Dining in Coron is not that expensive. Many restaurants also cater to the expat crowd — most visitors when we were there last January are foreigners. The locals said foreigners do flock around that time to avoid the winter weather in their countries and that taking the trip here is cheaper than paying electricity cost of a heater back home.
Let’s see the variety of food we have eaten here at Coron.
The first time we ate here, we had lobster in lemon butter sauce.
We came back last January 2013, we tasted the lobster thermidor and a native shell (locally called ‘litlit’) ceviche. The owner Sir Aries also had us taste his local chocolate dessert.
The menu is rather pricey here but the food is also that good. I was told that the La Sirenetta prawns were the bestseller at 450php per order.
We tried the Bistro Pizza and Baked mussels.
We ordered the sinigang na salmon belly, sizzling gambas and a house specialty Sultana sizzling seafood that became our instant favorite. The restaurant is found just across the the market plaza.
We ate here on our last night, we order liempo (grilled pork belly) and the menu is straightforward Filipino food. Their place is also in the town center along the highway.
In-house restaurants of hotels
Coron Village Lodge
Their continental breakfast can be had at 100php per person. They also had a bar where we ordered frozen margaritas.
Apartelle de Gabriel
Their breakfast has local danggit, beef tapa (my favorite), longganisa and hotdog that comes with egg, rice and coffee for 120-180 Php per order.
Paluto at Apartelle de Gabrielle
We gave money to the staff of the hotel to buy crabs and lato (local seaweed) at the market. The food was cooked by the hotel staff and this was our dinner: Sweet Spicy Crab, Fried Crab stuffed in its shell (our favorite) and Lato salad.
Street food at the market
Banana cue is 10 Php per stick that has 3 pcs.
This stall is beside the keychain souvenir stall in the marketplace also owned by our trike driver. Fruit shakes can be had for 10php per cup and waffles for 5php. So cheap and good!
Island hopping picnics prepared by boat crew during tour- At Banol Beach lunch
We had inihaw na isda (grilled fish), lato salad (seaweed salad), kinilaw na tuna, (fresh tuna ceviche) and sinigang na ulo ng tuna.
In Coron, everything is fresh and delicious!
Acknowledgements – the pictures posted in this blog are from my personal collection and that of my sister Maria Jennifer Joy B Repas of Creative Booze Photography and friend Jennee Oliveros.