Hungry? In Naga City? Eat and dine!
On a budget or wanna splurge? These 10 food destinations in Naga City, Camarines Sur will surely be a guide to everyone visiting the Bicol Region. This is a product of my food knowledge for the past 5 trips I did to Naga City.
When in Naga City, you sure don’t want to miss any of these, arranged by order of your meal time so you would not have a hard time where to dine (talk about spoon-feeding):
1. Tsokolate Batirol and Pan de Naga / Pan Legazpi at Quality Bakeshop. Nothing fancy, just your regular cup of chocolate goodness and bread with cheese. What I love about this is that you got the view of the park and people walking while you sip hot native chocolate. Budget: Php54
2. Buffet Breakfast at Avenue Plaza Hotel. Splurge! I was able to experience this only because I checked-in in their room. Anyway, I love the fried daing called “abu“, me thinks its better than Cebu’s danggit because its not too salty and its perfectly fried- ‘super lutong’ (super crispy) and doesn’t have that much aftertaste.
3. Mama Enga. This is quite new, tried this first last December 0f 2011. Lots of food choices like Pinangat, Bicol Express, Lumpia, Dinuguan, even Kinalas. Budget: Php50-60/meal
4. Face-the-Wall, that hole-in-the-wall SF. Locals call this face-the-wall (because its a little crammed you face the wall) or SF (its near San Francisco church), a treasure trove of uber cheapo food. I love this place when I first saw this on 2009 and whenever I’m in Naga, I always visit this. Also, what I love about this place is that you can eat with the local people, the masses- policemen, students, carpenters, families, office workers. It’s open 24/7, yes you can have your morning coffee or a soup to wash that liquor you drank past 12mn. Must-try: kinunot and pinangat. Budget: Php30/meal
5. Naga Garden Restaurant. I love the pancit,mami and toasted siopao here. That’s it pancit! Budget: Php100/head
6. Geewan. Same with Mama Enga and Face-the-wall, they offer Bicolano cuisine- Pinangat, Bicol express and many more but more classy. This place is always full with both locals and tourist so be patient in looking for a place to sit. What i like about this is the option to bring their goodies as pasalubong. They have frozen laing which I definitely say, you must buy and bring back home. Budget: Php150/head
7. Red Platter’s Laing and Kare-Kare. Not only because I love Kare-Kare and Laing but this one restaurant in Magsaysay Avenue is love. Ate here thrice and I love their food, plus the free wi-fi. This is a perfect place if you want to have a nice conversation with the person you are dining with. They also have dessert and how I love their cakes! Budget: Php150-200/head
8. Bob Marlin’s Crispy Pata. Home to the crispiest and best crispy pata in the Philippines. Its crispy outside and chewy on the inside- just how crispy pata should be right? Add the epic soy sauce and I can eat up to 2, no 3, no 4 cups of rice, well make that 4 1/2 cups of rice. Budget: Php150-200/head
9. Toasted Siopao at 3N Bakery. A little bit different from Lucban’s fried siopao but so good too! Its unassuming but a perfect merienda, comes with softdrinks or hot soup like Kinalas. I like this for baon, in case you get hungry while traveling back to Manila, you have something to pop. Budget: Php7/piece
10. Molino Grill’s Kinalas. I know, I know- this is not where you find the authentic one but this is the closest thing because in Dayangdang St (where the best kinalas soup can be found), I always end up with closed doors- yes, kinalas there are quick to run out.But if you are lucky enough, try Kinalas Twin. Budget: Php40
There you go, have a sumptuous food-trippin in Naga City!
Did I miss something? Please do me a favor by adding your fave food or resto in Naga City. Thanks in advance!
Thanks goes to Ms. Sheila for the toasted siopao photo and giving additional information and details on the restaurants above.
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I toured Naga City again during Days 30-31 of #ISANGDAAN Journey.
#ISANGDAAN is a personal journey and challenge to backpack around the Philippines the cheapest way possible for 100 days. “Isang Daan” is a Filipino term that can mean either “one way” or “one hundred.”
If you want to follow my steps, I have an interactive map- ISANGDAAN Journey map.