Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vacation with tours can be tiring too especially if you availed scheduled package tours that have an early call-time. Sleepless night due to excitement was one of the results that made us sleepy during the tour. Good thing was, we have found this Café Lawis on one of our tour destinations. We need some caffeine to lighten up at energize our tired body. 

Café Lawis was located beside Dauis Church in Panglao, Bohol. Cafe Lawis is a component project of the Dauis Renaissance Program, a partnership iniative of the diocese of Tagbilaran, the Our Lady of Assumption Shrine Parish and Beatriz Susana Zobel de Ayala, Jr., geared towards Heritage Conservation, sustainable and responsible Tourism, and Community Development. The term 'lawis' is said to be the old term for 'Dauis' town.


Cafe Lawis is easily becoming the favorite hangout of the Metro Tagbilaran culturati.  Located in the Dauis church’s old stone Convento, the Cafe sits in between the church gallery/exhibition space and the Handumanan soveinir shop and extends to a wooden deck/verandah canopied by century-old acacia trees, with a stunning, stunning view of the Tagbilaran straight. And yes, the food is delectable as well. (source: here)

What we have ordered?

The foods and drinks were at a very reasonable price. A glass of mocha and latte which were at only P65 and the slice of Buko Pie at only P20. I hope that someday, they will bring café here at Manila.

Till Next Time,

Monday, April 25, 2011

I have been exploring foods of different cuisines. It is better to taste to give justice on each kind of food rather than listening to hearsay. I am not fond of Thai food, especially the curry, which the smells really stayed on my wardrobe, even on my hair the first time I ate on a Thai restaurant. But then, that thing, wouldn’t stop me to try and taste more of their cuisines. When we were in Panglao Island, Bohol, there was a Thai Restaurant named ISIS THAI RESTAURANT.

Yes, they served Thai foods and a good thing with this restaurant was that they also served Filipino foods. Therefore, if you are one of the people who cannot take the foul smell of curry, you still have something to eat. Ha-ha. 

What we ordered?

Pad Thai
I love the taste of this Pad Thai. The salty taste of peanut and sweet taste of the sauce really compliments each other's taste and made more inviting on my taste bud. By the way, to those who do not know what Pad Thai is, here is the answer from Mr. Wiki. “Pad Thai or Phat Thai (Thai: ผัดไทย [pʰàt tʰāj], "fried Thai style") is a dish of stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, fish sauce (Thai: น้ำปลา), tamarind juice, red chili pepper, plus any combination of bean sprouts, shrimp, chicken, or tofu, garnished with crushed peanuts, coriander and lime, the juice of which can be added along with Thai condiments. Pad Thai is one of Thailand's national dishes.” (source: here)

Chicken with Lemon Grass
For some, Lemon grass is use in big pieces for flavoring dishes, but for this Thai recipe, it is heavily bruise so it can be eaten along with the chicken. Both the lemon grass and garlic become darkly caramelized and richly flavored during cooking. I love the chicken that was marinated on a special Thai sauce and the lemon grass which was also eatable. 

Mango Shake and Green Mango Shake
From these foods, well, I think I can now visit Thailand since I already tasted a Thai cuisine that suited on my taste. 

Till Next Time,