Sunday, March 3, 2013

Food + Travel: Al Fresco Dining at Emohruo Beach Restobar, Pagudpud

The first thing that we asked from our host in Saud (Ms. Cathy) was where to eat for dinner, and she immediately suggested to dine at Evangeline Beach Resort's -- Emohruo Beach Restobar. Although she warned us about the price, she still recommended that we try their food just for the experience of it. Good thing that we listened to her!

And as posted from their website: the excellent chefs of Emohruo Beach Restobar serve a unique blend of innovative Asian cuisine that they themselves have created. The menu boasts of a variety of offerings ranging from creative seafood fares to spicy Thai curry sauces, all made from the freshest ingredients and herbs freshly-picked from the resort’s very own organic garden. Apart from the magnificent food choices, we also have a selection of wines for our guests and their discriminating palates.


Since we couldn't get enough of the Bagnet from Vigan, we ordered Pagudpud's version of it -- the Mango Orange Bagnet. A plate of this was served with crispy fried lechon kawali that was stewed with fruity mango orange sauce. 

The verdict? Well, the meat was a bit hard to chew on, which made swallowing hard on our end. The chunks were big, so these definitely scraped a little in our throats. The fruit slices however, made up for the 'bagnet' that we ate, as these sweet treats actually helped tone down the taste of the meat.

Mango Orange Bagnet Php483 

We also ordered the Buffalo Chicken Salad since the description got me very hungry. A plate of this salad consisted of spicy fried boneless chicken, topped with tomatoes, cucumber, onion rings, carrots, egg and ranch dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Salad Php178

The Buffalo Chicken Salad was one of the highlights of our dinner at Evangeline's. We loved the flavor of the boneless chicken, especially when we dipped it with the vegetables in the ranch dressing. 

We also came back to eat at Emohrou's the next night. And as it became my favorite, we ordered the Buffalo Chicken Salad again. We also tried their Club Quesadilla.

Emohruo's Club Quesadilla had a very different version of this mexican delicacy. The tortilla was stuffed with mayonaise salsa, ham, chicken, cheese and bacon. Yes, bacon. Every bite tasted funny with the bacon inside the tortilla. So we really didn't get to finish everything on the plate.

Club Quesadilla (good for two) Php186 

Anyway, we also didn't let our days go by without ordering dessert from the Saud restaurant. We just had to indulge on Emohruo's Mango Crepe, as it was super delish! :) Their crepes certainly had generous servings of ice cream, mango chunks and chocolate syrup.

Mango Crepe Php98 

I could probably rate Emohruo 4 out of 5 stars, mainly for their Buffalo Chicken Salad and Mango Crepe. So I'll surely pay them a visit once I'm back in Pagudpud again. :) Moreover, I highly recommend that you eat there once you visit Saud Beach. Not only will you be given a variety of food choices, you'll also get the opportunity to dine with a view of the beach. What more can you ask for? :)

Explore & Be Free!
Mai

30 comments:

  1. Hmmm, I think I'm going to enjoy the Quesadilla. Though I haven't tasted one with bacon on it, I really enjoy Mexican food. =)

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  2. The mango orange bagnet looks so yummy that this close to lunch I am getting too hungry to continue with my work haha I also love quesadilla and the picture you posted looks so delicious!

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  3. Wow! Those mango crepes look exciting to eat and delicious, except now that we're on a diet. :P

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  4. love that ilocano dishes... and love to go to pagudpud again....

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  5. Sis!!! More than the food, I want to go to Pagudpud!!! XD I haven't been there yet, so I'll make sure to include it in my out-of-town plans this year. Anyway, the Buffalo Chicken Salad looks good. Would love to try Emohruo! :)

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  6. I almost visit Pagudpud this summer, but we opted to boracay.
    Maybe, next summer, then I will be able to try Emohruo.

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  7. all that food is suddenly making me very hungry. I love the look of the buffalo chicken salad and the quesadillas...hope they tasted as good as they looked.

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  8. The Club Quesadilla really made me hungry! I'll try this restobar out on my Ilocos trip! :)

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  9. The crepe looks delicious! The chocolate syrup flowing over the crepe is an eye-candy! I might not try their bagnet unless they've improved it. I hate chewing hard meat for so long.



    But, the fact that they've harvested their ingredients and herbs in their organic garden is a big plus since they don't really have to spend so much plus I think it's healthier. :D

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  10. yay, I miss Ilocano food .... that mango pinakbet looks interesting :)

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  11. You must've read the photo caption wrong..

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  12. Wooohoo! Time to take a break, Sumi. :)

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  13. I, on the other hand, didn't enjoy it with bacon. But you should still try it. :)

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  14. The mango orange bagnet per se is good. I just hoped that the meat wasn't hard to chew on.

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  15. Hahaha! Tignan mo na lang muna sis. :)

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  16. You should visit Pagudpud real soon. :) You'll enjoy it there.

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  17. Oh, the buffalo chicken salad was my personal fave! :)

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  18. Let us know of your food adventure when you do get to visit Ilocos soon. :)

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  19. The crepe was really yummy! And I agree with you on the bagnet. The bagnet in Vigan (in sisig form) was what I craved for after getting disappointed with the bagnet in Saud. :/

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  20. The Mango Orange bagnet just made me say Wow as well as that Mango crepe. Yummy, I love crepes.

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  21. buffalo chicken salad looks yummy. The Bagnet might be overcooked or they do not know how to cook it right but it is still look mouthwatering.

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  22. Looks like a very cool dining place. It's an open air one and I love eating at such kind of restaurant.

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  23. This post surely made me hungry! I want that Mango Crepe! I'm a sucker for desserts :p

    :) Erika
    http://erikarodica.com

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  24. Not a fan of Mexican food but that Mango Crepe looks absolutely delicious!

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  25. Hi Aldous! The bagnet was hard to chew on. But the mango and orange slices balanced out the dish though. :) And yes, the mango crepe was uber delicious! :) It's a must-try!

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  26. It truly was sumptuous -- the buffalo chicken salad! :) About the bagnet, they probably did overcook it. :(

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  27. Same here. I've always loved Al Fresco dining. :)

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  28. It was delicious! You must try it when you do get the chance to visit Emorhuo. :)

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  29. Dine with the view of the beach? That's the way I envision my retirement years from now.

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