Tada! My first post for the year! haha
I’ve been to some trips this year but for some reason, I have been plain lazy to blog. But anyway, hooray for this! nyaha
Our Coron trip has been short but enough to explore some good food around the town; 😋 so here goes my share of food itinerary if you are planning to visit this beautiful island.
Tita Esh Eatery
We arrived after lunch and have been transferred to the hotel immediately. After few minutes of checking in and looking around the place, we headed to the town to grab some late lunch and book our tour. Tita Esh Eatery is located at Real St. and it’s just your simple go-to place for food. It’s kinda like Rachie’s of Cavite City. I had pancit palabok with fried chicken (P120) while C had tapsilog (P80). A glass of iced tea is P10. Nothing special, simple meal which is good enough to fuel our next stop which is to hike the 720+ steps up the Mt. Tapyas. 💪
I have been looking forward to try this Italian restaurant since it has been hailed as the number 1 resto in Coron as per Trip Advisor. It’s located few blocks away from Mt. Tapyas but if you have just done more than a thousand steps, few blocks felt like a mile. haha Upon entering the resto, you have to remove your shoes which helps keep the floor really clean and shiny. The place was a little dark as well since you were supposed to have dinner with candle light. Servers and the foreigner owner (I assume) were very attentive to. We had a Hawaiiana Pizza(P410) and a glass of mango juice (P60). I have to say that the pizza tastes really good but I think we could’ve appreciated the place more if we ordered pasta; which we didn’t since the pizza is already 15-inch and we think it was enough for us. Still, I think the place deserves its number 1 spot.
Coron Westown Resort
Since our accomodation came with free buffet breakfast, we had to take advantage of it. They have the usuals: fried rice, hotdogs, assortment of breads and spreads, salad, chicken nuggets, arroz ala cubana, tuna flakes, scrambled eggs, plus they have an egg and pancake station. Of course, there’s coffee and some juice. Their resto where breakfast is served is just in front of the pool, which gives an amazing view.
Picnic lunch at Banana Island
Our activity for the day was to tour Bulog Dos, Banana and Malcapuya islands. Our boat docked at Banana Island and we had our lunch there c/o JY Travels (our tour provider), which is part of the package. 2 boatmen and a lady tour guide were with us during the entire tour; while we were busy swimming and picture taking, they were busy preparing our food. They served ensaladang talong (which I found kinda sour), chicken adobo with potatoes, grilled fish (don’t know which kind of fish but it tasted really good!). We also had banana and watermelon for dessert. It was nice eating with our hands with an amazing view of the beach along with the foreigners who were with us. Yes, we are the only Pinoys in the group. hehe
Turon in Coron
After visiting the Malcapuya Island, which was our last stop, we were headed to another 1 and a half boat ride going back to their docking area. While at it, ate tour guide served turon and banana cue for snack. What better way to have it than while sight seeing the pristine waters of Coron! ahhhhh!
After the tour, we freshened up in the hotel and headed back to town for dinner. We went to Santino’s Grill as per the recommendation of a friend; and I’m so glad I listened to her! haha The specialty of the place is Baby Back Ribs, we had a half slab of it plus Pork Sisig (P180) plus a platter of garlic rice (P120). Let me just rave on how good the food were! Their ribs are fork-tender with just right amount of barbecue sauce! Well worth the P300 that we paid for it. Also the sisig was soooo good! Though a little oily, it was still good! We were not able to finish all of it since they came in big servings. How I wish we have Santino’s here in Cavite. nyaha! Only bad thing about the place is the server, after being asked for the wifi password twice, never gave it to me. 😳 I don’t know if it slipped his mind (twice) or he really just doesn’t know the password. Oh well..
Though still full from dinner, I asked C to leave room for dessert. We headed straight to Pedro’s where they said the best gelato is served. The place is small but cozy. We shared a cup with 2 flavor: green tea and nutella for P150. It was okay but I can’t seem to differentiate it from other gelato that I have tried. Anyway, all good…
On our second morning and sadly last day in the island, we have decided to ditch the buffet breakfast in the hotel. (Well okay yeah we dropped by the hotel resto to check what they are serving and ended up eating some haha) Then we headed back to town to look for souvenirs. After that, we walked a little to Fika Indulgence for brunch. We were in a little rush since we arrived past 9am and they were closing at 10am. We had nachos, french toast with bacon and egg and C had a karamelokiato with is basically a blended caramel flavored drink hehe. Food were okay but the ambience was better. Walls were decorated with travel – related photos and quotes.
We had to check out from the hotel at noon and had to wait few hours before our airport pick up arrived. So guess what we did? Yes, ate at the hotel resto to kill time. 😁 I had their grilled chicken pesto (P250) plus a strawberry milk shake (P90). I like the pesto since it was creamy and generously sauced. 👍
Since I have a thing with airports and coffee, of course I wouldn’t miss this one. We had a blended drink (forgot what it’s called already) for P140; enough to help us cool down while waiting to board.
Based on the research that I did and from what I actually saw from town, there are a lot more restos / grills / bars / eateries, etc. that we weren’t able to try. Aside from that, there are also a lot of islands that we were not able to tour due to time constraints. If you are going to Coron, make sure to stay there for at least 3 full days so you can make the most of it. 😊