Sooo Pinoy Food Tour Boracay Leg – Day 2
For the first meal of the day, the Sooo Pinoy team headed to D’Mall, where most of the popular comfort food-serving restaurants are found. We had breakfast at Smoke Resto located just across the wet market of the D’Mall. All-time Filipino favorites and lutong-bahay meals greeted us on the table. We had Eggplant Omelet, Bicol Express, Sinigang na Hipon, Adobong Kangkong, Tuyo with Salted Egg and Garlic Rice, Adobo Rice and Smoke Resto’s famous Bulalo – which was included in the Top 10 list of Sooo Pinoy’s best Bulalo in the Philippines.
After the hearty breakfast of homey delights we were given free time for the beach.
We took a little strolling around D’Mall and shop for pasalubongs and a little bit of lounging by the white-sand beach. After that, we proceeded to the next destination – Island Chicken Inasal. Island Chicken Inasal serves authentic Bacolod Inasal in Boracay along with the popular Ilonggo and Negrense dishes such as Kansi and Apan-apan. Kansi is an Ilonggo version of Bulalo while Apan-apan is a version of Adobong Kangkong with ginamos (native Sauteed Shrimp Paste).
For lunch, the Sooo Pinoy team went all the way to the Paradise Garden Resort (formerly One MGM Resort) to taste the flavors of its fine Tryst Restaurant by the poolside. We were presented with the restaurant’s Sooo Pinoy creations such as the Pork Chop sa Ibabaw ng Rema and Inihaw na Lapu-lapu na may Gata at Nakadapang Sugpo. The plating is superb and the food, delicious. With the scrumptious yet unfamiliar taste of the rema and the delectable flavor of grilled Lapu-lapu with coconut milk made this restaurant my top pick among the places we’ve visited in the 3 days of Sooo Pinoy’s Boracay gastronomic escapade.
After the fine lunch at the Paradise Garden Resort we headed to De Paris Beach Resort to enjoy a more casual mid-afternoon meal. We were treated with a round of Sinigang na Sugpo and Pork Steak.
After enjoying the idyllic sunset of Boracay, we headed to Canyon de Boracay (formerly Asya Resort) for an elegant dinner by the garden at Traviesa Restaurant. Traviesa is a garden restaurant located quite away from the beachfront but I can say, it is a paradise of its own. We had Grilled Honey Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Pan Seared Blue Marlin with Cheesy sauce.
For the second dinner and last food stop of the day we went to Ambassador in Paradise Resort, a five star resort located at the far end of Station 1. We dined by the white beach in a fine setting where we had the rather creamy Chicken Binakol and the luscious Brazo de Mercedes. Ambassador’s Chicken Binakol is a twist from the original Ilonggo delicacy because it has gata (coconut milk) and Truffle oil in it which makes it more savory and less soupy. Brazo de Mercedes on the other hand was a very pleasant-tasting version of this popular dessert which was made with Langka wrapped in white and dark chocolate.
Sinigang na Hipon at Smoke Resto Boracay
Island Chicken Inasal Boracay
Kansi at Island Chicken Inasal Boracay
Pork Chop sa Ibabaw ng Rema at Tryst Restaurant Boracay
Lapu-lapu na may Gata at Nakadapang Sugpo at Tryst Restaurant Boracay
Sinigang na Sugpo at De Paris Resort Boracay
Pork Steak at De Paris Resort Boracay
Grilled Honey Chicken with Peanut Sauce at Traviesa Restaurant Boracay
Pan Seared Blue Marlin with Cheesy sauce at Traviesa Restaurant Boracay
Chicken Binakol w/ Truffle Oil at Ambassador in Paradise Resort Boracay
Brazo de Mercedes w/ Langka at Ambassador in Paradise Resort Boracay