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Yap: Lex in the City re­vis­its resto up on a hill

THE theme for this par­tic­u­lar episode we’re shoot­ing for Alexis On The Prowl is Places With A View. We de­cided to go to two places with par­tic­u­larly spe­cial views, one, of the city and the other, of the sea.

We did Cowrie Cove at Shangri-la Mac­tan first and tried their mag­nif­i­cent seafood plates from ap­pe­tizer, soup, and main course. You’ll see it in the episode that is soon to be re­leased on chan­nel 30 on Sky Cable. We have Chef Paolo to thank for this won­der­ful din­ner es­pe­cially when he was busy pre­par­ing a feast for APEC VIPs at the same time.

Af­ter the shoot, the en­tire crew was in­vited by Fiona Es­can­dor and Mon­ica Tan to Ac­qua, Shangrila’s Ital­ian out­let by the pool. There we had some de­li­cious Ital­ian of­fer­ings like salad, pizza, pasta, and gelato. The Car­bonara was ex­cep­tional! As usual, the ser­vice was im­pec­ca­ble. Af­ter all, one can ex­pect no less from the Shangri-la. Thanks, guys!

A cou­ple of days af­ter, the en­tire crew went up the hill to Mr. A, a restau­rant with a view, close to the hearts of many Ce­buanos (in my gen­er­a­tion, at least). We had many fond mem­o­ries of this place as an ado­les­cent who wanted to drive every­where his car and new driver’s li­cense could take him. This was one of those places. And even when quite a lot of things have changed in Mr. A, it re­mained all too fa­mil­iar, and the food could not ever be bet­ter.

I es­pe­cially loved the new Mr. A Pizze­ria. The Pro­sciutto-Arugula Pizza was so good while the Spaghetti Al Tartuffo was to die for. And now I know why

their Chicken Lol­lipop is a best seller. You’ll find out when you try it.

It was such a per­fect af­ter­noon to hang out in a place with a pretty good view of the “hazed” city. Blah…

On days when driv­ing to Mr. A is too much for you, try or­der­ing through Food Panda, you’ll get to try their de­li­cious food at com­fort of your own home. But when try­ing their Mr. A Sisig, make that drive, eat it out of the siz­zling plate like you’re sup­posed to and en­joy your food with a nice breeze and the breath tak­ing view of your beloved city.

Mr. A Sisig Spaghetti Al Tartuffo and Proscuitto-Arugula Pizza from Mr. A Pizze­ria

Mr. A’s Chicken Lol­lipop

The Ital­ian Feast at Ac­qua

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