Kusina Salud is definitely one of the must-go-to destinations in San Pablo City, a favorite on many a foodies’ list. There is something about this resto which makes one trek the country roads, for the close to two hours of travel it takes to get here from Manila. The food is simply exquisite. There might be similar establishments of exquisite food sprouting in the city (like Greenbelt 5) but none quite poses the same challenge of getting here, or savoring the shabby chic ambiance, with even an aviary nearby.
Brown rice paella topped with crabs, chorizo, assorted veggies and seafood. Note the arroz caldo in the background too. I’ve never eaten paella for breakfast before, but it was gooood.
Another Kusina Salud favorite is the pako (wild fern ) salad, with grated cheese! We tell you,nothing about this salad is unpleasant, even if you’re a non-veggie fan.
Turon! (banana spring rolls, sprinkled with sesame)
Kusina Salud’s sprawling compound features lush gardens, an aviary, the Pillar Plants and Novelties Shop, a day spa…. Inside, tourists will get an idea of how Philippine houses of yore were furnished.
My pic with the bubbly Nina Poblador, who with husband & chef Paul, owns Kusina Salud.
Kusina Salud supports the GMO-free rice campaign.
How to go to Kusina Salud: From SLEX, exit at 50: Lucena/Batangas. Go past Sto. Tomas market, then veer left at junction to get on Maharlika Highway. Go past Alaminos town. Soon after, you will see San Pablo City junction. Do not enter city. Stay on the highway. Soon you’ll see Meralco to your left. After 1 km, turn left at Kusina Salud sign. Follow road, then turn left after the bridge.
Kusina Salud is open everyday, from 9 am to 9 pm
Phone: 049- 5736155