The Bandar To Gel is a piece of the Indonesian territory situated on the Borneo Peninsula. It is an artificial island constructed in the same mould as the other peninsulas around it, namely, Boracay, Holidays Island, and Balinghai. This small island lies in the southern part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. There are around 100 houses in and around the area with most being rented out to visitors who plan to stay for a couple of weeks. The hotels are usually up and running during the dry season (ending mid-February to early March) when most of the tourist rush, coming from places like Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. However, the hoteliers recommend getting your rooms booked well in advance to avoid disappointment due to high demand.
If you have your heart set on staying here long term, then the first thing you should do is to try out the dapatkans or the ‘milestone’ meals served in the four star hotels. These include the well known malas or doughnuts served with spicy Mayo, surrounded by green vegetables, side salad and a boiled egg, and lastly, a soda. After having such an unkempt meal, enjoy the breathtaking view from your balcony. The dapatkans here usually last two to three hours, and you can easily do the trek from your room to the restaurant itself. If you are planning to stay here more than three months, then it would be better to book a four-night stay to enjoy the longer version of the dapatkans.
Another wonderful meal in Boracay is the ‘salsu’ meal which is basically a dish consisting of a mix of rice, meat, vegetables and sauces. The ‘salsu’ is served with a sauce called ‘bacol’, which is derived from coconut. This is actually a traditional Filipino drink made from ripe milk. It is said that the mixture of milk and vinegar preserved the flavor and the color of the meat and other ingredients added to make up the dapatkans. If you are a meat-lover, then the dapatkans made with chicken or pork may appeal to your palate.
An untuk (Indonesian: “tuks”) is basically beef stew or noodle soup. This dish is served with a sweet and aromatic sauce that is thickened with vinegar. However, the locals in Boracay do not like to eat it with its vinegar-thickened sauce. If you are planning to try this out when in Boracay, then just order for the denial or dapatkan to be brought to your room. As the old timers say, “You will know when you have had enough.”
The other popular traditional Filipino food is the taquitos. It is actually a thin soup made from meat or fish broth. The soup is served with vegetables and may also contain some meat pieces. If you are craving for a taquitos, then it would be best if you order for it to be brought to your room. Order for it to be cooked in its natural way using a pressure cooker.
To finish, we have the last dish in our list: the kinilaw. It is a traditional Filipino soup made from rice and egg. Sometimes, diners will mix noodles and egg together. It is served with fruits and vegetables depending on taste. If you are looking for the best food to prepare during your vacation in Boracay, then it is best to go for the ini di situs band togel tercaya kami in Boracay.