Exotik Restaurant, Longos, Kalayaan, Laguna
Except for the word of mouth and occasional stop-overs of travelers at the highway, not much have been said about Exotik Restaurant. They don’t have a website, not even an email address.
To where we were seated.
Named as the cleanest restaurant in Laguna.
Taken from top, spot right after the entrance.
The first time I dined here was in early 2003 and I had adobong tupa (sheep). This time I had the courage to try more exotic eats.
Kuhol with gata and pako (snails with coconut milk and ferns), PhP100
The challenge to pick what’s inside adds to my appetite.
Inside the snails. I especially loved the combination of coconut milk and ferns with spices in it.
Guess what are these? For PhP280/plate.
Aside from being fried, you can also have these in adobo sa gata or toyo and as sizzling frogs.
Fried frogs are one of their bestsellers.
And to keep the sanity, we had sinampalukang native na manok (native chicken in tamarind soup), PhP285. One of the best sinampalukans that I had!
From the restaurant, everything just seems so good:
And their pets:
You can play with this.
The black snake at the bottom is the more famous one, named Samantha.
I suppose this is a little dangerous since she is placed not near the entrance.
Just before birdie was put back to the cage.
That’s literally a headshot!
Aquarium near the cashier.
Don’t forget to check the items in the souvenir shop. Some of the items:
Tuba, bagoong, lambanog, etc.
Made from coconut.
Not just the food, but the ambiance counts!
Exotik Restaurant is in Highway, Longos, Kalayaan, Laguna. This is four hours drive from Manila. If you are coming from South Luzon Expressway, you have to pass by at Sta. Cruz, Pagsanjan and Lake Caliraya. If you are from Rizal, it would take less than two hours drive and you have to pass by at Siniloan and Paete. Kalayaan would be the next town.
Elmoise Afurong: +63 917 5055884
MArilou Afurong: +63 917 5443882
Landline: +63 49 820 0086
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