So here's the 2nd batch list of food stores/ food that can be found around UPLB :)
I used to go here with my former roommates: Aljean, Sarah and Ate Nancy. One of Filipino delicacies! This is the best food during rainy season! You have to try this! Before it has a stall beside Goldilocks? Few blocks away from UP Gate. But now, I don't know. I've been seeing some Ihaw-an at the side-walk. Moreover, El Buritos?Biritos? @Vega Center also offers this food in their menu. Yes, I've tried it but it's no match and too pricey! :P
2. BALUT &PENOY @Grove
Again one of filipino (food) delicacies! I've known some foreigners who would never miss to try eating balut before they fly back to their country. Balut tends to be more pricey than penoy. Its price ranges from 13-15php. penoy price ranges from 12-14php. Balut is a boiled premature duck egg! Penoy is just like the usual chicken egg, but really there's a difference, you should try! ;) Be careful though, for some Penoy has odd taste and smell, my BF would often taste penoy first before he lets me eat it. With that, to avoid hassle, I always prefer balut over penoy. Vendors usually have their stall set-up by late afternoon. You can also find them walking along the neighborhood late at night and hear them promoting their product out loud "Baluuuuuuuuut! Penoooooy kayoooo dyaaaan" hahahahahaha! Filipinos are very hard-working!
3. GREEN MANGO @Raymundo
Mango Cart vendor usually parades along Raymundo at late afternoon. Green mangoes can be sold peeled or unpeeled, with bagoong-alamang or with spiced-salt. It costs around 15-20php. 3 to 5 mangoes per pack. I also would like to feature FISH BALL and KIKIAM but I don't have photos of them with me, and my BF won't allow me to buy/eat such again, so I can't take pictures of it. :( Anyway, Kuya vendor is very generous for he always add 3-5 pcs. of fishball, whatever amount of his food you buy. I commend the sauce that comes with it! Oh, how I missed fishball :( Still 2 pcs. for a peso. The only food that doesn't change its price for many generations!
4. BUGONG @Vega Center
For just 90-110php you'd be able to avail quarter roasted chicken + rice + unli gravy (yes you may ask for a refill) + upsized Pomelemonade drink (oh I love it 'cause it's PINK) + kimchi! This is a restaurant that offers Asian Cuisine. If you want to dine in with your friend their stall can be found inside Vega Center. But if you want to simply take it out, they also have a stall just in front of Vega Center building. Oh I love their kimchi (small serving for 25php). They also offer a jar of kimchi good for 5-10 servings, for only 55php.
5. CASIES @Raymundo
Can be found near the mini-market of Raymundo. I love their Sizzling Sisig with egg + Rice + Free calamansi juice and water for only 65php. I usually *coughs eat here. (Ok, maybe I meant everyday). They also serve breaded porkchop for 50php, Spicy chicken wings, Silog Meals (most affordable among the canteens @Raymunod, around 35-45php) and Pasta.
6. IRRI Canteen
You can find here delicious food that is really really good for your health, such as Brown Rice, veggies etc. Canteen that offers a lot.of choices from appetizers to main menu to sweets. I can't say more about this for I rarely eat at this place, but I would definitely love to it at this place everyday! And it fits in my budget too. The downfall here is for you to get to this place, you have to ride IRRI shuttle (there's a service that can take you there for FREE. But there's a time schedule). Or if you have a car then it wouldn't be bothersome to eat there everyday!
This stall can be found near parking lot of Vega. It offers shawarma rice with egg for only 70php and shawarma noodles for 60php. Very very tasty! The only option is to take it out. So yeah. With the packaging you can basically eat this wherever you go.
Oh I love KITKAT! Among the chocolates, this one's my favorite! Elbi Convenience Store @Raymundo sell this for around 30-32php while ministop/7-eleven/SaveMore and equivalent offer this for 45php! Want to save money? Don't buy! Kidding. If you really would like to buy KitKat for comparably lower price, go ahead and visit STAR along the Grove. They sell this for only 25php! You're welcome! :)
I don't know if I spelled it right. Anyway, the canteen that offers this can be found at the corner of F.O. (ef-ow). This can be compared to Big Belly's (which I will feature in my next blog) for their large serving size for only 50php. Plus they don't charge for the box and spoon whenever you opt to take it out, some canteen does (ugh! Like add 5-10php just for the box). I ordered Crispy Chicken Curry, and I'm so full last night, like I can't breathe. When you opt to dine-in you can have free iced tea! Cool right? Though I never tried to eat there (in that place) since it's too small, like there's just 4-5 tables to accommodate customers. Nope. I'm not claustrophobic.
You can find there stall just before Vega Center. Who would say NO to mini choco-brownies/cake, polvoron and macaroons? They are the best snack ever to take with you whenever you travel. Of course make sure you have bottled water with you. :P
That's it for today! Thanks for dropping by :)