• Food Panda Maginhawa Food Tour

    We strolled along Maginhawa Street, Quezon City to try the best food finds with Food Panda. Maginhawa Street has become famous with its array of food finds from different cuisines. Surprisingly, aside from family businesses, young entrepreneurs run their establishments through creative imagination and identifying their own market.

  • Beeffalo by Hot Rocks

    My first time at a new dining place which is surprisingly near to our house. Just located within 1km from my place and it's so easy to locate. The place is called Beeffalo -- the backyard grill by Hot Rocks.

  • Brooklyn's N. Domingo branch is now open!

    Pizza that is right to the bite and taste has opened its doors for the residents of San Juan. Brooklyn's has inaugurated their newest branch in Madison Square Garden, N. Domingo St, in front of Little Baguio Terraces for those craving tummies.

  • Bhe'st Lasagna is simply the best!

    i had this rare chance to eat the famous lasagna in the Metro. it's not from a restaurant but it was home-cooked by a humble housewife. Bhe'st Lasagna, from the nickname of its owner, Rossini Rufon, which had no plans before of turning her recipe into a big business, thanks to the persuasion of her family and friends.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Food Panda Maginhawa Food Crawl Part 2: CASA QUESADILLA

Ole! After a great breakfast at Katz Diner, we had snacks at Casa Quesadilla. We managed to walk down to trim down the calories we had for breakfast. Though it's about 20-30 minutes walk, the reward waiting for us is worth it.
Compared to Katz Diner, Casa Quesadilla is place for everything Mexican. Nachos, burritos, quesadillas and more. Match with andale andale music, the place is very festive in its simplicity. However the place can only hold about 10 people max but everybody should fit in.
Spinach & Chicken Quesadilla - Php 130
Ultimate Nachos - Php 130
Dynamite Beef Rolls - Php 99
Chicken Burrito - Php 120
Prices are so affordable. And the dishes are so tasty. Especially the quesadillas which come with salsa or cheese dip, I could almost eat the whole thing.

For your convenience, Casa Quesadilla is a member of the Food Panda partners and you can have your orders delivered at your door.

Food Panda lets everyone enjoy Casa Quesadilla meals via delivery. So far, delivery is only available within 5km radius from the place, I think. But you can also try other restaurants without leaving your home via Food Panda app. Available in Google Play or ITunes. You can also order online, rate the restaurants or ask for delivery.

Casa Quesadilla is located at 176 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. Open from 12PM to 10PM. You may contact 09175399038/ 09179460525 for orders.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Food Panda Maginhawa Food Crawl Part 1: KATZ DINER

Had a chance to get into another food tour. This time within a neighborhood street that gets its name from very nice Pinoy characteristics. Maginhawa Street has become famous with its array of food finds from different cuisines. Surprisingly, aside from family businesses, young entrepreneurs run their establishments through creative imagination and identifying their own market. And the great thing about it is that the whole neighborhood agrees to deliver the same thing, TO FEED PEOPLE. And Food Panda, the food app, takes us all to 5 different food finds and at the end of the day, we were literally crawling, as what the title says.

KATZ DINER
Waking up early and not having breakfast would not be the best idea but a great preparation for what's ahead. Since we had 5 destinations, we started breakfast at Katz Diner. Located at #48 Malingap St., Sikatuna Village, QC. Just 50 steps away from Maginhawa St. and we're ready to dig in. I did not find it difficult to locate, thanks to internet technology.

Can fit around 15-20 people inside, and 6-8 more outside, the simple yet inviting diner is also home for theater lovers like me. Playing theatrical music, I was singing along. I guess the owner is a Broadway fan and included in the playlist are songs from Rent, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Lion King, Les Mis, and more. The decor also explained it too.
As all bloggers arrive, we are served with different breakfast specials and we are all willing to share every piece to one another. I am overwhelmed with the servings. All were nicely crafted and they smelled good too. For 4 of us sharing in one plate, we almost forgot that we have more destinations after that and one cup of rice is not enough. We had omelettes, barbecue, tapa, longganisa, and even if it's too early for crispy pata, we tried it.The -silog meals are awesome and best to partner with Rose tea with real rose petals or milk tea which they also offer.
To cap it off, their newest lava cake is to crave for. For only P100, the plate of oozing chocolate is hindi nakakasuya. If I was not full, I could have eaten the whole thing to neutralize my grumbling stomach with meat. I really enjoyed my breakfast and perked me up big time for the big day.

Food Panda lets everyone enjoy Katz Diner meals via delivery. So far, delivery is only available within 5km radius from the place, I think. But you can also try other restaurants without leaving your home via Food Panda app. Available in Google Play or ITunes. You can also order online, rate the restaurants or ask for delivery.

Katz Diner is located at 48 Malingap St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. Open 7AM-10PM everyday. You may call (02) 4350933 for orders.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Beeffalo by Hot Rocks

My first time at a new dining place which is surprisingly near to our house. Just located within 1km from my place and it's so easy to locate. The place is called Beeffalo -- the backyard grill by Hot Rocks. Owned by foodies, Louie Abad and wife, the idea and experience of putting up a business in Marikina is a surprise. They are not from Marikina and the risk of placing the business there is a blessing. Funny thing is that even the residents themselves don't know such place exist.
Unnoticeable at first, the cozy ambiance of Beeffalo is often mistaken as a humble bungalow with a nightly party and barbecue setup on weekends. Just like the old times, you can relax in the al fresco or enjoy the cool air-conditioned interiors. Go vintage with record labels and the Vespa motorcycle and have that Grease feel. The best of it, the place is guaranteed clean.
Beeffalo interiors
Beeffalo Barbecue Backyard
Serving originally American cuisine, the business expanded by adding Italian dishes like pasta and pizza. What's more amazing is that they added isaw to the list. Don't see it as a posh diner because the price list is so affordable. Click here for the menu: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.537101966392548.1073741844.107743755995040&type=1
Their best-selling Baby Back Ribs and Steak are really to dine for! The marinade is very tasty and it sinks in the meat. Side dishes are served fresh and soups are not too hot to slurp in. Enjoy it with their Java rice or bread and you'll be very satisfied. Louie also told us that one guest frequents the place and orders a huge slob of ribs for himself. I envy that guy.
Beeffalo is truly one great discovery in Marikina. Take Marikina Sports Park, along Sumulong Highway, as your starting point. Go straight and turn the first left to Gil Fernando Avenue. Move along until passing Marikina Engineering Dept, and find Beeffalo at your left. From Marcos Highway, take Gil Fernando Avenue. Go straight passing Blue Wave Mall (Marquinton) and Marikina Engineering Department.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Indulge in goodness in SM BF Paranaque

Watch this commercial entitled TASTE by SM City BF Paranaque. Sorry for me it's just too far from Marikina. Some joints are also available in the SM Malls near my place.


Taste includes the following food joints:

Caffe Bene
Cafe Mary Grace
Chop Stop
Gaspi's
Guernica's
Katsu Sora
Kimono Ken
Kuya J
Manna
My Little Buttercup
Shitamachi
Thousand Cranes
Toho
Vikings (Opening soon)
Zabo Chicken

Try them this weekend.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

cruising at Lilac St in Marikina

It was an afternoon food tripping with Ana and Mark, and I've finally got to stroll along the famous Lilac street in Marikina City. We hopped at 2 food stops and they were unlike any food stalls that I've eaten to. They are just along the street and easy to find.

We had our first bite at Burrito Brothers. The place was just right for upto 20 people in an al fresco setting. I ordered Chimichanga as I found it as a good Foursquare tip. So might as well try it.
The fried burrito filled with chicken, tomatoes and cheese (I think) and the best to eat it is with the salsa. Served in straw basket with a paper napkin that doesn't tear so you won't worry about the mess. Price: Php 105 -- not too pricey for a big and filling burrito. Plus, it is not too hot so you can enjoy the taste more.

For dessert, just walk around 40-50 steps to Pink Chiffon. A small apartment where every thing is pink - the walls, tables and ceiling. If you want a good dessert with relaxing environment and if you want to get the Hello Kitty feels, this is the place to hangout. They said that Piolo Pascual's favorite cake came from here.

I got Oreo Cheesecake and I'm almost speechless when I tried it. Worth the waiting time for a cupcake made of cream cheese on Oreo crust topped with cream. Best to taste it when cold and it's not too sweet. Price: Php 50.
I still have a lot to try at Lilac st. Got any suggestions?