Nonie’s: Eat Good, Feel Good
The emergence of new and trendy restaurants and eateries seems to be the new fad today. Restaurants like Nonie’s is one of the addition to this growing trend in the tropical paradise of Boracay. Nonie’s caters to customers who are health conscious with their offerings highlighting vegan/vegetarian dishes.
This health-focused philosophy of Nonie’s is a breath of fresh air from the usual bars and eateries currently in the area. Their menu takes on Pinoy classic dishes incorporated with healthy cooking technique but still retaining their familiarity.
If you are one of those health conscious individuals or those who want to maintain their beach body without starving themselves, here are some of their offerings that we totally loved.
- Cold Press Juices
Nonie’s cold press juices are made with the freshest produce sourced from local farmers. You can choose from five different mixes;
- Reboot – Php170 (orange, calamansi, carrot, pineapple, and ginger)
- Lean and Green – Php170 (malunggay, calamansi, celery, cucumber, pineapple, apple, and ginger)
- Rehydration – Php180 (strawberry, watermelon, apple, mint)
- Liquid Sunshine – Php160 (pineapple, mandarin, orange, granny smith apple);
- Detox Juice – Php180 (beetroot, apple, carrot, calamansi, ginger)
They also give samplers so you can try all the 5 juices in the Reboot drink.
- Malunggay Smoothie (Php160)
This smoothie is made with malunggay, pineapple, banana, fresh coconut milk, local honey, and chia seeds toppings.
To be honest I would not have ordered this on my own, but since we wanted to try as much as we can, I gave it a go. And I actually regret doubting this one in the first place, because it’s very delicious and so refreshing.
I loved how the malunggay complimented well the tangy taste of the pineapple as well as the sweetness of the other ingredients.
- Nonie Beef and Kimchi Bao Sliders (Php250)
Another dish I absolutely love is their Beef & Kimchi, it’s made with braised brisket hash, home-made kimchi, sorghum (a type of cereal found in Africa, South Asia, and Australia), and soft boiled egg. What I love most about this is its spiciness.
- Beef Short Rib Kare-kare (Php490)
Nonie’s kare-kare is a deconstructed one, meaning the meat is separated from the sauce instead of the usual where all the ingredients are mixed together. Their short-rib was a rather large portion and they used black beans as substitute for the shrimp paste (bagoong).
They also used cashew nut and coconut milk for the sauce and served with organic black rice to complete the dish. I was really excited about this one and it exceeded all my high expectations. I loved so much and would definitely recommend to everyone.
- Farmers Market (Php320)
The name itself sounds very healthy already. This dish is a part of their grain bowls dishes and is made with toasted dilis (dried anchovies), carabao (local buffalo) milk cheese, seasonal greens, green mango, onion, tomato, and adlai.
Erica mentioned that this is something she would come back for, and I couldn’t agree more as this is one of my favorites too. You can always have the satisfaction of feeling healthy while eating this one.
- Jackfruit dip (Php200)
This is another item I would honestly not give a try on my own. But I am really glad we tried it because it’s really good. You should give this a try unless you really don’t like the smell of jackfruit.
Nonie’s vision is not only to provide a better and healthier dining option for tourists but to be a socially responsible organization by giving back to the community. Most of their ingredients are locally grown by farmers around the area and freshly supplied to the store. They also regularly organize coastal clean-up drives, an attitude that more businesses should begin to adapt.
NONIE’S: EAT GOOD, FEEL GOOD
Open daily from 10 A.M to 10 P.M
Station X, G/F, Hue Hotel and Resorts, Manoc-manoc, Boracay, Aklan
Tel. no. +63 912 394-8948
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