Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ten Delicious Uniquely CamSur Dishes: Where to Find Them in Naga City?

Ten Delicious Uniquely CamSur Dishes
Where to Find Them in Naga City

These are actually regular Pinoy dishes modified and tinkered
by talented Bicolano Chefs into a more exciting fusion cuisine
and made them more delicious and stand out among the rest.

These dishes were uniquely re- created by Bicolanos and 
could not be found anywhere else in the country and in the world.

These are the must eat and must try dishes
for anyone visiting Naga City and CamSur.

This is  Stay, Stray, Play and Feast’s  list  of
“Ten Delicious Uniquely CamSur Dishes”
and where to find them in Naga City.

1. Suman sa Ibos

Some may disagree that Suman sa Ibos is not a unique
CamSur dish as it is found everywhere in the Philippines.
But nobody does it like they do in CWC Clubhouse.

In CamSur Watersports Complex, the chef deep fries
the sticky rice, (a pre-cooked Suman sa Ibos), bathes
it with coconut jam, sprinkles it with crispy honeyed
pili nuts and tops it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

The result is a delightfully scrumptious snack or
it could even pass as a heavenly deliciously dessert.

2. Death by Burger Combo

Any burger deals anywhere else in the city or
even in the Philippines would pale in comparison
with Blue Plate Diner’s Death by Burger Combo.

A mind boggling combination of four homongous 
tasty burgers made of , Western Angus Burger, 
Jalapeno Angus Burger, A1 Angus SteakBurger 
and  our favorite Bacon Mushroom Angus Burger.

That’s four giant burgers in one big plate, with
generous servings for French fires and onion rings
 on  the side and could put the Big Mac to shame and 
make it look like a Small or Mini or even a Micro Mac.

3. OMG Crispy Pata

Bob Marlin is an iconic restaurant in Naga City
and serves as a showcase for popular Bicolano dishes.
It is where Naguenos take their guests out whenever
they want them to sample the best of CamSur cuisine.

Just as iconic is their OMG Crispy Pata, which was
acknowledged as one of the best tasting Crispy Pata in
the Philippines on a nationwide search done in the past.

The name of the Crispy Pata speaks for itself: OMG.

4. Crispy Pinagat

Little kitchen with a big taste. That is what the
unassuming Woodstone Kitchen is known for.
But this restaurant is also big on idea as it is
probably the only place in Bicol where one
can find the odd and outlandish Crispy Pinagat.

The native Pinangat was coated with dough and
fried  to crispy perfection, without  affecting 
the texture and the taste of the laing inside.
It was served topped with curdled coconut milk.

It’s weird, but it works and very, very delicious.

5. Laing Cordon Blue:

Red Platter is one of the restaurants at  the Naga City’s
famous Magsaysay Strip known to serve delectable, a
mixed variety of Bicolano, Filipino and International dishes.

Lately, they cleverly tinkered the cordon blue dish
that customarily uses cheese filling. The Red Platter
chef used the iconic Laing  wrapped with pounded
thin breaded meat and fried to a golden brown perfection.

The combination was unexpectedly delicious like it
was an incongruously perfect match made in heaven. 

6. Fried Giant Pangasius:

Krypton Grill offers exotic dishes like crocodile, wild
boar, silkie chicken, rabbit and goat to name a few,

…but what we liked most was was the Fried Pangasius.
It was served in a humongous platter as the fish was
 SOOO BIG that it almost filled up the whole table.

We even thought the gigantic fish was more than
enough for us, but surprisingly, it was so tender,
juicy and very delicious that we consumed every
bit and pieces and every morsel of the delicious
fish until there was nothing left but the bones.

7. Kare- kareng Lechon Kawali

Chef Doy has perfected the art of combining elements
of different Filipino culinary traditions,  and comes out
with delicious new recipes but with the familiar but
more improved taste that we have gotten used to.

One of his creations was Kare- kareng Litson Kawali
In contrast to most Kare- kare made of slimy oxtail.
Nobody would have realized its crispy version using
lechon kawali- would be a perfect combination. 

This dish was a brilliant work of a genius.

8. Auntie’s Chicken:

Casa Soriano is a beautiful restaurant that
serves delicious heirloom family recipes, 

…and Auntie’s Chicken is one of them. It apparently
takes four hours to prepare and  the chicken is served with
skin coated with a  flavorful crust that caramelized  from
their secret marinade. The chicken was plump and was so tender,
 juicy and was bursting  with flavor of herbs and a savory spices.

There was a dark glutinous filling that tasted so good and when
we asked what it was, we were told that it was a secret ingredient. 

9. Cinammon Pork Kebabs

It is difficult find the right words to describe how delicious
is the food in this simple but elegantly designed restaurant,
that specializes in dishes cooked with flavorful spices.


The Cinammon Pork Kebabs was their most impressive dish.
We have never thought that cinnamon would go well with pork
and no other barbecue versions ever smelled better than this.

The Chef used sugar cane as skewers that made that made the pork
sweet but not sickeningly sweet as the regular Pinoy pork barbecues.
The mild sweetness from the sugar cane and the sweet- smelling
cinnamon tasted so naturally with the perfectly grilled lean pork.

10. Laing Maki:

Okuya Naga is the only Manila based restaurant
in this list and I am happy that they adapted their
menu to include an interesting  Bicolano Japanese
fusion dish in their only restaurant in the Bicol.

This popular Bicol grown taro leaves cooked in creamy coconut oil
incorporated to a sushi is a brilliant idea. It’s a perfect combination 
as Laing is always and should be eaten with nothing but rice.

Okuya made eating Laing more chic and palatably
acceptable even non- Filipinos. It is a Pinoy food
riding on the global popularity of a Japanese dish.


  1. now I want to go back home just to sample all these goodies!!! this is making me hungry as well as homesick!!!

    1. Hi Ayn. Again thank you for reading and visiting my blog

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