Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ka-on at The Tides Hotel Boracay

The Tides Hotel Boracay's Ka-on, a Filipino-inspired restaurant on the hotel’s rooftop, is one of our stops for lunch during a brief stay at the island paradise of Boracay last year. Ka-on is a Hiligaynon word that means “eat”. "The concept of the restaurant is bringing together the modern with the rich Filipino culture and traditions of eating and eating well. "The food is prepared true to tradition, using locally sourced produce, cooked in the style of the olden ways, featuring dishes regional in origins, varied and always distinct and flavorful," as their website says.

DSC_6768The Tides Hotel Boracay

The Tides Hotel Boracay is located at the D'Mall, Boat Station 2 in Boracay Island. Upon entering the hotel, you would be greeted by friendly lobby attendants and receptionists. The photo above and below show the view when you enter the Tides Hotel Boracay.

The Tides Boracay LobbyDSC_6774

You would be pointed to climb a flight of stairs to the rooftop, where Ka-on is located. The photo you see is the view on the rooftop. The design is clean, and it exudes a very homey and relaxing feel, a perfect relaxation get-away in the island paradise of Boracay. You can also find the swimming pool of The Tides Hotel on the same floor.

Ka-on at The Tides Boracay

As our food at Ka-on was ordered beforehand already, we were asked to choose whether we liked to eat the Beef Ribs Adobo, the Crispy Guava Chicken or the Bangus Steak ala Pobre. Since we were four in the group, we tried everything :)

Crispy Beef Ribs Adobo

Ka-on's Crispy Beef Ribs Adobo is a Filipino national dish of braised beef riblets in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and peppercorns on fried banana garnished with mango salsa. Though this was not what I ordered, I liked this dish the best among the three. It's flavorful and tender, just the way I like it.

Crispy Guava Chicken

On the other hand, Ka-on's Crispy Guava Chicken is made of deep fried chicken tossed in homemade soy-guava glaze on steamed rice and eggplant chips. Another interesting dish, as they infused a sweet taste of guava into the lemon-chicken inspired cooking. Though, the dish is neither zesty or tangy, but it balances a sweet and salty taste.

Bangus Steak ala Pobre

My order was Ka-on's Bangus Steak ala Pobre, a Boneless milk fish sauteed and served with garlic chips in olive oil, steamed rice and a side salad. The fish was good, but I like that it had mango salad with bagoong, shrimp paste. Yummy!

Bloggers at Tides Boracay

You can find The Tides Hotel Boracay through their website or their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Ka-on is the Filipino-inspired restaurant of The Tides Hotel Boracay.


  1. The FOOD - really tasty. the PLACE - NICE. the name - it's the same thing Kagayanons call it. Kaon also means "eat" in CDO. :)

  2. I love the foods and the facilities and rooms are clean which I enjoyed staying there.

  3. It's a different kind of experience dining out and the food looks delicious

  4. You guys really had fun there! I can tell! Is their food expensive? I really want to try their dishes! They are very mouth-watering!

  5. The food presentation is great, it looks delicious. I've been in boracay but not in that hotel but they also have great foods there. I think boracay have delicious foods.

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  6. Great photos of this amazing hotel and food. The Tides Hotel is my favorite place to stay in Boracay.



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