After we attended the Pailah Festival in Pila, Laguna last March 22, we had dinner at Isdaan in Calauan, Laguna. I guess the owner of this restaurant is the same one who owns the Isdaan in Gerona, Tarlac.
Which comes first? Isdaan Calauan or Isdaan Gerona?
The place is cozy and really gives the atmosphere of a dining place – especially for those who are really hungry. Our group was composed of 13 photographers and we had Pancit Bukid, Kare-Kare, and Sinampalukang Manok. It only cost us P200 each and we were full. Not to mention that we’re all guys and came from a tiring day covering the Pailah Festival. The foods are delicious!
Aside from the delicious food, Isdaan is also a small theme park. It has a Balinese (or Javanese?) design to the place with all these statues of mermaids. It also has statues of popular characters from Disney and the Angry Birds for kids to enjoy. It also has facilities for a boat ride (similar to Manila Zoo).
One of the features of Isdaan is the Tacsiyapo wall wherein you could buy plates that you could smash to the wall to release your anger towards a person or situation. I first heard about this on Rated K a few years ago and it amazes me that there are a lot of broken plates already. I guess this anger management idea is a hit.
If you would pass by the National Road in Calauan, Laguna, on the way to Pila or Sta. Cruz, you might want to drop by at Isdaan. It’s a restaurant worth visiting.
I wasn’t expecting a mime artist here.
I adore this lamp!
These birds are so famous.
Birds from Rio?
Smash all the plates you can at Tacsiyapo!
How many branches of Isdaan are here in the country? So far I’ve only seen the one in Gerona, Tarlac and this one at Calauan, Laguna.
Isdaan – a cozy restaurant for dinner with friends.
Wow! Cory and Erap under one roof.