Bona's Chao Long Haus

Manalo St., Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Bona's Chao Long Haus
4.6
4.5 Stars

16 Reviewers

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  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 16 Reviews
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  • 16 Reviewers
Category:
Vietnamese

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Jeanne Stephanie E.
5.0 Stars

While killing time in Puerto Princess, my friend from this place recommended us to eat here. They serve Vietnamese noodle soup and it's really good. It's a little spicy and sweet. Only P65.00 for this large bowl. They also have beef and pork sandwiches for only P45.00

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Yanyan A.
3.0 Stars

I'm not a fan of Vietnamese food but I still tried to taste Bona's Chao Long here in PPS.

For just Php 75, you'll get a 1 big bowl of Beef Stew with noodles and buto-buto.

It tasted OK for me. The noodles are good, the soup is really tasty. I'd still want to try other variants if given a chance to go back since I will be here for a week or more..

I ate here with my workmates and they are not foodies so they did not like the taste of Chao Long for lunch as they are looking for Pinoy staple food.

PS: wasn't able to take a photo due to hunger. haha! :)

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Sarah D.
4.0 Stars

The best chao long i've ever tasted! Aside from the underground river and honda bona's chao long haus is one of the place you need to visit when you go to Puerto Princesa.

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Gino J.
5.0 Stars

At glance, it kinda looked like a normal eatery at the corner but they served the delicious Chaolong in Puerto Princesa. Be sure to grab a seat to savor the delicious broth or soup. Chaolong is a vietnamese food more like a Pho made from the Vietnamese people who migrated from their land and seek refuge at Puerto Princesa during war times. Imagine, they were able to cross the rough waves of the South china seas and reached the shores of Palawan. They even got a Vietnamese community in Puerto.
So much for the history, fastforward to 2015 when they left us with this heartwarming soup. The broth could be spicy or not depending on your preference. It has this sour and salty taste but way different with our own sinigang. You can choose from beefstew, pork or the sought after buto-buto that comes with noodles. They also served it with mint leaves and bean sprouts that goes along with the soup. I personally love the beefstew soup as it has this extra spices that they put, i just dont know what it is (makes the soup reddish).Prices ranges from 50-70 php per serving. One serving could fill up your tummies.
Dining here is like dining in a vietnamese eatery as they also got their version of Banh Mi. A simple french bread with different stuffings to choose from. Its as cheap as 35 per serving for the longganisa stuffed french bread. Its a go-to place among locals and tourists. For a minimum of 120-150 php per person you will be satisfied with your Chaolong soup, french bread and some drinks ... not bad for a simple vietnamese fix. If you're into authentic Vietnamese food, you can always try it from a Vietnamese community in Puerto Princesa.
I also got to try their Yakult shake. The cashier just forgot our order and informed us that they ran out of ice.. but i opted to wait for it so i can try it and guess what? I loved it hahahaha ok im a yakult fanatic so i will always love drinks with Yakult, not a surprise at all. 128514
If you're in puerto Princesa or having a quick stop from El Nido make this part on your list, this is their local dish...but don't expect for a fancy tables and chairs ha... you will be greeted with monobloc tables and chairs as i said its a common eatery but worth a try. If ill go back to Palawan, id still want to dine here.

Every Palaweños knows this place so you could find this place without a sweat...... 128522

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Anne M.
5.0 Stars

One of the main reasons why I wanna go back to Puerto Princesa. 127836 #loolooexplorerpackgiveaway #loolooapp

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Miss Tala I.
5.0 Stars

Chao Long!
Beef Stew Noodles!
Pho Bo Kho! (vietnamese)

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Been dying to go back to Puerto Prinsesa for this!

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Franz D.
4.0 Stars

If you happen to be in Puerto Princesa, a must-try-food-to-taste is their famous Chaolong plus their French Bread at the side. 128521

Last December 1st, when I headed back to Puerto from my El Nido trip, and my flight to PPS Airport bound to Manila is at 5:30 in the afternoon, I had a spare time of about 3hours so I've decided to roam around Puerto to kill the time.

I rented a tricycyle, driven by Kuya Michael, and I asked him to bring me at any Chaolong's house. (In any of my trips, I try to make sure that I've made a research and all the "must try" about the place. At etong Chaolong nga ang isa sa mga 'yon 128521)

And here is where he brought me. Bona's Chaolong. I've no idea what to order so I asked the crew what's the best-seller chaolong. He recommended the Beef Stew and the Pork Buto Buto. I chose the latter, then paired it with a French Bread with garlic and cheese. 128523

I mixed it with a chili sauce and boom! Happy tummy!

Yummy! 100841008410084

"Travel. Have fun. Take risks. You can always make money. But you can't always make memories."

YOLO. 128153

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EJ S.
5.0 Stars

This nondescript place serves the best noodle soup ever!! I'm not a noodle soup person. No words can describe my love for chaolong especially the beef stew. I had Pho from different Viet places here in Manila but Palawan's version is just wow. pair it with garlic french bread.

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Juday C.
4.0 Stars

I miss this! Chaolong127858127858127858. This was the 2nd time to try this vietnamese noodles famous in Palawan. Also the reason i came back! 128077

Try to order beef stew or buto-buto varieties with the french bread on the side. Top the soup with bean sprouts and mint leaves 127811

End your meal with a yakult shake for only 30php 128076

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Arbie B.
5.0 Stars

Its not difficult to find a Chao Long stall in Palawan esp. in Puerto Princesa but if were talking about the best in Palawan, its gotta be Bona's. Try beef stew or SBS. A garlic bread would make that a perfect combo! 128077 I bet the every time you visit Palawan, Chao Long will be included on your itinerary. 127836

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Paul P.
5.0 Stars

The best chaolong in Palawan. Even better with garlic bread on the side.

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Lea A.
4.0 Stars

The best value for money food in Puerto Princesa. A hot bowl of flavorful Chao Long soup for only P60. It's best to go here before leaving PPS as it's close to the airport.

Masarap dito sobra! 128077

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Shari N.
4.0 Stars

4 stars for the very tasty and cheap chao long. They also offer french bread to pair with chao long. Good but not great.
The place is very much like a carinderia. Just eat. Do not go to the restroom, very dirty.
Supposed to be a 5 star review, -1 for the dirty restroom. I actually would not mind eating in a carinderia, so long as it is neat.

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Jef B.
5.0 Stars

Taste - 5/5
Ambiance - 3/5
Service - 3/5
Price - 5/5

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Jhunie L.
5.0 Stars

Chao long is a Vietnamese noodles brought by of course Vietnamese people during the war in Vietnam. They shipped in Puerto Princesa to escape from the darkness of their country.

And for living in PPS for how many years, they influenced the locals of PPS with this kind of noodles that's why you can see a lot of Chao Long restos in PPS.

A must try! A part of PPS history, and you've never been to PPS if you didn't try this.

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Celine S.
5.0 Stars

This is one place you MUST PRIORITIZE when you go to Puerto Princesa! 1285251008412807712852512807710084

Chao Long has its Vietnamese roots but slowly incorporated the Filipino taste. This beef chao long is sweet but has a little kick to it. Not exactly spicy but has a strong kick of something. Hahahaha!

It's like Pho but not quite pho!

Bona's Chao Long Haus is a "hole-in-the-wall" but not quite type of place. The place is huge but is open air and cheap!

They also have very good garlic bread (although I'm not a garlic fan... But the bread was good and went with the chao long nicely). A good drink to go with the chao long is their Yakult Shake which is soooo good I had one for dine in and ordered another one for take out (to think I was stuffed by then)!

I have to end this review now... Writing this review is making me crave for Bona's Chao Long!!! 100841008410084

P.S. if anyone out there has a recipe for chao long or knows the closest thing to Bona's chao Long in Manila... Please, I beg of you, let me know! 128513 (yes! That's how much I 100841008410084 Bona's Chao Long Haus!)

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