The question, though, was what to eat. At two in the morning, restaurants are already out of the question. Merly’s (the chori burger stand on wheels) had already left, and I was too buzzed to roam around.
|Arroz Ala Cubana – P165|
|Country Breakfast – P175|
|French Toast Combo – P175|
|Filipino Breakfast Sampler – P175|
Having a food adventure is a major part of a vacation in Boracay. It’s the perfect way to recharge after a long day of swimming, boating, frolicking by the beach and whatnot. And what better to do that but a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet.
All-you-can-eat buffets are really popular in Boracay. You can’t afford to miss these when you visit the island, especially that for as low as P250 (and probably even lower, if you look hard enough), you can have a sumptuous meal while enjoying a nice view of the beach.
Boracay Garden Resort has a lively breakfast buffet set-up. I believe this would be the first time I’d have eggs cooked the way I want it right there and here (scrambled, sunny-side up, omelette, you name it). The menu is a mix of Filipino and continental goodies – cold cuts and toasts are aplenty, but they have adobo, bangus and fried rice, along with sausages and other breakfast staples.
I think this would also be the first time after five years or so that I would have kimchi for breakfast, but that’s another story. And yeah, there’s congee in the menu too.
In our recent trip to Boracay, we had our breakfast at the Sea Breeze Cafe in Boracay Regency. When they called their breakfast buffet “Boracay’s biggest and most extensive buffet,” they weren’t lying.
Pancakes, pastries, cereals, salads and juices, plus your average Filipino-American fare like corned beef and chicken – it’s all there. (Also, bacon. Lots of bacon.)
The breakfast buffet of Tryst Pool Bar at Paradise Garden Resort would also be a good choice for light eaters. I enjoyed the variety of egg dishes and omelettes to choose from, plus their impressive selection of hams and cold meats, breads and pastries.
Other buffet restaurants would serve fancier dishes like lobster, prawns, eels, and all sorts of chicken and pork dishes. No matter which restaurant you go, there’s always so much to choose from.
“Wala kayong gagawin kundi maupo sa baso, magsalin ng tsinelas, uminom ng sofa, magpulutan ng sapatos, uminom minsan ng bote.”
John Puruntong has joined his beloved Marsha. Kevin Cosme has taken the one way train to heaven. The curtains have closed for Facifica Falayfay.
Heaven is surely a happier place now. RIP, Dolphy, the one and only Comedy King. You will be missed.
“Doon ako natatakot eh. Baka manalo ako. Madaling tumakbo, paano kung manalo?”
~Comedy King Dolphy on why he wouldn’t run for political office
Kahit wala ka na, mananatili ka pa ring hari ng komedya sa puso ng bawat Pilipino. Sabi nga sa Twitter at Facebook, “ang dami naming tawa.”
“The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it… try to fake three laughs in an hour — ha ha ha ha ha — they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.”
So why in Guan Yu’s name am I eating bulalo in Boracay?
On our first night in Boracay, we were famished and craving for something big enough to sate our appetites, so we just popped in some place and ordered whatever we thought was great.
Incidentally, the main feature of the restaurant was bulalo.
Other stuff we tried in succeeding visits were:
It was only during my most recent trip to Boracay that I learned Smoke Resto is quite popular among tourists. Many enjoy its bulalo – hot, steamy, marrowy shanks and all – as comfort food, the cure for a terrible hangover, and that constant growling of the stomach that comes after a night of drinking and partying. It helps that everything is served hot and fast.
Visiting this quaint and inexpensive-looking restaurant is a must for those who want a quick and filling meal, people who miss home-cooked food while enjoying their vacation in this hot island.