After climbing the hill of Kamay ni Hesus and having a long drive from Quezon to Laguna, the idea of staying in a floating restaurant for dinner is superb! It also makes me hungrier causing me to crave on seafoods. So as expected, we went to Isdaan and recieved a warm welcome from the buddhas erected all over the place. I believe that these towering statues and the way this place was built are its advantage among all the other restaurant. I love that each groups have their own huts floating on the pond but the bad thing about it is that the waiters walk long ways to deliver the food making the service slow. Maybe, they did it intentionally so that we’ll have time on other fun activities like Tacsiyapo, boating and fishing. There are also cultural and acrobatic dancers, singing chefs, serenaders and comic performers. Fun park, restaurant, fish pond – the leisure places you’re looking for are all in Isdaan! You’ll forget that you are waiting for food. Oh food, here they come!
Boodle Fight Championship Round
Let me first share the dish that made my tummy growl. Before we went to the place, I searched for their menu in the net and saw this boodle fight offered by Isdaan. Woah! Just woah! Lechon, salted eggs, different kinds of seafoods, lumpiang shanghai – all our favorite Filipino foods are here. However, I don’t have a company like a basketball team to munch all of those. So sadly, the most I can do is to drool on this photo.
Pinukpok na Baka
I don’t know why this dish is called as such. Maybe, it’s the way how they cook the meat or kill it. Kidding! But when the food was on our table already, I stopped wondering about its name, instead, we raced our hands to its serving spoon. I never tasted a flavorful beef as this. Aside from that, it’s soft and tender that we don’t have to worry if it will stick between our teeth. Pinukpok na Baka will surely make you eat a lot of rice.
Inihaw na Pusit
If you are a fond reader of my food category, you will notice the presence of Inihaw na Pusit on our table every dine. That’s how we love grilled squid and we can’t wait to try Isdaan’s version! Like most restaurants do, it is usually served with condiements but I didn’t find the need to use the sauce since everything tasted just right for me. But I would have given it a higher rating except that the squid was a bit tough. I don’t know if I’m eating a chewing gum or what.
Mama Chit Espesyal
You didn’t gave me that boodle fight, huh? Now, give me what I want – Mama Chit Espesyal! Looking at the banana leaves with tilapia, eggplant, shrimp, pork, chicken, lumpia, crab and varieties of sauces on it was heaven. How much more if they’re in our mouths already, right? We must definitely take a break on our diet and give way to these fried foods – not just the simple one but the Isdaan version them. It’s a must-try!
There’s absolutely no shortage of watermelon flavor with this drink. We love the way it cools every veins of our body because of the right amount of ice in it yet it’s not as bland as you think. The sweetness balances the coldness, you know. This pink juice’s presentation is so refreshing with that Gumamela on top but once it flows in our esophagus, you’ll realize that it’s more refreshing. I could replace water with this and drink it all day.