Kinabuch's Grill and Bar: Puerto Princesa Food Trip Second Stop

December 21, 2013

We Tsinoy Foodies were supposed to eat at KaLui but our hotel receptionist failed to book us a reservation so we headed on to Kinabuch's Grill and Bar next door.

kinabuchs grill and bar puerto princesa
It occupied a large area yet fully packed.  As it is Christmas season, Christmas lantern dangled from tree branches which brightened the dark venue. 

kinabuchs grill and bar puerto princesa
There were huts, an indoor area and also outdoor.  There's a large TV screen.  As it is a bar, there were a lot of smokers and drinkers.

kinabuchs grill and bar puerto princesa

For those who want some privacy and restaurant like feel, the indoor area is adequate for you.

Food
Kurt's temperament is worse when he is hungry.  And, this night he was so we had this magnified tension between us and this turned out to be the most dramatic dinner of my entire life.

Pork Dishes
sizzling spare ribs
Sizzling Spare Ribs (220 php)
Kurt had the Sizzling Spare Ribs.  The serving arrangement was unique for us.  It was served with a bone handle and wrapped in a foil because it was immensely hot.

sizzling spare ribs
Sizzling Spare Ribs (220 php)
This is one of the best Sizzling Spare Ribs we have ever hadEven at his angry mood, Kurt let me try this because you just can't miss this. 


dinadakan
Dinakdakan (170 php)
I ordered their Dinakdakan which was bits of pig ears, tongue and liver with calamansi dressing.  It was really good.  

I recall that this was the time I was dedicated to stop eating white rice and only ate red rice so I didn't order any rice.  Upon trying this, I thought it was more soothed with rice so I asked Kurt if I can have some.  And, he told me to order on my own.  But before I could react, he quickly scooped some rice from his plate and gave place it on mine.  At the same time he was teeth-grittingly and irritably said "I don't know why you have to do something to yourself to impress some guy."  When I explained to him that I just wanted to improve myself starting with my health, he calmed down and the war finally ended.


Exotic Tamilok Dishes
tamilok
Tamilok (135 php)
I've tried other exotic dishes but Tamilok is the only one I didn't like.  It was slippery but gets suck on the throat that it was difficult to swallow.  It also has a tiny shell which is a bother.  It was really difficult to finish a plateful.  Good thing Kurt agreed to help me and I don't think he liked it too. 

Fruit Shakes
mango ginger shake
Mango Ginger Shake (85 php)
Kurt never order drinks so I was quite surprised when he ordered the Mango Ginger Shake.  I thought he got it to make me jealous because he knows I'm intrigued by unique shakes.  Of all the fruit shake items, I would definitely choose the Mango Ginger Shake.  When this was served Kurt placed it on his side as if testing me for a few minutes and then gave it to me.  I was surprised and said, "I didn't order that.  I'm budgeting..."  And, he said "That's yours.  I know that you wanted it so I got it for you."  I don't know what he was thinking at the time as if proving how he knows me.  But, I just thanked him and enjoyed it.  

The  Mango Ginger Shake was a nice combination. What a great idea!  It was very refreshing. 

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
The food and drinks at Kinabuch's Grill and Bar is good.  It is a bit pricey compared to other joints but considering it's a bar with a nice ambiance, I guess its worth paying for.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Kinabuch's Grill and Bar Menu
Ambiance Salads | Healthy | Sandwiches |
Pica-pica | Soup | Value Meals
 Pork | Goat | Poultry | Crocodile |  
Beef | Sizzling Seafood | Tamilok
Seafood | Seafood 2 | Veggies
Pancit Guisado | Desserts
 Coffee | Drinks
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Kinabuch's Grill and Bar
Business Address Rizal Ave. Brgy Bancao Bancao Puerto Princesa,
Palawan, Philippines
Business Hours 4pm-2am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (048) 434 5194
Other  Facebook Fan Page
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