Subo Boracay Review

Immersing in the locale’s rich culture and traditions gives an extraordinary sensation that bonds you with that place that you’re in.

Subo's entrance at Calle Remedios
Subo’s entrance at Calle Remedios

In Boracay, a white beach island in the Philippines, one restaurant that promotes the country’s rich culture and traditions is Subo Boracay.

Subo, which in Filipino means “feed” encompasses a timeless cuisine of Filipino gastronomical talent and flavors.


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It renders the flavourful synergy of age-old dishes with the tantalizing elements of complementing viands that are apart from the recipe, and enhanced with local aromatic herbs and spices.

Intuition being the secret to Subo’s recipes, seeks to inspire a personal experience that is enjoyable for everyone who gets to savor the dishes.

Subo Boracay dining area
Subo Boracay’s dining area

Moreover, when dining in a surrounding intricately reminiscent to classic Filipino architectural designs of wooden edifice, fixed with elegant capiz shell panels and lamps, paintings depicting local traditions and lush tropical plants abound do the experience becomes more authentic.

Paru-Paro
Paru-Paro

Taking diners further into this Filipino experience are Subo’s charming servers wearing the traditional baro’t saya, or blouse and skirt in English.

While the food takes time to be cooked, a serving of fresh buko or coconut water makes up as the perfect waiting drink.

Cucumber Sorbet with Lambanog
Cucumber Sorbet with Lambanog

The arrival of Subo’s feast then magnifies one’s craving, starting with salads like: Grilled Eggplant Salad with red Eggs, green mango and an assortment of shredded vegetables; and Buko Puso Salad, a delightful ensemble of fresh coconut meat shreds, banana heart, green beans, tomato, fried shallots, onions, fresh greens, garlic and wild pepper, seasoned with herbs and calamansi dressing.

Paksiw Pata
Paksiw Pata

Mango Queso Cake
Mango Queso Cake
Seafood Kare-Kare
Seafood Kare-Kare

Rendering the country’s popular dishes that promise to deliver scrumptious surprises are Seafood Kare-Kare, fresh assorted shell fishes stewed in atchuete peanut sauce with a sauce of shrimp paste and appetizing pieces of julienned vegetables rolled in rice wrap; Paksiw Pata, sweet, savory and sour pork, stuffed into Croquettes, and matched with caramelized red cabbage and peppered pineapple.

Buko Puso Salad
Buko Puso Salad

An homage to Bicol Region’s Laing, are yam leaves, added with a mixed flavor of salted fried tilapia fish and green chillies, molded in coconut fish balls and coconut-simmered yam leaves, shrimps, chilies and calamansi on the side; and the classic Filipino vegetable dish of Ginataang Gulay with assorted vegetables, stir-fried in coconut milk and touched with yellow curry.

Fresh Buko Juice
Fresh Buko Juice

More of Subo’s notable savory creations are Paru-Paro, flame-grilled butterflied chicken, enhanced with turmeric, lemongrass and chilli; Humba, braised pork belly in sweet soy and anise; and Pulang Humay, smoked bangus flakes with toasted corn and mixed fried rice.

SINIGANG NA HIPON
SINIGANG NA HIPON
Friendly server in traditional Filipino attire
Friendly server in traditional Filipino attire

Sweet endings to an extraordinary Filipino meal is a must with the likes of Mango Queso Cake aka mango cheesecake, and servings of Sorbets with a boost of lambanog or coconut liquor, like Cucumber, Pineapple and Mango.

Grilled Eggplant Salad
Grilled Eggplant Salad

Dinner is ideally the time to visit Subo when the Filipino cultural performance is staged, but anytime from 11 am to 11 pm is still good to dine and experience its exquisite Filipino hospitality.

Laing
Laing

Subo Boracay is located at Calle Remedios, near to La Carmela de Boracay, Station 2, White Beach, Boracay Malay, Aklan. Contact details are 0908 738 2053, email at [email protected]  or visit the website http://www.suboboracay.com.

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