Nid’s Binalot is my most recommended food destination whenever in my hometown, Calamba Laguna Philippines. The restaurant is famous for native dishes wrapped in banana leaves, thus the name “binalot” which means “wrapped” in Filipino.
There are many choices at Nid’s Binalot, my favorite is the traditional adobo (chicken or pork marinated in soy sauce and vinegar) which comes with atsara (unripe papaya pickle). This dish , as well as other native viands (pinoy beef steak, kaldereta, bicol express, boneless bangus, liempo) are priced affordably at less than a hundred pesos. Your favorite silog meals (rice, viand with fried up egg), lugaw and pancit are also available.
Filipino drinks and deserts are also available at Nid’s Binalot. During my last visit, I tasted their refreshing sago’t gulaman (sugar based drink made of tapioca pearls, gelly and vanilla extract) offered for less than thirty pesos. Nid’s will also satisfy your sweet cravings for other local deserts such as leche flan, halo halo, and ube halaya. Don’t forget to take home their specialty cassava cake.
You can also expect a warm ambiance in Nid’s branches, and you can boast of not just the food but its Filipino interior among your tourist friends.
Here are their branches in Calamba City, Laguna:
* Sm City, Calamba Laguna
* National Highway, Crossing Calamba Laguna
* National Highway, Barangay Pansol Calamba
* Paciano, Calamba City
They have recently branched out in malls in Metro Manila, too. Click her for all their branches. We also took photos of the menu for you.
Flaring Felicity’s ratings for Nid’s Binalot (5 as the highest):
Food / Taste= 4, Variety = 5, Price = 5, Ambiance = 4