One of the landmarks in PP, for me every visitor should eat here at least once. Best to have a reservation when you go (433-2580)
Favorite Dish: Seafood sisig was so yummy we had planned to come back for it. They have set menus (below 5h) with rice, seafood, soup and salad.
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
Serves continenal breakfast (comes with the rooms usually) - either at their Garden Cafe, at the veranda outside your room or at their restaurant at the 3rd floor overlooking the Wharf.
Favorite Dish: They have this upgrade promotion - eat all you can eggs (cooked in any way you want)
This place is better appreciated during the day, but unfortunately we went there for dinner. The sunset was great, although I wasn't able to capture it.
Favorite Dish: The squid and shrimp were very fresh (were the only one i ate). Lato was a bit too salty as compared to Ka Lui's.
Don't order their grilled tuna meal - my mum had a bum tummy after. :(
Athough ambiance of the restaurant was very cosy, some tables have a hammock installed.
Favorite Dish: I ordered grilled spareribs with java rice - about P90
Mango Shake - about P40 i think
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.
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.
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!
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
If you ask any of the Puerto Princesa tour guides for good food, they'll probaly tell you to go to Ka Lui or Badjao Seafront Restaurant. But if it turns out that Ka Lui is full or Badjao Seafront seems out of way from your location, then head off to Balinsasayaw Restaurant. The food is good and the prices are cheap. You can get a full seafood meal for just aroung 60 PHP (just more than 1 USD). There are lots of local patrons and the place is usually full at around dinner time. Don't miss the house specialty, Egg Nest Soup.
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.
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.
This is the most popular restaurant in El Nido, and the owner knows it. Shestopped caring about service and quality apparently because she knows people will come regaurdless. I ordered a cesar slad with avocado. I ordered this because I have not had an avocado in almost a year and when I saw it on the menu I got excited. For 120 pesos I expected far more than what came out. It was tiny saucer, no bigger than the one you put your coffee cup on, with some lots of sour dressing, making the lettuce soggy, and some cheese grated on top. No avocado. Apparently there was no more left in the kitchen. I wish she had told me that. I was a waitress for 5 years, I don't ever send dishes back, but come on, it was such a ridculous portion and completely lacking the one thing that I wanted. Plus the woman was rude as hell. I kindly asked her to atleast add more lettuce so that it could be worth 120 pesos. She did and I was grateful for that.
The next night a group of friends we met really wanted to try it out, so we went back with open minds. I ordered tuna pasta with olive oil and lemon. It was delicious. My boyfriend ordered the seafood spaghetti and it was terrible. The sauce might as well have been heated up ketchup. The seafood was old. Our friends were all pretty disappointed with the price. We actually ended up sitting with the owners husband. He was a nice French expat. We told him as nice as we could that his wife was not the nicvest person in the world, AND he agreed and apologized! Ugh poor guy. I tell you to go there for his sake, but don't waste your money. The place is over rated! Go support another ceaper local spot.
When you 1st see the restaurant you will be tempted to get inside because of its distinct style. The whole structure is made of kawayan. You will be asked to remove your shoe or sandals before you step inside. You may choose to sit in a conventional wooden chair or at the floor with huge pillows. The food is mostly seafood and grilled. The price is very economical. The menu is changed everyday and the caption for every menu has a distinct touch (watch for the wordings).
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