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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…

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The entrance from the beach front

Full-house

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.

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Choco Banana Peanut Shake (middle) and Mango Banana Shake (right and left)

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.

Crispy Pata

Crispy Pata, super yummy!

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.

Pork intestine and pork meat (Left), Burger

Pork intestine and pork meat (Left), Burger

Spring Roll

Spring Roll (Lumpia Shanghai)

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.

 

Address:
Boracay Station 1
Balabag Boracay Island, Malay
Aklan Philippines

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The 6 hours journey to reach Boracay Island left us starving so we wanted to reward ourselves with some decent meal: SEAFOOD TIME!!

The seafood market is located at D’Talipapa, at Station 2. It was only 10 minutes walk from our guesthouse. To reach D’Talipapa from the White Beach, we had to enter an small alley. Just around the corner of the alley, there was a Korean restaurant called “Taste of the Moon”. But it’s always better to ask around the locals. They know best.

D’Talipapa is a complex where the tourists to shop for the fresh seafood and souvenirs. As for the locals, it is a good place to find cheaper groceries, fruits or vegetables.

Souvenir shops at D'Talipapa

Souvenir shops at D’Talipapa

In D’Talipapa, we need to do ‘a little seafood shopping’ at the seafood market. The concept is pretty similar as Noryangjin Market in Korea, customers to buy the fresh seafood and have them cooked in nearby restaurants. Around the seafood market, there are dozens of restaurant just beside the market that accept the cooking service. The price for the cooking service is varied depends on how you preferred the seafood to be prepared.

Fortunately, the restaurant staff who served us was very helpful and friendly. Not only he helped us to pick the fresh seafood, he gave us hints for the best price to bargain too. Generally, you can bargain down the price by between 30% to 50%. We were starving and excited to have our seafood ready. Three of us wanted to have different kind of seafood, but crabs are a must. So we had crabs, jumbo prawns, squid and white clams. Yummy!

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Fresh seafood at the market

Fresh seafood at the market

Seafood feast!

Seafood feast!

The seafood was awesome! D’Talipapa is definitely one place that you should not miss when you’re visiting Boracay.

Price List for Seafood that we had (all based on 1/2 kg):

  • Jumbo prawn – 350PHP
  • Squid – 150PHP
  • Crab – 300PHP
  • White clams – 100PHP
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