Last July, apart from taking a visit at Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine, my family and I celebrated the birthday of my youngest brother at one of Tarlac's popular eating hub, Isdaan. Isdaan is easy to find because it is on the right side of the road, if you're on the way back to Manila.
Wanna find out more? Read on!
Isdaan is not to be missed in especially if you're coming back to Manila after a trip in Baguio. For our family, we opted to stop by and dine to enjoy a Bario Fiesta themed dishes.
Apart from the line-up of mouthwatering Filipino delicacies that we enjoyed, which ranged from tuna sisig, kalderetang baka/kambing, adobong kangkong, and a lot more, our family enjoyed touring the place and having our pictures taken.
Isdaan is a nice place especially for Balikbayans who want to experience an authentic Pinoy culture. Apart from the wide range of Pinoy cuisine, one can enjoy the surrounding; there are Bahay Kubos which float on water; hospitality is felt and some singers (by request) perform with their guitars as you dine; and more sights such as gigantic statues of funny-posed monkeys, a school of fish, and is bizarre bicycle are to be not to be missed with a camera.
The Tacsiyapo is the stand out feature of Isdaan. It is a special area in Isdaan wherein you get to throw a ceramic plate or mug on a text-packed wall. Based on the concept of releasing anger, the Tacsiyapo wall has wordings which a person may target to hit using a ceramic mug, which is priced at Php15. The sample texts range from Abusadong Customer, Secret, Sir/Ma'am, Brother-in-Law, Manunuba, Manunulot, Father/Mother-in-Law, Integrera/Tsismosa, Highblood/Athritis, Ex-Wife, Magnanakaw, and a lot more. Obviously, the most hit is Alak/Suga/Babae. Interestingly, should you be very mad, you can throw a Television! That's true!
Here's Ate Charmaine, the wife of my brother, trying to hit the wall! Bravo!
I didn't try the Tacsiyapo because I opted to use the extra money as a tip for the waiter. However, should I be given a chance, I will target Athritis/Highblood or it could also be Trabaho. Need I say more? LOL
|Need to have that Herculean energy to hit the wall!|
|Plates and mugs for release of anger!|
Apart from Tacsiyapo, Isdaan somehow looks Thailand with its big Buddhas. While we were in the place, I just thought that we were in Thailand. Okay, I'm just assuming. I haven't been to Thailand. But the comparison somehow works because of the imagery I get to see by watching travel shows.