Friday, November 09, 2007

Amoromas, Alabang-Zapote

Finally!!! Another resto I've been hearing and reading a lot about which caused a great curiosity and want, to try out ...I have had the chance to dine in...

YES!!! Amoroma's! There was a branch in Makati, as I was told...but it closed up without me even catching a shadow of it. Great thing the Alabang-Zapote branch still stands. My very good friend was kind enough to take me there for another foodie adventure!

Oh I really prepped well for this! To work up my appetite...I spent my afternoon shopping and event did NOT have lunch!!! hahaha Well, I made a pit stop for coffee...but just coffee.

Traffic was terrible in Paranaque..but we were amused by lots of interesting restos we pass by...hehehe

And we arrive....
TADA!!!!! The entrance!
It's situated at the lower level of a building that I didn't catch the name of. A quaint looking place. Inside, the place is dimly lit...by candle lights. Nice!

They have this counter of fresh pastas, fruits and cheeses...


...and they offer a selection of wine.

Now for the main event.....

To start our meal, we had the Bomboloni con Vegetali Sott' Olio

These are hollow bread served with home made pickeled vegetables. My first time to encounter this.

You cut the cute pillow of bread open...and stuff the cavity with the pickled veggies...like so...
Yummy!!!!!! I love the pickled veggies....like eating mini vegetarian paninis hehehe. I like the lightness of the bread with the flavorful stuffing...a great way to prep and tease the palate!

This is the 5-Cheese Pizza

Yup, not 4 but five cheeses here baby! Comprising of Mozarella, Parmesan, Pecorino, Fontina (Jeff's fave) and Gorgonzola (my fave). Delicioso!!!! I love cheese...so is there a question if I like this pizza? The crust was thin but it was not the crispy kind..more of the chewy. It was a good chewy crust but I like crispy and airy pizza crusts more...like the pizza crusts in Cafe Caruso.
This is the Raviolli Ricotta e Spinachi

Raviolli pasta stuffed with Ricotta cheese,spinach and walnuts. You have a choice to have it with Bolognese Burro e Parmigiano; or Pomodoro e Basilico sauce. I chose the latter. It was good...I like the earthy tone the walnuts gave the filling...not too much Ricotta in the filling though and the pasta a bit too aldente.
Salsarosa Pasta

This is no longer on the menu...but I think this is one of the house favorites =) It's creamy tomato sauce with shrimps and chopped basil (was it?) Maybe it was becasue of this dish that I the ravioli dish was set back a bit. The sauce was really good! Delicious to the last smear! ;P hahahaha Pasta cooked aldente...it's actually a simple dish but perfectly flavored. The texture of the pasta and the sauce just gives a beautiful mouth-feel and rish tasting enough but not over-powering.
Let me just put a little light on the subject.....
...the place was really dim....so here is an over-exposed picture of the Salsarosa pasta =) ( I normally don't use flash kase)
We were looking and waiting for the free bread basket ....so we asked our nice waitress for it but she informed us that they do NOT give free bread anymore =(....our bomboloni was to be our bread for the evening na pala. Awwww..but..but..we must have looked really saddened with this as the told us to wait...and came back with this.....
...a generous bread basket! YEHEY! =) Well...did we really need more bread? ...we did have pizza and stuffed bread right?hehe It's just nice to get free bread and useful to clean plates with =) hehehehe It had piadina wedges and toasted focaccia-like breads. Nothing great...but hey...it was free =) thank you Ms. Waitress!

Lighting up our table once again......


...there you go....for a better view of the food =)
Carbo-loaded and happy...shall we have dolci??? Hmmm... I just opted for espresso and gelato....

Espresso & Gelato

Looking at it....a light bulb lit up----shall we pour the espresso over the Gelato?---Yes!!!

Hence, An Affogato

Nice ei? Well, the espresso was good but the Gelato was..err...bad! hehehe Sorry, it's the only not nice thing we had. The Gelato had ice crystals...not nice but with the espresso...consumable =)

7 comments:

docchef said...

As usual, the Salsa Rosa is rhe bes. Thanks Jen, hope u enjoyed the amoroma experience... haayyu.. this resto should give me a discount for my word of mouth promotion

Ruy said...

I can just smell the five cheese pizza... 5 amazing cheeses permeating the senses with a single bite. I can't get over the thought. Wow.

Jen Tan said...

yeah jeff...i had a great time trying the food! Thank you din again =) ...yeah loved the Salsarosa, I think yun ang babalikan ko--if I remember how to go there!!! Well, they did give us FREE bread basket...baka yun na ang discount mo! hahaha ;P

Jen Tan said...

ruy...hay OO...the wonderful flavors of 5 cheeses in your mouth...every single bite is indeed a lovely experience...I love cheese! bring the Mrs. here ruy..kelangan kayanin ng powers mo ang pag biyahe dito...extra challenge pa than going to Makati ;P hahahaha---

canDIshhh said...

My FAVORITE Italian resto! I hate the fact that Paranaque is soooooper far away!! Argh.. bring it back to Makati!!!!!

I miss this place..

Doc and Jen - pa-hitch naman if you plan to go again.

Jen Tan said...

Yes Didi!!!--Now I know why fave mo ito....sure ba let's go back there together naman...sama mo Edi...papayag yun basta GOOD FOOD!!! =P

Miss you Di!!!!!

Pholie said...

hello guys this is pholie of amoroma ristorante italiano...sori we are no longer in alabang...we moved already in tagaytay last year...we have a better place & much better oven for your favorite pizza...yes we made a wooden pizza oven for a more enjoyable pizza...ofcourse 5-formaggi is still going strong...its easy to arrive here...when you reach tagaytay using paseo de sta rosa way...you'll end up in a t-road facing tagaytay econo-inn...just turn right & about 50mt. you'll see us on the right side...3 storey building w/ a Vecchia Roma Locanda bed & breakfast on the 3rd flr...visit us again...you can reach us at this nos. 046-6963582/ 09163829883 / 09292690370 just look for me...have a nice day...


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