Have you ever been in and around QC lately? Although I was born and raised here, I’ve never really explored QC until I entered UP and found the small eateries and cafes in and around the Sikatuna and Teacher’s Villages. Did you know that the flower shop Petal Attraction, which is always included in those forwarded emails about weird shop names is actually along Maginhawa St? The shop is closed now unfortunately but a block away from there is a shop that sells probably the best burritos in QC 😉 Ababu, a persian place that my friends and I use to frequent for their kebab and rice used to be along Maginhawa too until that place moved to another location.
I’ve recently re-discovered Maginhawa with my friends and BDW. BDW was born and raised in the South but he’s come to appreciate QC too (although di pa sya sanay sa mga QC drivers 😛 ) We both love that Maginhawa is still a neighborhood and the shops there are all mom & pop dives without the big names and flashy neon signs of the big corporate food chains. I hope it stays this way and I hope I get to try more of the stuff that’s out there.
Here are two recommendations from me and BDW if you ever want to try out Maginhawa for yourself.
Ok, Don Day is in Malingap Street not Maginhawa but it’s easy to find, when you see the big Bayantel office along Maginhawa at your right, turn right and Don Day will be at your left. For 269 pesos you get unlimited Korean Barbecue + a Korean Buffet with homemade kimchi, japchae and others. Add 50 pesos and you get unlimited refills for sodas or iced tea. Can you say SULIT?! The place though is not air-conditioned and is open (fresh air haha).
Here’s round 1 (we had 3 rounds 😛 )
Cooked right at our table
The cook hehe
And the Buffet!
I made a post about eating samgyupsal over at Manila Reviews but with another restaurant. The post is right HERE.
When you’ve officially tapped out, your bill will comes with this:
Each person in the table gets a Korean Icee Pop!! Just like when we were kids haha 😀 You can buy one for 10 pesos 🙂
For dessert, it’s always Kiss the Cook Gourmet Cafe
We’ve never tried their full meals yet because this is usually our coffee and cake stop before heading home (and also the place to do more chika)
A must try is their brewed coffee and their wonderful Quezo De Bola Cheescake!
This size is good for four people. The cheesecake is dense and the salty, nutty flavor of the Quezo De Bola is the perfect “pampatanggal-umay”
Haay! The weekend is here! I wish you all good eating 😀 See you online!