Subic is one of those places that are nearby yet, it has taken me ages to explore it. For one, I am not sure of how to commute and what interesting things to see there and I think it is better for when you have someone show you around. Well, one summer weekend, the work colleagues planned a Subic weekender trip with nothing on the agenda but lots of eating and eat we did.
Colleague AM had a caterer for a tita, and as luck would have it, we were fortunate enough to be there when they had several functions so we had so much food already in the house of colleague AM and I had one of the yummiest lechon outside of Cebu. We explored several places of interest in the once US army base that is Subic Bay. There were lots of duty free shops as well selling at good prices and clothing stores which were relatively cheap compared to their counterparts in the Metro. Subic is a gem for good deals for a lot of things. But what really stuck out were 2 very good restaurants we ate at.
The first restaurant we explored on our first and last night was Xtremely Xpresso Cafe. Apparently it is known as one of Subic's institutions standing out for its delicious food and reasonable prices.
I saw a lengua on the menu so I immediately gravitated toward it. I haven't had delicious lengua in a long time. This was great. Melt-in-your-mouth ox tongue slathered with delicious gravy paired with white rice amd served with steamed corn and carrots.
Colleague AM, being a fan of KPOP like me, ordered Korean beef ribs. This dish is one of those that I really like. It's sweet and savory at the same time and the beef ribs are oh so soft. She had rice to go with this as well.
AB ordered a chicken and mushroom steak dish with rice too and steamed vegetables at the side.
Colleague L ordered a nut-pesto with seafood pasta which was cooked just right.
We also ordered a platter of ribs which had a side serving of fries. The ribs were finger lickin' good.
And for our dessert we ordered the Giant Brownie. A brownie and ice cream tower all piled up with chocolate wafer sticks, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. We couldn't even finish this one and there were 4 of us.
For lunch the next day, we went to another Subic Institution - Meat Plus. They have steak cuts you can choose from and they were really good in quality and the price is one of the best parts about this resto. It won't burn a hole in your pocket. Aside from steaks, they also have a variety of other dishes you can choose from.
All of us got the New York steak though and we had it cooked to our liking because they will ask you at the counter while you are paying for your food how you would like it to be cooked. We got so full here and promised to go back and eat some more. This is one stop you shouldn't be missing in Subic.
Overall our Subic food adventure was 2 days well spent. We had good meals at great prices and the team bonding was added incentive too. Til next time Subic!