Balik Bukid's version of bistek -- the Biik-stek with yellow rice @herroyalheiress

Balik Bukid: Filipino Cuisine with a Twist (April 2015)

A dish cooked with love is more than just a food on the plate.

Balik Bukid is more than just a restaurant that serves fusion Filipino dishes. It is a one of a kind dining place that takes you back in the past.

Step inside and you’ll be transported into the story of your childhood. From every corner, you’ll be reminded – from native interiors, local household favourites and toys that will make you smile from ear to ear.

Everything about Balik Bukid is beautiful. The rustic outside and inviting inside is most definitely worth every centavo. Not to mention, their welcoming staff that never fails to make your whole stay comfortable until the moment you ask for your bill.

Their food is a different story. The smell alone is invigorating and captivating. From the smallest of detail on the plate to the star of the dish, you’ll surely have a delicious time munching.

Personally, I fell in love with their freshly baked bread with kesong puti spread. The bread was spot on – it was crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. With or without spread, the bread is perfect. Speaking of spread, their kesong puti was heaven on earth –it tasted salty, sour and sweet at the same time. A true delicious Filipino appetizer!

Freshly baked bread with kesong puti spread @Royalchefeats
Freshly baked bread with kesong puti spread @herroyalheiress

As an adobo lover, I crave for one that is cooked with the basic ingredients and juicy at the same time. Although their version was more than what I was craving for, I found it delicious and full of surprises. I love that the dish had levels of texture and flavours. Not to mention, the egg and tomato on the side added a notch on the whole dining experience. It was a perfect adobo spin-off.

Balik Bukid's version of bistek -- the Biik-stek with yellow rice @herroyalheiress
Balik Bukid’s version of bistek — the Biik-stek with yellow rice @herroyalheiress
One of thier many chicken dishes
One of their many chicken dishes @herroyalheiress
Their delicious version of adobo @herroyalheiress
Their delicious version of adobo @herroyalheiress

 Dessert came in three’s. The meal was simple but was full of texture. Their famous homemade ice cream is something that you must not miss. Personally, I love their tablea ice cream – with bits of tablea and bursting with dark chocolate goodness, it was a perfect end to a delicious meal. Not to mention, a different take on local favourites!

Balik Bukid is located Quimpo Boulevard near Marina Tuna and Ella Eting’s restaurant.

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