Our kind and generous classmate, Jess who was leaving for Manila and then going back to Chicago, USA, yesterday treated us to breakfast at Paradise Island Resort in Samal (IGaCOS). Since he was leaving yesterday 7PM, he gave us his last treat. His niece from Chicago followed us there along with her two cousins and Jess’ brother.
Paradise served the food we ordered about an hour after. But then the food was good and kind of worth the wait as we were so hungry by the time it was served. We came from a shoot with our teacher Eugene Lara at the David’s Edge. It was a totally wholesome shoot. H and I were kind of late for the 5AM shoot schedule since he came from work while I got a hard time looking for taxi to bring me there. It was a Monday – a school and work day plus the first day of the week so it was busy on the streets already by the time I got out of the house. H had to fetch me somewhere in Matina.
Going back to our food trip, we had another classmate with us, Lance from Norway, He ordered a Mango Shake which he said was delicious!
He also ordered for breakfast this Ensaladang Talong (Eggplant Salad) served with diced tomatoes and white onions. I was not able to taste it. But if it would have been Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelet or Eggplant Fritters or Fritata as they would call it) I would have tried it.
Jess ordered Seafood Platter which is also good served with mayo.
And Jess had this Humba (Braised Pork Belly with Sugar) as he liked pork dipped in oil.
H ordered his favorite Sizzling Sisig – minced meat served on a sizzling platter with chili, onion and seasoned with calamansi and vinegar.
I had Shanghai rice rather than plain rice as I was craving for bilbao. Hahaha yes it is one of my cravings recently though I had to stop eating much of it as it may be not healthy too much preservatives and so-so. This was good though it was not that hot, kind of cold and quite too oily.
For drinks, it took me awhile to decide what shake I want so I told the waiter to just come back. I then remembered what Kris Aquino served in Boy n Kris just a few days ago I think to the PBB teen when they guested. She made a shake which has banana, peanut butter, coffee (if I’m not mistaken), milk, and crushed ice and it looked delicious. So I ordered their Choco Banana Peanut Shake came close to it so why not try it! Something different. Well I easily tasted the banana and chocolate. Well it was good though I hoped they served more in a bigger glass as I wanted more but then it has to stay cold otherwise it would not taste that good anymore!
H had this Melon Pearl Shake which he liked. He always like Melon so most of what he orders anywhere is melon. I tasted it and it was good.
The three kids had, I assumed, their regular favorite of Cheeseburger served with french fries.
They had Coke in can for drinks. Jess niece said the burger was rather small probably she got used to American hamburgers that are served in huge size. I remembered Jess saying one time before that his niece said the same thing with the McDonald’s burgers here in the Philippines. There so much food we could not consume all. I remembered I ordered Mongolian Spare Ribs but was served late so we forgot to have a photo of it as we were then enjoying the food served ahead. Hmmmm maybe next time when we get the chance to go there again for breakfast.