Swimming time followed our two-hour siesta. (Curious about what we had for lunch? click here: Lunch at Abe’s Farm) The kids couldn’t wait to get into their swimsuit and play in the water. But the moment they wore their swimsuits, they know they had to do the obligatory 1-hour picture-taking with my sister (who calls herself Anney) before they could dip their little feet in the pool.
Ykaie and I were able to enjoy some fun time in the water too!
Once the kids are already in the pool, it’s difficult to try and get them out of it. It took lots of patience and coaxing before they finally agreed to come out of the water. Well, I think it was more like they were already hungry… and it’s getting dark by the pool, heehee.
We all got dressed for the night and then went up to the restaurant for dinner. It was a cool night. I instantly got kilig at the sight of the quirky siling labuyo (bird’s eye chili) lights all-around the restaurant. It’s just too cute! peanutbutter♥ and I both love siling labuyo in our fish sauce as a condiment when eating.
I think it was still an early dinner still which we had at 6pm. It’s just that it gets dark much earlier when you’re in the province. We had Lola Ising’s Adobo (₱395), stewed pork belly in soy and vinegar then fried crisp and topped with browned garlic. You can dip it in adobo sauce and atchara which was served on the side.
and Chicharon Bulaklak (₱295)…
Our rice that night was Fried Dilis Rice. I don’t know why it wasn’t in the menu because it was really good. Sis just asked the waiter if it’s available.
We had two kinds of vegetables: Gule Magalang (₱240) which is stewed freshly harvested vegetables with squash flowers and Laing, which I don’t have a picture of.. hmmnn.. I wonder why..
I was craving for Green Mango and Bagoong (₱95) that night….
Sikreto ni Maria (₱165) is a dessert that will surely pique your curiosity. Well, Maria’s secret is no longer a secret because we’ve already found out what it is — and we loved it! As a matter of fact, we had two orders of Sikreto ni Maria to cap off our wonderful dinner.
Inside that shell of creamy vanilla ice cream topped with latik is two warm suman and slivers of sweet mangoes! It’s really the perfect combination of cold, warm, sticky, creamy, and sweet!
Another dessert that ended our night is Claude’s Dream (₱165) a mixture of Pandan gelatin and young coconut on buffalo’s milk ice cream.
Writing this post got me craving for Sikreto ni Maria…Hoping to go back to Abe’s Farm soon.
If you want to see our room at Abe’s Farm, click here: Abe’s Farm Staycation (Part 1)