Dining Reviews on Isdaan Calauan Laguna
Me holding the Bagong Saing Rice
My friend Jen and I dine at Isdaan Restaurant Calauan Laguna last June 12, 2012. We have not seen each other for the longest time so we decided to tour somewhere in Laguna. Her mother, Tita Rose, suggested that we should try the Isdaan Restaurant in Calauan Laguna since her friends also suggests the same thing.
From Sta. Cruz, we ride the bus to Calauan Laguna. Just less than 30 minutes away. We walked the area and took some pictures before having our early dinner. We chose to dine on the top deck portion so that we can enjoy the view of the restaurant.
We got the menu and we noticed that most of the dishes are good for 3-5 persons. Well, we looked around and some of the groups in the other cottages have at least 4 persons. Since it was just he two of us, it became hard for us to order.
Well, anyway, we ordered 1 Bagong Saing (Rice)- Php99.85, 1 Chopsuey - Php298.00, 1 Pork Sisig - Php336.60, 1 Anapoy (Sticky Rice with Filipino dish) - Php180.00, 1 Ice Coffee Shake (for me) - Php68.00, 1 Ripe Mango Shake - Php86.90, and 2 Bottled Mineral Water - Php36.00. For a total of Php1,105.35. Hmmm... quite expensive for two people but I just told myself that this is a reunion with Jen so I'd rather forget the price.
As to the foods, since I ate already to a lot of Filipino restaurants, I was able to get the standard of what is the most delicious, unfortunately, the food here does not meet my standards. I may say that they are delicious but below par than other Filipino foods that I have tasted. I believe the price that you are paying corresponds to the fun-park area.
Also, we asked for water in the house but they kept on saying that they do not have available water. 1 bottled water is not enough for me since I was thirsty from walking around the area. So I suggest to future visitors at Isdaan to bring their own water.
I have read some blogs about the Isdaan in Calauan Laguna and unfortunately some of them say that the place is such a joke or a kitsch. Well, for me, it depends on the person and how you look at things. Probably, if they thought that the place is a big joke or a kitsch, then probably, that's how they perceive their lives are. What you think, you attract. As for me, I never cared if others thought that the place is a kitsch (I would not call it like that), what I cared for is the time I spent with my friend on that place.
Will I bring my friends and family at Isdaan and dine? Yes, why not. But with the disclaimer on the price of the food and to clear their expectations.