Fish out of Water

Fish out of Water menu (outside)

Fish out of Water according to The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy:

Someone who is out of his or her normal environment or range of activities

Fish out of Water (also by Red Crab) is just one of the must-try restaurants at Greenbelt 5. Fish out of Water is for someone who enjoys a one of a kind gastronomic adventure. In addition, those who enjoy exotic food like frogs, ostriches and wild boars would really enjoy dining there. Of course, their menu offering is not limited to exotic food. 😀

On top of every table, you would see a bottle of wine upon entering which changes every month. For this month, they have Stonehaven Merlot.

Smoked Fish Pate at Fish out of Water

While waiting for our order, we enjoyed a plate of baguettes with pesto and a dip (smoked fish pate). Take note, you do not have to order for this. 😉

We ordered for a Manila Clam in Lager Soup, Warm Saluyot Salad and Gambas al Ajillo to start off our late lunch.

Manila Clams in Lager Soup
Manila Clams in Lager Soup (PhP 135 per order)

I really did not expect for this soup to be sweet. A single order of this is already good for two people. I was impressed with the good service that they have. My sister arrived late there but the soup was already served about 15 minutes before she arrived. The waiter did not wait for us to call their attention to have the soup heated. 🙂

Warm Saluyot Salad
Warm Saluyot Salad (PhP 245 per order)

Warm Saluyot Salad comes with a Wild Berry Vinaigrette dressing (which you have to pour over). The salad is actually meant for sharing. Serving size is good for 3 to 4 people. This salad is highly recommended for those who are diet conscious because of the dressing for this salad).

Gambas al Ajillo
Gambas al Ajillo (PhP 289 per order)

Gambas al Ajillo is commonly served as an appetizer in restaurants whose main specialty is seafood. However, at Fish out of Water, they serve this one with 4 slices of bread that have a pesto drizzle on top of it.

Then, for our main course, we ordered for a Crisp Changi Butterflied Tilapia, Lily’s Mediterranean Pork Skewers and Killer Rock Lobster.

A single order of Crisp Changi Butterflied Tilapia costs PhP 295. It is served with Coconut Pepper Cream Sauce. Upon looking at the tilapia that was elegantly served, we cannot help but take a look at it for a few seconds before eating it. A single serving of this is good for 2 to 3 people.

Lily's Mediterranean Pork Skewers
Lily’s Mediterranean Pork Skewers (PhP 355 per order)

Someone who loves Mediterranean cuisine will surely enjoy Lily’s Mediterranean Pork Skewers. It is served with balsamic grilled vegetables, turmeric rice and sour cream.

Killer Rock Lobster
Killer Rock Lobster (PhP 563 per order)

And since my Dad insisted on the lobster, he ordered for this. The lobster has a garlic crab roe sauce on it. It comes with a rice which tastes sweet according to my sister.

Barako Cheesecake
Barako Cheesecake (PhP 125 per slice)

For our dessert, we had a Barako Cheesecake. A single order of this is already good for two to three people.

The Ratings

Quality of Food: 3.5 out of 5 (minus for the thick slice of bread that comes with Gambas al Ajillo)

Quality of Service: 4 out of 5 (based from our experience where only around 3 to 5 tables are occupied)

Cost of Food: 3 out of 5

Ambiance: 3 out of 5 (minus for the brown paper on top of the table)

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