Back to Manila. Back to Work.
Good thing I have a new favorite restaurant to go to, when I want to escape my life as a corporate slave even for just a short while.
We first tried Samba, the Latin American Restaurant by the poolside of Shangri-La at The Fort to celebrate my birthday. I liked it so much, I have already been back two times since then since they make the Best Tres Leches Cake Ever (and Ady also wanted to eat here for her birthday)!
|Hooray for new birthday traditions.|
|Chips come free|
|The drink menu looks like a treasure map.|
|The food menu. I just noticed most of their specialties are seafood.|
The dishes that come highly recommended are the Quinoa Risotto, and the Seafood Rice dish similar to Paella.
|The Quinoa Risotto is so yummy, I made my friend order it, even if we|
came for dessert so I could grab a spoon or two.
|Their version of seafood paella is also good, but it tastes much milder|
when compared to the quinoa.
|Since I'm a carnivore, we ordered the pulled pork braised for many hours,|
but I didn't find it outstanding.
|It even comes with Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, which other people|
love but I can ignore, since I love the cake. So good with brewed coffee.
|I loved Samba so much, I was back with Carlo for dessert after we went to|
dinner. But yes, that's quinoa risotto for dessert.
We had dinner at Samba with the whole family for Ady's birthday.
|In search of meat, we finally tried the Lomo Saltado. The off-menu kid's |
version is much better. The beef is served on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes.
While the beef quality was good, I prefer how Cucina Peruvia does this dish.
|We also tried the octopus which is excellent.|
|The whole fam bam...|
|Happy Birthday Shobe and Reen!!! They gave us 2 Tres Leches cakes, one|
|Since our favorite dessert came for free, we ordered the dessert with|
Guyabano and meringue and it was surprisingly very good.
|It comes in a chocolate shell that you're meant to lift|
and break on the plate... but not quite like this I think.
Hahaha. Super WTF shobe!!!
|Voila! This is what happens to the dessert when Sofia happens to it.|
Hahaha. It was good anyway.
After 3 visits in less than a month, I don't think I will be back to eat here so soon. But that's the bright side of going back to work. Best Tres Leches Cake walking distance. just saying.
Samba at Shangri-La at the Fort
30th Street, corner 5th Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig,
1634 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 820 0888