Philippines is the least place you would want to go traveling if you are a vegetarian. Because us, Filipinos are used to eating meat, fish and dairy products even if vegetables are widely available that it is so difficult to find restaurants for vegetarians unless you cook your own food. You don’t get to see much places for vegetarians except those fancy ones. But to eat healthy shouldn’t be expensive and fancy at all.
My family and I are not vegetarians but we prefer to eat vegetables more than meat. We do eat fish as long as it is fresh from the sea and native chickens. To make sure we are eating healthy and without MSG in our food, we cook our own especially if we are staying in a place for more than a week. Plus the taste of the food we cook is guaranteed!
Sometimes, we go out to eat food that we don’t normally cook at home or if we are curious about the food a restaurant serve. And this is one of the reasons why we chose to come to Palawan. Everytime we decide to eat outside, the food has always been better and affordable than those that we had in other cities in the Philippines.
Ima’s Gulay Bar is one of my favorite places in the heart of Puerto Princesa. Very tasteful food for vegetarians and vegetable lovers like us from soup and salad to pasta, sandwiches, burgers, pizza and Mexican burritos to their rice dishes and a lot more at very reasonable rates.
Take note of Ima’s Gulay Bar opening hours:
Sunday – Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday: 11am-3pm and Saturday: 6:30pm-9pm
For today’s meal, we only paid P390 for Fajitas, Quesadillas, large Mexican Burritos and lemongrass tea (no photos because we were too excited to dig in).
I got lucky during my first visit in Palawan last May 2014 when the host who I was staying with brought me and his other couchsurfers to this place. It was a precious find for me who travels within a budget.
Now that I am back with my family, I definitely wanted them to experience the foodgasm of Ima’s Gulay Bar. And they surely did love what we ate! <3