Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lunch at Olango Island

I don't know why but being on water makes me hungry. The wind, sun and salty water whet the appetite, I suppose. The anticipation of having fresh sea-foods for lunch on a "floating restaurant" made me more hungry! The outrigger boat brought us to a cluster of "floating restaurants" in Olango Island as part of our island-hopping adventure in Mactan.

From the island of Hilutungan, we bought 3 pieces of rock lobsters from a local fisherman for P1,800. I didn't know those were rock lobsters---when I was a kid, we called them pitik-pitik, although the ones we bought were much bigger than the pitik-pitik of my childhood. But still, I think P1,800 for the 3 crustaceans was way too expensive. We were "tourists", after all.

This was our lunch in one of the "floating restaurants". The sea-foods were not only fresh, they're all alive! We had litob shells soup, steamed lapu-lapu (grouper), grilled squid, chopsuey (mixed vegetables), garlic fried rice and grilled rock lobsters.

Buying sea-foods here was a bit, for a lack of a better word, tricky---they won't give you the price for each item that you choose, like how much for a kilo. They will give you a price based on the whole basket you selected, including cooking charges. There were five of us and our lunch was P6,300. Not cheap. But then, the experience was worth it, plus the food was delicious.

waiting for lunch to be served
"floating" restaurants

12 comments:

Susan said...

What a lovely way to have lunch! and it looks delicious!

Photo Cache said...

Oh my gulay, how mouth watering is this spread? No wonder your appetite is at full throttle.

Lawstude said...

wow. that is what i call LUNCH. yum yum.

Sreisaat said...

Welcome back, Luna!
And wow, what a lunch you had! Seafoods galore!


We Ate This!

Cecile said...

i am already drooling for these foods wahhhh; fave ko rin kasi seafood eh...floating restaurant is the best!

January said...

grabeh! nagugutom na ulit ako.. ang sarap ng LUNCH nyo naman naman...

Pizza

maiylah said...

pretty expensive indeed, but looks like everything was worth it! :)

thanks again, LM
happy weekend

♥Willa♥ said...

When I read Rock Lobster, I was like, what was that?? now I know it's the Pitik Pitik, because it's my mom's favorite too. :) Pero ang mahal ha, wow! 3pcs/P1800. But I know the freshnest of it is all worth it!!

Ladynred said...

Wow! ang sarap ng mga pagkain! gutom ako believe me.
http://cookandbaking.com

Jac said...

wow yum~yum nakaka gutom I'm drooling :)btw here's mine http://emotemylife.blogspot.com/2010/03/food-trip-friday-bacon-wrapped.html

Sunshine4Life said...

Wowww so much sea foods! I can see the calamares. hehehe :)

Me too i don't understand why people get hungry after swimming. :)

Thank you for the visit.

re: palitaw fillings is made of coconut meat cooked in brown sugar. sobrang tamis talaga.

Happy weekend!

Arlene

Amy said...

sarap ng mga foods.. naka kagutom tingnan:)