After waiting for nearly 20min at their comfy waiting area, (just enough time for photo-ops), barefooted, and hungry, we were seated near the entrance. The place was packed! There's about 3 groups still waiting after us. Anyways, the waiter handed out their menu and my wife asked "Is this it? Where's the rest of the menu? 2 pages only?" There were about 3 set menus which costs PHP130 each, and a menu good for 2 which costs I think PHP350 on the first page and on the second page it was all drinks.
Favorite Dish: I ordered Tuna cordon bleu which is again served generously with a huge chunk of breaded fish with melted cheese inbetween, lato salad (sea weed), some veggies with 1 huge prawn (my brother had 2 in his plate) in it. My wife loved the spicy ginger clam soup before main course was served. Warning: When very very hungry, finish your soup and take your time eating...I only realized this after they served the free dessert. I can't sleep that night because I wasn't able to finish the fruits galore served in a coconut shell with sprinkled sweet choco-powder on top.
There were 2 Balinsasayaws in PPC, the First one is at Rizal Ave, the other one is not. The tricycle driver took us to the latter, he said it was bigger. Ambiance was great, although we sat at a kubo (hut) near the streets, it was still ok. We opted for the set menus, which were about PHP55-PHP65. Fruit Shakes...I can't get enough of you baby...yes its true! PHP30 for a tall glass.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the Blue Marlin ala pobre and was served with a generous chunk of fish, with lots of fried garlic on top also some Atchara and Rice. And of course the fruit shake....mmmm...I ordered Avocado Shake and I cried because it was so good. My Wife ordered Green Mango Shake and the sour mixed with sweet was perfect!
"Boss, extra Rice please!"
After reading some tips from this forum, I asked our tricycle driver to take us to CHAO LONG house. He took us to this place...he said it was A CHAO LONG HOUSE...I thought CHAO LONG was the name of the restaurant!
Vietnamese toe up! This was the first food I wanted to try since my right foot arrived in Palawan...vietnamese noodle soups are ranged at about PHP45-PHP60 and the french bread was PHP7 plain and PHP25 with fillings...YUM!
Favorite Dish: I ordered Vietnamese Noodles with Pork and French Bread with Pork...the Beef Noodle soup was too sweet for me...be sure to put lots and lots of mint leaves and bean sprouts (pls tell me if i'm wrong) on your soup! Also some other spices. Writing about it makes me wanna go to a chao long house! alskdjl;wasdfaeagfhanj (sorry, i wiped off the drool from my keyboard)
This place was so good that it deserves a second round! (See "Nightlife" page for our first round)
Favorite Dish: Since this was our last dinner at Puerto Princessa, we decided, after serious deliberation, that we should pig out. We ordered Crispy Pata, Bulalo, Sashimi, Sweet and Sour Lapu-Lapu, Green mango Salad and a ton of rice. To hell with a fruit shake, I need beer for this one!
almost outside the main business area of the city, within a garden setting is a romantic place called cafe arturo. There are numerous mahogany trees at the entrance. After about a 200 meter drive, you'd see a large native hut and an even smaller hut. The large one is the restaurant and the smaller one is the residence of the owners. Yes, they live nearby. Not just because they own the resto, but also because they are the only ones that run and operate the place. the Parents (Rolly and Christine) are in charge of cooking while the children take orders, serve and clean the place. It's best to phone them ahead of time to get a reservation and to be sure they will be able to serve you. I tried to get a reservation on our second night in puerto but was told they were not going to open the resto since they had to attend the graduation of one of the children. But this of course didn't stop me as I was determined to find out what this highly recommended place was truly like. And I was not disappointed.
Actually I got disappointed - that is, how I could not capture the beauty of this place in a picture. none of the shots I took ever came close to how simplicity can be truly awe-inspiring. What's interesting is that there were no mosquitos around. Could it be the herbs in the kitchen that drove them away?
Favorite Dish: I particularly loved the Lobster Thermidore and the crabs in butter and garlic sauce. They chose the best and most succulent crabs and lobsters and cooked it in just the right amount of time leaving some of its natural juices to blend with the spices. heavenly!
The place is actually a stream with plenty of rocks and deeper portions which the inmates have turned into pools. so of course the pool water here is never a second the same. The place was converted into a resort and has native cottages where visitors can eat and stay for a whole day. The rent is 100 pesos per cottage. We were told that we could bring in raw meat or fish and have it cooked for a small fee. Rice costs 100 pesos per cooking pot which is good for 6 to 10 persons depending on how hungry they are. The whole place is shaded by trees that abound in the area.
Favorite Dish: best broiled unsalted native chicken I have ever tasted. This is the only dish they have but it's soooooooo goooooood! That's because the chicken are dressed only when they are ordered and not stocked.
Be sure to get to this restaurant at sunset. Fantastic! But, also get there early or make a reservation ahead of time.
The restaurant has a mixture of a native and modern setting. It is surrounded by mangroves and the dining area is set fronting the sea - actually part of it above the water.
Favorite Dish: The steamed talakitok and seaweed salad go very well together.
a mixture of vietnamese and french cuisine to tickle your palate. It's rather cheap.
Favorite Dish: the Kimchi is great! so is the Vietnamese shrimp paste (bagoong). they do deliver french bread to any hotel/pension/inn in Puerto Princesa
Might not want to buy from this bakery - outside (and inside) is so dingy, but have one the best french bread i've tasted. great combination of crispness of the crust and soft bread
Favorite Dish: French bread what else
this restaurant will ask you to remove your slippers/shoes before you can enter............. that means you'll have to eat barefooted................
their food is ok ............. a little expensive but the experience and the ambience is ok...............
by the way, they only serve seafood..........
Favorite Dish: the fish cordon bleu and the seafood sisig..
Nothing can beat the fresh, crisp and delicate crust of French bread carefully prepared by the Vietnamese in Puerto Princesa. The French bread became an instant favorite among the Palaweños shortly after the Vietnamese moved to what is now the Viet Village and started making it.
The breads are refreshingly tasty, crunchy and, best of all, cheap! At only P4 each, you can fill your stomach with just a bite or two of the bread, which is about eight-inches long and has a warm, sweet taste and a texture that is light and chewy that few bakers manage to achieve.
The bread is baked in a pugon-like oven over a mound of burning wood.
According to Che Nhat Giao, representative of the Viet Village, two-thirds of the French bread that Palaweños enjoy daily is made by two bakeries in the tiny community. One bakery is a private business, the other community-owned. The community bakery also makes French bread for different outlets in Metro Manila, including Saigon's Best on Matalino Street in Diliman, QC.
The bread is used to make the famous Vietnamese gourmet sandwich. This sandwich is the wonderful union of a crunchy French bread and the complexities of Vietnamese cuisine. Picture a chewy French bread with crispy crust sliced down the middle (like a sub sandwich) stuffed with your choice of Vietnamese-style sandwich meat (like barbecued chicken or shredded pork), crunchy cucumbers, sprigs of cilantro, and a sweet and tangy combination of pickled daikon (radish), carrots and onions-and for that extra kick, slivers of fresh spicy jalapeño. A sinfully savory-seasoned mayo sauce is used to bring together all the wonderful flavors and textures. Some Vietnamese restaurants use added touches, sprinkling the meat with sweet lime fish sauce or a soy/lime/garlic mixture.
Or, you can simply spread pâté, butter and Chinese ham on your French bread and have a light, midday snack.
The pension houese where we've stayed has a popular resto too, yummy seafoods and a bar.
Click on Lola Itang Pension
Ka Lui offers great food at an affordable price. At P295 per meal package, you get an appetizer, main meal, dessert. Food tastes great! Ambience is cool.
Favorite Dish: kinilaw na tuna
Located in the Vietnamese Village. Be sure to order their beef stew - super tasty!
Favorite Dish: Beef stew and french bread :)
food is cheap and also ok............ the ambience is good also............
don't forget to see the live turtles ....................
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