What Paolo Eats

Breakthrough Restaurant, Iloilo

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On our second night in Iloilo (which I blogged about HERE), we had dinner at Breakthrough Restaurant. Many people had recommended it to us, and the parents, feeling celebratory after Ateneo de Cebu’s victories, decided to be all festive and triumphant at Breakthrough.

Breakthrough is located right by the sea, which must probably be lovely during good weather, but it was raining hard when we were there, so it was terribly chilly and slightly wet. We had a long, LONG table good for 50 people who could not stop talking about the games we had just watched.

Their specialty, as you may already have figured out yourself, is seafood. One kind of seafood that Iloilo is famous for is Diwal, which we didn’t get to try, unfortunately. Diwal is also quite pricey at 500 pesos for a dozen (the shells are small, mind you). I did, however, manage to take a photo of these mollusks (yes, totally makes up for not being able to taste them =/ ), which are said to be only found in the Capiz region.

Breakthrough has tanks and tanks of fish, shells, crabs, and etc., so you can be assured that whatever you’re eating is fresh.

Oysters which I’ve had occasional cravings for ever since Sam taught me how to love them in Manila. Haha.

I will be eternally grateful that I’m not allergic to shrimp…

…and squid! I love eating grilled squid with the onions and tomatoes stuffed in them.

If you read What Paolo Writes, you probably know that I am a huge fan of kinilaw. I don’t like the kind that has skin, though, and to my slight unhappiness, some pieces of Breakthrough’s kinilaw still had the skin on them. I picked the ones that were skinless, and it was gooooooooood.

I initially did not find the idea of tuna sisig appealing, but after I tasted it, I completely changed my mind!

Breakthrough Restaurant is located at Villa Beach, Arevalo, Iloilo.

Phone number: (63 33) 337 3027


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Written by paoloberdin

November 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm

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  1. Via Mare oysters! Let’s go back there so you can blog about it Hahahaha

    Samantha Benitez

    November 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm

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