Lemon Grass, Cebu City

25 Apr

Lemon Grass is a Thai-Vietnamese restaurant in Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City. The restaurants looks modern and new from the inside and having a glance at the menu shows that they offer a wide variety of both Thai and Vietnamese food. A combination which sounded great for me since I don’t really eat a lot of Thai or Vietnamese food (except for the occasional Vietnamese egg roll).

When scanning the menu for drinks I wanted to order something that I had never had before and my eye fell on the Thai iced tea. This surprising tea consists out of a strong tasting black tea that has been sweetened with sugar and (condensed?) milk. Plus, various spices are added to give it a very distinct taste.  Although refreshing (it is chilled with ice), the combination of spices, milk and tea was something to get used to. Since I thought of an iced tea (without milk) when I ordered it, I guess my taste buds weren’t really expecting this.

After already having some starters, the waiters came with these cones.

The cones made out of banana leaves and they were filled with rice.

It was just a nice touch to serve the rice.

This is the only dish that I can remember the name of: Chicken Pandan. The chicken was very juicy since it had been wrapped in Pandan leaves. And they were marinated deliciously. It was served with a chili sauce to give it a little extra bite.

I have absolutely no idea what this was. But doesn’t it look good?

I know these were the skewers that I ordered, but what kind of meat it was and with what kind of marinade is something I cannot recall exactly, but they were sweet and delicious though. I had in mind to find the menu online when I would be back in The Netherlands, but unfortunately Lemon Grass doesn’t have a website.

What I can say is that the food in all was really delicious and that I enjoyed our dinner there. And walking out of Lemon Grass I walked onto The Terraces which looked at that time like this:

You can’t complain when you walk into the night and see this after having a fine dinner.

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4 Responses to “Lemon Grass, Cebu City”

  1. anguksuar April 30, 2012 at 00:08 #

    I’m glad you included the Chicken Pandan photo & description. I was just reading that recipe last week in one of my cookbooks. Today I bought some pandana (pandan, or Bay Thoy Leaf), so I am definitely going to try this soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • dudewhatsmyfood June 6, 2012 at 12:26 #

      And how did it come out? Was your Chicken Pandan good? I bet it was.

  2. Thursdays With Wanda May 22, 2012 at 19:08 #

    I love how they wrapped the rice in the banana leaves! Does the rice come out of the cone in a cone shape or do you eat it straight out of the cone?

    • dudewhatsmyfood May 22, 2012 at 22:30 #

      Yeah, a feast for the eye. Well, you could eat it either way, but I preferred to get it out in the cone shape. It looked nicer and if I’m not mistaken that is also the way they usually present it.

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