Saturday, March 17, 2012

food porn in Islands Restobar and Seafood Restaurant in Surigao City


In just a matter of two weeks, I've had the good fortune to swing by Surigao City again. This time around, though brief, it offered something lasting for my taste buds to remember.

Surigao is notorious for strong winds and rough waters being located in the edge of the Pacific Ocean. But what it lacks in tranquility, it makes up in secret islands, secluded beaches and of course delectable seafood!

sea urchin. tajum in Surigao, tuyom in Cebu, tujom in Bohol | source
tajum (sea urchin) dish. believed to be aphrodisiac. what happened to me after I wolfed on one plate of this? my lips are sealed :)

This would be the last leg of my Caraga backpacking trip. How apt to end my adventure with a feast! I've had the privilege to sit in such a yummy banquet upon the invitation of my relative Dupz Escatron Ravelo. He  supervises the place like a well-oiled speedboat.

I dig the tajum kinilaw dish (photo above). I always see people pick sea urchins and eat them dipped in vinegar in the shorelines of Panglao but never really got interested to at least try it. Ironically, I tasted this dish for the first time in a Japanese restaurant back in Cebu last year. My mouth had an orgasm! I got hooked! Here in Surigao, for a fraction of the big city price, I had my fill.


crunchy, delectable seaweed

sa-ang (spider shellfish) barbeque. my first time to eat. yummylicious! i got hooked!

goat meat adobo! my mouth had an orgasm after I eat this!

my childhood favorites: camote (sweet potato) and balanghoy (cassava) went very well with the seafood. yum!

Islands Restobar uses only the freshest ingredients sourced out from the local market in the city and in Siargao Island.

I also had the opportunity to meet my CS friend Nathalie. It turned out Nathalie and Dupz know each other since high school. I love the small town charm of Surigao. Everybody seems to know everybody. Nice.

I first set foot in Surigao City (en route to Cloud 9, Gen. Luna, Siargao Island) and stayed for only 3 hours a couple of weeks ago. Tonight, I only stayed for less than two hours since I've got to catch my boat to Cebu. The strong winds scared me. Dupz offered to check the weather advisory in his android phone (there's free wi-fi in Islands Restobar) if there was any storm coming. I was relieved to see that the satellite image was spotless.

Now, I always associate the "S" in Surigao with sumptuous seafood! Definitely, I will come back to Surigao City soon!
 
Islands Restobar and Seafood Restaurant is located along Rizal Street, Surigao City. For reservations, please call (086) 826.8957

Thank you, Dupz!

2 comments:

  1. rvz wanna ask permit from you if we can possibly post this art in www.siargao.com with due credits...

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    1. okidoki. just put links to my site, too. thanks.
      do send me a link when it's ready

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