Metropolitan Cebu has always been a stone throw away from the beach. Convenient. But are still days where you want to dine with sand on your feet without even going out if the city. Luckily, Cebu has Oyster Bay Seafood Restaurant.
It’s located in a commercial plaza in Mandaue City. What’s unuque about this place is that they have a sand-covered patio. You can pretend that you’re in Boracay or Bantayan Island dining. Hey! They even have coconut trees.
The food is as fresh as it can get. They’re alive before they get sacrificially cooked for one’s gastronomical satisfaction.
We ordered Oysters with Spinach Cream. Heaven! The spinach cream give the fresh oyster a richness and depth. The lemon cuts the cream beautifully.
The Bicol Express was tasty and as expected, spicy hot, but it could have used coconut cream to balance the flavors.
The tilapia could have used more time in oil to make it crispier. Or maybe lesser batter. Could have used salt too. (PeskyPanda says, that’s why they have three sauces to go along with it, soy sesame, vinegar and salt, sweet and sour)
The Chorizo Rice encased in bamboo was so pretty makes you just want to look at it. Of course, it would be an injustice if you did that. Eat because it was tasty. The chorizo was evident without being to overbearing with other dishes.
Overall, our dining experience was good. There were things that could be improved though.
I’ll give Oyster Bay a 3.5 out of 5.
Oyster Bay is located at Bridges Town Square in Mandaue City, Cebu.
the opinions expressed by the pandas is neither an endorsement or an official review of a place, establishment or service. the Pandas are just very opinionated.