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Foodtrip: Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan

Located in Tayabas City in the province of Quezon, Kamayan sa Palaisdaan is a restaurant known for its bamboo huts floating in man-made ponds. 

Kamayan sa Palaisdaan roughly translates to "eating bare hands at the fish pond". The idea came from the Filipino culture of eating using their hands. In a deeper sense when one eats with their hands it also show how one enjoy's the food that they're eating and they feel at home doing so. While palaisdaan refers to the place (and theme of the restaurant).
This arch was removed last time I passed by...
Established in 1992, Kamayan sa Palaisdaan is usually confused with another famous restaurant called Palaisdaan Restaurant which is also in the municipality. The said restaurant is actually owned by the family of the owner of Kamayan sa Palaisdaan hence the close resemblance with the theme and the name.

The restaurant is visited by foodies, tourists and curious alike for its native theme and of course its delicious food. Although used by other restaurants, the idea of eating on a floating bamboo huts is still a sure fire marketing strategy for Kamayan sa Palaisdaan. 

crispy pata
my dad ordered this... can you help me with its name?

Eat while looking at this view! Amazing!
There is a wide variety of dishes that you could order in the restaurant. You could spend a day eating and/or relaxing in the floating huts if you want too. You could also feed the fishes in the pond with your left overs. Speaking of fishes, the most common of these fishes are the tilapia. However some carp and other fishes could also be seen in the man-made ponds.
Food is affordable!
I hope that's not a croc! 
Check out these floating huts!

My sister checking out if she saw jaws

Floating kubos around the man made lake

Going back to the dishes, most of the delicacies served in Kamayan sa Palaisdaan are mostly made from fish. Meat lovers should not fear though, there are other dishes made from pork, beef and chicken too. (I suggest you avail mostly of the dishes made from fish because the restaurant is not named "Palaisdaan" for no reason)
Kamayan's vicinity map!
We visited Kamayan sa Palaisdaan during our Visita Iglesia to the provinces of Laguna and Quezon. We had our late lunch at Kamayan and I have to admit, I was particularly attracted by the beautiful scenery more than the food.

Contact Numbers:
(042) 793-3654 / 55
09175562642 (Globe)
09189510460 (Smart)

Getting there:

From Manila, Cubao, or Alabang ride a bus going to Lucena Grand Terminal. From there ride a jeep, van, or bus going to Lucban. Tell the driver or conductor to drop you off at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan.

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