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.
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ill definitely try it here soon. hehehe… kapag may kasama ako pumunta ng laguna ate jo. masarap ang kuhol, pero nakakatakot talaga ang malalaki. hehehe
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I agree, medyo scary nga yung malalaking piraso. 😉
hahaha… antennae antennae… hahaha
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Hmmmm..the kuhol, I think I can eat that but the frogs, let me think about eh, hehehehe
Happy weekend sis.
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ngee…it’s let me think about it pla, hehehe…
the place looks awesome. Sarap pa pic sa tabi ng snakes,hahaha
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I’m missing the ginataang kuhol. I’ll definitely try it again this December when I’m home for vacation. The frogs, hmmm, let’s see. Maybe adobong palaka or another exotic stuff. 😉
It’s a very nice place. I hope you’ll get to drop by in case you’ll be in Laguna. It’s near Pagsanjan and Sta. Cruz area.
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I was here an hour ago and I tried to eat the kohol oh my god for me it was hell haha… I love the fried frog hehe,., bitin.,,, :))
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Just been there last week & we tried the Bayawak. I like the meat but not the liver, it taste nasty. I didn’t gave up, I tried the meat & it taste good. The ambiance is superb. You wouldn’t think it’s only a restaurant. It seems to me that I’ve been to a tourist spot too. Samantha is scary. I don’t think I have the guts to play with her even though they say she’s friendly. Their bag made of coconut amazes me especially the price (haha). Try this place, it may amaze you too.
ang sarap ng food dyan kadiri ngalang yung kinakain nina daddy pating sawa and other disgusting stuff no kaya ang kinakain ko lang dyan chicken and other drinks and other deserts basta hind disgusting
ang sarap nakakagutom yung mga pagkain habang tinitingnan ko …………. nakakain na ako dyan pero chicken lang kinakain ko kasi nandidiri ako dun sa ibang pagkain tulad ng sawa pating and etc.etc. ……… chicken pa lang natitikman ko dyan i guess pag kain ulit namin magtry na ako ng bago wala naman yun lason diba? ang mahal nung ibang tinda pero ang ganda especially yung keychain na puso. ang ganda ng landscape nyo ha saka yun si samantha ang laki nya sobra lagi kami pumupunta dyan ng yaya ko para mag pahangin ang sarap kasi ng hangin dyan eh!lalo na pag ang ganda ng view lumipat na kasi kami sa pakil eh kaya minsan na lang ulit ako makakapamasyal dyan siguro bago kami pumunta ng baguio sa april pero dati dyan kami nakatira sa longos dun sa junk shop na blue ang gate malapit lang yon dyan eh. alam nyo ba baka sa next year march or april baka dyan kami mag reunion kakagraduate lang namin ng gr. 6 non kaya mag cecelebrate kami at mag papaalam na rin sa mga aalis na higschool namin kakalungkot non noh! buti hindi ako kasama don! siguro i’ll try my best para matikman yung palaka at kuhol kasi dati ayaw ko talaga eh pinatitikim na ako ni daddy nung kuhol last september pa yata kammi last na pumunta dyan eh muntik na ng ako mawalan ata ng gana kasi nilagyan ako ni daddy ng pating yung pinggan ko sabi saakin ni daddy para daw masabi ko sa mga kaklase ko na nakatikim na daw ako ng pating ayaw ko nga! nung sinasabi ko nga yon sa bestfriend ko ayaw na yata kumain nawalan ng gana kasi daw lunch kung anoano ang sinasabi ko! nainis tuloy saakin! nakalimutan ko na exotic nga pala yan kaya ang daming kakaibang pagkain! hanggang dito na lang muna! ang haba na nung naitype ko eh! ciellica 2
Meron b kayong talbos ng hagnaya at sikdot jan ung mashroom na tumutubo s kahoy taz maliliit sya!! tnx
Recently, we traveled roughly 3 hours from Makati to Kalayaan, Laguna to visit this popular restaurant. Bedecked in native furnishings and adorned by a few caged pythons and other species that are strategically situated, this place, at first glance, is true to its theme. Although a few dishes are foreign to most palates, the pricey menu is dominated by typical native and non-exotic dishes. What’s the point? After navigating through the menu, we ordered snake and frog dishes, but they didn’t have those in stock, which completely defeats their vision. Again, what’s the point? So we ended up ordering crocodile meat in gata, tanigue ceviche, lechon kawali, steamed veges and ho to tay soup, but we were disappointed when our orders came in. The portions were small and full of extenders! Tanigue, for example, was full of red onions and only a few pieces of fish. It was like ordering Onions with Tanigue! The crocodile dish was acceptable taste-wise, but there were only 5-6 small sized pieces of meat! The rest was hot pepper and some kind of vegetable. The soup was very salty and dominated by the taste and smell of fish sauce. We asked them to replace it, which they did. Lechon kawali was dry and the steamed veges were not properly done. The only good thing about this experience was their service.
Bottomline, like most people, we do not mind paying the listed price, but everything must be commensurate. Now, if you want to see exotic animals, go to the zoo. If you want to taste them, cook them yourselves. This place is basically a TOURIST TRAP. As we say in New York City, fuggetaboutit!
Place is so cool and the food… definitely Great!
I did not even wonder that these kuhol were edible….I think, I may try to eat frogs but not these.
I’m going there for sure this November.. What’s the best time to eat in that restaurant? .. will it be lunch or dinner ? Just excited to taste those popular exotic dishes.. I’m a chef here in Victoria, BC Canada
i’ve been there thrice! at hndi ako nagsasawa pumasyal… taking pics is my hobby and everytime my bisita ako from other town.. i make sure na hndi nila mapapalampas na puntahan ang exotik! 🙂