After two-hours (from 6-8 a.m.)going around Peninsula de Punta Fuego and going up and down the car to take pictures of both ‘God-given’ and ‘man-made’ sceneries, it’s time for breakfast. Nope, we did not have breakfast at the Main Club, not only because it may get too expensive considering how hungry I was but we wanted to explore what’s outside Punta Fuego.
For breakfast, a restaurant/carinderia called Olive Jardin Marine-Seafood Restaurant satisfied our hungry tummies. We had fried tilapia and pork-adobo (con fresh onions-how’s that!). The carinderia may not look as expensive as the villas inside Punta Fuego, but it has it’s own charm. I felt like I was in the movie Willows or better yet inside those tiny country-house lamps!
Here is an image of the carinderia to explain myself better:
Aside from the outside appearance of the place, what was charming is the use of wooden chairs and tables (strictly no monoblocks!):
Inside is not only a carinderia. It’s also a sari-sari store and fruit/veggie’s stand all rolled into one. What was quite interesting were those tiny novelty pieces that belongs to the owner as part of her collections.
Here are tiny pedal-bikes that hang at the counter:
Here is an image of Steamed-Tanigue in a claypot. I wanted to eat some but the waitress told me politely that it was no longer good because it was cooked a day before:
Here are two similar images taken on the streets of Balaytigue, the town where Punta Fuego is. After taking the second one, I need not ask what’s the main source of livelihood for people in Balaytigue: