So there’s a movie, a pristine beach in Pagudpud, and a lake in Palawan called “Blue Lagoon”. Just when I thought I’ve heard it enough, we found this restaurant in Coron of the same name. That’s where we had our dinner after a dip at Maquinit Hot Spring.
But first, an apology. I wasn’t able to take decent pictures of the place; iPhone’s camera doesn’t take good shots in the dark. Interior wise, the restaurant is interesting. It is made up of native materials; bamboo walls, wood furniture, capiz chandelier, roof made of nipa, and real plants for decor. There were tables and chairs downstairs, but we were led to the second floor where it is cozier and private.
They have set meals, good for a group of people and that’s what we chose to order. We only needed to determine which one goes best to our liking. Pao, Martha, Rhoda, and Den were all fussing over the menu so I decided to just sit back and let them do the task.
The tables are low so dining was made Japanese style, with throw pillows for seats. We were still wet because as I said before, we just came from the hot spring. The staff told us though that they didn’t mind if we wanted to sit on the pillow.
We waited for 30 minutes or so before food was served. We had Sinigang Na Baboy, which by the way, didn’t win anyone’s approval. The meat of the pork was tough and the soup could use a lot of improvement, it just lacked that savory sinigang taste.
We had fried fish, which was so good it everyone on the table saying, “Please pass the fish.”
The set meal also included crabs (my favorite) and roasted chicken (Pao’s favorite). As with the taste, there’s nothing special to say about the chicken, but it was okay. We were surprised though that the chicken that was supposed to be good for 4 pax because it looked like it was only good for a single person. I mean just look at the photo below.
As with the crabs, well… I seem to be the one who enjoyed it the most. Good thing, we were given crab pincer so I had no trouble getting to the meat of the crab’s claws. If I am not mistaken the crab was cooked, halabos style. It tasted real good with vinegar and garlic.
Our bill totaled PHP 1,164, so that’s PHP 194 per person. I say, it’s not bad at all.
Blue Lagoon Restobar
National Highway, Poblacion 1
Mobile nos: (63) 999-9983421/(63) 921-6721865/(63) 917-8581799