“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).