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The Olive Restaurant at Jpark Island Resort

The Olive Restaurant at Jpark Island Resort

I was lucky enough that I was able to try out three (3) restaurants at Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in one day. So imagine how full I am on that day, but I’m not complaining. So this is actually a continuation of our previous post which was about my breakfast experience at the Abalone restaurant.

Actually, on that same day, along with other Cebu bloggers we were placed at the Olive restaurant but took the dishes out from Abalone, they’re connected so it’s just easy to go back and forth.

The Olive Restaurant

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Cebu Bloggers at Olive Restaurant
Cebu Bloggers at Olive Restaurant
Photo Credit: Christopher Ngosiok
We were able to get a taste of their dishes of the Olive Restaurant, served by the chefs themselves which was really cool. The restaurant has a combination of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine which is new to me but I’m up to a challenge to get a bite.

I wasn’t able to take note everything since I took a video and since I don’t have a good view I’m not sure if I was able to point out the right dish. I reviewed it and it's not good, it's just good for me to be able to review everything like the dishes. So let me summarize and I’ll try my best to show you the dishes that I was able to take a shot and bite, and they are:

Starter

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant

They served us with a starter and chef was kind enough to bring it himself to us, which was really cool of him. So the starter dishes are:

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Thai Pomelo and Shrimp

Thai Pomelo and Shrimp

I think I've never tried Thai food before, if I did maybe I didn't realized or know that it is a Thai food. So this one probably the first Thai food (that I know) that I've I've tried. At first, it looks like a salad to me and I'm not really into Pomelo (but my Mama is) but then I love shrimp, so anyway I have to really try it.

The combination was a surprise to me, the shrimp and Pomelo plus a bit of lemon (instead of lime) was good. I think it's more of a salad because it's dry but of course the shrimp is cooked (of course).


Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette

Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette

I'm not really sure if this one is the Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette but I think it is since the white part is a soy. I was not able to taste this one because I thought it was just the same with the next dish, which is just right below:


Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Tokwat Baboy

Tokwat Baboy

The Tokwat Baboy is actually a Filipino dish, but this one was modernized by the chef. I believe I never tried Tokwat Baboy before, and I am really not into soy but hey, this one is surprisingly good. The pork was cooked well and taste good.

Main Dish

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Seafood Ragout

Seafood Ragout

At first I thought I was tasting the modernized version of my favorite Filipino dish we call "Kinilaw" but chef says it's actually a French dish called Seafood Ragout.

It was also good, there's fish, tomato, shrimp and coconut meat - the 4 ingredients s that I could identify. If you love Kinilaw and creamy food, then you should totally try this.

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Vietnamese Beef Steak

Vietnamese Beef Steak

Meet my favorite dish from Olive restaurant, the Vietnamese Beef  Steak. I love beef steak and this one taste good and it's not your ordinary beef stake. It has pineapple on it (the yellow toppings) which makes it a bit sweeter - which I really like.

I wanted to take more but I've heard there are more dishes coming in, so better reserve some space. But hey, check out the other angle I got. It can make you drool.

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Vietnamese Beef Steak

If you'll be able to dine at Olive restaurant at Jpark Island Resort, you should totally grab a taste of this.

Mediterranean Menu 

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Truffle Farfalle

Truffle Farfalle

This one is not a pretty shot because I actually got it from the video (screenshot) since I wasn't able to take a photo of this dish, plus I wasn't able to get a taste of it. Wasn't able to get over with the beef stake.

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Beef Moussaka

Beef  Moussaka

Another dish that I didn't try, not because I forgot about it but because it has an eggplant. I (kind of) have an allergy to it, my tongue gets itchy and my mouth too.

Chef said that it has an eggplant and it's quite similar to the famous lasagna. I actually wanted to try it, but I don't want to take the risk since I didn't have my medicine with me that day.

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Greek Salad

Greek  Salad

Another dish that I did not try, the third (3rd) dish I believe. I'm not into veggies, so it's just seldom that a restaurant can make me a salad just by its looks.

Dessert 

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant

 Desserts surrounded!

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Cheese Cake

Cheese Cake

I took more than one bite, I just love cheese cakes. I am guilty, I'm sorry.

It's just a simple cheese cake, other than the berry (or maybe it's a cherry) on top, it has no other fruit for flavoring but it really taste good and irresistible. I would say, it's a must try dessert at Olive restaurant.

Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Cheese Cake

I added another angle and close up photo for you to drool.

And you're welcome for it.


Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Olive Restaurant Choco Moist Cake

Choco Moist Cake

The choco moist is good also, it's not too sweet but sweet enough even though it's a chocolate.

As you can see, they also have Filipino dishes served but modernized ones and I believe that they’re open for lunch and dinner, and be able to serve up to 110 guests.

I hope you're able to enjoy the photos (even some are not that really good - I didn't have the DSLR with me, I was just using the Sony Bloggie) and please do check out the blog next week for another featured restaurant of Jpark Island Resort, the Ching Hai restaurant and you must really check it out because their dim-sum basket is really good!



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