// Beach Bum Belly//
I haven’t blogged in the longest time and I miss it. So here I am, blogging about something totally random yet awesome (anything to do with this topic is awesome for me) - FOOD. As most of you know (from my Twitter, Facebook and Formspring) I went to Boracay a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time there, and I have to say, I loved every bit of it. I just love hanging out in beaches, soaking up the sun, people watching and EATING FOOD. Now I know most people diet and work themselves out to death to get “beach body ready”, but I see going to the beach as the perfect opportunity to PIG OUT. So here are a couple of shots of some of the food I devoured while I was in Boracay (BORACAY PLEASE, NOT BORA Hihi ;) ) Hope you enjoy this! :)
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
I’ve heard countless stories about how many people get addicted to the shakes in Boracay and I couldn’t wait to try it for myself. So it was natural that my first stop the moment I settled in my hotel was to walk and find the famous Jonah’s Shakes.
Now I know most of you that have gone to Boracay are like "Duh, it’s good there" or "Yes dear, the shakes are well known there" but for a first timer like me, I was beyond happy. I literally went to Jonah’s every day during my 5 day stay in Boracay (and I went more than once a day :| )
I got to try their Banana Choco Peanut, Avocado Milk, Mango Banana and Avocado Banana. I know that’s a little compared to how many times I had it but I just kept craving for those flavors that I forgot to try the others :( That just means there are more shakes to try during my next visit (which I’m already planning, mind you HAHA) My favorite so far is the Avocado Milk- it’s just so refreshing and DELICIOUS! :)
IHAW, ISAW, SOBRANG MATAKAW!
Growing up in a pretty sheltered environment, my Mom (whom I love and respect Haha) was always very hesitant for us kids to eat “street food” or some of the more “adventurous” Filipino food (balut etc). But being the open and food loving girl that I am, I knew that I had to try the famous Longa Burger and Isaw that they serve in Boracay.
I fell in love instantly with the burger. I asked for it with spicy sauce and my taste buds were in Heaven! It was so good and perfect to eat beach side, watching the sunset (how romantic… NOT HAHA) I loved it! :)
Now don’t get me wrong, just because I grew up in a pretty sheltered environment doesn’t mean I didn’t sneak off and try some of the food my Mom didn’t want us to (sorry Mom) and I gotta say I am a huge fan of isaw. I love heading over to UP to stand around and eat cup fulls of the stuff. I didn’t even care when I found out what it actually really was! Hihi :p
This actually wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be, but eating in Backyard BBQ was definitely an experience. The food was good, but it wasn’t great. If anything, the place made up for the food.
Their Sizzling T-Bone steak made me miss the delicious and ginormous steaks my Mom grills for us at home. The rice was really good though!
Famous Baby Back Ribs - it was okay :)
LIVIN LA VIDA LOCO… FRIO!
There’s this really fun and cute place by the beach (I stayed in Station 1 so everything I talk about “beach side” is by station 1) called Loco Frio and they had the yummiest slushies! I got the Blue Hawaiin and I also got to try the Strawberry Kiwi! It’s a great place to stop by for a cool drink (you can even add a shot of alcohol if you want) if you’re tired of having fruit shakes all the time (but I mean come on, who doesn’t love fruit shakes?) It’s definitely a must try! You even get these cute coolers to take home with you! :)
HEIDI LAND HEAVEN!
When my sister told me about this place in D Mall, I just knew I had to pay it a visit. Heidi Land, located in D Mall, right beside Tides, is the Santi’s Deli equivalent of Boracay. You can choose your bread, meats and veggies that make up your perfect sandwich! Very reasonably priced too and downright delicious! I went there twice in my stay and I know when I visit again Heidi Land will be my go-to place for a quick and yummy snack/meal :)
Look at those mega stuffed sandwiches!
Even bought some chocolates (from Heidi Land too) and Jonah’s shakes for a night picnic at the beach with the sandwiches… So delicious! :)
BIG MOUTH, BIG APPETITE!
So this place (also in D Mall) is always filled with people munching away on their rice meals. Decided to give the place a shot and it didn’t disappoint, it was pretty okay. I got to try their shrimp rice meal and the terriyaki chicken, it was pretty satisfying :)
… Still left pretty hungry though :| Haha
REAL COFFEE, REAL GOOOODDDD!
Now I know I said I had never been to Boracay before, but I have always asked my friends that go there to bring me back some of the famous Calamansi muffins from a little place there called Real Coffee. So imagine how I felt FINALLY stepping in the place that makes my favorite batch of muffins ever! I was so happy to be eating breakfast there! :)
(Freshly brewed coffee)
Run by an American Mother-Daughter team, the place is quaint, homey and downright adorable. I sat by the counter so I could watch them make my breakfast and chat a little with the owners about their food. They were sweet, funny and always asked how I was doing while I was eating. Great place to go to. YOU MUST VISIT THEM WHEN YOU CAN! :)
I got to try their Great White Omelet that was HUGE - egg whites, cheese, pesto and yummy bread and also probably the biggest pancake I have ever seen in my life, their Mango Pancake (IT WAS SO HEAVY AND AS BIG AS A PLATE!)
So there you have it, just a couple of the different types of food I had during my stay in Boracay. I couldn’t take pictures of the seafood I had at Paradise Grill (giant prawns, blue marlin and pizza), the hazelnut and mint gelato I had at an Italian place or the beach side Mongolian Buffet I had one night, but here are just some of the places I did get to try. Hope you enjoyed this post and the next time you’re in Boracay, you’ll try some of the places I mentioned here (if you haven’t already) :)
P.S. This is how I looked after all the places I ate in:
HAHA Kidding! That’s just the fatest dog I’ve ever seen, chilling by the beach while I was eating isaw :) Cute isn’t she?