Thursday, 29 March 2012

Lab-as Seafood Restaurant in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental

Lab-as Seafood Restaurant is located in front of the seaside.  You can eat al fresco with a good view of the Tanon Strait and the smell of the fresh sea air while enjoying your food.  

My FIL highly recommended the place, this was a favorite stopover for them whenever they are in Dumaguete.  (The other one was the 'fastfood' at Bethel, which is a different story) 

The restaurant has a display for live/fresh seafood and you can pick what you want to eat and how it will be cooked.  We saw live talaba(oysters) and live crabs.  Freshly caught fish is also displayed and some meat/chicken cuts for grilling.  

Live crabs

Live Talaba

The fresh fish was a bit expensive.  Prices ranged from 250-500 for whole fish, and for cuts, depending on weight.  
Choose your fish

I was pleasantly surprised to see they had a local version of the famous Bicol Express.  Its called Dumaguete Express.  Its a combination of lechon kawali and seafood like squid, fish fillet, and shells.  
Dumaguete Express
We picked some fresh mamsa (a local fish normally used for sinigang or tula).  The fresh fish was good, but not mindblowing.

Tinolang Mamsa

The lechon kawali was not too oily.  It tasted ok, good enough for me.

Lechon Kawali

Husband ordered fresh buko juice. The meat was soft and ideal for scooping with the spoon. He prefers  it cold though.  It was served warm.  

Fresh buko juice
I had banana shake.  It wasn't too sweet, which is why I liked it.  

Banana Shake
Overall, the food was great.  A bit on the pricey side if you consider that you are in Dumaguete, but overall I was happy with our dinner.   

Lab-as Seafood Restaurant
201 Flores Ave., Dumaguete City
Contact Number: 2263677
Price per person - Php 200

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