Province of Albay Restaurants
facade of the restaurant
a view of the resto garden, refreshing!
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Tita Let's pinangat: Yummy pinangat
The place is really a very ordinary looking just like any other restaurants in the area. It just so happened that this is where we stopped.
I liked their pinangat (Php 35). The Bicol express is also good (really spicy!). You can also buy frozen pinangat to take back home. :)
DJC halo-halo: halo-halo galore
The DJC in Legazpi has a nice ambiance. Air conditioned inside, and outside there are tables set-up.The other DJC in Tiwi (the original store) is not air conditioned but it's ok.
Halo-halo! This is the first time I had halo-halo with grated cheese.Php 60 in Legazpi and Php 45 in Tiwi. Same serving size and taste, different price. Maybe because of the ambiance.
Let's Pinangat: Pinangat dining
We arrived at Camalig, Albay, which to our very informative guide is the home of the best pinangat in Albay. With great timing, we came to Camalig at lunchtime and at its weeklong Pingangat festival (June 9-15).Pinangat is a local bicolano vegetable meal, made of gabi (a variety of tuberous taro plant) leaves 'folded' into a packet with tasty fish, shrimp or meat inserted into the layers of the packet. The packet is tied uniquely with bamboo strips to indicate if the pinangat is spicy or not and cooked carefully in spices and coconut milk.Despite having bicolano genes, it was my first time to taste the pinangat, and i long to get hold of some again soon. By the way, it's great with bicol express, stewed peppers in coconut milk and tempered with some meat.
Costa Palmera restaurant: Resort dining
Sto Domingo resort, Costa Palmera, has a beachside restaurant ideal for events, family gathering or merely for quiet dining by the beach. It also has a videoke machine, just toned correctly not to disturb neighboring residents and hotel guests.We were not able to dine exactly in the restaurant but was able to sample their cuisine for breakfast by the sea and for take-out lunch for our island-hopping trip. Breakfast maybe regular rice, eggs and choices of local fare with coffee, and fish and vegetables for the picnic lunch, but much commendable is the care taken to prepare the ordered meals. Our picnic basket was complete with ceramic plates, wrapped cutlery and immaculate food containers with the exact condiments that goes well with the fish.
Sikat-Tuna: Local Dining
Sikat-Tuna is located just a few steps away from the Alicia Hotel, very convinient to public utility vehicles. It is an open air restaurant surrounded by greenery and lots of flowering plants. The service is prompt and the crew friendly.
They serve seafood in all its local permutations! :) Of course we loved their grilled tuna, the soup, crispy crablets, their special spicy pinangat! :)
Mr. Crab: Where's my Crab!
The restaurant is located along main street Legazpi, Rizal Avenue. I heard that it is owned by the family of the Bicharas who also own a local fastfood chain. Mr. Crab is well-appointed and clean, the decor simple and in keeping with the specialty, seafoods.
Chili crab, bicol express and lapu-lapu cocido! You can request the kitchen to make you food as spicy as you want.
small talk cafe: pasta alfredo with a twist
do make it a point to have a meal at small talk cafe, a quaint cafe located along dona aurora street in legaspi city. the cafe offers common meat, seafood and vegatable dishes as well as fusion cuisine, a combination of western and homegrown bicolano cooking the owners have developed. aside from the good food, the cafe itself is a pretty sight.
try the alfredo pasta which is a fusion of pinangat and the ordinary pasta alfredo. yummy!
Pizza On Lignon Hill: Don't Miss The Pizza!
Pizza coupled with cold drinks are a welcome breeze after the long hard climb to the view deck of Lignon Hill. This is aside from the spectacular views that can be seen from here. A box of this tasty pizza costs less than a hundred pesos. A litre of Coke costs P30. Price is just right. Plenty of people frequent this place.
Tasty, cheap pizza.
Tago-Tago Food Garden: Authentic Bicol Cuisine
It is located in the outskirts of Legaspi City, away from the usual city noise and pollution. Tago-tago Food Garden's specialty is spicy Bicol food cooked/laced with coconut milk. The place has lot of coconut trees and ornamental plants shading the cottages and providing a fresh and cool rural ambiance. Nipa cottages floating in a mid-size pond are for small-group of guests. For big groups, screened pavillions that can accomodate up to 40 persons each are available.
The specialty of the place that shouldn't be missed >> Bicol Express, Ginataang kilawing tanguigue. Grilled fish.
Biggs Diner: 24-Hour Fastfood in Legaspi City
Biggs Diner is a Bicol homegrown fastfood restaurant. A favorite by locals throughout the years, it has a big following as affirmed by having 3 branches within the city. For road travellers like us who might pass by Legaspi City in the wee hours of the night and need a fast and good food in a flash, Biggs is it. The 24-hour branch is located at the city center and is frequented by city night owls, the restaurant has a cozy typical diner set-up with comfy soft-cushioned long seats with backrest that soothes the back after that long drive.
Their breakfast meals are superb. I like their "******silog" series.
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