Balay Namit is one ideal place you can visit when you are headed North of Iloilo. Its strategic location in Miag-ao. It is an ideal spot to grab a quick lunch or dinner especially for those who are travelling to San Joaquin and Antique areas.
At first glance, you might get intimidated by its upscale native-modern bahay kubo setup. Surprisingly, the pricing and serving of what they offer is very worth your money. The “namit” part in their business name also applies in the over-all food experience.
Balay Namit Menu
Their menu is filled with seafood, Pinoy and Ilonggo favorites. Although some may not be available on the day of your visit because they are preparing everything freshly so the meals primarily depends on the fresh market catch.
What We Had
We had a lot – it is almost a virtual tour of their menu. We had their kinilaw (my personal favorite), buttered shrimp (the bestseller), sizzling bangus, chicken inasal, onion rings, buttered chicken, calamares, lumpiang shanghai and baked talaba.
How to Get There
Getting there is very easy. It is just located along the national highway same road where the PUJs and busses are passing. It is in Barangay Kirayan Norte. If you are a commuter, you can ride Miag-ao or San Joaquin jeepneys from Mohon Terminal or Iloilo Terminal Market. You can tell the driver or konduktor to drop you at Casa Nena (right across Balay Namit).
You can also call ahead so they can prepare your order while you are on your way.
For those who are taking their cars with them, there’s an ample parking spaces in the area.
It is good to know that towns in Iloilo is also slowly developing good and cheap places to eat. People in the nearby towns can also experience the convenience of having good food without hours of driving to the city.