This was the first time I’d been absolutely well-fed (more like over-fed) and it wasn’t even from buffet meals.
Having been disappointed with the dining experiences in my past Philippine beach trips, I came to Waling-Waling with very low expectations on food.
I was skeptical when I first saw the high meal prices on my booking. But I accepted it, relying on the general fact that it costs a lot to transport food into an island.
Upon arrival on our first day, we came to lunch starving and expecting nothing but meager servings of local food.
But no! We were served 3 different dishes, rice, fruit and drinks. The food was so tasty, we devoured everything! We were so full we didn’t speak to each until sundown.
And that is our food story for the next 4 days. I even had to cancel our dinners because our lunches filled us up until evening. Each meal always consisted of 3 main dishes and a fruit desert.
We were also allowed to keep our leftovers so we can snack on them whenever we wanted. Some of the guests also bought fresh seafood from local vendors and had it cooked by the in-house chef.
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When I asked the owner why they weren’t limiting the food servings, she answered,
“Why be selfish on food? Serve what is right and let God provide. A full guest is a happy guest.”
We weren’t just happy guests, we became happy FAT guests. Every dish was savory and well-prepared. Hats off to the chef and the kitchen crew!
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