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Samurai: The Other Talabahan

What more can I say about talaba? In other countries, oysters are a rare & expensive delicacy served in iced bowls with fancy wine. But here in Iloilo? We eat it with our hands, dip it in sawsawan & a little pail of it costs P30. I only know a select few who don’t like talaba. But the rest eat it with as much gusto as I do. The usual place we Ilonggos go to for talaba is Breakthrough in Villa, Eric’s in Mandurriao or Allan’s in Oton. Other places include Doming’s in Miagao or Joy-Joy’s in Dumangas. What these places have in common, is that they’re quite distant from the city proper. But talaba lovers need not fear! Samurai is here!

Look for this sign along Diversion Road

I owe it all to Homa who, just last week invited Irene & I for some one-on-one at a talabahan. When she mentioned Samurai, my inital reaction was “Diin na ya? (Where is it)”. Ice on the other hand, got lost since she had no idea where it was located either. But when both of us got there, a pleasant surprise greeted us — a very spacious bamboo & concrete restaurant is located behind that lot that sells cars & trucks in front of Smallville! Another pleasant thing is that their  baked talaba & scallops are priced reasonably & is quite good. Just today, I had the chance to eat there again & took some photos.

Happiness in a shell

Today’s lunch set:

  • 2 plates of baked talaba
  • 1 plate of baked scallops
  • 1 plate liempo
  • rice
  • Coke

Total bill: an amazing P300 only. For your information, the buttered talaba & scallops cost P60 & P70 respectively. Samurai is definitely going to get a lot of visits from me.

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One comment on “Samurai: The Other Talabahan

  1. Pingback: Samurai Talabahan Must Tries « Jillian Is Your Friend

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