Just this past Holy Week, we stayed in Plantation Bay Cebu for some rest and relaxation. We stayed in one of their Japanese-themed rooms which are the rooms when you get the spa indulgence package. We did decide to get room service, not once but twice. During our 1st night, knowing full well that we still had two more days and another night ahead of us to enjoy the whole of Plantation Bay, we decided to just get room service, stay in and just rest. We called & ordered the ff. for dinner & planned to just watch TV while we enjoy the yummy food of Plantation Bay Cebu:
- Gambas Al Ajillo (Php 600)
I super enjoyed this dish! Anyone who has been a regular reader, knows that I just love shrimp and in this dish, not only were the shrimp excellent but it was seasoned quite nicely. Just enough tomato taste, and even the veggies weren’t overcooked which added to the dish just a bit more. It’s always great when cooking gambas the tomato sauce used to cook the dish enhances the flavor of the shrimp, and this dish didn’t disappoint. The shrimps were just enough for the rice so I didn’t feel “bitin” either. I was smiling all throughout the meal and actually finished every bit of item on the plate. You know it’s delicious, when you really clean the plate! :p
- Chicken & Pork Adobo (Php 350)
You really can’t get more Filipino than adobo I guess. And when you don’t know what to order, sometimes you just go with something familiar. This dish had just a slight twist since it contained both pork and chicken. Very interesting combination. It wasn’t as refined as some high end adobo is cooked, but it wasn’t bad either. It wasn’t oily, which is always a plus for adobo, and it wasn’t salty either. It was definitely your classic adobo. It did taste good, but nothing out of the ordinary, and the portion was just enough too.
As I said earlier, we did order room service twice. The next day, after our spa treatment, we decided to rest a bit in the room. And as usual, I was hungry, and asked if we could just order room service for merienda. I was too lazy to get up and walk around Plantation Bay since it was soo hot out at that time. We planned to walk around and take in the scenery later that afternoon when it cooled down since early afternoon is just too hot to really enjoy a scenic walk :p
For our merienda through room service, we ordered chicken lollipops!!! Well, they called it Sweet Chili Lollipops (Php 330). I guess they call it that, not only because it comes with chili sauce, but it does sound better on the menu hehehe 🙂 This is basically deep-fried chicken lollipops served with chili sauce. It was yummy! It’s still a mystery to me how chicken lollipops are made though, do they collect the chicken bones then put chicken meat around it then fry? hahaha I have no idea. One thing I do know is that the breading was yummy and the chicken cooked moist and not dry, which is always important with fried food too.
This is where we ate in the room. Since it’s Japanese theme, the chair and the table were lowered and basically almost ground level. I didn’t feel comfortable sitting (because I’m not really used to it) but I didn’t mind coz the food was delicious.
One major comment I have is the price. It was really expensive (Don’t get me wrong though, it’s not unreasonable, it was just expensive for my taste)!!! Well, all the items in Plantation Bay are expensive but I think this takes the prize for being the most expensive room service I have tried so far 😛
Room service at Plantation Bay is still definitely a convenience especially when you just want to relax or if it’s just too hot outside, they delivered at a reasonable time frame, and the food was always hot and cooked well. Even with room service, I think Plantation Bay really does go out of the way to cater to your needs.
Plantation Bay Resort and Spa
Marigondon, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines 6015
(02) 505 9800