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Escalante Bulalohan and good old fashioned Dirty Ice Cream

28 Sep

Escalante Bulalohan

I keep coming back to Daet. Mainly because I know super quality people there, there’s really good and cheap places to eat, and the surf’s good. 😛

So for the past few times I’ve been there, a friend from Manila has always told me to eat at this bulalo place.
Finally after planning to do that for the past n times that I’ve been in Daet, I finally did go last Saturday after a great morning session in Bagasbas. =)

We first went to one escalante bulalohan and it was closed. It was a branch. Thank goodness the manong tricycle and our awesome local guide knew that there was another one open. When we got there, the place was packed. But the turnover was pretty fast, so I being the etchusera, quickly got us a table near the giant electricfan. (har!har!)

The place is open lunchtime until 3pm, but it’s a good idea to get there at 1130am as they told me the bulalo runs out. From hearing that, I did have pretty high expectations for the place.

So ordering time, we were 9 in the group, 6 boys and 3 girls. We ordered 4 orders of bulalo and rice. One order is enough for 2-3 persons. We did think of getting something else besides bulalalo, but nah, what’s the point? We came there for the bulalo anyway.

It arrived looking like this.

*there’s another shot of this with lotsa litid and stuff, but i can’t post it right now. haha!

First impression was like– “there’s no vegetables”, but then look at it. I mean LOOK AT IT. Look at how sinful that absolutely fukken looks like. They cook the stuff in a GIANT vat that you can see if you sit inside and do a little peep inside their kitchen. When I mean giant, it means I can fit in it. haha! Wild!

The verdict: tastes as good as it looks. Good bulalo! I scored 2 marrows from the 2 orders, because I am matakaw like that, and I really did surf and got worked a lot that morning.

Total Cost: P440 for 4 orders of bulalo, 9 orders of rice, and sprite for almost everyone. It’s one of the best cheap things I’ve eaten in my life. There yah go.

How to get there: I can’t give you directions on how to get there. I basically got a local to take me there. How? Tricycle –“manong sa escalante bulalohan po.” I think that’ll work. 😛

gill and moi after just enjoying some bulalo goodness, look at my cheeks! biggg!

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Dirty Ice Cream

We also had some happy dirty ice cream when we turned right after hopping on a tricycle. I got so excited seeing it that I asked for the tricycle to stop. The manong driver was happy enough to oblige me and we gave him free ice cream for his trouble. For 5 pesos a pop, simple joys dude!

Much thanks to one of my favorite Daet/Bagasbas locals, Jongs Binaohan for taking us there! And to Gillian (ty too for the libre ice cream), Bea, Joms and the quiet boys for eating with moi! haha!

bea, gillian, moi and the ice cream man!

—more stuff coming soon! eat up!

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Graceland’s Chocolate Cake Happyness

2 Aug

I have been mostly surfing and not really concentrating on what I’ve been eating these past few weeks, so I’ve been very very remiss in not posting anything here. My bad.

So here I give you, one of the best things in Daet besides the surf in Bagasbas, GRACELAND’S CHOCOLATE CAKE.


For 40 pesos, it’s a godsend to me!!! 🙂

It’s covered in chocolate, topped with a dollop of cream, sprinkled with candy bits. The cake is chocolate (duh) moist, and not too sweet. The filling’s more chocolate ganache! It’s perfect after a filling meal of Bicol staples and a good emotional crutch when all you really want to do is bash a surfer’s head with a board for being a stupid idiot, but I digress, that belongs in a different blog! haha!

Graceland’s also a good place to eat for the usual bicol fare— bicol express, etc. But I go back for this cake. 🙂

To find graceland: just ride a tricycle in Daet and say Graceland sa bayan. haha! 🙂 I found it after buying meds in Mercury Drug, haha! 🙂 It’s on the same street. I’m sorry for not being too specific. hang loose!

Sidenote: Don’t get me wrong, Daet and Bagasbas have other culinary eats, more on that, when I finally get the pictures and my writing hat finally on or if there is no surf and i’m landlocked for a helluva long time, whichever comes first or never, i’ll get to it–promise!

What’s coming up though? A friend’s treating me to Le Bistro Vert (did I even write/spell that right?) this week. The chef’s going to cook for us I hope, something like a chef’s table. And the chef’s Sau Del Rosario. Are you excited? I am!

Photo by Kathlene Mae Lo