June 27, 2013

Where To Eat in Puerto Princesa, Palawan: Haim Chicken Inato

One of the first and original chicken house in Puerto Princesa, Palawan is Haim Chicken Inato located in Balay Inato Pension along Manalo Extension. Since the House of Big Brother is also located along Manalo Extension, we decided to walk it out to Haim's. It's quite a long walk honestly, but the fine weather and secure environment makes it feel safe to walk around the area even at night. 

We finally arrived at Haim's and settled at one of the many gazebo structures where guests dine in. It has this round table with a lazy susan that reminds me of a Chinese restaurant. One may also dine in one of the several rectangular tables with hanging lamps above them. The open area was very spacious where one could just hang out and enjoy the night. 

Chicken Inato (wing) (P85)

Haim's Chicken Inato is quite similar to chicken inasal, a very delicious chicken inasal that is. It may look like just a regular chicken barbecue but this certainly is one of the best. The chicken was so tender even though it was a wing/breast part. It was also so juicy that you can taste the flavor inside and out. 

Chicken Inato Hot & Spicy (leg) (P90)

As for the Chicken Inato Hot & Spicy, it wasn't hot nor spicy at all. In fact it was sweet rather than spicy. Taste wise, I would prefer this over the original, because of the sweet glaze coating outside. My only comment is that since it's only available in leg part, the size was significantly smaller than the previous one. Nevertheless it was still juicy and delicious!

Sizzling Tuna (P175)

Now this Sizzling Tuna was a disappointment. First, it didn't look appetizing at all, and when we tried it, the sauce tasted like ketchup and the tuna tasted a bit fishy too. Honestly, we should have ordered another Chicken Inato. 

Chicken Tinola

A huge serving of hot Chicken Tinola Soup with lots of veggies and papaya to warm our tummies. 

Haim Chicken Inato Menu:

Haim Chicken Inato
Manalo Extension, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Tel Num: (048) 433-8595


  1. I've had inato once pa lang, from Ka Inato. Now, I'm curious about Haim Chicken Inato, and about which inato is the best in Puerto Princesa :D

    Btw, the sizzling tuna looks unappetizing nga. Isang tingin pa lang, alam na the sauce is ketchup-based >.<

  2. I missed this when I went there. Oh well, should go back there some day! :)

  3. I never been to Palawan but I hope someday. Love all your post and pictures. You take really good photos. ♥

    ♥ Rochelle

  4. Aileen BarcarseMarch 31, 2014

    this is my first time to hear about chicken inato, so curious how it tastes... looks yummy!!!

  5. joy pinedaApril 04, 2014

    i been to Palawan 2 times already (last year) and i never heard the Inato ..reading this blog says i missed something in Palawan so "i shall return" for that inato..

  6. Rhea Liza Lirios MunozApril 07, 2014

    I've never been to palawan. We're planning to go there this May. im so curious bout that chicken inato, i've never heard that before. I want to try that. Looks yummy...


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