PALAWAN, Philippines — Maybe my taste buds were acting up but I didn't really enjoy the food in Coron.
The food tasted... well, normal. Average, perhaps. It was generally expensive, too. Meals averaged at Php 250. Good thing the restos were walking distances from each other.
Here's where I ate:
1. Sea Dive Resort
This is the place to be if you're not into Filipino food and you'd like to see foreigners. Wi-Fi is free, too! Food is pretty good compared to others and there's a wide variety of choices.
Try the spicy chicken carbonara. The sauce is a bit wet but it's not bad. Look at the chili!
|Sea Dive Resort|
(Photo on the left from tripadvisor.com)
2. Bistro Coron
It's an ideal place to pig-out after snorkeling the entire day. Servings are quite big. Pizzas here are said to be the best but I'd like to try the ones at Sea Dive before concluding.
Order the Bistro Coron Special. The 10-inch pizza is Php 299. Can't believe I finished it by myself.
National Highway, Barangay 5 (beside Swagman Travel)
3. Public Market
There are lots of little eateries here for those with extra tight budgets. I walked around and saw the locals crowding around this food stall. I ended up snacking on a fried jalapeno stick.
It's a quiet little place that it isn't really known. The food here is quite good and very affordable, too. The downside is that it's a longer walk from the port area.
Their specialty is the chicken binakol. It's a chicken soup dish similar to tinola. Php 100.
The place known for its sizzling plates. Average meal here is Php 250. Try its famous Sultana Plate. It's a mixed seafood sizzling plate. Not bad, though I'm not a fan of seafood.
Near Harbour Center and Coron Public Market
5. Ice Valley
I think this is the only dessert place in town. It's a cute place to hang-out in for merienda or after dinner. I came mostly for the air-con and free Wi-Fi.
The mixed fruit halo-halo is ideal for sharing. Fortunately (or unfortunately), I didn't have anyone to share it with. It's Php 250.
National Highway beside Centro Coron
6. Dad's Coronzy Coffee & Tea
To me, this seemed like the ideal breakfast place just because they served homey breakfast items and is near Xpedition, the place where I booked all my tours.
I think I ordered the Maling-silog. It cost roughly around Php 120.
|Dad's Coronzy Coffee & Tea|
National Highway (beside Centro Coron)
(Image on the left from palawanplace.blogspot.com)
7. Centro Coron
The place boasts of pink salmon and its many health benefits like helping prevent cancer, alleviating arthritis and reducing the risk of heart disease. There I was convinced that pink salmon was a specialty of Coron *facepalm*. But really, it's imported from a different country.
Order the Pink Salmon sa Miso. 2-3 people can share this. Cost is Php 350.
National Highway (in between Dad's Coronzy and Ice Valley)
Why don't you give these a try? Maybe my taste buds were really screwed at the time.