Tryin to find a cozy and yet affordable place to celebrate your birthday or any occasion in Cabanatuan City? Well, then I would highly recommend Dulang Restaurant located in Kapt. Pepe Subdivision, Cabanatuan City.
As I was looking for a new place to eat and celebrate, not the usual restaurant we were going, (I’ve rounded different restos, and cafeterias even lugawans around Cabanatuan particularly during my “hungry times” when I crave for something new and unusual. So, we came over to this restaurant which is not very costly ( I mean not that costly but not that cheap either) and yet the food tastes great. I remember I paid around 2k pesos for dinner for 8 people.
But for the record, whenever I go to a restaurant and I was really hungry and plan to eat a full meal, I only change the restaurant but my orders will always be the same. I will always go for chicharon bulaklak for starter and crispy pata and kare kare as the main menu, my usual order.
And since we were celebrating something, we have added up some more menu to our usual order. So, it was like a five-course menu, with rice for almost 2k pesos, which is actually acceptable for a small family gathering when you don’t wanna go thru all the hassle of preparing at home aside from the fact that their cooking is much better.
If you are roaming around Cabanatuan and looking for a place to eat away from the traffic and congested City, do not hesitate to pass by and try this restaurant.
Location: M. De Leon Ave., Kapt. Pepe, 3100 Cabanatuan City
Over a year ago, during our vacation to the Philippines, We happened to check some of the nice Restaurants within Metro Manila area and near Nueva Ecija. Then, my Grandmother suggested that we should go and try the new branch of Isdaan Floating Restaurant in Talavera Nueva Ecija which is fortunately very near to Cabanatuan City. I had no idea as to when it was first opened in Talavera, but I guess it was sometime in 2017. I remember when we planned to go to the same branch somewhere in Tarlac a few years ago during my vacation as well but couldn’t able to.
To refresh with, Isdaan Floating Restaurant is a Theme restaurant that offers homey Filipino food along with a good ambiance that is perfect for family gathering.
There is also “tacsiyapo” wall where you are able to throw mugs, plates, or bowls on a specific part of the wall while shouting “tacsyapo”, which is a great way to vent your emotions and a stress reliever for everyone but unfortunately, it isn’t available that time.
I forgot what we ordered but it is a meal set good for a family of 10 and we had a variety of chicken, fish, pork, vegetable, and dessert for something like PHP5,500++.
We chose the floating dining hut and after the meal, we had the chance to roam around the park and took photos from the sculptures everywhere and the small pond with a lot of fish that you could also feed. But since we went on dinner time, I couldn’t able to snap nice photos from my phone camera and how I wish again that I had a better cam, haha!
Oh well, of course, the first night, as usual, was spent with RJ, it’s like we were drinking (moderately) and binge-watching plus a lot of sleeping (and home-food) since Thursday night, 13.12.2018. We were planning to go to the mall on 16.12.2018, the actual first day of the two day National Day but I got a message from my friend Nicole and suggested that we should meet up, have dinner and go for bar-hopping.
Since I don’t get to see much of Nicole these days, haha, (we used to live together in one flat like until mid-2017 until she moved out and I also moved out of my flat of three years to our new flat with RJ) so RJ and I agreed to go out the next day to be able to meet my friend.
She took me to a Chinese Restaurant (Beijing Restaurant) for dinner. Been there a few times years ago (as in really years ago, maybe around 6 years ago). They gave us free Chinese prawn crackers as soon as we arrived and then we ordered dumplings for a starter, iced tea for refreshment, vegetable fried rice, and beef with pepper sauce something (I don’t know the name of the dish). It is beef with oyster sauce topped with a lot of onions and pepper and red chilis.
The beef was recommended by Nicole which is tbh, exquisite, and appetizing. The servings are actually good for two to three-person so we didn’t order anything more and in fact, we still have to take away the remaining portion divided to two, (one for Nicole and one for my husband to try).
They served us chocolate ice cream (it’s like hot fudge with banana) afterward as a complimentary dessert.
Address:Villa 576, Road 3819, Block 338. Adliya
Open ⋅ Closes 3PM ⋅ Reopens 6PM
Phone: 1771 7969
We had to walk back to the paid car parking after dinner. Check out these nice photos I’ve taken while walking on the streets of Adliya, (I wish I have a better cam). It is a holiday mood so the area is dimmed with beaming lights. There are a lot of people walking along the streets and sitting on the tables outside every restaurant but I wasn’t able to take a lot of snaps.
We went bar hopping to three bars on an entire night. Our first stop was in Apollo where we had a glass of vodka with pineapple. The place was still empty when we arrive since it’s still early. We stayed for another 30 minutes listening to the music then we moved to Dublin Bar and I had a martini, and another one, margarita. The martini made me feel a little bit tipsy as it is strong for me so I changed to Margarita which is way better. Then our last stop is Dublin (where there is more crowd) and I had three glasses of vodka, two vodkas with pineapple, and one vodka with cranberry).
Located in: Al Safir Hotel & Tower
Address:Building.670 Road.2411 Block.324
Closed ⋅ Opens 6PM
Phone: 3592 1155
Building No. 256 Road No-40 Juffair.
The One Bar:
Address: Alfateh, Manama
Closed ⋅ Opens 6PM
Phone: 3336 6659
It was getting a little bit late after bar hopping, so we decided to go to Starbucks Diplomat for a quick coffee then go home. But then Nicole’s friend called her and invited us to drop by for a while to Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel where they are staying.
It is something like a few minutes away from Starbucks so we decided to go. We spent about an hour there, laughing and talking with a few cans of beers (I had one full can of Coors light I guess, but I tried a few sips of this unfamiliar Hawaiian beer in a very strange bottle, haha) while playing throw the dice and drink a beer, oh well, I just named it like that where you have to throw the dice and the other person opposite the table should catch it, otherwise he drinks the beer and vice versa.
It was a fun night with Nicole, we never had for a little while since we are both busy at work and we now live in a totally different location unlike before.
It was past 2AM when she dropped me home coz I can’t stay longer than that as my husband won’t sleep until I come home.
After almost three months, I and my friends decide to meet out for dinner.
It has been a while since the last time we had a get together in a Korean Restaurant, Da Rae Jung, where food is quite expensive I would say but not that exquisite, well from my taste of food.–> Actually, it’s not that bad haha! But the fact that I do not like much of Korean food says it all.
Again, it’s a Monday Club on a Tuesday night dinner!
After suggesting a lot of options from different fine-dine restaurants, we finally decided to try BAMBU!
It ’s a variety of Chinese, Thai, Vietnam cuisine. If you are craving for Chinese food, definitely I would suggest the superb food of BAMBU.
From Salt and Pepper prawns to mussels, to prawn toast and chicken rolls, and a variety of others, Beef, and chicken.
The price is about BD12.500 per head but alcohol is not included if you want to go for with unlimited alcohol, the price would be BD16.
I LOVE HOME FOOD BUT I PREFER TO EAT OUT– one of my quotations.
Since I hardly cook at all, I always have the time to track down all the nice Restaurants around the area.
As I do not eat much during weekdays but on Weekends, I always treat myself to something extraordinary, this is what we call, the cheat night.
This weekend, I craved for something traditional.
We went to this Filipino Restaurant that is owned by a good friend of mine. This is something just like a home-food in a restaurant.
The taste of Filipino food.
Their specialty is Crispy Pata ( pork leg) but I ordered something different.
This mouth-watering ” Kare- Kare” ( this is a traditional Filipino recipe made of Oxtail, beef tripe and vegetables cooked in thickened peanut butter), is also one of my favorite in this restaurant. They served it hot in a pot.
And of course the all time-Filipino favorite, “Sinigang na baboy”, ( Pork stew in Tamarind Broth). This tamarind sour soup is better off to eat with rice.
For starter/appetizer, “Calamari”. This is a batter coated squid- deep fried squid rings.
…and a lemonade and sago and gulaman for refreshment.
..and it’s kinda affordable to have spent around BHD11 ( around One thousand three hundred in peso conversion) for two people.
Me and my friend Nicole.
If you want to feel at home away from our home and craving for something homely, I’m highly recommending BAHAY KUBO FILIPINO RESTAURANT, one of the best, tidiest not to mention that top of the line quality service.
Location: Road 723, Building 822, Block 307، Qudaibiya