Woodstone Kitchen is located along Basilica Road, near the back gate of Avenue Plaza Hotel and just before Naga Manor.
As a #FUNAmbassador, I always try to discover new take on local dishes I used to have growing up in this region. If you check my Instagram @msappleallison account, you'll see how many pizza fusion I already tried. I'll blog about all these Bicol Pizza fusion soon. :-)
1st Colonial Grill is originally from Albay but they already have 2 branches in Naga. You can find them at the Ground Floor of SM City Naga near the supermarket and the other one is along Elias Angeles Street near E-Mall.
It was one of the dishes recognized in the Sooo Pinoy (Evolving Filipino Flavours): National Search for the Ultimate Pinoy Dish 2010. Since then, it became more famous, not only to locals and tourists but also to visiting VIPs and celebrities. Just look at their wall of "plate of fame" during your visit and you'll know what I mean.
You'll forget your diet especially if you order it with rice or beer, but I know you'll never regret it! Well, I also recommend you pair it with their ensaladang talong to lessen your guilt. :-p
Bob Marlin Restaurant & Grill is along Magsaysay Avenue, the entertainment district of Naga City. It's open from 10:30 am to 12 midnight and they usually extend on weekends.
While both Nui look and Abu are commonly available at the 2nd floor of Naga City People's Mall and you can also buy it as pasalubong, there's a distinct way the chefs of Avenue Plaza Hotel cooked it, making it memorable for most guests. I remember acclaimed Director Olive Lamasan loved it too during her stay so my good friend who works at Star Cinema asked me where they can buy it and how it should be cooked.
I first heard about "Abu" during my TV interview with Ms.Cory Quirino. She was a guest at Avenue Plaza way back then and she told me that she loved the dried fish served to her by the chef. I just gave a general comment about it but at the back of my mind I'm already puzzled about it because I do not have any idea about it --- as in zero! Instantly after we had a good take, I went to Cafe Plazuela and asked Sir Bong, the captain waiter, to describe abu to me.
I have a confession to make... I grew up with allergies in dried fish so I don't usually have it on my list aside from tinapa (smoked fish). But for this blog post, I decided to include Nui Look and Abu as one of the food you must try because I really find it delicious and the way it was prepared by the chefs didn't trigger my allergy.
These are just two of the items you will love when you take your Power Breakfast at Cafe Plazuela. Buffet breakfast at Avenue Plaza Hotel is open from 6 am to 10 am. They also accept walk-in guests. For inquiries or reservation, please call them at (054) 473 9999.