Seafood Island, Trinoma, a Boodle Feast With Friends
Year 2007 when I dined in for the first time at Seafood Island, Cubao Branch. I can say that I like the idea of Boodle feast, the cozy atmosphere, but not much on the loud music. Well of course most of the crowd that was there, went there also for the band. Maybe I am just one of the few who prefers a silent dinner with friends and the only noise to be heard are our voices uttering about the latest in our lives. Moving on, another point to consider about Seafood Island is the price, I think it is cheap and reasonable. The Boodle feast is often good for 3 to 4 persons and if you will divide the bill among your group, you really won't spend that much, and most of all you will not leave the place with still hungry stomach because the servings are more than enough.
Boodle Feast called Tali BeachClick thumbnail to view full-size
Went to Seafood Island again last August 20, this time at the Trinoma Branch. Trinoma seemed to be the best place for us since we need to consider the places where friends will be coming from. Sang is from Pampanga, while Juliet is from Dagupan (yes the province at least 6 hours travel time by bus), Cheng is from Laguna and I will be coming from Marikina (well Trinoma is not really that far from my place). I hesitated to bring them to a buffet restaurant, because I remember the last time we dined in at Cyma, we had leftovers, so how can persons who do not eat that much can enjoy a buffet? So I think Seafood Island was our fate that day (LOL).
I had Boracay feast in mind, but the ladies found the Tali Beach Feast attractive so we told the waiter that we want the same thing that the group from the table across us ordered.
We also ordered Ensaladang Mangga Fiesta to compliment with our Tali Beach.
Tali Beach is attractive because it is served on your table, arranged like you were grilling by the beach. Chicken, pork, Tilapia, and squid were still skewed on the stick, just like barbecue, it was left hanging on two X-shaped wood that were placed on the opposite side to support the barbecue, but instead of fire, beneath was the bed of rice with prawn and Crab.
The ensaladang Mangga Fiesta is the typical filipino favorite side dish. A combination of green mango, salted egg, eggplant, okra, kang kong and tomato. Fish and shrimp anchovies were also served.
Along with Tali Beach arrangement were lots of banana leaf spread on the table so that the four of us can eat at the leaves instead of typical plate... So it's like a true to life picnic by the beach.
If you want to rest from eating in a buffet, you can try Seafood Island, Boodle feasts I guess is one of their specialties. I would also like to recommend the Boracay feast, Magellan's landing looks very tempting too... If in case you want to skip the boodle feast, Seafood Island has a long list of mouth watering foods in their menu.
Although Seafood Island was good, I don't think it is still the best place for friends that seldom reunite. So next time, I will make sure we have a reservation before we arrive in a particular place. But of course I will still recommend Seafood Island, Quality food, budget wise, this is good.
© 2012 Maria Cecilia