What I love about the restaurants in Boracay is that most of them are small with less than ten tables. The dining atmosphere is very casual, the servers know what they’re serving (which is very helpful) and the food is fantastic. To add to the awesomeness of this food porn, we were able to eat at two of the three restaurants in Boracay that were included in the Philippine Tatler Philippines’ Best Restaurants 2011.
First stop: Island Chicken Inasal at D’Mall.
We were with a bunch of very hungry boys who wanted to have something to eat, fast. At first I didn’t like the idea of having chicken inasal in Boracay because hello-there-are-chicken-inasal-joints-all-over-Metro-Manila-why-come-all-the-way-to-Boracay-to-have-one but hey hey hey Island Chicken Inasal is unlike all the other chicken inasals I’ve tasted in Manila.
The chicken is tender and is somewhat juicy unlike the very dry chicken inasals of Manila. The rice is also acceptable, not commendable but acceptable. (Side kwento: I don’t get why chicken inasal joints have rice-all-you-can promos and then serve bad rice, I mean if you want us to eat all the rice we want please serve acceptable rice.)
This leche flan may look flaky but it’s not flaky at all when you eat it, I don’t know how that works and I confuse myself sometimes but it’s really not flaky.
Second stop: Real Coffee and Tea Cafe at Station 1.
We bought a box of calamansi muffins to take back to the hotel but everyone was busy with the sand and the sea so I ended up eating all of them. Burp.
Third stop: Random buffet along the beach. For 250 bucks you get all the seafood (but they don’t have shrimp), grilled meats, any-any viands, rice, and iced tea that you want.
Fourth stop: Zuzuni at Station 1.
The tirokafteri a.k.a. spicy feta cheese dip is one bad ass appetizer. Perfect pita breads too!
The tirokafteri after we were done with the two pita breads that came with it. Bad ass serving size so you can have all the spicy feta cheese that you want!
More pita bread please. (Side kwento-ngue twister: Feta on the pita, feta on the pita, feta on the pita.)
Fifth stop: Boracay Regency.
Sixth stop: Lemoni Cafe Restaurant at D’Mall.
I think W still dreams about these perfect bacon strips.
I don’t usually eat desserts after breakfast but I made an exception with this Belgian Chocolate Flourless Cake.
Seventh stop: Cafe Adriatico at Gateway. Including these photos because I love the serving plates / pans / whatever-you-call-these-pretty-black-things.
Hungrrry hungrrry hungrrry weekend everyone!