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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Traveling Tummy: Beach Grub

A word of advice: When in Boracay, Eat Local.

The little mom n' pop spots on the island are being invaded by franchises like Starbucks, Yellow Cab and Shakey's. Why anyone would go all the way there to eat that is beyond me. Especially when there are so many island-grown establishments that are REALLY good. If you are worried about price, there is something for everyone, and one of my favorite spots is the very tasty, very wallet-friendly SMOKE.

Smoke is a little hole in the wall spot in one of D'Malls little turns. You can easily miss it but it's to the left of the big Andok's

Our photographer, Pao had Bulalo. I had this before and it's really good on a cold beach night. Ok, so it was 3 pm but it was really gray and windy the whole weekend.

Then we shared this sizzling bulalo. Oh-my-god. Garlicky goodness. I heard they have crispy bulalo too. Madness.

I had the salpicao- which I always get. Can't go wrong with this for P99 pesos. I think they cook it in butter too for extra flavor. It's actually best to go here late at night in that moment between being drunk and a hangover.

Smoke is located at D'Mall, Station 2, Boracay


  1. ate there when we were drunk, food wasn't good at all.. i think it's a by chance only that there food is good..

  2. Maybe depends what you get? I always get the same thing and always enjoy. It's by no means gourmet but it hits the spot like how something you'd make at home would taste!