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It’s a beautiful Sunday once again! And tonight was made even more wonderful because I’ve got to watch the Avengers with the guys. We really had a good laugh while watching The Hulk smash Loki like a boss and I couldn’t help but smile at the witty dialogues thrown throughout the movie. But what’s the best thing to do after watching a 142 minutes of fantastic action movie? Eat a fabulous dinner. Definitely. So after giving it much thought, our hungry tummy lead us to Icebergs in Mall of Asia Seaside for some quick dinner and ICE CREAM! 😀
I’ve been to Icebergs a couple of times before but it’s my first time to try their other dishes tonight. And because we’d like to have a light dinner, we ordered three of their pasta dishes. Cheesy Beef Lasagna for boyfriend, Baked Penne for big brother and Hungarian Sausage and Mushroom Carbonara for me! Although Icebergs is known for their different ice cream treat, I must say their other dishes are awesome too!
My carbonara came fresh from the oven, 15 minutes after we put our order. Their carbonara is really creamy and thick and it is perfect when paired with the garlic bread. My brother commented though, that once the carbonara turned cold, it became blunt and unpleasant to taste. The hungarian sausage and the mushroom made up for the little lapses though, so I ended up enjoying my food nonetheless.
The Cheesy beef lasagna is just okay. Nothing much to say. I’m not sure if it tastes much better than Greenwich lasagna but at least Icebergs’ cheesy beef lasagna comes in bigger serving.
The Baked Penne has that salty taste according to my brother. But one thing interesting in their baked Penne is the Feta cheese – a cheese made from sheep or goat’s milk that that has a little sweet and sour taste. It gave a delicious twist to the Baked Penne and made it even tastier.
After a satisfying meal came the star of the night – Kingkong’s Revenge! It’s 5 scoops of different flavors of ice cream, mixed with fruits like pineapple and banana, topped with whipped cream, chocolate chips and chunks of brownies! Yuuummmmy!
Intramuros in Manila is a home for many scenic and historical spots. A whole day won’t be really enough to fully enjoy this place, but just in case you ran out of idea on what to do in Intramuros, why not try to dine and watch a cultural show at Barbara’s?
Last year my brother gave me two vouchers for this deal which entitled us a Buffet Dinner and Cultural Show which he paid for only P250 each. He encouraged me to make a write up about it afterward as a part of my blog. But because of my busy sked, I was only able to redeem it last February 6 and I couldn’t be more thankful that I did find time to visit Barbara’s.
I called two weeks prior to our desired date to make sure that there will be an allotted seat for us on what my friend and I considered to be our Pre-Valentines date. But when we arrived at Barbara’s, the restaurant was almost full and the staff asked us to share a table with another couple just to have a seat. I was a little pissed and embarrassed about that incident but I didn’t let it ruin the night.
The buffet dinner was great, especially the Beef Caldereta and Chicken Pesto. To my delight, they also offer a wide selection of great desserts like Braso Dela Merced and chocolate balls with candy sprinkles. There’s also sesame seeds coated banana or something like that, along with other Filipino desserts on the table. There’s no drinks included in the buffet but the staffs were prompt to refill our glasses of water. Just in case you want to have fruit juices or iced tea for drinks, you have to pay for it separately.