April 01, 2024

Abé in BGC: Kapampangan Specialties and Other Filipino Classics

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  • The Philippines is composed of 17 regions, showcasing a remarkable diversity in cuisine due to their varied geography, culture, and history.  Among these, Region 3 stands out as the home of the Culinary Capital of the Philippines—Pampanga.

    Popular for its savory and bold dishes, including the crowd-favorite Sisig, Kapampangan cuisine is widely sought-after by many for the unique culinary experience it offers.

    Sisig / IMAGE from Abe’s Facebook page

    Fortunately, this restaurant in Manila offers a genuine taste of traditional Filipino and Kapampangan specialties, transporting diners directly to the heart of Pampanga with every dish. This gem is Abé located at Serendra in Taguig City!

    Abe, Serendra / IMAGE from LJC Group

    Larry J. Cruz, founder of LJC Group, named Abé after his father, Emilio “Abe” Aguilar Cruz, an artist-writer, editor, painter, and connoisseur.

    Abé, particularly its branch at Serendra, houses many Emilio Aguilar paintings, lending a unique and culturally rich concept and design that provides the ideal setting for friends and family who wish to dine comfortably and have a good time.

    IMAGE from LJC Group

    IMAGE from LJC Group

    The restaurant serves traditional Filipino food, mostly Kapampangan, inspired by Abe’s travels around the world. Among its signature dishes are Sinuteng Baby Squid, sauteed in olive oil and rich seasonings for a flavorful Kapampangan delicacy.

    Sinuteng Baby Squid / IMAGE from LJC Group

    For veggie lovers out there, their Paco Fern in Tomato Salad with its light salad dressing, as well as their Gule Magalang, or stewed vegetables with squash, are some of the must-tries before delving through the heartier Filipino dishes of the day.

    Gule Magalang / IMAGE from LJC Group

    Feast on their Filipino specialties, including Binukadkad na Pla Pla or butterflied overgrown tilapia, fried to a crispy perfection. Pair this with Bamboo Rice cooked with shrims, wood ear mushrooms, and bamboo shoots for that savory meal you desire.

    Binukadkad na Pla Pla / IMAGE from LJC Group

    Don’t forget to add some room for dessert (and even boozy beverages)! Try their Sikreto ni Maria Clara or their Abellini to cap off your well-deserved culinary adventure at Abé!

    Sikreto ni Maria Clara / IMAGE from LJC Group

    Looking for a venue for your next family gathering? You can also book their function rooms good for 13 to 28 guests!

    Function Room at Abe, Serendra / IMAGE from LJC Group

    Enjoy Kapampangan dishes and other Filipino favorites at Abé in Serendra, open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    General Information

  • G/F, Serendra Retailer Area, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • 02-8856-0526 / 02-‎‎‎‎8856-7696
  • 0917-552-2060
  • 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • www.ljcrestaurant.com/restaurants/abes
  • AbePhilippines
  • abephilippines
  • Private Rooms

    • Function Room 1: Good for 13 pax with consumable of P15,000

    • Function Room 2: Good for 13 pax with consumable of P15,000

    • Function Room 1 and 2: Good for 28 pax with consumable of P30,000

    • Whole extension area


     
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