Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Where to eat during the Holy Week, Where to eat on the way to Bicol

It's Holy Week and I'm sure many of you are thinking of where to eat seafoods that are not expensive. And families with kids who are exempt from abstaining are looking for restaurants where food for kids (i.e. burgers and fries) are also served. Well, the best places to eat are fast food chains. Most of them offer something for Lent on their menu.

1. Jollibee - they have Garlic Bangus which you can buy for less than a hundred pesos. It's boneless bangus so it's easy to eat. The sauce is tasty. I think is steak sauce. And it's healthy too because of the garlic.
2. McDonald's - they have Fillet-o-Fish which is just above a hundred pesos depending on the side order. The dressing is good. It's tastier than the spread they put in their other sandwiches.
3. Mang Inasal - they have sinigang na bangus. It's very sour like how sinigang really should be. They also have vegetables if you do not like fish.
4.Chowking - fish with tausi - serving is big and the sauce is good. But tausi has a distinct taste that some actually do not like. If you're one of those who do not fancy tausi, there's always the good, old boneless bangus.

I'm in Gumaca, Quezon now and I see a lot of buses and private vehicles going south. Most of them are probably going to Bicol -- CWC in CamSur, Mayon Volcano or Butanding watching. A lot of vehicles stop at Jollibee Gumaca. Our town likes this because it is good for local businesses. But if you want to try places to eat other than Jollibee here are some places you can visit:

1. Kapitbahay - they have two branches -- both two blocks away from Jollibee. I recommend their fried chicken and spaghetti. You can also try pancit lucban.
2. Bulwagang Salakot - this is a hotel with a restaurant. This can be found before you hit the town proper if your coming from Manila. It's a couple of hundred meters past the local general hospital.
3. Tabachoy's - this is just a hole-in-the- wall eatery. It's just a block after Jollibee. Many vehicles actually park in front because Jollibee's parking cannot accommodate them all. Try their halo-halo. You can also have mami. And for to-go items try burger with french fries - as toppings.