Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill and Restaurant: Puerto Princesa Food Trip First Stop

For our first dinner at Puerto Princesa Palawan we Tsinoy Foodies decided to dine at Balinsasayaw Chicken and Restaurant Grill.

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It has a bright and inviting facade which looked like a giant wooden hut.  

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As soon as we stepped in, we were ushered to a table for two.  Thumbs up for being smoke free!

balinsasayaw chicken grill and restaurant
We had a nice cozy well-lit table with privacy dividers so you feel like you have your own hut.  There are a lot of tourists dining there. 

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We noticed that the lower end part did not offer as nice of an ambiance.

During our Puerto Princesa Trip, Kurt and I had already broken up so we had this weird cold war were we're together but we don't talk and don't share anything.  Knowing him for 10 years, I don't think we ever had this worse of a cold arrangement.  So we ordered our own as per his no sharing ultimatum.

balinsasayaw birds nest soup
Balinsasayaw (Bird's Nest) (220 php/half order)
Seeing the huge serving of the Balinsasayaw (Bird's Nest), we had a truce and shared it.  Having tried bird's nest soup from Chinese restaurants and drank the Dragon Brand bottled Bird's Nest on a monthly basis when we were young, I had already formulated what to expect.  But, the Balinsasayaw (Bird's Nest) is different.  It was not very sticky nor slippery nor was it sweet.  It has the slightly rough jelly-like texture though but it was more diluted than I thought.  For the price, we both agreed that it was not bad.

balinsasayaw express
Balinsasayaw Express (135 php)
I wanted to try the Ranga-Ranga which is a spider conch or some kind of large sea snail.  The waiter suggested we try the Balinsasayaw Express because it has all sorts of seafood including the Ranga-Ranga so I did.  This dish is delicious!  The sauce has a slight spiciness which keeps it appetizing.  The soft and chewy texture of the seafood makes it enjoyable as well.  I loved the Ranga-Ranga.  Kurt was playing his cold role but I gave him some to try and waited for him to touch it before we left.  Eventually, he gave in as I was raving exaggeratedly as if endorsing it hehe. 

Set Menu
chicken inasal rice
Chicken Inasal with Rice (79 php)
Kurt had the Chicken Inasal with Rice.  Since he tried my order, he couldn't resist not having me try this.  It was just okay.  It was like a hybrid of what we know as inasal and chicken barbecue.  It has sweet barbecue sauce but grilled.  It was slightly over-grilled though.  Comparing this with Ka Inato, I prefer the latter.

All photo credit goes to Kurt.  He had a new high-grade camera and he's practiced and developed better photography skills than me and that actually made me happy because he finally did something on his own.=)

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill and Restaurant offers a nice cozy and native ambiance that even our cold hearts melted.  The food is delicious and affordable.  I like that they have dishes for sharing and set menus.  You can also have the dishes for sharing be split into half.   

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill and Restaurant Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2 |
=Favorites or Recommended 
Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill and Restaurant
Business Address Rizal Ave, Puerto Princesa,
Palawan, Philippines
Business Hours 10am-11pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 75-300
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (048) 434-5804

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