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Dining | Estela's Garden Welcomes you to Vinzons

When you travel to Calaguas via Vinzons, Camarines Norte,  your tour operator will most likely bring you here.  After an 8 hour van ride, you will reach the place in the morning, so this is most likely your breakfast spot, Estela's Garden.

Like in most stopovers, usually you feel you are trapped.  No choice you say, you bear the food and grin it.  When you take your breakfast here at Estela's you'll be glad you will thank your tour operator for bringing you here.

Although we had our breakfast in our hotel, our guide brought us here.  Consider this our second breakfast.  As I said, we didn't count on eating here as we just had one already.  Then the food was brought out.  The specialties of the region was laid out on the counter. 

OMG, the dreaded Sinantol was up and Laing!!!!!  I admit, this writer doesn't like these food while in Manila due to taste reasons.  But when you are in Camarines Norte, there are devilishly good.  The Pancit Canton was their own rendition and it went well with the Sinantol and Laing.  Watch out for your rice, your diet is in danger.

The Sinantol and Laing were heavenly.  The team (especially those who came with the first trip) was ecstatic to see these dishes on the counter and immediately took flat lays so the eating may commence.  True enough, the taste of Estela's Garden was heavenly.  After taking pictures hastily, everyone was quiet and happily ate.

Whats new for this eating session was the introduction of other delicacies in the region.  The Angko and the Hinalo.  The Angko is like the Anko in Japan.  Its like Mochi with bean paste filling inside.  Its not so sweet dough with a sweet filling punching you for taste, it was a nice dessert after a hearty breakfast.  The Hinalo is their version of the Suman in most parts of the Phlippines.  Another great way of ending a great breakfast.

If you are not part of a group and you went here in your own car, due to the popularity of the place, simply ask the tricycle driver directions to the place.  If you want, they are on Waze as well.

Vinzon's can be reached by taking Super Lines, DLTB, Philtranco Buses that ply the Daet route.  Fare will be Php500++.  Then take a jeep for 30 minutes to Vinzons.  Take a tricycle to this place.

For more inquiries about Estela's Garden, you can drop them a message at their facebook page here.