Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dipolog Food Trip: Hawaiian-Themed Night at Dakak

Theme night buffets in resorts are becoming more popular nowadays. To name a few, I've been to Mindanao Night at Pearl Farm Resort, Davao and Brazilian Night at Plantation Bay Resort in Cebu. On our first night, we decided to check out Dakak's Hawaiian Night at Port Orient Restaurant.

Dinner buffet is priced at Php500 per person. Since we have Php3000 deposit at the resort, trying it out was an easy decision to make. We arrived around 630pm and we were able to choose a table near the buffet but close enough to the stage where the performance will be held later that night.


The buffet had a lot of different salad variations -- I love their Mango and Prawn Salad a lot. I had 3 servings of each that night as it was so good!


More Salad


Whenever I travel to the province, I always look forward to having more seafood on my plate thinking its cheaper there than in Manila. My boss said to look out for Curacha (very popular in Zamboanga) which belongs to the crab family but I saw none during my entire stay in Dakak.

Seafood Paella

Linguini Pasta with Bolognese

Steamed Whole Fish with Superior Soya

Mixed Seafood Newburg Jardiniere

Buttered Chicken with Honey and Lemon

Braised Short Beef Ribs Hunter Style

Dakjim Gui

Desserts were so-so, I just went back to the Salad section and got another plate of their yummy Mango Salad instead.

Fresh Fruits

Maja Blanca

Macapuno Pie

Assorted Pastries

On my side of the table

Deviled Egg was ordinary.

A kind of shellfish abundant in the province.
Baked with melted cheese and it instantly became the star of the table!

Paella was bland.

Macapuno Pie was surprisingly good!

Halfway through our dinner, the music started playing and the dancers came out one by one. The whole program was about an hour long.

As with most performances I've been to here and abroad, the dancers would invite guests to dance with them towards the end of the program. I was volunteered (again!) and so for fun sake, I joined some other guests on stage and we danced to the tune of Hawaii Five-O.

Buti nalang hindi na nila ako makikita ulit!

Good thing I traveled with my friends and still had a wonderful first night in Dakak in spite of not having the best meal.

Where's our next destination guys?!


Port Orient Restaurant
Dakak Park & Beach Resort
Taguilon, Dapitan City
Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines
Tel.: (6365) 213-6813

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