Balinsasayaw Restaurant in Silang Cavite: A Dance of Filipino Tradition in Every Flavor
Silang Cavite is known for its laid-back, countryside vibe with farms and garden restaurants at the forefront. One famed garden restaurant hailing from Palawan is Balinsasayaw Restaurant, which boasts cozy kubo or nipa huts providing guests a private Filipino dining experience.
Balinsasayaw first originated in Puerto Princesa and was named after a bird living in the province called swiftlet. The bird’s saliva gave birth to the restaurant’s famed nest soup.
Apart from the Balinsasayaw soup, they also serve one of Silang’s favorite bowl of simmering Bulalo (Php 650) or a Filipino soup made of beef shanks and bone marrows.
A bowl of this piping hot broth is always perfect for the chilly night weather of Silang.
Bulalo (Php 650)
Of course, what’s a Filipino feast without the ever famous kare-kare? Give it a different twist and try their Crispy Kare Kare (Php 625), which gives off a perfect balance of sweet, salty, and crunchy.
Crispy Kare Kare (Php 625)
For seafood lovers, their Grilled Squid (Php 395) is definitely a best-seller, while the Balinsasayaw Chicken Mango Salad (Php 295) is best for health buffs or those who are craving for salad.
Grilled Squid (Php 395)
Balinsasayaw Chicken Mango Salad (Php 295)
No need to worry about pests as Balinsasayaw’s nipa huts are protected with nets to prevent insects from bugging your meals.
Those who wish to dine in bigger groups, there is a big dining area in the middle where they also hold special occasions like birthdays and wedding receptions.
How to get here
- By car: From Makati take the SLEX and turn right to Carmona Exit. From Carmona Exit, continue on Governor‘s Dr. to Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy. Balinsasayaw is located on the right side of the highway.
- By public transport: From the Ayala triangle, take the Erjohn and Almark bus bound to Tagaytay and then get off at Balinsasayaw situated on the right side of the road. Balinsasayaw is close to Starview Hotel and Robinsons Supermarket Premier Plaza. The usual bus fare is Php 77.
This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese and English Magazine November issue.