January 04, 2006
Last December 29, I got the privilege to tour my brother's friends in my favorite Viaje del Sol route in San Pablo, Laguna and Tiaong, Quezon. I'm sure you'll love this series which is a travel log of this day tour of the best culinary delights in Viaje del Sol. There is a new Viaje del Sol brochure which added a few more places and I got to tell you that some of them are not worth to go to. In this tour, we only went to the best places and the adventure starts with a breakfast @ Kusina Salud.
All of us were hungry already by the time we arrived in San Pablo. We left at around 8.30am already in Manila and we arrived in San Pablo at around 10+. The entire trip is just about one hour and 30 minutes without traffic but on the way back it was 3 hours with extreme traffic (considering it was christmas season). I'm glad that Kusina Salud already started to offer breakfast as early as 9am but of course you need to book in advance. Budget here is P200/head and we decided to order family style and ordered our drink preference of coffee barako/ tsokolate, or hot tea.
Longganisa Laguna (P140). Pan fried hamonado-style longganisa served with garlic rice and fried organic tomatoes and sinamak-vinegar. Yummy but different from a lucban (spicy), pampanga (sweet) type, or mcdo type longganisa.
Fried Adobo Flakes (P145). re-fried flaked pork adobo with toasted onions and garlic served with garlic rice and sinamak-vinegar. This is great for breakfast but fattening because of the fried cooking.
Pan-Fried Bangus Belly (P150). Marinated pangasinan milkfish belly served with garlic rice, red egg salad, and sinamak-vinegar. Boneless Bangus would surely fulfill your craving for good breakfast rice options. Try this out for a healthier option vs the meats.
Tapang Kalabao (P160). slow braised water buffalo "tapa" served with garlic rice, scrambled egg and fresh organic papaya atchara. Most expensive breakfast set and the least yummy among the options. Better stay away from eating the rubbery Kalabao meat :)
Vegetarian Cheese Omelet (P145). Fresh laguna kesong puti and cheddar cheese omelet served with toasted bread and small tomato salad. This got great raves and reviews from the group and the most healthy option!
For drinks, I would recommend their pandan brewed barako coffee (P45) or their rich pinoy-style hot chocolate (P45). For the healthy drinkers, the sagada mountain tea (P55) is very good.
I'm glad Nina was there when we arrive and we had a nice chat with her -- very approachable and ma-chika :) Here is our entire group-- Viaje del Sol: The Fellowship of Brobo. (From L-R). Enzo, Anton, Gaea, Nina, Grace, Happy Via, and KoKoy.
285 Bgy. Sta. Cruz (Putol), San Pablo City, Laguna
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