The managat (mangrove jack) was once considered a pest in the culture of bangus for they eat the milkfish fingerlings. But now, it is now a prized delicacy that it commands such a high price in all the places where it is served.
|Charcoal Grilled Managat with Pickles and Mango Salad Greens|
As of this writing, it is at PhP845/kilo and one fish can weight as much as 600grams. Usually, an order consists of having the upper (butterflied) half made into a soup dish and the lower part, grilled. But there's more to sinabawan, sinigang or sinugba to this prized Ilonggo seafood.
SEDA Atria recently held a bloggers and media preview for it's forthcoming Managat Food Festival. The hotel's main dining outlet - Misto, will soon offer a festival of flavors showcasing the managat.
|Pan- Fried Managat|
From August 15 to November, 15, 2017, hotel guests can enjoy these eight different managat gastronomic creations - seasoned and cooked to perfection by SEDA Atria culinary team led by Chef Albert Ledesma!