1 day ago
My son has been telling me about this place hidden inside U.P. for some time now. He discovered “Kusina Luntian” in Baler first and found out there was a branch named “Gubat” within the Diliman Bonsai Society in C.P. Garcia. I finally got to taste what Joshua has been raving about.
The wooden sign “Gubat” melds into the bamboo door so the place may be difficult to find. Inside the gate, there are more bonsai, simple wooden tables and colanders for lamps. I especially like that there is a shelf surrounding the center lamp holding assorted books to read, including George R. R. Martin’s “The Game of Thrones”. The menu is simple. Josh chose Lechon Kawali, Luigi, Adobong Baboy and I, the Piniritong Isda. Each meal came with half a salted egg, adobo rice and cucumber salad. Josh was disappointed because it usually came with pako salad, and not the cucumber which he disliked. We all enjoyed our meals on banana leaves, NO PLATES! NO UTENSILS! I cheated because I had ordered leche flan and it came with a teaspoon which I used to eat with.
Luigi is always on the lookout for ideas for his family’s place in Coron. This would be perfect to transplant there! My only caveat would be bring insect repellant if mosquitoes are attracted to you. And if you need to use the rest room, you will need to flush the toilet with a tabo of water or two. Other than that, the place is charmingly rustic, affordable and the food is quite good. I wouldn’t mind coming back, bringing my own spoon and fork to use