Have a taste of History at Tiya Ising's

27 July 2016 Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

On Day 4, as a part of our Puerto Princesa escape, we ate lunch at Tiya Ising's Restaurant. Tiya Ising Restaurant provides Filipino comfort foods and opened its doors to the public in November 2015 in Puerto Princesa.

Tiya Ising's Restaurant is located at Roxas Street, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It was owned and managed by the lovely 22 year old Katrina Austria.

The interior of the restaurant is beautifully neat and there were interesting facts and old photographs about Palawan and the Philippines on the walls. Here, you learn about Puerto Princesa while you enjoy your favorite Filipino Dishes. A must try dining experience!

The majority of the photographs is from the owner's family collections, from Amar Studio (one of the oldest studios in Palawan), and collected from other Palawenyos who contributed their photos for the restaurant.

Who is Tiya Ising? According to Katrina Austria, owner of the restaurant, Tiya Ising is her grandmother and the sister of her grandmother Itang. Katrina referred Tiya Ising as tita na lola.

We were treated to kare-kare, crispy pata, boneless bangus (fried marinated fish milk), sisig, lechon kawali, and more.

When the dishes were served, I happily feast on the kare-kare. For those who don't know, my all-time favorite Pinoy dish is kare-kare and I am always in the search for the best kare-kare on the land and I think my search for the best kare-kare is finally over.

If you want to have a taste of history and if you're craving for a good Filipino food that is less than PhP 500 ($10), I suggest you to try Tiya Ising. A single viand can be shared with a large group and yes, your tummy will surely be happy.

For inquiry and/or reservations, contact (0917) 561 4952 or (0999) 473 9006 or thru landline at (048) 723 1075. You may also visit Tiya Ising's Facebook Page.


  1. The resto looks simple but I think they have great dishes. The Kare-Kare looks very thick and I think they were full of ingredients.

  2. Wow! If I'm ever in Palawan, I'll definitely hook up with Tiya Ising's crispy pata! <3

  3. I love local shops that says a lot about a city's history. Tiya Ising's is definitely in my list when I visit Palawan. And like Julia, I'll go for that Crispy Pata!!!! 😃

  4. This place looks cozy and the food is tasty. Haven't gone to palawan but will bear this in mind once I go there.

  5. Ooh crispy pata and sisig! Oh and kare-kare too, some of our faces for sure. :) we've not been to Puerto Princesa, but I've heard a lot of good things about it from friends and relatives, so it definitely is on our bucket list. :P

  6. This is great for a chill night. My mom wanna go to Puerto Prinsesa next year, hope we can score a budget friendly ticket so we can visit this resto, too! *yumm yumm*

  7. Looks delicious! I hope to visit Palawan sometime next year! Definitely gonna look for this place. Hehe love simple restos ☺☺☺

  8. Awesome ambience!! Looks like they serve great food too!! :)

  9. Wow! I really hope I could visit Palawan soon and I will definitely drop by here!

  10. simple yet engaging... I love the ambiance actually.. it's very relaxing.. those frames with pictures and a brief history about them is an interestin addition that will surely engage the visitors... too bad, this is too far from my place :(

  11. Looks much like a budding Aristocrat restaurant! I wish that they can come here in manila... At the moment I can't travel by plane cause of the kiddos but I wish to see and taste why you think your search for the best kare kare is over.. Masarap din ba yung alamang diyan? :D


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