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For the past year, I have been hearing about Siargao and how lovely it is. I was finally able to go and I totally fell in love with the island! I didn’t get to do all the usual touristy stuff (because the urge to just chill won over most of the time) but I was able to tick some items on my todo/to-eat list.

First up is Karagatan Restaurant inside Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa. I’ve seen a couple of travel vlogs that feature this restaurant and they all raved about how good the food is. Siyempre si ate niyo had to eat there, inggitera ako eh! Haha

Siargao Bleu is one of the more upscale hotels in the main town area of General Luna. In fact, in all the reviews that I’ve read and watched about the restaurant, they always mention that prices are on the steep side. But they never really mention the actual prices and for the life of me, I couldn’t find their actual menu online. They accept credit/debit cards, so kahit di kayo sure na kasya cash niyo ilaban niyo pa din friends!

Because I didn’t really plan on blogging I did not get to take a photo of their menu, so forgive me because I no longer remember the actual names and prices of our orders. We started with this Seafood Soup with Coconut Milk, much like the Thai dish “Tom Khaa”. It was creamy, spicy, and a little bit sour. I loved it! It had a variety of seafood in it, which to be honest could be a bit more generous. I still enjoyed this dish even if medyo bitin sa sahog.

Because liempo is life, I ordered this Twice-cooked Pork Belly on a bed of sauteed vegetables. It looked better than it tasted. I’m not sure what was off with it, but it didn’t taste as good as I thought it would. Could be because I was hoping it would taste like the usual liempo, pero it tasted like patis kasi. Dipping it in the sauce made it so much better though.

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Now this is the reason why I wanted to eat here! This is their famous Mud Crab in Black Pepper Sauce. The sauce was sooooooooo goooood! It was spicy so perfect siyang iulam, I loved the sauce so much I dipped some of the pork belly in it. Unfortunately, the crab was a bit overcooked. I know because some of the meat were already sticking to the shell. I debated whether to call the chef’s attention pero nanalo ang gutom ko friends! I didn’t want to wait for another one to be cooked, so kebs na! I stilll enjoyed it down to the last morsel of crab meat, simot sarap talaga!

Those were the dishes that we ordered. Our final bill came close to P2,500 so medyo mahal nga talaga for just three dishes. Having said that, I’m still glad I ate here. If you have the money to spare, it is worth the splurge!

We roamed around the area a bit after eating so we were able to see the rest of the hotel. This is the pathway from the restaurant leading to some of the rooms and to the beach.

They have a lot of open area near the pool and beach where you can laze around all day. It looked super relaxing, kaso may bayad pag dito gustong kumain so sa resto na lang kami haha!

They also have a beach bar where you can order refreshments and alcoholic drinks. This would be such a perfect area to chill while watching the sun set.

The beach is a bit on the rocky side so dapat pabebeng tampi-tampisaw lang siguro pag gustong maligo.

There are benches where you can sunbathe and next to them are the beach-facing cabanas you can rent. This is where I originally wanted to eat but you have to pay P1,500 pala so huwag na lang LOL.

And this is a view of the pool from the restaurant. This place is really gorgeous! Maybe next time if I am in the mood to splurge on a more expensive hotel, I will book this place for a night or two. But God knows when I’ll be able to go back to Siargao haha!

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One thing I noticed is there really isn’t that much Singaporean restaurants here in the Philippines. Not that I am a fan of Singaporean food or anything, aside from the infamous chicken rice which I don’t think is of pure Singaporean origin. But I’m really just rambling now because there’s no specific reason why my friends and I chose to eat here. We were honestly just looking for something new and we saw that Sentosa was not crowded, and if you know me and my friends, we kinda hate crowded places. Again, I’m rambling…

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For our appetizer, we went for the Roti Canai (Php130). It was good but the serving is really stingy. I mean just a measly piece of flatbread for more than a hundred bucks? I say it’s a ripoff. Such a shame too because it was really delicious.

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For our soup, we had the Tom Yum Goong (Php295). It was nicely flavored but there were only three small shrimps in it. What’s up with that? LOL. Good thing there was only three of us, but what if there was another person there? Would they have added another shrimp in there? Or would one of us miss out o a shrimp altogether? Haha the things I think about.

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We also ordered the Grilled Stuffed Squid (Phph350). It was overcooked and the stuffing was not really good. I’ve had better grilled squid from a carinderia. At a much cheaper price, too!

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And the biggest rip off of the meal. I couldn’t even find the name of this in their published menu but I think it was around Php200, maybe they pulled it out already (hopefully) LOL. It was some sort of green beans sauteed with ground pork and red bell pepper. Eh?!? Basta it was not good! The string beans were waaaay undercooked and the combination with the bell pepper made it all taste weird.

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My first time at Sentosa was a fail. But maybe I would go back if just for the Roti. And then maybe I’ll throw in an order of Singaporean Chicken. Worth a second chance, I guess.