BODATO BURGER: EXCELLENT BURGERS
Bodato Burger is located in the food court on the second floor of Robinsons Mall and i usually stop and have a burger here while my wife is at the supermarket. My favourite is the spicy Burger which comes with fries and a drink for around 130 pesos. Other choices include crocodile burger and fish burger, all at similar prices. You will pay in advance and 10 minutes later your burger will be ready and for me it is much better than Macdonalds and the other fast food chains.
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Ka Lui: Best chillers
The food was perfect, the soup was divine, the main dish (shrimps, veggie mix, and stingray) were awesome, and the desserts were amazing.
Favorite Dish: They have unique dining rooms, immaculate clean toilets you actually remove your slippers inside and lots of arts and crafts all over the place.
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FOOD STALLS by the BAYWALK: FRESH SEAFOOD BY THE BAY
Do yourself a favor and take a stroll down to the Baywalk, near the port and you will have a wonderful choice of seafood, meat, all on display waiting to be grilled for you.
There is a line of around 15 or so small outdoor restaurants, each with its own tables and umbrella covers in case of rain. Fresh fish, stuffed squid, shrimps, prawns, chicken, pork and beef are all available from as cheap as 90 pesos. The staff will grill your choice of meal while you enjoy a beer while you wait. The restaurants, food stalls start operating after 5 pm and will close in the small hours of the morning, if there are enough customers.
Bilao at Palayok: Authentic Native Food
We enjoyed a sumptuous feast of native food served literally in bilao (tray made of dried leaves) and palayok (earthen pot used for cooking). One bilao full of seafood would have served 8-10 people but the five of us was able to finish them together with a palayok full of sinigang and mixed vegetables. I can feel my stomach grumble just by the thought of it.
Favorite Dish: Everything was delicious. Tastes just what an authentic native filipino dish would be at its best.
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Kinabuch Bar and Grill: Relax and Chill Out
This place is just the right place for beer and pulutan (finger food or appetizer) or simply just to relax and hangout, it has good ambiance and the music here is great.
Favorite Dish: This place is also known for its exotic delicacy Tamilok, a wood worm dipped into spicy vinegar.
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NCCC, NEW CITY COMMERCIAL COMPLEX: QUICK SNACK or ALL YOU CAN EAT AFTERNOON BUFFET
NCCC is a department store in Lacao St. and inside there are food stalls selling pizza, spring rolls, noodles, and other snacks at reasonable prices, try it! You will find them in the ground floor shopping mall at the rear.
In the afternoons there is an all you can eat merianda for 99 pesos, which includes a few deserts, soups, sometimes french fries and simple sandwiches and all the juice you can drink. (MONDAY-FRIDAY only)
We felt like a snack in mid afternoon so we had the 99 peso deal which is available from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
Today's food selection included spaghetti, pancit (noodles), lumpia (spring rolls), squid balls, macaroni salad, and 5 different types of Philippine deserts as well as orange juice. Well worth the 99 pesos ( US$2)
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BADJAO SEAFOOD RESTAURANT: POSSIBLY THE BEST IN TOWN
We had not been to the Badjao Seafront Restaurant for over 7 years and we were pleasantly surprised at the improvement. Before we were usually the only customers there but now it is a busy restaurant with perhaps 70 diners when we left. the restaurant is built over the sea on stilts and there is a good view of the sea, the mountains and the mangroves as well as the sunset. It is a wooden structure and well decorated, and as the name suggests it mainly serves seafood although they do offer chicken, pork and beef. The menu is quite extensive with over 120 items and some seafoods are priced by the 100 grams, such as lobster, crab and certain fish. My wife opted for tanguigue fish steak which is a white was excellent and just cooked so the meat melted in your mouth. Meals at our house are usually meat free, my wife being a seafood veggie person so i settled for a tenderloin steak with mushroom sauce , which was very tasty and can't wait for my next meal there. Both dishes came with french fries and veggie and cost only 225 pesos each----a bargain for such a restaurant in a beautiful setting. 10% service charge was added to the bill! Service was speedy and the waiters friendly.
IMA's VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT: where's my food?
My wife and friend went in there the other day for a quick bite and ordered her meal, and there was only one other table occupied, until 30 minutes later 4 people sat at a nearby table and ordered. Their food was served 20 minutes later, but still no food for my wife, but after waiting an hour she confronted the waitress, who removed a dish from the other customer's table and said "this must be yours". Needless to say she and her friend walked out and will not be returning!
LALE'S: TRY THE CURRIES
This restaurant is in a hidden spot near the city Coliseum and is run by a very nice girl who is a wonderful cook. The menu is not extensive but serves delicious Indian curries as well as chapatis, nan bread and chutney. There are also a few Thai dishes on the menu. The owner will always listen to advice on how to improve the meals, as my friend had the chicken curry with the meat served on the bone but after his suggestion, it is now served boneless. Possibly prices are a little high but good food.
Update---We tried this restaurant today and for starters we had potato samosas and chicken samosas---they were quite good but perhaps the pastry crust was a little too thick. Thai and Indian Curries were as good as usual and the Pad Thai was particularly good!!!
UGONG ROCK: FINE FOOD
UGONG ROCK is next to the Badjao Hotel in Rizal Avenue and after a long absence we ate here last night and thoroughly enjoyed the food. As you walk in they have fresh seafood displayed on ice with the prices per 100 gms clearly larked. Next to it is a counter with different type of meat for grilling so you just choose what you want. There is an extensive menu also which we decided to order from. I had grilled chicken which was quite tasty, my wife had a tanguige steak, which is a fish and it was accompanied with a delicious sauce. Our guests had a mixed seafood dish which was also good value for money, and we shared a seafood fried rice dish. The beer was cold and the service was good, and meanwhile there was a acoustic guitarist playing some well known songs. We will to hesitate to dine here again.
5% service charge is added to the bill.
If you want to enjoy a conversation sit as far away from the entertainers as possible as sometimes the music can be rather loud.
La Tana Della Libellula: try Italian
An Italian guy and his wife just opened a new Italian restaurant that is situated a few minutes from the airport in a picturesque garden. There are a good selections of pastas and pizzas at a reasonable price. Good Italian wines too! Try it, the ambiance is also nice.
Nick and His wife Tina also have a small store on the premises where you can buy Italian wines and other Italian products such as Parmesan, mozzerella cheese, olives, olive oil etc, all at reasonable prices.
The name means " nest of the dragonfly " in English.
UPDATE--- The restaurant is open every day of the week in the evening only . 5 pm - 10 pm.
The pizzas are now thin crust, very tasty but not as filling as before. There is wifi available for customers.
Favorite Dish: Lasagna is out of this world
CAPTAIN RIBS: COME ON CAPTAIN, WHERE ARE THE POTATOES?
Captain Ribs just opened up last week by a friendly French Guy and his wife. However we went their tonight to try their food. Unfortunately my wife is a vegetarian/seafood only so there was only one dish on the menu that she could order, fish fillet. Of course she ordered the fish fillet which was out of this world (i tasted it too!!).
I ordered the burger which came in two different sizes, and of course i ordered the larger one which came with potato wedges, but i was extremely disappointed as there were only 4 potato wedges and the burger was rather dry. Come on Stefan, if your guests order burgers and fries, don't give them half a potato, give them more!!! I left a little disappointed, if not a little hungry. Our friends had the smaller burger and there was only 3 wedges and they also were not happy.
Also there was no mayonnaise, ketchup or mustard served with the burger. One of our friends chose the pork and said it was delicious.
SEVERAL IN TOWN: CHOW LONG
Since the Vietnamese were here as refugees many of them opened up Chow Long Eateries which is the same as PHO, noodle soup, but in recent years the Vietnamese left for other countries and nearly all the "Chow Longs" are run by locals, but if you want to try the best there is one opposite the National Bureau of Statistics between Valencia St. and Burgos St. on rizal Avenue.
LESLIE'S: DAILY BUFFET
Leslies Palawan Tropical Hotel, Resort and Restaurant serves a buffet every day, but since Dampa opened up next door business has taken a downturn, but the buildings are good and has more ambience and character than the competitor next door. It is located on Mitra road with good views of the surrounding area.
CROCONATICS: CROCODILE MEAT
There is a stand outside the souvenir shops where you may taste crocodile meat. Or you can buy some to take away for your BBQ by the beach. Prices are around 600 pesos a kilo but meals are also served at the stand.
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