Jack's Blue Plate Diner
Best Burgers in Bicol
Heavenly Garlic Breads
It was a day before the local elections
and it was raining hard in Naga City.
We left home for lunch and headed to Pili
to try a diner located just near the city outskirts.
We have been hearing about the great food
…but we really never had a chance to dine there
as it is located off way from Naga City.
We finally decided that it was time to try this new diner
that has been gaining good reputation of serving
We ordered Pork Sinigang as a soup starter.
I would like to devote a little time to rave about this pork sinigang
that my wife described this as an un- Filipino version
but the most delicious sinigang in the world.
It had the right sourness as there is just enough trace of vinegar.
You could eat it glamorously without wrinkling your face.
The vegetables are not overcooked and still fresh and crispy .
The pork was lean and chewy making this Blue Plate dish
It was only my son who wanted to have a full meal
So he ordered their all day breakfast fare of Tapsilog.
The tapa is was carved neatly and tasted like a steak.
It was so deliciously tangy- not the sweetish version
or the candied type Pinoy Tapa that we got used to.
…and I ordered a huge Western Burger
made of 100% Angus beef,
…topped with crispy Onion Rings
lying is a bed of lettuce and tomatoes
This burger is to die for – I complimented the owner
She served us a freshly baked Garlic Bread on the house,
It tasted so good and heavenly fluffy that we debated about
the deliciously familiar taste of this tasty bread
that we knew we have already tasted in the past.
‘It tastes like Beignet, a popular pastry in New Orleans
but with garlic topping instead of the powdery sugar’-
the lady restaurant owner volunteered.
We have visited the city of New Orleans twice in the past
and indeed- how can we forget when we queued
Everybody loved the Garlic Bread and the Burgers
but we were too full to eat some more.
We decided to take home the garlic bread-
…and four yummy burgers of different versions
from Classic Jack’s Burger named after the American owner
two Western Burgers and Jalapeno Burger
Blue Plate Diner is CamSur’s hidden culinary treasure
located at the Shell station just few meters away
It may be a little off- way from the Naga City center
but the few minutes of travel is worth it