Tuesday, June 25, 2013


For a lady who loves breakfast, hearing about Kanto opening a branch in Marikina made me restless. I just had to go there asap! And so asap we went. Hehe!

The lovely cabin stands on the corner of Aquilina and Col Divino streets, the biggest landmark would be the Marikina Engineering Office. Kanto is about 200m from there. (For you Marikenyos who did practice driving near MEO, you know the area, aminin!! Laging may nagpra-practice driving doon, kasama na ako, years ago.) Montalban, San Mateo and some SSS jeepneys pass by the place, so when you see it turn left to the Engineering Office, ready your eyes to the right and watch out for Kanto. Here is how it will look like:

 Ain't that a cute little cabin (beside this cabin is a spacious parking lot and car wash, too)

 The menu! I will be trying the freestyle breakfast next time (choosing what goes with what for my breakfast plate). For this visit, we tried the Kanto Boy breakfast sets.

 Simple place, gourmet food. VERY affordable prices. We're fans!
 The ideal breakfast drinks: Royal and Sprite (kids, do not try this at home)

My Kanto Boy plate: Vigan Longganisa (90 PhP) served with two eggs any style (I asked for scrambled eggs), garlic rice and tomato pesto.

Dadi's Kanto Boy plate of  Batangas Beef Tapa (90 PhP)

 I almost forgot to ask Dadi to take a photo of me... Hehe!

 Capping off the meal with some luscious fried Oreos (50 PhP)... Nyam nyam nyam!

All in all, we spent 260 Pesos for a yummy breakfast for two, drinks and dessert included. I can't wait to visit Kanto again and try the freestyle breakfast... and make you want to come here as well, of course ;-)

We have been KANTOFIED!!!

6 Aquillina St. cor Col Divino Sto NiƱo Marikina City
200 meters from Marikina Engineering Office
Operating hours: 24/7!
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 50 PhP

Marikina, aking hirang.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I can't believe it's been a couple of weeks already since I last wrote and promised you guys a post in the next, well, couple of weeks. Haha! Anyway, I am really excited to share a foodie place that  comes up with menu items that are conceptualized around one delicious Filipino pork dish: BAGNET! Oh yes, the crunchy, tasty bagnet that is reminiscent of the North. Glad to know that us Marikenyos need not travel that far though just to have a taste of yummy bagnet!

Yohel's Bagnet opened its doors to crunchy-crispy-pork-belly fans last April, and, as soon as I tried a piece of their original bagnet dish, I knew: this place warrants my, yours and everybody's visit! (I think a photo post in FB got tons of attention as soon as I uploaded it, hehe!)

Bright-colored interior with a videoke machine! Cool!

Sis and I had a hard time ordering. All dishes were tempting! Since I am beginning to doubt my cholesterol levels, I suggested we limit our order to three dishes... and try the others next time! Har har har!

Ladies and gentlemen, at this point I suggest you ready a couple of wet wipes or tissue to wipe off the drool from your computer screens.

The Kare-Kare Bagnet solo order (115 PhP for a solo meal, with rice) had a wonderful nutty flavor to it. The crunchy texture of the pork belly was a welcome twist from the usual soft tripe or pork knuckle. This one we will definitely order again.

The Binagoongang Bagnet (115 PhP for a solo meal, with rice) was another marvel. Crunchy cuts of pork belly nestled upon a piece of inihaw na talong smothered with bagoong. Imagine how heavenly this tastes with sukang Iloko! Yum!

Just to "titillate" your taste buds, here is another angle of the Binagoongang Bagnet. See how the crackle of the pork skin jumps right off your screen? Hehe!

I loved the Original Bagnet dish (105 PhP for a solo meal, with rice) most of all. It comes with your choice of sauce, but since I couldn't make up my mind, I ordered all the available sauces. Clockwise from left: Sukang Iloko dip, Lechon Sauce dip, Atchara dip, and my super duper favorite Bagoong Isda dip. Can I teleport to Yohel's Bagnet right now?

So, if you're craving for bagnet, no need to travel up north. Just look for Yohel's Bagnet across SDS hospital and have your share of well-prepared and delicious bagnet dishes that are guaranteed to satisfy.

No. 59-A Katipunan St. Concepcion Uno, Marikina City
Just across SDS Hospital
Tel. No.: 0918 472 4585. THEY DELIVER!!!
Operating hours: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

Marikina, aking hirang.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Hey guys, you are all awesome. Despite the hiatus and being a (doting, naks!) mother to my little one, my blog reached its highest reader stats last month (May 2013)!

Of course, it wouldn't be possible without all your support. Please expect me to be back blogging about the coolest places to dine in Marikina city in a couple of weeks. I have more foodie spots in store for you! Keep those messages and suggestions and comments coming.

See you all soon! ;-)

Marikina, aking hirang.

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