Tagum is this little quiet city that is slowly making it self known.
It’s town musical festival has attracted people from all over the globe.
They’ve made one of the country’s tallest Christmas Trees.
And the most remarkable thing about this place is their rows of Palm trees guarding the National Highway known as Bincungan Highway on opposite sides.
And along the stretch of this highway, you’ll find a restaurant sitting still on a river. This is Punong.
On the photo above, you’ll see to signages – Punong and Cafe Irenea. Apparently aside from the main restaurant, they have a coffee nook as well for merienda or mid-day snacks.
The menu offer an array of authentic Filipino food – tasty, colorful, taste-bud-tickling good meals. Lami kaayo (my attempt to say in their local dialect: super delicious)! Even the menu is a prelude to the experience. It’s like in colorful batik cloth, the traditional Mindanao pattern. The prices are quite reasonable. The first few times I passed by the restaurant, I thought this is the fine-dining restaurant for the rich and famous of Tagum. This is a place of pride. You definitely won’t go wrong with this place.
This place is multi-faceted. Other than awesome food, you are also guaranteed with awesome activities to pass time. You may go for a stroll on the wooden walkways. Sit around and enjoy the calmness of the river and the serenity of Tagum in totality. You may go on a river cruise that just started in 2011. To find out more about it, click here. You may also go on fishing, if that floats your boat. Maybe this is a good place to bring your date. But I heard there are a lot of mosquitoes here at night. Well, better wear jeans and long sleeves to keep the mosquitoes at bay at night.
In one of my previous posts, I’ve started showing photos also of the restroom. And here’s my bonus feature/picture. From now on, in every restaurant I go to, I would include photos of their restrooms. If it is not your thing, then you may skip this part. But if you’re like me who does a lot of bladder breaks, then I sure hope you find this useful. A great restroom is a luxury in itself.
If you’re not in the mood to see the shots, consider yourself warned ‘coz here goes:
Location: Bincungan Highway, Tagum City, Davao del Norte
Contact: Facebook page
Date Last Visited/Photos Taken: April 2012