Adobong kangkong (water spinach) @ PhP40 ($0.85) and coke in can @ PhP20 ($0.40) – the cheapest in PP. Some coke in cans are priced ridiculously @ PhP50 ($1.10 - Microtel Inn & Suites).
Balay Chicken Inato along Malvar Extension, a block away from Hibiscus Garden Inn. Their chicken barbecue is stuff of legends. Don't leave PP without trying it.
Kamarikutan is a popular art gallery-cum-café serving light meals and coffee/tea. They do have full-plate meals but they’re rather expensive. Photography is not allowed inside. Popular singers like Joey Ayala perform several times in a year. This gallery features paintings and mixed art. They also sell CD’s of Palaweno music and local artists playing indigenous instruments. Surrounding the restaurant at the front is a pond housing gigantic (and seemingly ravenous) coy fish. The exterior is a sophisticated parade of bamboo and rattan interiors. It was too bad that we weren’t allowed to take photographs of the place. This place is a personal favorite actually. It’s very relaxing, and the atmosphere is laidback. Friends who love to talk can do lots of that in Kamarikutan.
Ka Lui is a Filipino restaurant that, like Kamarikutan, has an art gallery inside. Though most orders are rather pricey, the serving is exceedingly gargantuan – good for 3 persons! Bamboos and dim interiors don’t actually make an intimate restaurant. This is strictly full-house!!! Upon entrance, leave your shoes/slippers at a rack outside, then you will be taken to your table. There is a virtual feast of people, where 60% of the population are foreigners, mostly Caucasians! The atmosphere is relaxed but festive! Though not entirely “expensive”, it’s not for the spendthrift either! If you are a solitary diner, then it will be a problem since serving is big.! We ordered the Ka Lui Special of the Day: fish steaks, prawns, veggies of the day, coco fish roll, rice and a starter, which costs PhP395 ($8.50). We also ordered sizzling seafood sisig and sea catch tempura. Coke in can is PhP35 ($0.75).
Sizzling Seafood Sisig @ PhP170 ($3.65). Sizzling sisig is a Philippine dish made from parts of pig’s head and usually seasoned with kalamansi or chili peppers.Variations of sisig can add any of the following: eggs, ox brains, chicharon (pork cracklings), pork or chicken liver, and even mayonnaise. It originated from the province of Pampanga. Ka Lui's version is sort of an alternative as it consists of seafood.
Kinabuch is your typical “beer garden”, located along