Gastronomic Delights: Two of the best restaurants in La Union

          La Union is a province in the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in the island of Luzon. Its capital is the city of San Fernando which also serves as the regional center of the whole Ilocos Region. When it comes to food, most of La Union’s restaurants serve Ilocano cuisine with the country’s culinary traditions. Two of the best restaurants in La Union which I highly recommended are as follows:

1. Coast Call Kitchen & Bar

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     A hotel restaurant right on the beach located at San Juan Surf Resort, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union.  It is a perfect place to hang out and eat a sumptuous local and international cuisine. It has nice, cozy, modern interior and summer vibe. It also has a great viewing deck of the beach. We came here for lunch and ordered their best sellers before swimming at the beach. The staffs of the restaurant welcomed us with a warmth smile and greetings.  Though it’s one of the more “high-end” restaurants among the slew of food spots in San Juan, we were surprised to find the prices quite affordable and the foods are better than average. The foods  we ordered were served after 20 minutes but it was worth the wait! A good value for money! Thumbs up!

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Foodelicious summer at Bolinao Pangasinan

     Last March 2015, we had a summer escapade at Bolinao, Pangasinan. We’ve been here not just for the amazing attractions and pristine beaches but also because of the mouth-watering foods they offered to tourists.  It was an awesome and memorable trip since it was my summer birthday blast for this year.  Below are some of the foods and restaurants we’ve tried:

1. Bicol Express Restaurant

 A beach front restaurant owned and managed by Benjie’s Kubo & Cottages. It was located at Patar white beach, Bolinao. A casual dining restaurant with cozy and breath-taking view of the Patar White Beach. For reservation please contact no. +63910 836 6257.

beach front of the restaurant

kubos and cottages for rent

     After the first half day tour, we ate our sumptuous lunch here at Bicol Express Restaurant which serves a variety of authentic Filipino cuisine. We ordered crispy pata for P360 good for 2-3 persons and ginataang gulay with mini crabs for P120 good for 2-3 persons. The foods were delicious especially the vegetable cuisine.

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Ginataang gulay with mini crabs

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A sizzling birthday blast at Kata Cafe

          A weekend getaway with family is one of my priorities at my bucket list. It was my sister’s birthday bash and we headed to Tanay, Rizal for a simple birthday treat. Via private vehicle, we enjoyed strolling around the town. We were mesmerized by the greener nature surrounded by tall trees and mountains. We stop by at Kata Cafe Restaurant along the highway to eat lunch. It is located at Delfin Tongohan St., cor. Manila East Road, Tanay, Rizal, an open restaurant with cozy ambiance perfect for hangout and relaxation. Nice place to celebrate special occasions and events. The restaurant’s staff was very hospitable and friendly. They served delicious and mouth-watering foods for a low price.Their best sellers are sizzling and grilled dishes that can be ordered in a big servings.

Bilao 1 good for four persons

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