Tonight was our last night with our mates, the Rutherford’s, in Philippines. So we decided to go up market, and we visited Saffron Restaurant, Amorita Resort, Panglao, Philippines. What a cracker it was. Mary and I stayed here with Ollie and Amy about 9 years ago, what a change it has gone through in that time. I remember Alona Beach being pizza joints, and dive shops only. Now look at it. But Amorita Resort too seems to have expanded 10-fold. It’s incredible. Maybe next time we stay here. And added bonus is that Mary’s brother works here too. What a cracking night.
Check this place out;
Alona Beach, Barangay Tawala, Panglao, Philippines
A lovely looking place at night os our gaff, The Henann Resort. tH e blue lit place is one of three, yes THREE pool bars. It’s massive! We have about a five minute walk ahead of us now to the Amorita Resort, just up on a little cliff above the sea.
quite amazing is that there is very little light pollution, so you see millions of stars compared to when in Singapore. Stunning!
Here’s the new bit of the Amorita Resort that wasn’t there nine years ago, including the restaurant itself. I like this place a lot.
I even love their Christmas decorations. Seriously check this bad boy out. All made from beer bottle tops, and beer cans – I wonder if they would notice if it went missing?
We are all here Saffron, now let’s get that food and beer a flowing. We’re hungry!
Seriously, even the drinks were incredible. This is a mango smoothy with a carved mango flower atop. Looking good Saffron.
Vietnamese sprig rolls. Probably some of the freshest you’ll ever get. Delicious, especially with a little of the dipping sauce. Oh yes!
Freja gos for a rather nice tuna fillet, simply grilled with some salad and dips. Commentary was that is was a very good dish.
Sisig quesadillas was one we had to try. Sorry Saffron, this one missed the mark for me sadly.I was hoping the sisig would be much punchier. In fact, so much to say if I didn’t know it was supposed to be sisig, I don’t think I would have guessed it was.
Deep fried calamari was absolutely excellent. So so fresh. Squeeze a little lemon, and this was a cracker.
Amy goers for Adobo chicken wings. She said they were very very good. They look incredible right!
Stevey goes for some Mediterranean style Beef Tongue Dish. Now this was a HUGE dish, that even Ruthers could not finish. I couldn’t even try it as I hate eating food from other people’s mouths.
My Mary went for the White Marlin. Again simple does it, which is the best way with fresh fish. Mary’s response on this that it was ‘too’ delicious, so very fresh. Great work Saffron.
Ollie goes for the Szechuan style braised beef, which was nice but not spicy art all. Rather, not spicy for him. I think he was expecting something like I got in Chiang Mai, remember that one? The OMG beef dish. It was not up to that, but it was great.
And I have to say the best was saved to last. I went for Sinigang Soup with crispy crackling pork. Holy cow, what a dish. The one, the standout, the one I would absolutely have again if I went back. The soup was sour with the Tamarind and the pork was just exquisite. So soft and moist, with an incredible crackling. Oh yes this was highly rated by, and I surely would have this as a death-row food option. Simply incredible! Saffron, this is a KNOCK-OUT dish!!!
So there you have it folks, our last supper with the Rutherfords at Saffron Restaurant, Amorita Resort, Panglao, Philippines. What a cracker it was. Superb food, and a must visit if you happen to be staying anywhere near. It’s a class restaurant, especially my dish. That was such a stand-out for me. Just incredible, such good work Saffron. Loved that one so much, seriously death-row food. If you come here, make it a must order and – ENJOY!!!