Lolo Nonoy’s Food Station- Coron, Palawan

Looking for a place to eat in Coron shouldn’t be hard. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from: budget friendly, fine dining, American, Japanese, Italian, fast food, or carinderia. For travelers with a limited budget, this place should be on your list.

Lolo Nonoy’s Food Station tops my list of the most affordable resto in town. They serve good food that doesn’t hurt your pocket. It’s something I look for everytime I travel.

A stoned pathway leads you to a row of  nipa huts adorned with summer decors. Plants, trees, and a water fountain surround the place which is perfect for that alfresco dining.

You can have your food ordered thru a food display, the same way you order in a cafeteria where readily available viands can be selected. Another way is thru the menu where food is prepared only upon order.

On the table:

We had lomi soup on a hot day…can you believe that? Weird but true, hot food on a hot day wasn’t that bad. The thick soup filled with noodles and chunks of chicken meat, carrots, and pechay. The aroma and pungent taste of garlic made this dish extra delicious.

I love meat and I couldn’t resist this dish. Pork Binagoongan. It is pork belly sauteed in shrimp paste and coconut milk with veggies, usually eggplant. I immediately told the lady in the counter to give me a serving of this dish upon seeing it in the display. The meat could be swimming in oil and not visually inviting but tasted great.  Get ready to order some extra rice as this dish is salty (deliciously salty).

Chicken Cordon Bleu. Yes, it’s a french dish and it’s in the menu. Beat that.  🙂  This chicken wrapped around ham and cheese and coated with breading was served warm which gives a crunchy coating and a creamy filling. It is served on a sizzling plate with fried egg and a cup of rice.

Feel the breeze and gaze at the stars while enjoying your dinner.

When in Coron, don’t miss to drop by and dine in Lolo Nonoy’s Food Station. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lolo Nonoy’s Food Station

Location: Near St. Augustine Church and the Municipal Hall

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Savory- Cubao, Quezon City

My hunger hit me again…BIG TIME! It seemed exaggerated but…honestly, fasting for a day because I had to go for a medical check-up left my stomach rumbling. My mom and I headed to Cubao for lunch that day.

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I let my mom decide where to eat and she was torn between Taco Bell or Savory.  She was undecided…I couldn’t stand my hunger anymore. I told her I wanted something heavy, I wanted to eat rice to fill up my hungry tummy.

Upon entering the resto, I noticed that the place was empty. Well, it was 4pm…too late for lunch and too early for dinner.

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 We ordered set meals and their lomi soup (one of Savory’s specialties).

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Mama couldn’t wait… check the noodle slipping into her bowl.

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The lomi soup was served hotttt… the serving was generous, more than enough for 2 people sharing. I really couldn’t remember everything in it, I know there’s beef, squid, liver, some veggies, and probably squid balls… IT WAS REALLY DELICIOUS! Perfect for that rainy afternoon.

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Mama had 1/4 chicken and fish in creamy sauce. The meal also had 1 huge cup of rice, turon for dessert, and a glass of juice (i think it’s passion fruit).

Savory’s signature chicken was great! It was cooked in perfection. The 15 minutes of waiting for this dish was not disappointing. The chicken skin was crispy, not soft/soggy…and the meat was tender and juicy. The unique taste of the gravy matched the chicken absolutely.

The fish was tender and the creamy sauce accentuated its flavor. I didn’t expect this plain dish would taste good.

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I ordered almost the same thing except for the fish…I had pork spareribs instead and it turned out not to be a very good choice. There were only 3 small pieces of the spareribs on my plate. It had more bell peppers than meat.  =(  The spareribs was a bit tough. Also, the vinegar served with it tasted awkward with the marinade used for the meat.

Generally, my experience with Savory was good. The people were friendly, the service was fast enough, the food was good except for the spareribs. We just paid 500 +…thanks to mama’s senior citizen’s card which gave us 20% discount.

Simple and classic……..it’s SAVORY.

Savory-Cubao, Quezon City