lotus garden

one of the things we really enjoyed in puerto princesa was the dining. while the food was really good, the restaurants themselves were actually quite an experience already. most of the places we ate in showcased architectural and visual artistry that complemented the meals we had wonderfully.

our original intent was to go to ka lui only to discover that it was closed on sundays. since we were hungry already, we decided to proceed next door at the lotus garden restaurant. it was a japanese restaurant. customers are asked to go barefoot (like in banwa pension house) upon entering the main restuarant. one can choose to sit on the floor or take a regular table. we chose the one the table over a tiled hole in the ground so we could still stretch our legs.

when we got the menu, the prices were on the expensive side. each meal started at P250.00 on the average. we decided to get the set menu of P450 for 2 people instead. it consisted of 2 rice, clam soup, 2pcs. of prawns, adobong puso ng saging and pork yaku plus palawan princess (which was just actually graham crackers and condensed milk). not bad for it's price though when we got to taste it, the pork was on the tough side. the rice and adobong puso ng saging were just okay. not good, not bad.

our soup

what i really enjoyed about lotus garden was the landscaping and interior design. there were detached cottages that had hammocks and provided more privacy. there were also ponds with fish and had water lilies (and not lotuses, as ina pointed out).

lotus garden

one of the cottages in lotus garden

lotus up close

our meal was far from great, but it wasn't bad. they do have an all-you=can-eat sushi for P370.00, which seems to be their speciality since they are a japanese restaurant after all. so if you are craving for raw seafood, lotus garden may just be the resto for you. :)