Boracay Food Hunt
There’s more to Boracay than meets the eye. Amidst its seemingly endless stretch of immaculate white sand beaches and bustling scenes lie a food adventure that even the most discerning foodie would take on as a challenge.
Boracay is home to the famous calamasi muffins and dampa—a marketplace of fresh seafood cooked any way you like. Aside from these delicacies, let’s hunt down other cuisines in the island that will surely whet every visitor’s appetite.
Boracay Street Food
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Let’s kickstart this list with Boracay’s very own street foods. Here is where every bite gives you a true taste of the island’s culture. By the late afternoon, the white shore is filled with street food vendors with their “food trucks” selling corn-on-the-cob, balut, different kinds of barbeques, and the famous chori (from chorizo) and longga (from longanisa, the local version of sausage) burgers.
Take a bite of grilled chorizo meat placed on a bun and slathered with sweet and spicy sauce — no veggies or cheese. It’s a great introduction to your food adventure on the island!
A trip to Boracay won’t be complete without a sampling of its famous fruit shakes. Jonah’s Fruitshake is the most popular among the bunch. A tall order of in-season fruits is enough to quench your thirst after your tanning session on the beach.
The place is also a favorite hangout for local and foreign tourists so do be patient while waiting for your turn to order.
If you’re craving for sumptuous steaks in the island, head over to the eastern side (Bulabog Beach area) and you’ll find 7th Note Cafe, a quaint restaurant that offers the best ones in the island. The steak though, is just the tip of the iceberg, as they also offer vegetarian and gluten-free dishes (the only one in the island) for health-conscious visitors.
Home-cooked Filipino Food
If you’re not too adventurous when it comes to food and you just want to stick to what your palette knows, there are a number of Filipino restaurants in the island. If you want good old home-cooked meals, head over to PauPatri in Station 2. Big servings and rustic ambiance make this wood-polished restaurant great for families or groups.
Don’t expect beachfront view at PauPatri though, as it is located away from the main road and the shore. The calm ambience, however, more than makes up for it.
Cook your Own Food
Going to Boracay’s wet market is an adventure itself. Talipapa Bukid is in Station 3. Choose from the cheapest and freshest produce in the market, bring it to your hotel, and cook it yourself. Boracay Mini Mart is just a few meters away from Talipapa Bukid, so if there’s an ingredient on your list that you can’t find in the wet market, check this place out.
This list is just a glimpse of the food adventure that awaits you at Boracay. Whatever you’re craving is, you can definitely find it here. Come to the island and experience it yourself!