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Bohol Bee Farm : a Foodie Haven

When we planned to travel to Bohol back in 2012 for our birthdays, Ken kept on insisting that we pick Bohol Bee Farm for our accommodation. He told me nonstop about how good their food was and that I’ll love our stay there. He was 100% spot on!

Our family of 3 at Bohol Bee Farm

What we love most about Bohol Bee Farm is they continue to stay true to what they are all about. They boast of using organic ingredients in preparing their dishes, which means no fertilizers, pesticides or anything harmful were used in their farming. Most of them are produced from their own farms, and right there at Bohol Bee Farm (read about our tour on Travelsilog -soon!). They highly support organic farming and, in turn, has given jobs to Boholanos, especially with their livelihood projects at the farm.

Bohol Bee Farm - a charming resort for you and your family

Since they were also planting their own herbs and vegetables, you can taste the freshness of the ingredients. And the food wasn’t just healthful, but quite good too.

Fresh peppermint and other herbs at Bohol Bee Farm

Expect a repetitive use of the word ‘organic’ here. πŸ˜€ We had most of our meals at Bohol Bee Farm, but no one complained about it because of the variety of dishes they served us and the surprisingly good flavors of their food. We were all laughing at how regular our BMs were during our stay. Most importantly, they made us look at healthy eating in a different light, that’s for sure. πŸ™‚

(Ken and I snicker when we hear the word ‘organic’. It’s an inside joke, so imagine how many times I remembered that while writing this series of posts)

Since we were a big group, we were served buffet-style, but you can always order any of their other dishes a la carte (scroll down for their menu). During our 4-day, 3-night stay at Bohol Bee Farm, the buffet meals included different dishes, with some recurring offerings like the bread, spreads and salads. We almost got a taste of everything on their menu! πŸ™‚

Our meals at Bohol Bee Farm were served buffet-style

Don’t worry if you’re not vegetarian or you hate veggies (trust me, we understand); they also serve seafood, chicken and pork. That was one of my main concerns. Thankfully, all of my meat-loving friends were completely satisfied with all the food we ate at Bohol Bee Farm. πŸ˜€

 

First Lunch at Bamboo Restaurant

Our first meal was at their Bamboo Resto with a breathtaking view of the sea. Take note that you can order any of the dishes we got to try in any of the restaurants in Bohol Bee Farm.

Dining area at Bamboo restaurant

We started off with their Mango Iced Tea, with strips of fresh mangoes. By the way, they make their own teas at the farm (you’ll see it on our post about the Bohol Bee Farm Tour). This was refreshing, perfect for the humid weather we were experiencing after the heavy rains that welcomed us at the airport.

Mango Iced Tea at Bohol Bee Farm

While we were planning on going to Bohol, Ken has been raving nonstop about Bohol Bee Farm’s Organic Garden Salad… with flowers! So when I saw that it was part of our lunch buffet, all of us were excited to give it a try… and to take pictures. πŸ˜€

Organic Garden salad with Honey Mustard Dressing from Bohol Bee Farm

We asked about the flowers in the salad and here’s what I remember: there’s Caturay (pink), Cosmos (yellow/orange), Ternati, Gumamela and Bougainvillea, all of which you can find growing in the farm.

Flower Salad at Bohol Bee Farm

My friend Badeth was amused to see her daughter also enjoying the salad. I was expecting it to be too floral for me, but it was just right, especially because it came with their homemade Honey Mustard dressing.

There was also organic red rice, fresh Squash Bread with Bohol Bee Farm’s very own spreads like honey, pesto and mango (stay tuned for our post about their products!).

Squash Bread with Bohol Bee Farm's spreads

There’s this Vegetarian Pasta with pesto garlic, tomatoes and olive oil. A little bland for our taste, but after Day 2, we were all used to the level of flavors of their pasta dishes.

Vegetarian Pasta

For those who need meat or other source of protein, they also served us their Honey-glazed Chicken and Grilled Marlin.

Honey-glazed Chicken at Bohol Bee Farm

Grilled Marlin at Bohol Bee Farm

Everyone loved their Seafood Soup with shrimps, clams, Marlin, squid, Bariles and organic vegetables.

Seafood soup - so good!

After our lunch, we were looking forward to the rest of the meals we’ll be having at Bohol Bee Farm. πŸ™‚

 

Lantaw Restaurant

This is the larger dining area at Bohol Bee Farm where you have a better view of the sea. We had most of our meals here, including my birthday celebration. πŸ˜€

Imagine having lunch with this beautiful view

Bamboo restaurant, where we had most of our breakfast

Here are some of the dishes we enjoyed at Lantaw.

Breakfast

We ate 3 breakfast meals at Bohol Bee Farm, so let me just compile all of the dishes in one go.

Having lunch at Bohol Bee Farm

For appetizers, we were served their Vegetarian Salads. For main dishes, we got the meatballs with their own sweet sauce, their seafood soup and fried fish. See, we were eating breakfast for champions every single morning. πŸ˜€

Breakfast spread at Bohol Bee Farm

We also got scrambled eggs, pasta, rice with herbs and veggies, carrot, corn and squash muffins, plus pineapple pancakes.

Breakfast - spread, waffles, scrambled eggs, red rice

Bread and waffles for breakfast

Boiled eggs with their own bagoong, and pasta with strips of chicken.

Boiled eggs with bagoong and pasta

Dried fish and their homemade bacon with honey! Ken said, it tastes like tocino. He absolutely loved this because it combines 2 of his ultimate favorites – tocino and bacon! πŸ˜€

Dilis and organic bacon!!

For breakfast and lunch, we always had their breads and spreads at the buffet, and they were surprisingly delightful, which is why we all bought jars of these spreads to enjoy back at home. We’ll write about them in an upcoming post.

Bohol Bee Farm spreads for breakfast

Oh, and during all our meals, we had unlimited fresh fruit juices available to us, and coffee and tea too.

Unlimited fresh juice, water, coffee and tea

 

Lunch

We only had lunch at the farm twice since, on our second day, we went on our Loboc River Cruise which included lunch (upcoming post on Travelsilog!).

Where we were served our buffet-style lunch and breakfast

Here are some of the dishes that were part of our lunch buffets, Vegetarian Salad with nuts, mangoes and pesto dressing.

Vegetarian Salad with nuts, mangoes and pesto dressing

For our entrees, they served us rice with camote, spaghetti with their very own tomato sauce, shrimps and seafood soup.

Seafood soup, shrimps, camote rice and pasta at Bohol Bee Farm

For my fellow meat lovers, their ribs were scrumptious! I think they refilled this more often than the rest. Ken and I had nothing to do with it, promise. πŸ˜›

Spare ribs at Bohol Bee Farm

Fresh watermelon juice and Malunggay iced tea. Can you already imagine how much fiber-rich food and drinks we ate at the farm? πŸ˜€

Delicious juice drinks at Bohol Bee Farm

Our favorite Seafood Soup which was very flavorful.

Seafood soup at Bohol Bee Farm

And Halo Halo for dessert, with their homemade ice cream from The Buzzz (watch out for our post about this!).

Halo-Halo from Bohol Bee Farm

Fresh fruits were also part of their dessert spread.

Fresh fruits for breakfast!

Dinner

For appetizer, we got to try their Cassava Lumpia. The crisp wrapper was made from cassava (duh πŸ˜€ ) and it’s filled with Romaine lettuce, arugula, celery, singkamas, radish, cucumber, mango and cheese. They serve this with their homemade peanut butter dip.

Cassava Lumpia

This might look like a very simple starter dish, but it’s packed with flavors from all the good stuff that it’s made with. Mmmmmmm!

Our favorite though would be their Buko Soup made with young coconut meat, malunggay, patola and coconut milk. I swear, this was sooooooo good! We didn’t expect this to be tasty. It was creamy, with the distinct taste of coconut. Everyone loved this, even the kids! πŸ™‚

Buko Soup at Bohol Bee Farm

On our second night, we had Seafood Lasagna (I didn’t get to take a photo of it though), Chicken Curry, and tomato soup.

More dishes from Bohol Bee Farm

The dinner spread also included their Baked Spare Ribs (much to my fellow meat lovers’ delight!), Vegetarian Pasta (with tons of tomatoes!), Grilled Squid, and of course, Organic Red Rice.

Red rice, grilled squid, chicken and pasta at Bohol Bee Farm

On our last night, before my birthday celebration, here are the new dishes what we had for dinner, with a special mention of their tasty Adobong Manok.

Dinner dishes at Bohol Bee Farm

Vegetarian Salad with Eggs (Ovo Salad)

Vegetarian salad with cheese

Tinolang Manok with Malunggay

Tinolang manok with buko and malunggay

And the best part of this is we got their ice cream for dessert! πŸ˜€ This was highly addictive that, I think, we all ate 4-5 cones of ice cream each during our whole stay at Bohol Bee Farm. πŸ˜€

Ice cream from Bohol Bee Farm

Bohol Bee Farm’s Pizza and My Birthday!

Since we cancelled our diving trip, we opted to use up the excess we paid them to order food for my birthday celebration. Ken has been all praises about their pizza, so we ordered 3 flavors: Meat, Seafood and Cheese Pizza. πŸ˜€

My 32nd birthday celebration

They were all quite good, but our favorite, hands-down, was their Cheese Pizza (Php 260).

Cheesy pizza from Bohol Bee Farm

Their pizza crusts were perfectly thin, crisp and flavorful. We were just too full to finish everything, so we ended up taking some of them home. We wished we could’ve used up some of the excess for pasalubongs instead. πŸ˜€

Seafood pizza from Bohol Bee Farm

We also ordered grilled squid (Php 300) and spare ribsΒ  (Php 260).

Pizza from Bohol Bee Farm

I knew Bohol Bee Farm was going to surprise me with a cake when they kept on asking about my birthday, but I didn’t expect to receive such a fancy organic carrot cake with flowers on top! πŸ˜€

My bonggacious organic carrot cake from Bohol Bee Farm

Can you see the bits of carrots in there? πŸ˜€ This was light yet yummy.

Inside my yummy birthday cake from Bohol Bee Farm

Definitely one of the best birthday cakes I’ve ever had (my 18th birthday cake still remains on top).

My birthday celebration at Bohol Bee Farm

 

Bohol Bee Farm’s Menu

Here’s the menu for all their restaurants (click to zoom). Note that you can also order for dining inside your rooms.

 

Final Word

We ate a lot and we did gain weight during our entire stay (4 days, 3 nights), but we didn’t experience the familiar bloated feeling when you’ve had too much food in your belly. Thanks to our regular BMs, which continued on for about a week after we flew back to Manila, we felt cleansed from all the guilt-inducing food we tend to enjoy at home. πŸ˜€

Dinner time!

This serves as a ‘Thank You’ to Bohol Bee FarmΒ for the awesome customer service and the delicious food. They made our vacation and birthday celebration in Bohol very memorable that we can’t wait to go back. SO, yes, we highly recommend you visit them or stay for at least a night so you can experience what they have to offer.

Read our full review of Bohol Bee Farm on Travelsilog (our travel blog).

Bohol Bee Farm

This is a part of our Bohol 2012 vacation series of posts. Click here for the summary of posts/topics with links.

Very romantic view at Bohol Bee Farm

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Michelle (aka Mhel / blankPixels) is a social media nerd and works as a Digital Marketing Lead for one of the top online companies in the Philippines. On her free time, she travels, goes on food trip and loves to take photos. She's the main editor of this food blog.

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