Cycle 5 – Item 87
2 (Wed) April 2014
-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (39) (see also TERRP)
I’ve been to Cabalen once before. On my first trip to Manila way back when, I was introduced to Filipino cuisine by way of the Cabalen buffet. As the final restaurant of TERRP Phase 1, it brings me full circle.
My initial impression of the food had been generally favorable, but not so much this time. I got there late, about 20 minutes prior to closing, so I had to make do with whatever was left over, bits and pieces of this and that. Whatever.
I AM DONE WITH THE RESTAURANTS ON THE 1ST FLOOR OF ROBINSONS PLACE! Woo-hoo!
I’d congratulate myself, but I won’t for the following reasons: (1) admittedly, the whole thing never really seemed like a great idea, just something to do, but I regret the lost opportunities to venture outside the mall, instead wasting my time with junk like Pizza Hut, etc.; (2) new restaurants are already being prepared for opening on the 1st floor, so it’ll never ever truly be over; and (3) the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors still await – though I’ve decided to take those as they come, whether or not I finish, who cares.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)