Lawud Seafood Restaurant (Biri Island)

“Lawud” is the Cebuano (and also Ilonggo) word for deep open sea, and Lawud Seafood Restaurant in Biri Island epitomizes this very meaning to the hilt.

While riding the habal-habal (motorbike) from Bel-at and Caranas area to Magasang and Magsapad area, I asked Louie, our tour guide, where we could eat seafood. He suggested Lawud since it was along the way to our next destination. After our soaking wet trip to Magasang and Magsapad, we stopped by Lawud to order our dinner (I asked two puto on our way out because I was starving 🙂 ). Then, we left to take a shower and make ourselves presentable.

At 630pm, we arrived at Lawud. We were warmly welcomed by three people and two dogs. I am not particularly fond of big dogs, but I love friendly people.

The place had colored lights and wooden tables and chairs were set up to accommodate big groups. On one side there was a microphone stand for those brave enough to hit the karaoke and entertain the crowd. At that time, there were only Juan, Louie, and me. Nobody sang. 🙂

Our food arrived, and I knew that Juan fell instantly in love with kinilaw (Filipino take on ceviche). The entire meal that fed three people, with sufficient leftover, cost P950.00 (US $18.54).

Scallops platter, also known locally as paya-paya, P190.00 (US $3.74). I cannot forget this because when I saw the price, my eyes immediately lit up and I just knew I had to order it. It was so fresh, not rubbery and delectable. It had little to no other ingredients, just good old unadulterated seafood. OMG. I must have eaten half of it.

Crabs, known as masag, P190.00 (US $3.74). Now, Juan knows how to crack the crab open and eat it with his bare hands.

Kinilaw na Isda, P190.00 (US $3.74). It was yummy. It was not so spicy and the fish was sweet! It was the first time I ate kinilaw from a half-opened bamboo slot.

Our palayok of rice good for three persons, P100.00 (US $1.97).

Pancit Bihon that tasted so good, P280.00 (US $5.52) ☺ This plate of pancit seemed bottomless. I had two helpings of it and the boys ate more than me. After the meal, it looked untouched.

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