October 2, 2008

The Best Buko Pie is in Nueva Vizcaya.

Finally,I found the tastiest Buko Pie in the country. And it's right in Nueva Vizcaya. But first I want to share to you my very first visit to this province.

My 8-hour trip to Nueva Vizcaya was fun. From San Fernando, La Union, I took the bus going to Isabela at 9:30 am. Since there's no regular bus trips around, my other option would be going to Rosales, Pangasinan and take a bus to San Jose, Nueva Ecija and from San Jose take another bus going to Bayombong. But since Armie had established a contact to Cabacungan Trans (they have daily trips from Laoag City to Isabela from Mondays to Saturdays), I just waited for this bus in front of our house and went off- lucky day. Though I expected a long winding bus ride, I was surprised to know that the bus fare was not that expensive- Php285, how's that for an 8-hour ride?

While in NV, we stayed in Solano. But when typhoon Nina visited the country, my visit to the famous Balete Pass (also known as Dalton Pass) was cancelled. Darn. Anyway, I took som photos around Bayombong.

It was also my first time to see an actual Rambutan tree!

Now if you're asking, "Where's that buko pie you're talking 'bout?

Well, the best Buko Pie I've ever tasted is....

G&B Buko Pie!

Located along Maharlika Highway Brgy. Tuao Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya, this yummy Proudly Vizcayano buko pie has a distinctive taste that once you take a bite, it melts in your mouth immediately. Their secret ingredient? Nope. Can't tell, I don't know either. But based on my expert taste buds, the secret to this buko pie is...

If you're in Nueva Vizcaya or if you're going to Isabela, don't forget to stop by at G&B Restaurant. They also serve deliious Pancit Cabagan. And of course, try their delicious buko pie.