Only one word comes to my mind when you mention Baler, the laidback provincial capital of Aurora in Northeastern Philippines: surf. Most would come here with that activity on top of the list. After all, it has long been considered to be the 'birthplace of of Philippine surfing.'
So on your maiden attempt to surf, you try hard to still look your best as you struggle to balance on your board. You do just that, one wipeout after the other, until you have mastered the technique. But once the adrenaline has worn off, you then find yourself both stoked and exhausted. By this time, only one word comes to your mind: food.
Below then are some of the food stops that you might want to check out right after your unforgettable surfing experience at Baler.
The much-loved 'rolling stores' by the town center are actually stationary. This is a row of karenderyas (eateries) that serve very affordable comfort food options.
Now there are many of these stalls and each of these also offer a handful of choices. But if there is one dish that you must try, it is Tripple B's delicious lechon paksiw. Their fiesta-like version was gloriously tender and simmered to utter perfection. Expect to devour heapings of rice with this.
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