I consider Bohol to be my second home since I visit this province quite frequently. Yet, every time I visit this lovely place, I am still so amazed to realize that, in this beautiful province, I still have a lot of undiscovered places to go to and restaurants to eat at… And I thought I’ve seen and eaten ‘em all. 🙂
Bohol always pleasantly surprises me one way or another, just like during my recent trip. I happily discovered some restaurants in Bohol that I haven’t been to yet. These restaurants and hotels that I will feature now are not new and I am pretty sure that most of you who have been to Bohol must’ve visited some of these places already. But nevertheless, for those who haven’t, this list may help you during your visit.
Places to eat in Bohol
Estrella Bakery can be found in front of Plaza Rizal along CPG Avenue. This quaint bakery serves breakfast, brunch and snacks with an assortment of bread & pastries on display and sandwiches that can be paired with their hot or cold drinks. You can even order specialty cakes.
If you’re from Manila visiting this province, you’ll find the prices really friendly on the pocket. I got me some Native Hot Chocolate for Php40.00 and a cheese bread. Some customers dine here while other customers opt for take out.
Crescencia Coffee X Baclayon Food Station
Crescenia Cafe in Baclayon is very near the Baclayon Church. This old house that was converted into a restaurant feels very homey. And upon entering, the warm staff will immediately make you feel welcome.
Crescencia Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner with a good selection of drinks. They even have hand-brewed coffees and their meals are incredibly good, ha! They served us so much food, but I will mention those dishes that I enjoyed eating the most.
Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimps (Php200.00)
Sizzling Pochero (Php200.00)
Thai Garlic Rice (Php100.00)
Crescencia Coffee illustrates home cooking at its best! The place is kid friendly and they accept take-out orders. They do catering as well, by the way.
If you happen to find yourself in the town of Loay, drop by Fanny’s Bakeshop and try their specialties. This mom and pop resto is spacious with a good seating capacity that can accommodate big groups.
You may find their offerings common but they take pride in that “homemade” taste in every bite that will make you long for another serving.
Puto Maya (Php20.00/serving)
10:31 by Chef M
Don’t be fooled by 10:31 by Chef M’s dainty interiors. You will be surprised that this cute bistro serves a variety of cuisines — from artisan bread to specialty cakes to decadent pastries, as well as hot meals which all taste fantastic!
My only concern is the size of this restaurant. If you are coming in as substantially big group like ours, I highly suggest you give them a call beforehand to have a table reserved for you since the place gets packed quite easily.
Salad with peanut kisses and ube chunks
Molten Chocolate Surprise. Wait till the chocolate dome melts and be surprised!
When we entered our suite, this what welcomed us — Ubi Macaron.
Sweet with a nice texture. And the purple yam was beautifully incorporated.
Another purple yam dish that I enjoyed eating was their Surf and Turf aged Australian Ribeye Yakiniku with soy glazed shrimp mushroom on a bed of mashed purple yam.
The mashed purple yam was a true revelation! The texture and sweetness went spectacularly well with the steak and shrimp. It’s surprisingly a great and innovative substitute for rice or potatoes. Two thumbs-up!
To cap off the night, we all enjoyed a glass of Ube Cocktail.
That’s ube shake + vodka. It was kinda weird but unique.
If you haven’t been to Amorita Resort, you can read about my first visit here:
#1 Ester A. Lim Drive,
T: +63 38 502 9002
C: 0917 726 4526
This was actually my second time to visit Amarela Resort. Just like the first one, we had a property tour and then were served refreshments. This beautiful eco-boutique hotel in Panglao takes pride in serving organic Filipino dishes just like what they prepared for our group during our recent visit.
We had turon with purple yam accompanied by mangoes and sticky rice. Very Thai yet also undeniably Pinoy. The combination of flavors was lovely.
We also sampled an Ube Smoothie. Just look at how beautiful this drink is! It was not too sweet and the purple yam did not overwhelm. It’s the perfect drink for summer!
Bohol, Philippines – 6340
T: +63-38-5029497 / +63-38-5029498
E: [email protected]
During the 2016 Ubi Festival’s cookfest, Bellevue Resort won 1st place, beating a good number of participants from both the hotel and restaurant industries. This says a lot about their culinary know-how.
During our recently hosted dinner, we ended our meal with this delectable Ube Opera Cake.
Barangay Doljo, Panglao Island,
Bohol, Philippines – 6340
T: (63 38) 422 2222
F: (63 38) 422 2202
E: [email protected]
Twitter and Instagram: @bellevueresort
Whenever I travel, I always look forward to eating the local cuisine. It’s one of my many ways to truly discover a place’s culture. And because I love trying out new gastronomical discoveries, I make sure to try to eat like a local.
Road trip + food trip = the perfect vacation combo!
Happy traveling (and eating), everyone!
My group and I traveled to Bohol via Philippines AirAsia which offers daily flights from NAIA Terminal 4 to Tagbilaran, Bohol.
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