ZAMBALES | Weekend Food Trip at Subic | Lakad Pilipinas

Weekend Food Trip at Subic

Six travel bloggers wouldn’t have a standing chance against the adrenaline-filled weekend activities set up by Subic Homes if not for the food they generously provided us. We got to taste a plethora of dishes that three of Subic’s premier restaurants laid down before us.

Weekend Food Trip at Subic's The Aristocrat RestaurantBefore doing the Subic’s Treetop Adventure, we got to have lunch at The Aristocrat. I remember seeing branches of this restaurant in Manila when I was still a kid but have never set foot inside their premises. Begging your pardon but my food preference then mostly consists of Chicken Joys and Yum Burgers.

The Aristocrat's Famous Chicken BarbequeThe Aristocrat prides itself with having the best Chicken Barbeque this side of the Philippines and I can personally attest that they do have the best! It has been the restaurant’s signature dish since it opened in 1936. The skewered chickens are very tender and its flavor goes in deep to the bone especially once you pour in the java sauce that comes along with it.

Crispy Pata at The Aristocrat RestaurantBut besides their Chicken Barbeque, The Aristocrat is really known for its delectable Filipino dishes. And we could not have asked for more as they plunked down a plateful of Crispy Pata on our table. Our eyes all lit up, we simply couldn’t curb our excitement, it’s gonna be a crispy party!

Sumo Sam at SubicAfter mingling with birds and walking over tightropes, we visited a Japanese restaurant for dinner. Sumo Sam is a venture by actor Marvin Agustin into the foodie scene and features a plump wrestler as its icon. The concept came from the legend of Sumo Sam who always gets home to a grand feast after defending his title as a Sumo Wrestler.

Miso Ramen at Subic's Sumo SamAnd like the famed wrestler, we also got a grand banquet for our evening meal. Spicy Tuna Salad, Sausage Yakisoba, Chicken Teriyaki Salad, Miso Ramen, California Rolls, Tori Chizu Rolls and Japanese Fried Rice! Whew! That’s probably more Japanese food than I’ve ever ordered my entire life!

Tori Chizu Rolls at Subic's Sumo SamI really love their ramen and Japanese Fried Rice (though it’s a bit hard to eat with chopsticks since it wasn’t as sticky as the usual steamed rice). But the clear winner for the group were the Tori Chizu Rolls. It was gone from the table faster than I can say banzai!

The Snazzy Interior of Blackbeard's Seafood IslandOur last weekend feast was a boodle fight! Spent from half a day of touring the Zoobic Safari, we crashed our weary asses on the comfy seats of Blackbeard’s Seafood Island. Like Sumo Sam, it is also located inside Harbor Point. The restaurant itself looks quite snazzy with its vibrant wall designs and lively colors.

Boodle Fight at Blackbeard's Seafood IslandBlackbeard’s Seafood Island isn’t quite your ordinary seafood place. It specializes in serving food, boodle style. There were no plates involved; our feast was laid on cut banana leaves with everything stylishly arranged on top. We each reserved our own corners of the banana leaf and quickly started picking through the menagerie of food.

Chicharon Bulaklak con Bagnet at Blackbeard's Seafood IslandThe fried rice served was so enormous we decided to order more food; Crispy Sisig and Chicharon Bulaklak con Bagnet coming up. Their sisig was okay but their chicharon bulaklak was a blockbuster! We would’ve ordered two more plates if it just wasn’t so sinfully bad for our health.

Shoot First, Eat Later. Dang Travel Bloggers!Our Subic getaway wouldn’t have been complete without the food trip that accompanied it. It has been a banquet of a weekend, but as people who have dined with travel bloggers (that pretends to be food bloggers on the sides) before know; the shoot first, eat later policy is strictly enforced at all times.



Subic-Location-Map3_thumb_thumb

The Aristocrat Restaurant
Address: Maharlika Grounds, Rizal Highway, Subic
Telephone: (047) 252 3910

Sumo Sam
Address: 2nd Floor, Harbor Point Mall, Subic
Telephone: (047) 251-1014

Blackbeard’s Seafood Island
Address: 2nd Floor, Harbor Point Mall, Subic
Telephone: (047) 251-1027

BIG THANKS TO SUBIC HOMES FOR SPONSORING OUR SUBIC WEEKEND GETAWAY

AT HOME AT SUBIC HOMES | RUSHING THROUGH SUBIC’S TREE TOP ADVENTURE | JEST CAMP SUBIC ADVENTURE
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS AT THE ZOOBIC SAFARI | WEEKEND FOOD TRIP AT SUBIC

´

Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Thursday, March 14, 2013

2 comments:

  1. enticing one. nagutom ako. haha "shoot first eat later policy" is my policy too. haha nice post. thanks.for sharing

    ReplyDelete