A sumptuous feast, good for half a dozen people, was laid on our table. The offerings on each plate were beautifully set, each one looked mouth-wateringly good. But there was one big problem; we were only three in the group. Even the gluttons that we are, there was just no way we can finish everything!
|COMFY OUTDOOR-INDOOR SETTINGS AT FERRY HOTEL’S ROOFTOP BAR|
We were at the roof deck of Ferra Hotel in Boracay [BOOK DISCOUNTS USING AGODA COUPONS], one of the newest luxury accommodations to mushroom at the celebrated island. The hotel is located in between the White Beach and Balabag Beach, a few minutes by foot from D’Mall.
We weren’t staying here though, what we were here for was their Asian-themed Ruf Resto Bar. While dining at Boracay’s White Beach is always enjoyable, it’s quite refreshing to also have one far-away from the island’s maddening crowd.
|PERFECT FOR CHILLING OUT AFTER A DAY AT THE BEACH|
The open-aired bar is tastefully set at the fourth floor roof deck of the hotel. The floors are made of wooden planks with soft comfy couches set below trellises and roofed areas. A bar, serving all your alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) drinks can be found on one corner of the deck.
It drizzled a few hours before we visited, the soft evening air was cool and refreshing.
|TRUFFLE MUSHROOM SOUP ~ PHP185.00 | BUTTER POACHED SALMON ~ PHP355.00|
Ruf Resto Bar’s menu consists mostly of Asian dishes with a few Western ones thrown in the mix. There’s no Filipino food here, unless you consider San Miguel Beer and Red Horse as such. So if you’re really not into pad thai and satay, you can go for burgers and steaks. But really, who’s not into pad thai? I was quite excited with our dinner, I love Asian cuisine!
|MUSHROOMS ON TOAST ~ PHP245.00|
We were served with a platter of mushrooms on toast and truffle mushroom soup for starters. Everything looked too fancy for my taste, and they do tasted too fancy for my taste. I took a few bites of the bric toast vinaigrette and a couple of dips on the soup and was ready to move on to the main event.
|GLAZED HALF CHICKEN ~ PHP325.00|
And Ruf Resto Bar’s main event consisted of glazed half chicken, grilled back ribs, butter poached salmon and nasi goreng or Malaysia’s version of fried rice complete with a poached egg on top.
|GRILLED BACK RIBS ~ PHP395.00 | NASI GORENG ~ PHP285.00|
I totally forgot about the starters as I savored the sweet and tangy taste of the chicken, which easily became everyone’s favorite, the tender meat of the ribs and the succulent salmon meat. The nasi goreng, which has a milder flavor (and spiciness) than the original Malaysian ones, gave everything a very unique and distinct Asian twist.
|BANANA SPRING ROLLS ~ PHP85.00|
|CARAMEL MANGO SPLIT ~ PHP175.00|
Desserts came in the form of banana spring rolls, turon for us Filipinos, and caramel mango split. I usually pass off desserts but since they have ice cream, I explored the niches of my tummy to find a space to fit in a few scoops of their quezo de bola topped delight.
To top everything off, we were served with a glasses of Ruf Bar’s signature cocktails plus ice-cold bottles of Red Horse Beer. The perfect way to end a rooftop dinner in Boracay Island.
~ BIG THANKS TO FERRA HOTEL FOR THE DINNER INVITE
Ruf Resto Bar | Ferra Hotel
Address: Sitio Bulabog, Balabag, Boracay, Aklan
Contact Number: (036) 288-1177 to 79
Open Hours: 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
(open to non-hotel guests)
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GPS Coordinate Map: 11.965165, 121.925932