My wife and I love Indian (and Pakistani) food but as far as we knew there were no Indian restaurants in Iloilo City where we live. When we were planning on visiting Boracay, a friend of ours told us to be sure to dine at Crafty’s Rooftop Restaurant. What a good recommendation it was! We did so and were not disappointed. Crafty’s has a tandoori oven which produced nan (Indian flat bread) as good as we had in Montreal or New York. Unfortunately, the oven was not always fired up, so nan was not always available. We tried the whole wheat chappatis as a substitute and they too were excellent. Actually everything was good. We met the Pakistani chef, Vincent who gave us some tips on buying Indian cooking ingredients in Iloilo and Manila.
Hint: Indian/Pakistani groceries and spices are available in Manila at theAssad Ali Minimart, UN Ave, near Paco Park. Phone 02-526-1349 or 02-526-5034. In Iloilo we like the Raja Indian food store across from the Iloilo’s Sikh Temple. See our listing for more info.
To get to Craft’s Rooftop Restaurant from the White Beach path, take the southerly-most path through d’Mall, go all the way through d’Mall until you come to the trike-filled Main Road. Craft’s in on the forth and topmost floor of the Craft’s supermarket building which is on the left at the intersection of the Main Road and the southerly d’Mall trail.