Last weekend, our friends from JPark Island Resort and Waterpark invited several bloggers to check out their world-class amenities and food and beverage outlets. JPark Island Resort and Waterpark is a pretty impressive resort hotel and for me, the highlight of the activity was definitely the lunch at The Abalone Restaurant. The lunch buffet reminded me that the resort hotel has one of the best eat-all-you-can buffets in Cebu.
Lunch at The Abalone at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark
After scouting what they have, I picked my favorite spots. For sure, I wanted to get some sushi and sashimi. I also wanted to have some noodles. Their grilled station was so tempting and if you ever eat here, you better be prepared for a grilled meat and seafood party. I basically knew what to do already. So here is what I ate for lunch there.
Kalami Cebu Lunch Buffet at The Abalone
My objective was to try as much dishes but not overstuff myself. You cannot be too full because JPark is for the active people. There are so many things that you can do here. You can go swimming, ride the go-cart, play mini-golf, test your chess-playing ability, go tubing or challenge yourself with their waterslides and watersports facilities. In the end, I had platefuls of some of their best dishes and I had a massive dose of #happytummy.
1st Set: Handmade Noodle Soup with Assorted Dumplings
How did it taste? I really loved it. Next time I will go here I will probably do a spicy noodle challenge and post it on Youtube. Indeed, it was a classic combo and it was a perfect start for a long meal. It was not too filling and the spicy soup was effective in opening up my palate.
2nd Set: Pizza vs. Sushi
I enjoyed this plate a lot and I finished it easily. The pizza was great and the size of the slices was just right for a buffet. The Japanese rice rolls were pretty spot on as well. Good thing that the pizza did not have pineapples because it would have been another food debate with my buddies.
3rd Set: Surf and Turf
If you are going to eat here at The Abalone at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark, then you should make your own version of Surf and Turf like what I did. It was my best plate for the day and I could probably just spend the whole two hours on that station if I were there just to eat.
4th Set: Ice Cream with Cashew and Marshmallows
The dessert was heavenly. It has been a while since I had ice cream and what I made was a joy to eat. The cashew is one of my favorite nuts and the mallows added a different kind of texture. I would surely love to replicate this one when I go to other dessert stations in the future.