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Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant

Lantaw Floating Native RestaurantTuronBibingka ala ModeBaked ScallopsCordova ExpressLantaw CoolerLantaw Floating N..
Location: Day-as Cordova, Mactan, Cebu, Mactan
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  First to Review: Angel Blair
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Turon de Cebu
Just OK 2013-10-02

   Turon

I love eating turon especially if the banana is overly ripe, with jackfruit, and lots of caramelized sugar. Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant in Cebi has their own version.

Their turon has banana also but instead of having caramelized sugar, it was topped with tablea and served with vanilla ice cream, it was interesting and it tasted alright. But I think I still like our turon better. smile

Recommended Dish(es):
Cordova Express,Baked Scallops,Chicken Inasal,Cordova Cooler

Date of Visit:
2012-09-28

Spending:
Approximately
Php150(Lunch)

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  • Clean (5)
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Bibingka ala Mode
Just OK 2012-09-06
So far, this is the most beautiful restaurant that I have ever been to in my entire stay in Cebu last long weekend.

Everything was simple. The place. The furniture. The dining area. But the scenery was majestic. It was very calm. What more if we visited Lantaw during the evening. My aunt said it is even more beautiful because of the lights and band.

All the food that we ordered were perfection and the price was very affordable. What caught my attention was the dessert we ordered. We picked Bibingka ala Mode with Tablea syrup.

 Bibingka ala Mode

The bibingka was fine but I had better. I liked the concept of having Vanilla ice cream on top instead of grated coconut meat. Plus the Tablea syrup was a bit bitter that added new taste in the bibingka. Can't wait to go back here. tongue

Recommended Dish(es):
Lantaw Cooler,Cordova Express,Baked Scallops,Buttered Shrimps,Cripsy Kangkong

Date of Visit:
2012-08-17

Spending:
Approximately
Php150(Lunch)

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From a Distance
Smile 2012-08-28

 Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant

This is my first time to go to Cebu City. My friend and I were planning this trip for several months already and part of that planning includes tons of research through the internet on where to go, what to buy, and where to eat. When I checked the list that I have made for this trip, Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant was not included. We were so lucky that my friend's mom grew up here plus they have so many relatives that are willing to give us a tour.

Her aunt heard about this place a few days ago and according to her, this place has just opened a month ago. They too have not tried eating here yet so I guess it is going to be a whole treat to everybody. tongue

They say Lantaw means "view", "by the sea", or "overlooking". But when I checked the meaning through internet, it stated there that it means "From a Distance". From a distance from the restaurant, you can see mountains. And on the other side of it, there were tall buildings.

The restaurant has two parts. The first part (where we were) is a typical native restaurant with wooden furniture that situated on top of the sea. The ambiance has really that traditional provincial setting. It was hot, very sunny, but windy at the same time. I liked it. It was so relaxing. You can really feel that you are on a vacation.

While waiting for our food to be served, my friend and I went to the other part of the restaurant for picture taking. It was not fully set-up yet like the one where we dined but it was more open and it looked like it had a small stage on it. It has lamps made of bamboo tree that were not lit. I felt this is more of a floating restaurant than the main restaurant because you can feel the water's movement.

According to my friend's aunt, this place look even more beautiful at night because everything will be lit up. No wonder some of the locals there waited a long time to be seated during dinner because everybody wants to stay on that second part of the restaurant with lots of lights.

And now, the favorite part of everyone, the one everybody has been waiting for, Lantaw's food. Was the long travel really worth it? Let's see. tongue

For our starters, we ordered Crispy Kangkong and Cordova Express.

   Cordova Express

Cordova Express is Cebu's version of Bicol Express. It has small shrimps, and chopped green peppers that looked like Jalapeño that swam in Coconut milk that was placed in an empty coconut shell.

The presentation was spectacular. It really impressed me. When I tasted it, it was superb. It was not as spicy as the Bicol Express because apart from the coconut milk, it has also a mixture of coconut meat and coconut juice.

   Baked Scallops

One of our main dishes was their Baked Scallops. I didn't hesitate anymore because I love cheese so much and seafood plus I was hungry from the long trip. The scallops were great. They were fresh and the cheese were overloaded. I think I was the one who ate the most. Burp...

   Lantaw Cooler

As for our drinks, we ordered a large pitcher of Lantaw Cooler. I think this was their version of Four Seasons. It has orange, calamansi, and watermelon. It was uber refreshing. It was not that sweet or sour. It was great. And the glasses that they used were like small jars of mayonnaise or peanut butter. It was very unique.

Overall, I wish I could stay longer to experience Lantaw at night. I saw some of the blogs that the place was fantastic in the evening. The scenery was breathtaking. I can't wait to try more of their dishes like the Spicy Scallops which is also their best seller. Food is great. The place was beautiful. The price is super budget friendly even for big groups. What more could you ask for? smile

Recommended Dish(es):
Cordova Express,Baked Scallops,Chicken Inasal,Cordova Cooler

Date of Visit:
2012-08-17

Spending:
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Php100(Lunch)

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  • Price
    5.0