I lived in the States for 25 years. Almost every year, since 1988, I returned for a visit but since the visits were only two weeks long, I never really became familiar with the term “Restobar.”
Which is more important, the Resto part or the Bar? I think the Resto is. I would rather eat well than drink well.
Anyway, I ate at the 360 Restobar in Emerald Beach–Palawan Microtel’s location. (Playa is Spanish for beach.)
Emerald Playa (Microtel)
Emerald Beach is nine kilometers north of the airport. It has a wide beachfront. I haven’t toured it yet but then again I’m only talking about its restobar.
Roy Pena, resort president and general manager, figured it correctly. Since this restaurant was the one the resort would be associated with, it had to complement (and compliment!) the surroundings. And above all, serve good food. Bong Velasco, owner of 360 along Makati Ave. in Makati, was recommended.
Good meal! For 430 bucks (dividing 1,300 between the three of us).
At current exchange rates, that’s US$ 10 or Euro 7. Per person. We had an appetizer, three entrees, and dessert. I was stuffed. Our meal below could have been shared by five, easily.
- Appetizer – Salad
- Entrees – Rice, Fish, Shrimp
- Dessert – Pastry
Tanguigue or Tanigue is Pilipino for Spanish Mackerel. That’s a blue-ocean fish meaning that it roams the seven seas. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like it after tasting it. Here’s a recipe and an image.
And our drink?
(Bong, I think a sweeter chocolate will appeal to more people. Also, the sesame seeds already provide the nuttiness.) 😉
Now, I’m a food critic! Since when? Now.
The men who made it possible.
(Not pictured is Rene Suarez, resident manager of Microtel Puerto Princesa, and a good person to know.)
The resort’s full name is kinda long:
The Emerald Playa Beach and Nature Park
Can you remember that? Well, neither can I.
Besides, if you’re going to take a trike (tricycle) or a multi-cab (which replaces the jeepney in Puerto), you just say Microtel and they’ll know what you mean. Where? In Barangay San Jose.
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