12.28.2017

White House Beach Lounge : STILL The Ultimate and Hippest Chill Out Lounge in the Island

Family-owned and Family-run resort by the Tirol family in the early 90's, Built by Leonard and Nenette Tirol, it started out as literally as a "White House" the family's vacation house (Puting Bahay) in what we now know as Station 1 which is the most prime portion of the island. It was one of the first known establishments in Boracay. I remember this was the "place to be" for happy hour and sunset cocktails back then when I used to frequent the island with friends and it STILL remains to be LIT until now. I was so excited to revisit it now with my family in tow.

White House Beach Lounge now offers an all-day dining, chilling and lounging area where you can relax, enjoy the breathtaking view of the sea and sample their delectable and eclectic Filipino and International dishes.  Newly refurbished and renovated, the look now is clean and luxurious yet maintains the chill vibe inspired by Blu Marlin Ibiza.

Their kitchen is run by renowned celeb chef Martin Jickain who curated a menu that focuses on a fusion of asian and continental creations inspired by his travels.

What makes the WHITE HOUSE Lounge experience unique? It's all found in the SMALL DETAILS... cold towel upon arrival to feel refreshed, controlled music volume so it's never too loud and "in your face" allowing you to really enjoy great conversation (one of my pet peeves), a fully attentive and friendly staff plus an automated button available at your table so you can just press to order/pay your bill..


 I wanted to cleanse from all the drinking the previous night so I stayed away from alcohol first and settled on a nice watermelon shake to start.


Every time  I see TRUFFLE FRIES on the menu, I feel compelled to order it because let's face it, who doesn't love this? Truffle makes everything taste better. 


Henri approves! 


ANGUS SAMPLER- 3 Juicy Australian Angus Sliders that comes with different sauces - blue cheese, BBQ sauce and a regular cheeseburger



We also sampled their famous Four Cheese PANIZZA which is always hit with kids (and adults as well...
 It's a thin crust rectangular pizza cut into strips with shredded romaine, homemade chili oil and salsa on the side.



Step 1 : Get a bunch of romaine lettuce and some salsa and spoon it on one edge of the panizza strip....



Step 2 : Ready, Set, ROLL until the edge.



Step 3 : Dunk in Chili Oil and Voila! ENJOY just like how Sofia did.

I had to save the best dish for last... *drum roll please*


KIMCHI FRIED RICE 
OMFG!  This was a real STAND OUT WINNER DISH! I say this with much enthusiasm and feeling! This was THE BEST DISH we had there (and possibly one of the BEST food discoveries during this trip!).  It's mild-spiced kimchi fried rice topped with slightly sweet braised beef and a perfectly poached egg.


 The hubby and I enjoyed this tremendously that I feel like it deserves more than one picture. I imagine it would be the BEST HANGOVER MEAL that you can share because the portion is huge (good for 2 pax for sure) . The choriburger just got some serious competition. 
 Up close and personal with the Rice and the melt-in-your-mouth Korean Beef

 TIP : This is best enjoyed by cutting through the poached egg and letting the silky velvety yolk flow through the beef and kimchi rice like lava. Lami kaayo (super delish in Bisaya).


Their manager Civi and I chilling by the newly refurbished pool in the background while exchanging notes about the resort and his journey into discovering the world of Bitcoin (if you are interested on it, follow him on IG @bitcoins_and_boardshorts). 

HappIEST Hour Alert : They offer it ALL DAY from 7 am to 7 pm. 3 Local beers for Php 165 and 50% on all cocktails. Come on over for a beer or two, or three or MORE! Haha!

Cheers,
Pattie

WHITE HOUSE LOUNGE 
Station 1, Boracay
Website : whitehouseboracay.com
FB : www.facebook.com/WHBoracay/
Email : boracaywhitehouse@gmail.com
Telephone : +63 36 288 3675
Mobile : +63 917 595 5995 (Globe)    +63 999 880 2736 (Smart)   +63 922 861 7134 (Sun)


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