KASOY -My food trip in Coron starts with my quest to find how the cashew nut is produced. The locals are bewildered with my request and asks me wouldn’t I rather see the islands than go to someone’s house and see how the nuts are processed. The nuts are not in season and with the hectic schedule I was unfortunate to see any production. Anyway went to Horse Village to go riding. During the trail our guide pointed out to us the cashew trees that were growing in the wild.
KAWAYANAN GRILL – is a local Filipino restaurant with nipa huts. Try the grilled chicken, and a popular food among the locals called “danggit” or dried fish. Coron danggit is a bit bigger and is not crunchy like Cebu danggit but is very tasty. In Kawayanan Grill it is served with ensaladang Lato (seaweed) on the side. Lato is another local favorite. I have never had seaweed this fresh before, it was just fantastic! Another interesting item is kilawing clams (ceviche). The clams are big, fresh and raw. They are sliced up into strips and marinated in vinegar. I love it that the seafood is so fresh. Foreigners like to try our food but find it difficult to order since the dishes are written in Filipino. The restaurant should put translations. The tourists I have met tell me that they wish they understood what they were ordering when it comes to Filipino food.
danggit (dried fish), lato (seaweed), grilled chicken
BISTRO CORON – the place to go for decent coffee and an interesting take on apple pie in town. The place is owned by Frenchman Breuneau Challiat. He prepares the food and makes his own bread. Great value for gourmet food. His pizza is much better than the others. Favorite items are the rosemary chicken, pork tenderloin in peppercorn sauce, and other popular classical French food.
SEADIVE RESORT – has a restaurant with a nice ocean view. I would recommend the place even if one was not staying in the resort. The menu is quite extensive with a wide range to choose from. Cuisine is varied from Western -continental, Asian, to Filipino dishes… They have a breakfast menu, sizzling food, grilled food, sandwiches, burritos, pasta and more.
Sizzling squid and Bicol express
MICHELANGELO – known for their Italian food. It is located near the port of Coron
VILLAGE LODGE – The place to go to for Filipino food and Bulalo (Beef Soup)
I have yet to try the other places but these were the most recommended by locals and guests .