The rainy season has started and everyone wants to stay and get cozy in their own homes. While the rain is continuously pouring outside, imagine getting up from the bed and your mother or your wife has the food ready for you. This certainly feels home, but what if you are far from it and yet you want to get cosseted like you’re home? From the busy city of Makati, a restaurant in Legaspi Village named Abuela’s can feed your soul and tummy a comfort of home.
Abuela in Spanish is “grandmother” so the restaurant is straightforward to where their dishes come from, but since it has passed from generations to generations, the food has come with a modern twist.
This is not your ordinary Chicken Wings, since it is a Spanish style buffalo wings served with chorizo and olives. The taste is leaning on the salty side.
The Kilawin has a subtle touch of tangy because it has done the Negros way plus topped with coconut milk.
To definitely wow your appetizer, here is Bone Marrow with Truffled Chimichurri and Onion Mango Jam. The exciting part of eating the dish is when you’re scraping the roasted bone marrow with truffled chimichurri, topping it off at the humble toasted bread and adding the mango jam with it. It is a new taste in your palate. Highly recommended!
The Mechado stuffed with Iberico Chorizo looks good to take a photo because of the towering dried squid ink. Yes, that piece of art is edible! The dish has foie gras, and Iberico, a ham produced in Spain and Portugal so this dish must be pretty special.
The Jojo’s Filipino Curry Prawns with Crab Fat Sauce is enticing to look with the grilled prawns with a Southern Filipino crab fat curry. This one has a buttery taste.
The Pinangat is a fish meat and crab meat wrapped in gabi leaves. Drowned in coconut milk sauce, and a little salty, the right word for this dish is overindulgent of cholesterol.
The perfect slice of the pork is simply irresistible. Their Bagnet is not oily and the crunchiness does not hurt or test your jaw. The meat is good itself and it was the best when dipped with the Thai sauce.
Their dessert is still on its plating game. The Molten Lava Cake and the Green Tea Cheesecake are also scene-stealer. Both of them are decadent, well-flavored and rich but the Molten Lava Cake is moister.
Located on the second floor of Somerset, Abuela’s might be missed when you are strolling along Legaspi Village. The restaurant is spacious, it has a dim light with an elegant strike of home. If you are looking for a venue for corporate events, they can cater since they have function room with a maximum capacity of 25pax, minimum consumable of P20,000.
The price is not that budget-friendly but how the food is presented was the evidence with the price range of Abuela’s. The waitstaff are accommodating yet informal. The taste of the food is overall good. Hence, the modern twist is the interesting thing that you will keep to come back.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but not swayed to write positive reviews. All thoughts and opinion are my own. Thanks for not judging the quality of the photo. I forgot to bring my camera.
Address: Second Floor, Somerset Millenium Makati, 104 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Call (02) 8052713