When you have had too much pork, beef, or poultry to eat for the past few days, a seafood meal is a welcome break. A seafood meal was what me and my family had one hot September day at Lantaw Native Restaurant's SRP branch.
|Lantaw sa SRP Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines|
Seafood Dishes at Lantaw Native Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
There's a lot of seafood dishes available on the menu of Lantaw Native Restaurant. When we dined in for lunch that day at their SRP branch, we ordered garlic buttered prawns, calamares, sinuglaw, seafood pinakbet, grilled tuna belly, and Cordova express. We also ordered a platter each of plain rice and garlic rice and a pitcher each of Cordova cooler and SRP cooler.
Garlic Buttered Prawns
I am a sucker for prawns in any way it is cooked and I enjoyed the garlic buttered prawns at Lantaw. The size is not too big, but it is rich in flavor and I enjoyed every bite of it. They also peeled off the shell on the meaty part so it was an easy dish to eat as well.
|Garlic buttered prawns at Lantaw sa SRP Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines|
Calamares is one of my favorites too! Well, a lot of seafood dishes actually count among my favorites. The flavor of Lantaw's version of the calamares is not that bad. However, I must say that I'm not a fan of how they put breadcrumbs on it. I also hope for better consistency to cook this dish in slow fire or low heat so it does not get too gummy.
|Calamares at Lantaw sa SRP Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines|
Lantaw's sinuglaw (sinugbang baboy + kinilaw na isda) is a fish ceviche using tangigue for the fish component of the dish and grilled pork belly. The flavors blend well. It's not too sour, it's a little sweet with a hint of salty from the grilled pork. Should you want a more sour taste, sprinkle in the juice from the calamansi.
|Sinuglaw at Lantaw sa SRP Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines|
Lantaw's twist on this Ilocano dish is to add seafood to the usual pork slices. This rich vegetable dish has shrimps and squid with onions, garlic, string beans, ampalaya (bitter gourd), okra (gumbo), tomatoes, kalabasa (winter squash), and eggplants.
|Seafood Pinakbet at Lantaw sa SRP Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines|
Grilled Tuna Belly
Grilled tuna belly with a hint of sweet glaze is served with atchara (pickled papaya). One serving is good for about 2-3 persons. Tuna is among my favorite fish for grilling.
|Grilled tuna belly at Lantaw sa SRP Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines|
Cordova Express is Lantaw Native Restaurant's signature dish. It is similar to Bicol express but less spicy and uses seafood instead of pork, plus it is also cooked with coconut meat, and served in a coconut shell. I always enjoy this treat everytime I dine at Lantaw.
|Corodova express at Lantaw sa SRP Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines|
Lantaw Native Restaurant's SRP branch is an open air restaurant where diners can enjoy the sea breeze. It features both roofed dining spaces and alfresco dining. On a clear weather day, Cordova Island is seen from across the Cebu-Mactan Channel, a busy shipping lane.
Location and Contact Information
Lantaw Native Restaurant SRP branch is located at Il Corso along the Cebu South Coastal Road on the South Road Properties. For the exact location on Google Maps, please CLICK HERE. For reservations, dial in 0943 363 1862, 0908 624 8711, 0927 576 8711, or (032) 512 7745. You may also visit the Lantaw Native Restaurant Facebook.
Other branches of Lantaw Native Restaurant are located at Busay (in between Mountainview Nature's Park and Temple of Leah) and at the end of the Day-as Boardwalk in Cordova, Cebu, Philippines).