The newly rehabilitated white beach is enough reason to visit Boracay, but another reason would be to enjoy the food. We did a mini food trip with the help of Google and some friendly local guides. But more than anything, this was also a nostalgia activity to rediscover old favorites.
Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Restaurant
First stop was the famous Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Restaurant. Their spot at Station 1 beachfront has already been closed so we had to walk to the main street to find this branch.
It has been years since I last had their shakes and nothing has changed. It was still very creamy, smooth and not too sweet. The banana choco peanut remains to be their best seller (right) but I opted for avocado banana (left) to try something new.
Real Coffee and Tea Cafe
Located at Station 2, Real Coffee and Tea has a nice beach front view and chill vibe. We visited them for their famous calamansi muffin. The tasty pastry is soft, fluffy and definitely original. I personally enjoyed it but might be too sour for some (ahem, Jue). For those who want to bring home some as pasalubong, they sell these by boxes of six (6).
Los Indios Bravos Boracay
Instead of behaving like normal people and having a healthy lunch, our next stop was Los Indios Bravos to try out their popular craft beer. The bar is located inside White House Resort, which was conveniently the hotel next to ours. The cool, laid back joint, we were pleased to discover, should not only be known for the booze, but for their varied and creative food menu as well. But we were deadset on being tipsy at two in the afternoon, and so be it!
Since it was our first time, we opted for their sampler offer at PHP225 for three flavors and so we were able to try out all six! Note: as per checking; they have nine (9) now. Their beer is tasty, not too strong, and good for a relaxing afternoon with the buddies, in this case, the better half. Jue and I both favored the one called Blonde Sunstoked, which has 4.5% alcohol content. Other flavors were creatively called Fish Rider, Engkanto, Trigo, Elias Astig, and Bulul.
Merly’s BBQ Boracay
When you walk by the beach around the time of the famous Sunset, you can spot these small BBQ stalls that sell different kinds of grilled goodies (e.g pork, hotdog, squid, chorizo, longanisa,isaw). A famous dish that we tried here was the Chori Burger.
It’s basically just two pieces of sliced chorizo, sandwiched between burger buns and grilled into smoky, tender goodness. But what makes this simple and typical concoction soooooo tasty is the sweet and tangy barbecue sauce soaking the bread and meat.
That’s it for our food trip! Till our next visit!