Kermit Surf Resort Siargao is a tropical hideout located at the heart of General Luna. Apart from the accommodation, the resort is more famous for serving authentic Italian cuisine to discerning tourists. During our brief stay on the island, it was a requirement to visit the said restaurant.
October 18, 2017 — The afternoon screamed rest while Tine, my friend, and I had our minds set on the island’s well-known pizza. After surviving the past 2 full days working, it was an easy decision to spend our last night splurging on food. The scooter coughed twice and off we go to Kermit Siargao.
We thought something was erroneous with Waze again because there was no signage confirming the location of Kermit in the direction that we were led. Low and behold, the resort was quietly tucked a few steps off the main road. We got off the bike and looked around. Trees and huts surrounded us. It was no different from the other accommodations in the area but probably just more spacious and more secluded.
Easily spotted is the special cottage exclusive for the comfort of the in-house guests. It was a lounge dedicated to gather its guests and create a friendly community among them. Inches away from the cottage, we headed towards the restaurant – cozy and relaxed.
At 4 in the afternoon, the place was not packed as I imagined it to be. With three tables occupied, there was no restriction on deciding where to take a seat, except for the reserved tables. The table reservation is advised especially during peak season because the queue here gets crazy – to the point of waiting outside.
Upon giving our orders, we were told that pizzas are served at 5 PM, while pasta at 6 PM. The only available thing on their menu at the time was the appetizers and the paninis. The pizza was our goal, but since we were already here, we resorted to Paninis first. Take note, our order took around 50 minutes before it was served. The staff here might not be familiar with the word urgency, or maybe they are taking into heart the graffiti on their wall that says “People in a hurry are still not allowed.” That’s too bad.
I heard about their new sandwich item. In fact, it’s still not included on their published menu card online. I ordered the Beef Panini (₱190.00), a combination of sauteed beef, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions and cream cheese matched with potato wedges that were fried to perfection. It’s already a heavy meal on its own. Good thing that our last night here on the island gives us a valid excuse to pig out.
My friend got herself a Four-cheese Panini (₱180.00), a mix of four cheese blended with the meatiness of the ham in the center. It was also paired with potato wedges.
While devouring the sandwiches, we already ordered the pizza in advance. It’s actually a craft-your-own Neapolitan pizza at ₱260.00. Basically, that’s the brick-oven pizza dough and tomato sauce. Right after, people can choose from the selection of toppings priced at either ₱30 or ₱50, depending on the kind. Other choices for the base were Calzone (₱260.00) and Foccaccia (₱240.00).
This was the first time I run to Google to search the ingredients that I’m about to pick and eat. I have never heard of things like Brie, Gorgonzola, and Provolone until that night. Funny, lol. In all fairness, it seemed like we were the first ones to order their pizza. We already got our pie at 6:10. That was pretty fast, far from the waiting time we endured earlier.
I am honestly confused whether the pizza is something I’d come back for or not. It’s good, yes, but I’d still prefer Yellow Cab over this one. The hype all over the internet raised my expectation, and the actual product missed it. Well, taste is subjective anyway. For Italian food lovers out there, you judge!
Kermit Surf Resort
Address: Purok 5, General Luna, Siargao Island, Philippines, General Luna, 8417
Phone: 0917 655 0548