Only in Boracay: A Tour of the Island’s Gastronomic Offerings
Aside from the world-famous white sand beaches, Boracay is known for its mouth-watering local cuisine. There is something succulently special about Boracay’s gastronomic offerings that you must experience to fully appreciate! If you’re planning a trip to the island, take note of these must-try delicacies:
Prominently featured in local Chris Mariano’s Novella Cover (Story) Girl, calamansi muffins are definitely to die for! Fluffy on the outside and moist on the inside – highlighted by that distinct calamansi kick – these muffins are like no other! With every bite, you’ll savor its decadent, gooey goodness—sweet and tangy, and all in a good way!
Best served with tea or coffee, and while checking out the beach, they’re so good you won’t forget to buy a couple of boxes for your loved ones back home!
Where to get calamansi muffins: Try Tea Café and Real Coffee, both near D’Mall. They offer some of the best calamansi muffins in the island!
Jonah’s Fruit Shakes
Locals and tourists are raving about Jonah’s Fruit Shake. The best thing about this fruit shake is that you can be sure it’s all natural and fresh! You can still taste the “spirit” of the fruits, with their tangy and zesty appeal. Just imagine drinking shakes with fresh fruit bits, all hand-picked from the farm nearby! You probably think you have already tasted every fruit shake there is, but wait till you try Jonah’s.
Where to get Jonah’s Fruit Shakes: Well, at Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Snack Bar, of course! This is located at Station 1, near Willy’s Rock. Watermelon and tropical mango are the best flavors you should try!
The Best Halo-Halo in the Island
Halo-Halo is a popular Filipino dessert that’s usually enjoyed during summer, but it is also good at any other time of the year. It’s a mix of shaved ice, evaporated milk, a variety of fruits, jello, and sweet beans, topped with leche flan and ice cream! It’s heavenly and indulgent—with all that savory sweet goodness dripping into your mouth– you’ll definitely keep coming back for more!
Where to get halo-halo: According to most Boracay tourists, one of the most sinful halo-halos in the island—and in the whole country—can be found in Halowich, right in D’Mall. Oh, and they have halo-halo sandwiches, too!
And finally, both locals and tourists agree that a trip to Boracay would not be complete without sampling the chorizo burger—also known as Chori. The meat is so juicy and tasty, with hints of garlic and cheese. The bun is served hot, making sure your dish is fresh, topped with that melt in the mouth goodness! It’s best eaten with beer, too. Plus, the fact that it’s made from chorizo gives it that local, grassroots twist!
Where to get chorizo burger: You can buy some at Merly’s BBQ Boracay, a stall found at Station 1. It opens from 4PM onwards—so go ahead and bring those party people with you!
Try all and enjoy!
So, what are you waiting for? Book a flight, pack your bags, and make sure you try these dishes when you finally arrive in Boracay! Enjoy!