Barrio Fiesta in Subic Bay - Philippines
Celebrate Filipino food at the Subic Barrio Fiesta, which, if literally translated would mean local festivity. The specialty of Subic Barrio Fiesta is anything that has sautéed shrimp paste or bagoong in it or would require it as a condiment. Take for instance, Pinakbet, which is a Filipino food comprised of different vegetables. Pinakbet is cooked with sautéed shrimp paste or bagoong. Another must try when dining at Subic Barrio Fiesta is their Kare-kare, which is ox tail boiled to perfection in peanut sauce. On its own, this dish usually tastes bland, and it is meant to go hand in hand with bagoong.
Fish is served in many different ways all Filipino style at Subic Barrio Fiesta. Whether it is as simple as frying it, or adding tomato sauce in it to create a sweet and spicy blend, one will surely find a fish dish that one will like.
The Subic Barrio Fiesta follows the theme of the other Barrio Fiesta restaurants found nationwide. Chairs and tables made from bamboo shoots add a very Filipino touch to this restaurant. Aside from that, they usually have displays of horse carriages, minus the horse of course, and they have 2 or 3 tables that will make one feel as if one has ridden a jeepney. Overall, the restaurant has a very warm ambience and the waiters speak fluent English so communication is not going to be a problem. The restaurant also has a very elaborate menu complete with pictures of the dish and the ingredients so one never has to second guess what it is one is eating.
The Subic Barrio Fiesta is on Waterfront Road in Subic and it is open 7 days a week from 5am to 10pm. Hotels that are along Waterfront Road which are a walking distance from this restaurant are Subic Park Hotel, Bayfront Hotel and Vista Marina Resort.
The Subic Barrio Fiesta is under the Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing Corporation which also makes aside from bagoong or the sautéed shrimp paste, other condiments such as white vinegar and fish sauce. All the items made by the Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing Corporation are best sellers.
The website of Barrio Fiesta is http://barriofiesta.com.ph and the Subic branch can be reached by dialing (047) 252-6703. Found along Waterfront Road, this restaurant is very easy to spot because its right on the wharf and its luminous sign catches ones attention quickly.