Tuesday, February 7, 2012

That Burger in Boljoon

After swimming with the whale sharks, one of my friends (F1) suggested we hit the nearby town of Boljoon. He told of a roadside resort with a nostalgic 80's Coca Cola themed restaurant that serves delicious food. He had to rely on memory while constantly being on guard for a hint of the restaurant. After forty-five minutes or so, he noticed the European house with dark chocolate painted fences. Yes, we have found the place.

Welcome to Lusapon Resort

Ain't too hot to take a picture

As soon as we got there, which was already past noon, we directly hit the restaurant found at the rightmost part of the resort. If it's your first time in the resort, you would never guess that they house a restaurant.
See the vintage Coke clock and Coke signboard?

Bad news for us - since the resort was holding a wedding that day, the restaurant was supposed to be on a holiday. But good thing the cook was very accommodating and didn't want to disappoint his new guests, so he gave us the menu with a harried and perspiring look on his face. Poor cook, he had to go to and from the reception and our table coz we were still deciding on what to order.
That's German for "Food and Beverages"

What did we order?

Cheese Burger - They make their own simple yet tasty patties. It's soft and juicy, no grease, unlike the ones you get from fast food restaurants. Lusapon's burger is sandwiched with tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. Another friend (F2) of mine, who's really not into burgers, declared this as a "worthy to eat" burger. I guess the hunger we were experiencing gave it a taste-boost. Nonetheless, it tastes really good.
Don't judge this burger by its buns

Chicken Drumsticks - Since all other chicken dishes were out of stock (due to the wedding reception), we decided on the all-time favorite drumstick. The meat tastes good, skin's a bit crunchy, and it is best eaten warm upon being served.
Crispy chicken anyone?

We also ordered their Lasagna but didn't have the opportunity to taste it or even take its picture since we didn't want to be rude to our new friend (F3) whom we just met in Oslob while swimming with the whale sharks. He ordered the lasagna and, by the look on his face, it wasn't a disappointment.
Nice vintage beach-side folding chairs
A Coke poster dating maybe way way back

My friend (F1) was a bit disheartened to see that the restaurant's "look" has changed since he last visited. We talked to the the cook and he said that the owner decided to take out some of the vintage coke memorabilia, which happened to be all from Germany. It would have been very nice to take pictures of them.

Overall, it was a good southside dining experience. Props to the cook (sorry we forgot your name) who was one of the most accommodating and generous people I've met so far. When we come back, we'll make sure we get to know you better sir (and take your picture too).

Lusapon, Boljoon, Cebu, Philippines 6024
(032) 4829077
0916 2005535

How this late lunch bore a hole thru Mustachio's pocket:
I was so hungry that all I can think of was to fill my stomach!
(As I rack my brain, I think the above costs around Php 60 to Php 90 per.)


  1. OMG! I looooove Vintage Coke items! ♥ Love the place, waay to far from where I am though.

  2. interesting adventure! :D

    Babe For Food - your BFF in Cebu dining!

  3. We are actually staying right now with my girlfriend and you are so right. The food is so delicious. Though there were some dish that were not available but there steak, carbonara and chicken wings (spicy) are worth a try. I could actually eat it everyday. Their staffs are so friendly and accomodating. Their dogs are cute that I have to cuddle with them.