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  1. dr ski

    dr ski DI Member

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    The weather really sucked this past week. No stargazing for me. But at least we get some of the best sunrises and sunsets of the year. Picture1.jpg Picture2.jpg Picture3.jpg Picture4.jpg Picture5.jpg Picture6.jpg
     
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    I rarely write restaurant reviews. Only if a place is truly dreadful or massively exceeds my expectations can I be bothered.

    Biryani Point fits into the latter category. I went there last night because of a friend's recommendation and was more than pleasantly surprised.

    Don't be put off by the look of the place. It doesn't look like a place you'd want to eat at, and it certainly isn't going to win any awards for ambience (basically it has none), but if, like me, you're a fan of Indian food, you have to visit this place.

    I was brought up on Indian food in London and have visited India and other South Asian countries several times, so I know a good (and bad) curry when I find one. These were delicious and authentic. By no means the best Indian meal I've ever eaten, but considering where we are, it was fantastic.

    The owner (from South India) was friendly, welcoming and accommodating.

    They don't serve alcohol (Muslim) but the owner kindly allowed us to buy some beer from across the street and drink there.

    All-in-all, I was a very satisfied customer and I'll be returning frequenting. If you want some real Indian food I suggest you do too.

    If you're wondering where it is, it's almost directly opposite Octagon Sports Bar.
     
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  3. tuba-coma

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    We found a very good indian restaurant "Curry" in the Aldecoa Dr., this is the street to the Silliman Hospital. Simple interieur, friendly staff, menue card not too big - we had 2 great fresh Mango Lassi, wife was happy with a chicken Biryani, I got surprised by a good portion of chicken Korma, we also tried the crispy fresh Naan bread and a salad with yoghurt dressing. Everything together for a very fair price - totally recommendable new restaurant. It's getting better and better in Dumaguete.
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    Found a place the other day with pretty decent burgers. If you're going north on Flores, just after you pass by Hayahay keep going straight along the ocean. After just a short distance you will see this new center that is just constructed on the left. There are a few shops there, and a Mafioso restaurant that just opened (they still have a limited soft opening menu). Across the parking lot from Mafioso, back in the corner (and apparently owned by the same people that own Mafioso) there is a little place called Food Rehab that specializes in burgers. They have quite an assortment, bacon cheese, mushroom, Hawaiian, I had what was called the "What the Truck" burger. It was huge, covered with chili, and served in a cast iron skillet. It's a small little place, if you didn't know about it you would probably never find it, but if you're craving for a good burger I would recommend checking it out.
     
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    There is a new german bakery that opened a couple of weeks ago now at the south end of the plaza square called Ludwigs bakery, very good quality bread and many different types to choose from, they also have a small cafe with a good range of foods to choose from and sell beer there as well.

    We have been buying bread there every few day and find the bread to very good quality
     
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    Ate at Alex Pizzeria yesterday on third floor of Lee Plaza on recommendations from here. Both my daughter & I found it was way below average, overpriced(for what it was), dry, tasteless, low cost ingredients, reheated in an oven toaster. Never again.
     
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    Wandered into a coffee shop yesterday in Dumaguete for a coffee and bite. Upon entering was immediately impressed, nice colours, no screaming music and nice clear black board menu.

    Ordered a latte and asked if the chicken sandwich was available, yes sir of course, was also given wi fi password. Coffee arrived with in a few minutes, tasted like fresh arabica beans, very nice. While waiting on sandwich was requesting help from the waitress to make a call. The owner manager appeared, introduced herself and offered to help me. Next she pulled out her cell made a call to Cebu, immediately through to manager and problem sorted....Wonderful.

    Gets better guys, this was maybe the best chicken sandwich I have ever eaten. Wonderful large super fresh bun, thick tender chicken breast, touch pineapple lettuce and best of all just a light smither of mayonaise. Delicious and all in a lovely ambiance.Just what Dumaguete needs.
    Price P165.

    Name......QYOSKO

    Where.....Opposite OK pension house.
     
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    UPDATE!!! By the way! The hours are 9am to 9pm. Dining area is clean with open seating and a hostess greeting you at the door. Orders are placed easily and COLD service water is provided without request. There is a bar and alcoholic beverages are offered as well as shakes. The host and hostess crew is very courteous and prompt. An expansive menu; there are traditional Mexican dishes, Philippino cuisine, and American; with promises of adding more as the restaurant grows. With all of the choices it is easy to eat here more than once a week! The tortillas are hand made from mesa, the wrap is whole wheat, the salsa is fresh with real cilantro! The guacamole is simply amazing, chilled with a creamy blend of tomatoes and a hint of cilantro! This folks is authentic cooking with love! The balance of fresh flavors with talented cooking. Well done Juan and crew - I am thankful for the good food and warm welcome! I wish you many more good days in the future.
     
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    We haven’t been able to have a family lunch at Casablabca for quite a while. Our boy had exams and finished early so the three of us went out for a special occasion. My wife and I shared a seared tuna with eggplant starter. She had a huge grilled chicken salad, I had a tasty chicken quesadilla and my son had pancakes. Gunther served us some home made Italian ice cream.
    The south highway to Bacong at night is too dangerous so we never go out for dinner so it is great that there are good lunch restaurants.
     
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    Cannot confirm that. Outside, yes, all the foreigners, but inside to my surprise many filipino people, families with children, mixed groups, attorneys, local government people, Dumaguete upper class - eating cheese platters, cold cuts, schnitzel - seems Why Not is also popular among the locals also.
     
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