Last June, we spent the Independence Day holiday over at the Bicol Region. It’s one of the largest portion of Luzon and is also a good vacation stop-over. I’ll blog about our trip on a separate post so I can share some of our photos.
When you are in Bicol, the first thing that comes to your mind is FOODTRIP! Perhaps it has been a staple for Filipinos to treat most of our vacations in several tourist spots into an awesome food trip session.
One of the best restaurants that we visited in Legazpi City was the infamous 1st Colonial Grill Restaurant.
photo source : wowlegazpi.com
Hmm, what can you say about their slogan? “Where Eating is More Than Just an Experience”
So here’s a peek of their menu:
We just came from a day of touring Sorsogon so we were super hungry that we ordered for a big group whereas we were only three. Talk about MAJOR Hunger.
I’ll narrow it down to the amazing stuff that we ordered that night and let the food speak for itself..
Baked Mussels (Tahong)
Calamares (with and odd salsa dip that tastes ok)
Bicol Express (of course! When in Bicol, it’s a must!)
Grilled Spareribs (well, they don’t call it Colonial Grill for nothing..)
and for dessert, we just have to try their famous “Sili Ice Cream“
This one’s spicy (of course) but there’s nothing really special about the flavor. You could easily imagine that it would be a good local version of the Chili Italian Gelato but nope, it’s just a bit creamy but it lacks flavor.
The food was all in all amazing and it really accentuated the goodness of local Bicolano cooking. We loved every bit of food we ordered here on top of the huge appetite that we had that day. Good Job Colonial Grill!
The service was okay since the crew were very nice and accommodating. The restaurant itself also has a good ambiance.
Beside the restaurant was Bicol Blends Cafe. Too bad we weren’t able to try it because they closed earlier than usual that night.
It was the perfect ending to a tiring day. We’ll surely come back to this restaurant when we’re in Bicol again.
1st COLONIAL GRILL
Villa Amada Building, Rizal St. Sagpon, Daraga, Albay
Ground Floor, Pacific Mall, Landco Business Park, Legazpi
– 481-1212 | 820-0985