This year, with friends in tow, we went to D'Talipapa's Sababi. D'Talipapa is a cluster of restaurants surrounding a wet market where you can buy your proteins, mostly seafood, and accompanying vegetables and fruits. You then have these cooked in one of the stalls, just like Macapagal Boulevard's Seaside. At Sababi we had perfectly cooked buttered prawns: the skin did not stick to the meat even after resting. The prawns were fresh and meaty.
The other night we went to Dos Mestizos. We had a delightful salsa dip that came with the complimentary bread. We then had tapas.
I was enamored with the bold Spanish flavors, like those of the callos: so buttery soft and rich.
The reliable chorizos got smaller but taste as good as before.
We had refreshing sangria to wash down our tapas.
The best tapa for me is the tasty calamares (no need for the dip). The combination of soft flesh and crunchy batter shows good technique.
The salpicao is also good--rich, flavorful.
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