pahiyas 2014 part one: palaisdaan sa tayabas

Posted on: June 2, 2014


late post is late, been having erratic sleep these past weeks. anyhoo, i put on my old reliable pair of chucks and went to lucban, quezon last may 15 for this year’s pahiyas festival. on a side note, noticed that they have dark soil in quezon, which means it is highly organic…


before we went to lucban though, we had an early lunch at palaisdaan sa tayabas, in of course, tayabas, quezon. the place smells like the sea and salt and earth.

ate mai and me 2ate mai and me1

it is essentially a restaurant where people eat on floating bamboo rafts fitted with little huts. ate mai and i camwhored around those, lol. was lucky she joined this trip, met her a few months ago from my baguio trip, she can tolerate me being childish and she likes pink a lot, and we have the same name… that means she’s a really good person, hehe.


fish! it’s not palaisdaan or fishery without the fish. i eat fish but i’m not that fond of them except maybe for tuyo and daing na bangus, felt a little sad because they’re swimming happily over there but i knew we were having a few of them for lunch…


the lobby is beachy with shell decors and wooden chairs. lots of fish design too. and best of all, the area has free wifi! huzzah!


they have several rooms where guests can stay. the hotel building looks like an old provincial house complete with capiz windows. peeked into one of the rooms, hehe, it looks cozy inside…


palaisdaan is one big garden too, and they have pretty earthen jars, i lost count after i saw the fish shaped one, it looked cute.


we camwhored further at the reception area just up the lobby, this is where they’ll be serving our food, but while waiting… took a photo of my travelfactor id, background of the palm roof works well. they also have a giant chandelier made of the same materials.


finally, after all that roaming around and pixxor taking, lunch is served! we had sat in the center table just beside the buffet table because… we can grab food fast, hehe! we gorged ourselves with rice, vegetables, grilled pork, and sinugno, which is grilled tilapia or milkfish which is also afterwards cooked in coconut milk and vegetables! chugged sprite too! i did a search on their menu when i got home, turns out they had steamed eggplants with bagoong and ginataang suso with pako… and i love those, man, must come back!

yun lang muna.

♥ melai


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