yummy – another “back to basic” dish with a twist .

Nanay's Pochero

Crispy Tadyang D’ Original Mickey Fenix – Php 495 –  A Bistro Remedios original, marinated beef ribs deep-fried to delicious crispiness. Widely copied but in vain. – Not crispy enough for me.

Crispy Tadyang D' Original Mickey Fenix

Knockout Knuckle – Php 595 –  By unanimous decision, this Ang Hang take on the traditional fried crispy pata, won the heart of food writer Madbur Jaffrey’s foodie  family – yes I’m into bones – a dog in my past life?

Knockout Knuckle

Pastel de Lengua – No Filipino fiesta would be complete without this tender ox tongue dish on the table – not as spectacular as the ones I’ve tasted

Pastel de Lengua

Dilis Rice – this bagged the crown of my best food in this restaurant … fried rice topped with dilis done in different way as we know dilis … not crunchy … with tausi .   This will kiss your non-carbo diet good-bye! The best!

Dilis Rice

Mango Crepes – mango inside crepes smothered with sauce

Mango Crepes

Sikreto ni Maria – Php 165 –  suman , mango, coconut milk and ice cream – one good dessert!

Sikreto ni Maria

Claude’s Dream – buco pandan w/ vanilla  ice cream

Claude's Dream

 This is a reputable Pinoy Resto –  a member of the LJC group – the owners of Cafe Adriatico, Cafe Havana, Larry’s Cafe, Bistro Remedios, Fely J’s Kitchen, Lorenzo’s  Way, Abe Farm and La Mer Catering.   This is the kind of place where you bring your balikbayan friends and relatives.  This is classic “ulam” in an ambiance that is very old Pinoy with a minimalist touch.  You will be surrounded by pictures of bygone eras and bits and pieces of the past . 

Interior

Blast from the Past

Pictures in Sepia

Indeed , everything about it revolves around friendship  – delightful recipe contribution of friends.  This is one good place to dine … with friends.

The Foodie Among Friends

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