Perlie’s Garden Restaurant – Summer’s Escape


When the sweltering heat of the summer sun subsided at 4:00PM, it was a relief to find myself at the Perlie’s Garden Restaurant in the cool breeze of Eastridge in Binangonan, Rizal.

You could say it’s too late for lunch and quite early for dinner. As much as I would have opted for merienda, however, it was difficult to pass up the chance to sample its buttered fried chicken, steamed rice, tuna sisig and  fish sinigang.

So we disregarded merienda, and likewise the time, and proceeded with our orders.

My family and I were to dine in an open gazebo that made it even easier to appreciate the surrounding sight of nature. Kids could jump over the trampoline while waiting for the food.  For a parent like myself, it’s great to be in a restaurant that welcomes kids, and makes them happy while in its premises as well.

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Classic music filled the air, thanks to the restaurant staff who must have sensed how much I appreciate good music. The staff’s accommodation and friendliness were as commendable as the place.

Food was finally served and the home-cooked taste did not disappoint, particularly the fried chicken.

Bihon Guisado

Buttered Chicken

Adobong Kambing

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Eating in a garden restaurant such as Perlie’s provided a wonderfully different experience and it felt as if we ‘owned the place’ as there were no other customers around when we visited Perlie’s.

Perlie’s Garden Restaurant Rizal is open from Tuesday until Saturday and closed from Sunday to Monday.

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Denice Christine Garcia-Pilla is a freelance published writer and editor in between her profession as a market research professional. Her works have appeared in numerous print and online publications in Asia and the United States including the Asia Pacific Business Guide, Launch Asia, Quantum Spirit, Men Zone, The Philippine Star and Lifestyle Asia. She has profiled a number of CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs and tycoons of top corporations in the Philippines, as well as renowned international authors such as Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Philip Kotler. After a decade of hiatus from the writing scene with motherhood taking center stage of her schedule, Denice is once again picking up from where she left off via the Side Tripper, where she shares her travel adventures and side trips through the lens of photographer Kit Elton Pilla, also known as her husband and father to her son Kyle David.

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