I’ve been hearing about the famous fruit shakes at the Jonah’s. This fruit shake and snack bar is located at Station 1. There are claims that a visit to Jonah’s Fruitshake is one of the must-dos when in Boracay. Our energy was drained from the morning water activities and we were starving.
We flagged a tricycle from the main road to go to Jonah’s. We just need to say “Jonah’s” to the driver. The locals definitely know where it is located. The traveling time was around 10-15 minutes, slightly longer because of the traffic. Most of the tables were occupied by dining-in customers. We were lucky to get our seats without waiting. There were people came for take-out too. Yea, Jonah’s is that popular…
Looking at their menu, they have many kinds of fruit shake. As I could not decide, I asked the staff about their best seller. She recommended Choco Banana Peanut Shake and Mango Banana Fruit Shake. So we ordered both. Besides the shakes, we also ordered a must-eat local delicacy, Crispy Pata, a deep fried knuckles served with a soy-vinegar dip.
For dine-in, the fruit shakes will be served in tall and wide glasses. As for take-out, it will be served in plastic bottles. Ours were served in plastic bottles, I guess they ran out of glasses.
Honestly, I was disappointed with their choco banana peanut shake. I could not taste any chocolate, but peanut. It tasted funny to me. As for the mango banana, it tasted more banana, not so much mango. But their Crispy Pata was so yummy! Served with rice and vinegar, the skin was sinfully crunchy but the meat was tender. Say NO to diet.
While enjoying our food, I became aware that most people ordered the Mango Shake. Still curious about how Jonah’s got its reputation, I was tempted to try their mango shake and so we did. The mango shake tasted much better than what we had. If I were to come back to Jonah’s, I would order the mango shake instead.
We went back to Jonah’s on the next day. But we did not order the shake on our second visit. We came to try other local delicacies: the satay BBQ, burger and the spring roll.
There were a few choices of the satay: pork meat, sausages, pork intestines, pork liver, pork skin, and chicken. I tried the pork meat and the intestines They were pretty good. I don’t recommend to order the burger though. I could only taste the bun, not the meat. See how tiny the meat is haha…. It reminded me of the side-street burger that I used to buy when I was a kid.
The spring roll or also called Lumpia Shanghai, was good. The difference between the normal spring roll is the stuffing. Filipino spring roll is stuffed with minced meat. Usually it is served with a sweet sour dipping sauce.
Most Filipino dishes contain pork meat as the main ingredients. But, for Muslims who plan to visit Philippines, not to worry, there are dishes with chicken, beef or seafood.
Back to Jonah’s… Overall, I had a good experience dining in Jonah’s. They serve a variety of shakes, from fruit based or milk based. If you prefer fresh and fruity or a mango lover, I’d recommend their mango shake. Not only that, as it is dubbed as “The Best Fruitshake in the Island”, one should pay a visit to this one of the most visited snack houses while in Boracay.
Boracay Station 1
Balabag Boracay Island, Malay