We were invited to a dinner last Friday to celebrated my niece's graduation from college with a degree in Information Technology. I was told that the venue was the Legend.
All along, I thought that we will be having dinner at Legend Villas in Mandaluyong. I was a bit apprehensive to come since it is a Friday night as well a we'll have to pass along EDSA during rush hour. It was all cleared that it would be held in Legend Seafood Restaurant, which is just across World Trade Center and besides Wensha Spa along Gil Puyat Ave. Ext. in Pasay
When we got to the restaurant, we asked for the tables reserved by my brother. We were led to a private room with 2 round tables, each good for 12 persons.
The waiter asked us if we wanted the food to be served. But since my brother and his family were running a bit late due to the delay in the graduation, we politely declined saying that we prefer to wait for the new graduate. I asked the waiter for a copy of the set menu, which my sister-in-law had already pre-ordered, so that we will have an idea of what will be served later.
The first course to be served was the Legend Combinaution Cold Cuts. It consisted of some pork, chicken, jelly fish, century egg and dimsum. I was not able to try all, except maybe a slice of what looked like lechon macau. The skin was crispy and the meat tender.
It was followed by what looked like chopsuey. We later found out that underneath all those vegetables, were noodles. I tried a small portion of the vegetables and noodles. It was a little bland for my taste although nowadays, almost everthing I eat nowadays are bland and oil-free, ha ha ha
The soup served was different from the set menu ordered but since we were already hungry, who's to complain. I think the soup served was cream of corn and crab. It wa hot and that's it. Nothing spectacular.
The white chicken did not appeal to the kids as it was served with the head on, he he he. I only tried a small piece but since I didn't try the dips like onion, ginger, chili garlic, etc., it tasted bland, he he he
I am a fried food person, but since I am not allowed oily food and red meat, this was supposed to be the only dish I should have. Two steamed lapu-lapu that had been deboned infront of us and served.
Because there were only 20 of us with food good for 24, we had some left over as take out, he he he