Colonialism

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)

Crispy Pata

Calamares (with and odd salsa dip that tastes ok)

Seafood Paella

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

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3 responses to “Colonialism

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever tried AUTHENTIC Bicol food yet. :> Maybe… it’s my fear of the spiciness. haha! Kidding. Looks like a feast tho!

    • actually, Bicol food are in a way spicier here in Manila compared to the authentic ones in Bicol. There, it’s just the right amount of hotness! hehehe

      thanks for reading my blog by the way. even if I haven’t been active lately because of work.. ugh! hehehe I just keep checkin’ yours if we have no idea where to eat. (it’s a daily struggle, i’m sure you know.. haha)

      anyway, if you have time, I recently opened an online fashion shop via facebook.. kindly visit, like, and share if you find it interesting. Thanks Aileen!! 😀 http://www.facebook.com/happyandbear

      more power to your blog!! ❤ ❤

  2. Bicol Express with chopped tomatoes is the bomb!That’s how my mom introduced us to the dish when we were kids 🙂

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