THE Fisherman’s Bar, or popularly known as Abyss in Garapan is not a full-pledged restaurant, but it is one great destination which offers main dishes including the freshest sashimi, appetizers and chasers to go with your favorite bottle of beer or other beverages.
A few minutes before midnight on Saturday, I invited a buddy to try the chicken kelaguen, pork sisig (made from parts of pig’s head and liver) and an order of my favorite fried fish bones dipped in a hot finadene sauce, and a serving of rice since I haven’t had dinner yet. My buddy ordered a bottle of Miller Lite to go with our chasers.
I’ve been to this place several times in the past but since my buddy Eric introduced me to Abyss’ fried fish bones, it has become my favorite.
The chicken kelaguen was superb — small, steamed chicken slices mixed with onions and other spices. I started attacking my fried fish bones with two fingers at first but soon abandoned my chopsticks and went for it using all my fingers — the best way to enjoy fried fish bones. My buddy cleaned his plates in record time.
The counter décor and everything about the place lives up to its name of being a fisherman’s bar, only minus the rocking motion that you get when onboard a boat but if the bar starts to rock and sway, it won’t be a surprise.
The place is quite small but it provides the perfect atmosphere for intimate conversations and cozy time with your companions with relaxing music at the background. What’s more, for a dollar, you can choose any three of your favorite songs to be played anytime.
The sushi and sashimi menu, the most popular choice among diners offers a variation of mixed sushi special or regular, sashimi special, California rolls, futo maki rolls, spicy tuna roll and other delicious roll.
Dig into the fiery flavor of the hot and spicy buffalo wings or try any of the popular chasers such as beef or liver kelaguen, beef with onion, cheese roll, crispy pata, lumpiang shanghai (spring rolls) pork, sisig, tokwa’t baboy (fried tofu and boiled pork) or the Abyss version of French fries.
Sizzle with any of the sizzling hot plates available such as mixed seafood, squid or shrimp with steamed vegetables, sautee vegetables, pork and cabbage, rib eye, hamburger or liver steak, chicken with potatoes from $10 to $15.
Munch on fish kabob — fresh catch from the deep skewered on sticks with spices, or choose from Abyss’ main dishes ranging from $6 to $12 such as local fish grilled, fried rice or different variations, spaghetti, seafood curry, tempura set, or deep fried shrimps.
Abyss Fisherman’s Bar & Restaurant is located a few yards away from Koi Bar & Restaurant on Plumeria Street in Garapan. It is open from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. every day, and until 1 a.m. on Friday nights, but if there are still customers, they are flexible with their time. Major credit cards are accepted. For reservations, call 233-1666.
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