Friday, September 26, 2008

a taste of naga

to end the Naga series, i recommend you two restaurant if you are into good food with good ambiance. first is the Red Platter along Magsaysay road. they have the famous Bicol express and Pinangat combination special. i highly recommend this combo. you place the bicol express on top of the pinangat and it taste really really good. you can do this even with the ones that you buy in the market.

Red Platter also offers cakes and pastries as desert. thanks to our friend Sue for giving as discount here plus a discount card once we come back.

at night we were treated by our friends from Coca Cola Naga Plant to Avenue Square along Magsaysay road. the name is Taste of Asia and they ordered some typical Filipino food like the Crispy Pata and a large serving of Tuna Panga.

before going there, we already ate heavy merienda but when we saw this meal, we simply can’t resist. thanks to sir Angel and the Coca Cola staff of Naga for the food and the tour around Naga City.

Magsaysay road is Naga’s night hub with restaurants lining up along this road. Coffee shops and restaurants light up this side of Naga. for online addicts, almost all the restaurants here offers free Wi-Fi.

before going home, don’t forget to bring home Bicol’s favorite pasalubong, Pili nuts. now being sold in different variance like honey dipped, caramel coated or simply roasted. this ends the Naga series and thanks to Lingkod Makati, Alabang and Marikina for joining and supporting this trip.

37 comments:

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Interesting places. Thank you for sharing with us.

The Islander said...

mamahalin.

pero sobrang linis. ganda ng ambiance.

luna miranda said...

the pinangat and bicol express combo sounds yummy! nice place.

REDLAN said...

naga offers a lot of great things to remember.

great shots dom!

Rio said...

ang ganda at ang linis ng resto..nakaka engganyo tlgang kumain kahit na busog pa..=)

Abou said...

the foood is so tempting

EM said...

Wow, meron napalang combination recipe ang pinangat at bicol express. *includes to the list of things to try*

Di pala pahuhuli sa Manila ang Naga City. Looks like the night life is fun and exciting!

thanks for sharing!

salingPUSA said...

nasabi ni Islander---JP na pareho tayo na a taste of---at uo nga pala---dibale kaw Naga---ako iba. K lang ba? Mukhang sosyalin yang bakeshop na yan a.....

eye in the sky said...

i was impressed with the posh areas in naga the last time i was able to visit it. some of them are as cosmopolitan as manila. wish i can see it again one day soon. those places you visited look really nice. great post.

KRIS JASPER said...

crispy pata? yum!

pili nuts? ok..

but try what I had last weekend dong.... im sure you knew...

carrots and _____!!!!

haha...

_ice_ said...

parang gusto kung pumunta jan...

baka pdng sumama hehehehe

ganda ng mga lugar na pinupuntahan mo

ingat lagi

Photo Cache said...

I like the the restaurant's name: red platter. It just feels like a good place to eat.

Wow, pili nuts comes in different flavors. Sana makarating dito yan.

Share my point of view... said...

Falls dead of hunger. Glad to see you enjoying this trip. A very useful posts for those interested to pay a visit to bicol!

Luke Wiley said...

These places look really nice. Looks good.

R-yo said...

aba! sosyal na ang pili nut a. hindi nakabalot sa ordinaryong plastic! nice!

equilibrium2008 said...

nice shots... ganda ah. san next trip mo? buti ka pa.. hay...

SandyCarlson said...

These are delightful looking places. And I think I can taste the food!

the donG said...

>phivos, my pleasure to share.

>islander, medyo nga mamahalin pero sulit na rin. marami din namang mga affordable restaurant.

>hi luna, yes. it was my first time to try that combo. it's really really good.

>redlan, oo nga. daming pwedeng gawin at kainin sa naga. salamat.

>hi doc rio, oo. tataba ka talaga pag tumagal ka doon.

>abou, oo. tama ka dyan.

>hi em, yes. daming kainan sa naga. sarap ng combination kaya pag uwi mo dapat try mo yon.

>salingpusa, hahaha... oo ok lang. usapang pagkain talaga.

>hi eye, yes. naga indeed offers a lot of good places to eat with great ambiance.

>japser, oo nga. hahaha... kawawa ka nga talaga.

>ice, sige hopefully makakasama na kayo pagbalik ko dun.

>photo cache, yes. pili nuts are now highly commercialized here because of the increasing tourists. you really need to try other pili nuts products.

>hi share, there are more restaurants there but i only featured the ones we've visited. i can definitely recommend other restaurants as well.

>luke, yes it's a nice place to visit.

>r-yo, oo. maganda na ang mga packaging kasi dumadami ang mga foreign toursists doon. dati nga nakaplastic lang.

>hi equi, my next trip is western visayas. im still here in bacolod. just keep in touch.

>hi sandy, maybe this gives you a reason to visit the philippines.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are lovely places. I like the nice and homey interior of Red Platter.

Taste Asia has a posh touch to it. Hope you enjoyed your dinner.

I love pili nuts. We have a friend from Bicol who sends us pili nuts. I like the sweet coated ones.

Nanaybelen said...

ang linis parang sa 5 star hotel. Siguradong masarap siguro ang pagkain. ask ko lang -anong class naman ang mga taong kumakain dyan?

EastCoastLife said...

I love the floor tiles and decor in the first restaurant! It looks very Chinese.

me said...

sarap ng food... sa crispy pata palang solve na ako... kakagutom..

prinsesamusang said...

i did not see red platter when i went to naga, too bad.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

pili yan ang paborito ko...gusto ko din yung bunga nyan,yung buto ang hirap buksan..tapos yung balat na kulay talong ginugulay nila lolo yan at ginagataan..ewan ko lang ngayon kung ginagawa pa yun ngayon,maliit pa kasi ako nung nakapunta sa legaspi city.

acey said...

the 1st place looks really nice! i love places with great flooring! haha. nice pics on your most recent eskapo, kuya dong!

mirage2g said...

Pinangat yung isda di ba? Im not much of hot foods pero cge try ko yan pag may chance! great interior photos...looks cozy!

Tink *~*~* said...

In the first few photos, I love the colorful patterns on the floor and on the cabinets.

:D

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

alicesg said...

Thank you for these beautiful photos and information, Dong. That cafe looked very cosy and comfortable and I would love to relax and have some food there. Have a nice weekend.

estan said...

pwede palang bicol express over pinangat. i have only tasted the latter from a roadside stop at Camalig where the dish is specifically famous.

okay din yung packaging ng pasalubong nila. at least, it has improved compared to the usual ones that are so plain looking.

Dakilang Islander said...

ang sossy ng mga restaurant ha may libreng wifi...ang daming kong namiss sa mga post mo kaya balik muna ako magbasa...heh
looking forward sa boracay trip mo..

Meikah said...

I haven't been to any part of Bicol region, but seeing these photos make me really want to go! ;)

Ingats kaw sa byahe!

Panaderos said...

This is a very pretty and nicely set-up shop. So modern!

Pietro said...

I'd like to see all those beautiful places. I should go round all the day!

Theonoski said...

ang gara ng mga resto sa naga ah!

Aracir said...

wow really really nice place =)

Lawstude said...

ayos dom. i will surely check these places pag pumunta ko doon. maybe sa penafrancia next year. ingat sa biyahe lagi.

LOREN said...

Thanks for blogging about Naga City. It's my homeplace. I went home for the holiday and I chanced to dine at Red Platter in their new place (used to be situated downtown of Naga)

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