Biyernes, Hunyo 10, 2016

FOOD CRAZE @UPLB PART2

Aha! I checked my FB uploads and got few of food photos I've been uploading ever since FB was introduced in my life (so much for a dramatic intro) :D

So here's the 2nd batch list of food stores/ food that can be found around UPLB :)


1. IHAW-AN
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!
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7. SHAWARMA
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.



8. KITKAT
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! :)


9. DOYE'S
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.



10. GOLDILOCKS
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 :)

Miyerkules, Hunyo 8, 2016

FOOD CRAZE @UPLB

When your friends ask you, "where would you like to it?", and you don't want to answer them with the usual "KAHIT SAAN" phrase, then this blog could possibly help you :P

But if you're on a diet plan, you may stop reading my blog. I've WARNED you. I said SKIP THIS BLOG ENTRY. Alright then. As you wish. Hahahahaha >:)

I've got only 2 months now to finish my THESIS (aha!), so I'd be making lot (a number) of blog entries dedicated to my beloved University (UPLB). My next blog entry would probably be about my dorm? How about a DORM TOUR? Yes? :)

WARNING: Picture Heavy. These are the first 10 of the food store/ products I'd like to feature that can be visited/bought here @UPLB (or around). Photos will be numbered and discussed randomly. Here we go:


1. RISTRETTO  @VegaCenter
Well this is now renamed as ENTABLADO.
Same cozy environment, wherein you can still access FREE WIFI and now with additional entertainment (singers/bands). Before, I usually go here because of their sweets such as FUDGE BROWNIE or BLONDIE (60-70php). It melts in your mouth! and their pasta too!




2. SHAKE @VegaCenter
Oh I love this shake! I've been their patriotic customer for many years now. Real fruits are blended. You can have two variants of fruits for a single serving. I usually order Mango-Cucumber/ Apple-Cucumber / Carrot-Cucumber. The taste is so refreshing! They sell their shake for only 45php (Large) and 35php (Medium) and yes they don't have small size servings. Well I've been wondering for the basis of these sizes haha! 



3. CADAPANS @Raymundo
This canteen is well known for their chicken and unli-gravy. I used to eat here with my friends. Delicious food for a cheap price.


4. KFC near UPLB Gate
One of the nearest fast food chain @UPLB gate, together with McDo and Chowking. Krushers + Fully Loaded Meal would really be a good choice as comfort food. Alright! One of the reasons why I gained weight.


5. EGGS AND LUMPIA STORE near elbi convenience store
When I'm looking for a quick snack, I opt to buy lumpia from this mini-store, for only 10php each. I think quail eggs cost around 14 php for 4pcs. Is it pricey or what?



6. ELBI PLAZA?
I forgot the name of this place. But I really love this cozy place. This is where I celebrated my birthday with a good friend of mine. See where I'm sitting at? Oh yes! That's a swing inside the restaurant. Isn't it cool?



7. POTATO CORNER
I personally wouldn't want to recommend this. It's too pricey for just few strips of fries. Haha! Seriously I spent 90+php for few strips of fries. JUSTICE PLEASE! Right Kim? But I do really like the flavor. It may come with BBQ / sour and cream / cheese. But I'd rather have McDo fries to save few peso (plus it has more strips to offer).



8. JOLLIBEE @CentroMall
Yep. Our best friend! Hahahahahaha!
Who wouldn't be happy with a chicken that brings joy to everybody? Err.. And a spaghetti that is always jolly. Lol. So much happiness!



9. MERNEL'S CAKE along Grove
The world's most famous cake! (Claimed by this cake store) although I must agree! Its moist chiffon, creamy chocolate will surely melt in your mouth! Although I can only finish a thin slice of it. Very crave-satisfying, I must say.
UPLB is well-known for having this cake store. Favorite pasalubong together with Carabao/Choco milk, pastillas, white cheese, milk-o-gel. 


10.  SM CALAMBA!
If you'd like to travel and tire yourself first before you get to eat, then feel free to travel for at least 30 mins. (If there's no heavy traffic *sigh)
Kenny Roger's and Korean Fast Food Chain



First batch of food stores to drop by Fellas!. I really would like to include here my personal favorites but I'd rather have them on my next blog entry since I don't have photos of them yet in my phone. Proventriculus (Proben), Bugong, Fishball!, to name a few. Haha! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Have a great day/night!
(Black out sucks!)