The solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar is full of traditions, specifically in food. Keeping up with abstaining from meat for example, restaurants have either highlighted their special alternative dishes or have come up with promos.
Here are some:
Bar and Grill
Dencio’s seafood fare include Sinigang na Hipon for P355, Inihaw na Pusit for P325, Krispy Bangus Sisig for P195, and Bangus Lumpia P175. Meanwhile, those who wish to have more vegetables, could try the signature Gising-Gising at PHP260.
If Pizza is your thing, Yellow Cab’s Lenten Bundle is available from April 12 to 21. You can have one 10” Roasted Garlic & Shrimp Pizza, one 10” Four Cheese Pizza, one Large Shrimp Alfredo Pasta, and one Large Pesto Pasta for only P999.
You can enjoy the Rice Bowl meals of Max’s this Lent. We recommend the Seafood Kare-Kare, a twist on the traditional Filipino dish with a fresh mix of shrimp, squid and fish for P249; Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet with chunky breaded creamy dory fillets for P149; Chopsuey featuring a healthy mix of fresh vegetables; and the house favorite Max’s Spicy Tofu with tofu cubes in spicy cream sauce, both for P169.
Pan Seared House
Pancake House presents two ways to make the most out of the meatless meals season. There’s the Pan Seared Fish Fillet served with tomato salsa, brown rice pilaf and side salad, or Fish Rolls that gives a healthy twist to Asian spring rolls served with plain rice and mango salsa. These two set meals may be availed together for only P399.
For those craving for pasta, Maple offers their Seafood Aglio Olio—a sumptuous serving of spaghetti with Chilean mussels cooked to perfection. Solo size is at P320 while a full serving meant for sharing is at P560.
Tempura and Teriyaki Salmon
For an Oriental treat, check out Teriyaki Boy’s Salmon Tempura with Kakiage at P379 ala carte, or Salmon Teriyaki drizzled in Teriyaki Boy’s special sauce at P499 ala carte. For an additional P79, diners can avail of two servings of gohan and single serving of iced tea.
Steak during lent? It’s possible. Sizzlin’ Steak puts aside its trademark mouthwatering slabs of meat with a duo of Lenten specials, the Tuna Belly and Salmon Steak, both served with special cream sauce and sprinkled with spices. They are priced P255 and P449 respectively.
Divine Dishes of the Deep
Red Lobster lets us savor the sea with one of the best meatless menus in Metro Manila. Definitely worth trying are the Seafarer’s Feast, a platter of fresh seafood from swordfish, scallops, shrimp scampi, and snow peas served with wild rice and cocktail sauce; and the Bar Harbor Seafood Bake, aptly named for the idyllic seaside town of Bar Harbor. This is made up of spaghetti, mussels, scallops, squid and shrimp with garlic butter sauce.
Other seafood choices are the Scallops and Artichoke Dip; the Shrimp and Kani Pizza; Dragon Shrimp, fried shrimps drizzled with dragon sauce and served with wild rice and snow peas; and the Blackened Barramundi in beurre blanc sauce, with roasted potatoes and snow peas.
More from the Sea
At Isla Sugbu Seafood City, you abstain from meat by default with their offering Paluto All-You-Can. Select from a wide array of fresh and live seafood and have it cooked the way you like it until you have your fill.
If you don’t have a dish in mind, best choose from the delectable selection of best-selling meals such as Salted Egg Shrimp, Oysters topped with Garlic and Cheese, Fresh Crabs in Chili Sauce, Squid in Garlic Teriyaki Sauce and Steamed Parrot Fish. You may available their promo for P888 until May 31, 2019.
Until April 28, the TWG Tea will have a selection of new seafood dishes infused with the finest harvest teas and tea blends, offering scrumptious options for guests. The appetizing starter of pan-fried soft shell crab with a peanut sauce on a bed of lettuce and cherry tomato salad, drizzled with an 1837 Green Tea infused vinaigrette is priced at P535.
On the other hand, classic oriental flavor with a TWG Tea twist, enticing main courses include the Chinese-style steamed fish with a Midsummer Night Tea infused sauce, served with fragrant Timeless Tea infused rice for P725; and the pan-fried salmon topped on a bed of vegetables with vermicelli, served with an Oriental Empire Tea infused broth for P645.
There is also the seafood squid ink pasta in a paella sauce. The dish is brimming with flavor, topped with a combination of scallops, mussels and shrimp, and drizzled with Matcha oil for P895.
Banner photo courtesy of Red Lobster.