Woodstone Kitchen & Bar (Balatas, Naga City)

I have been eating around our little city, both for lack of better things I’d rather much do and because I want to keep ’em blog posts coming as often as I can.

So recently, I was with some friends from the office, and we have discovered this quaint resto bar located along Balatas Road, Brgy. Balatas, Naga City, that is called Woodstone Kitchen & Bar.woodstone kitchen and bar 1woodstone kitchen and bar 2

The ambience was nice, at first you get to see their bar upon arriving from the walk way. Unfortunately, I have no pics of that. I thought it would look nice during night time but during a hot day such as when we went there, it was a bit uncomfortable. The friendly receptionist then ushered us to the air conditioned area where customers can have their meal (say hello to Andeng, she joined us for lunch).woodstone kitchen ambience

I thought  the inside of the resto was a little small but wasn’t cramped. It was pretty, clean and comfortable, especially that we were the only diners at the time. The menu came and the prices are reasonable. Some are a bit pricier than the others.

We ordered the following:

First up was the Three Cheese Pizza. So yummy! Definitely the thinnest pizza I have ever eaten. Ever. It was like eating a pringle with those yummy gooey cheeses on top.

woodstone kitchen three cheese pizza

Then, there was the Oriental Salad. The sauce I thought was vinaigrette with a bit of a punch from the chili flakes. It had fried noodles wrapped in lettuce with chicken and croutons and finally lovingly (just had to add lovingly haha) wrapped in rice paper. One order = three wraps. I remember saying, I could have just this salad for a full meal.

woodstone kitchen oriental salad

Below we have the Seafood Paella, which we underestimated. As it turned out, we didn’t need to order additional rice. For me, the paella was the star of the table. It was a complete meal by itself and very affordable for the price of Php355.00 which can already satisfy a group of four to six people.

woodstone kitchen seafood paella

Another certified yummers (first time I’ve ever used this word) was their new Buttered Chicken in Salted Egg. The staff told us it was not yet even in the menu. KFC has this flavor in their offerings so I was ready and curious to try it too. Well, it did not disappoint. Chicken was very well cooked with plenty of butter and salted egg was a nice addition.woodstone kitchen and bar fried chicken in salted egg

Last but not the least was the sizzling Bulalo Steak (Php275 solo/ Php405 sharing). Honestly, it was a little salty for my taste, but that’s just me. Bulalo is a Filipino word for that bone-in cut of beef or pork with the signature marrow. The marrow was, well, to die for (pun intended hehe). Well, it’s not for people with high blood pressure though, that’s for sure.woodstone kitchen and bar sizzling bulalo

Over-all, it was a nice culinary experience that I hope to share also with my family in the event that they’re up for it. A lot of times, we stick to the kiddo’s favorites and sometimes, also depending on the budget lol. The wisdom of dining with a bunch of people is that you get to try a lot of dishes but not have to pay a lot.

Thanks a lot to Mam Cha of Siram Sana for letting me use the photos from her phone since I forgot to bring my camera.

So that was that. Thanks a lot for reading my blog. Keep safe everyone! =)

(Update: This establishment already closed shop permanently.)

 

Published by Frances Roxas

My name is Frances Roxas, a certified Bicolana - born and bred. I have a degree in Journalism but I did not pursue a career in writing since life offered me instead jobs in government service. I settled with what felt comfortable and secure instead of reaching for a higher goal that might have taken me on a completely different path. Eventually, I plan to write more and find more avenues to showcase my love for writing and for self expression. Every life is a journey and I believe that there is always an opportunity and the time to do what we love and what makes us happy.

21 thoughts on “Woodstone Kitchen & Bar (Balatas, Naga City)

    1. Thanks a lot! Your comment made my day haha. I must admit that recently I have been blogging about food a lot more than other stuff so I try to keep it light and just say whatever comes to mind =)

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  1. I am currently in philipines manila and was looking to settle here for a while but damn manila is crowded. i was thinking of cebu then you come with bicol. i am wondering where it is located what its cost of living is and all of that.

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    1. Hello there! I agree with you, no offense to the people who live in Manila (and enjoy living there too), but it is very crowded and loud. I’ve lived there for 7 years and it’s not for me. I think Cebu is great. You would love it there with their combination of city life and nature. Check out their wonderful beaches. I think you would probably like Bicol too. The cost of living is not too high here. Food is affordable as well as rent. Better yet, you might wanna visit the different provinces in the Philippines to see what best suits you. =)

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      1. I thought i was the only one who found manila too loud and crowded. i am looking forward to visiting cebu and bicol too kind courtesy you for making me aware of this province.

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  2. Its on my bucket list visit Philipines someday!
    When I used to live in Japan, I had so many coworkers from Manilla and Cebu. I love the pinoys that I met over there. The ones that Ive met here in US seems more americanized and I miss my old coworkers. They would brig me alot candies and I remember one that they name sounds macapuno someting like that. I love that candy. I hope I can go and Naga city seems very interesting. Thank you for share ! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks a lot for sharing this Jelly! I think I know what you mean, the Pinoys you met in Japan maybe seemed a lot warmer, more simple and friendlier (or more Pinoy) than those who live in the US. I’m glad to know you had Pinoy friends. Yes, it’s macapuno candy from a macapuno tree (same as a coconut tree but smaller). I hope you get to visit the Philippines and Naga City someday. Happy New Year! =)

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