We planned to eat our third dinner in Puerto Princesa in the famous Ka Lui restaurant. But sad to say, the place closes on Sundays for maintenance purposes. So we decided to dine at the Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill and Restaurant Inc.
Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill is located along Rizal Avenue, near Shakey’s and Jollibee. It was named after a native bird in Palawan called the “balinsasayaw bird”. The bird uses its saliva to construct its nest which is the main ingredient of the balinsasayaw soup. The place is eminent for serving the balinsasayaw soup also known as bird’s nest soup.
The setup of the restaurant is nice that you can really feel the vibe of the province with alfresco dining areas that were designed as cottages aside from the main dining area of the restaurant.
We ordered a platter of seafood good for four. The platter has a grilled squid, mixed seafood dish (cooked in afritada style I think), chicken inasal, ensaladang talong, lumpia, a set of fresh fruits and of course the balinsasayaw soup. The food was served in a bilao with banana leaves.
On the other side of the road is Mang Itoy’s Coffee shop, a must try coffee shop in town. As per our tour guide during the Puerto Princesa city tour, Mang Itoy’s is the Puerto Princesa’s version of Starbucks.
Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill and Restaurant
Rizal Ave., Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
Tel. no.: (048)-434-5804