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I finally tried The Sci-fi Cafe with an eat-all-you-can voucher. Since the time I discovered it on the internet, I had been excited to try the concept store! Not just the food but also the replicas, costumes, and collections of the owner himself (especially the Storm Trooper and Darth Vader helmet)!

Although, it made me sad when our buffet experience was a failure 😦 We were not able to taste everything, even any of the pasta and pizza 😦 Their serving was so large and we had to finish everything we ordered or else we’d have to pay for it. In order to leave the restaurant without paying anything except the drinks, that wasn’t included in the offer, we had to order one by one. Another tactic is we split one dish so we could both taste it. We also ordered  milk blend or shakes worth P130 each. Here’s what we ordered:

1st: Starter sampler – 4/5 of their Starters’ Dishes / Van Hellswing (P290), Nacho Libre (P250), Two Towers (P270) and Sci-Fish & Chips (P320)

2nd: Jabba the Hotdog (P290)

3rd: Steve Rogers’ Burger (P340)

4th: The Chickenator (P270)

Sci-Fi Cafe gave customers with eat-all-you-can vouchers maximum 3 hours of stay. Sadly, I wasn’t able to take photos of everything we ate and all other things because of my limited time. Nevertheless, I still had a lot of fun compared to my experiences with the other restaurants.

FOOD

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Steve Rogers’ Burger (P340)

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Twin Tower and Nacho Libre

COLLECTION

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Frank the Pug of MIB

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Action Figure: Ralph of Wreck It Ralph

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Action Figure: Mad Hatter

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Robot from Reel Steel

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Portion of the “walls of collections”

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Choose your own battle with these helmets

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Ceiling of galaxy

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One of the replicas

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Harry Potter’s magical accessories

Verdict:

  • I was disappointed with the burger; wasn’t that tasty. It’s too thick and the cheese was so small.
  • There’s nothing special with the fries. It was okay.
  • Onion rings/Twin Towers was nearly good.
  • I didn’t like the BBQ sauce of Van Helsing fried chicken.
  • Tartar sauce for the starters was pretty good and toothsome. It added bonus points for the fries, onion rings, and Van Helsing.
  • Chickenator was too plain. I was very dissatisfied.
  • Jabba the Hotdog was new for me and I liked it. The hotdog was very tasteful.
  • Nacho Libre was the champion!

They offer big servings that surely will make you full but I still think it’s overpriced. Nonetheless, I bet you’ll enjoy the environment, surroundings, and their in-house music 😉 I’d still go back to try the pizza and pasta and take more photos! By the time we left, Joey, the owner, and the other guys were installing the photobooth. They said, they’re hoping they’ll have the photobooth until forever. Let’s just hope it’s for free!

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Yours truly, a sucker for Star Wars!

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Dumaluan Beach

This is where stayed during our first visit (June 2011). On the photo, you will see what “low tide” looks like at that side of  Bohol. I love their breakfast buffet! It’s very healthy and delicious! Their accommodations were also nice and clean.

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Dumaluan Beach

7 am at Dumaluan Beach Resort.

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Dumaluan Beach

During our second day at Dumaluan, I went alone for a walk and shoot at the shore. I found this mark of heart and I found it nice and weird! Weird in a way like, “I found a heart!” So I took a shot.

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Alona Beach

Alona Beach is where we stayed during my second visit with my other sister and her family (July 2011). I must say, Dumaluan Beach is a lot better and cleaner than Alona Beach. My brother-in-law said that during his first visit here, it was cleaner and fresher looking; people were not able to maintain the beauty of the beach. On the bright side, I love the grilled isaw (chicken intestines) they were selling at a quite reasonable price of 3 sticks for 10 pesos.

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Alona Beach

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Balikasag Island

Before we go island hopping, we left Dumaluan beach (for my first visit) or Alona beach (for my second visit) around 6 am to see the dolphin show wherein we catch glances of jumping dolphins around the island of Balikasag. During both of my visits, we spent half of the day at Balikasag Island where we also had our lunch cooked and prepared by the residents there. Of course we bought raw goods from them! While they were cooking, we snorkelled around the island for a while. You’ll see more sea creatures the more you get farther from the shore!

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Virgin Island

My favorite beach is the Virgin Islands where you park your boat at the tail of the beach which is also the pathway of the tourists going to the bigger part of the island. Sadly, I didn’t have the chance to reach that place. The most adorable feature is that the water on the pathway is a few inches above the sand except on the middle part. So you have to walk on a wet, sometimes cold, sometimes warm, sand! You can also lie down; it really feels good and refreshing but make sure you have protection from the sun!

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Virgin Island

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