Bayanihan Community Pantry opens in Angeles City, Pampanga

Bayanihan Community Pantry organizers have recently opened another community pantry in Angeles City, Pampanga province.

Side Grill Community pantry- Angeles City, Pampanga province

Bayanihan Community Pantry

The community pantry opened last May 2, 2021 in Side Grill within Barangay Lourdes, Mc Arthur Highway, Angeles City. The donation were given by kind hearten individuals from within the community and even as far as Metro Manila residents.

long queues at the community pantry

According to the organizers the Side Grill community pantry will serve resident every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm. While the community pantry within Barangay Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga is open every Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

The organizers are also requires people who queue at the community pantry to observe proper social distancing and wearing of face mask, face shield.

fresh vegetables, rice, canned goods, eggs are some of the items at the pantry

One of the organizer is behind the highly successful Kingspoint Community Pantry last month in ( Yarda Food Hub) within Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Among other projects are community outreach project like Medical Mission, Feeding Program, Gift Giving among indigents ,out of school youth and Katutubo Doon sa kabundokan.

Those who wanted to help, Please try to contact: Engineer Aldrin Pangan 09054855128 for details. There are also other community pantries in which he is actively involve like those in Quiapo, Makati, West Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Halal Certified Dishes from Cafe Ilang-Ilang of The Manila Hotel for take away and delivery

Eid al-Fitr is called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” or Lesser Eid. In neighboring southeast Asian countries, this celebration is known as Hari Raya or Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Bahasa Melyu / Bahasa Indonesia.

While Muslims around the world will celebrate the feast of breaking the feast this coming evening May 12 to May 13, 2021. The big event is celebrated through prayer, gifts , lavish feast and giving of alms to the needy people.

I remembered that during the 11th Pan Asian Farmers Exchange Program held few years ago held at the iconic hotel, They serve halal certified dishes and vegetarian meals which suits almost half of the farmers delegates.

Halal Certified Dishes from Cafe Ilang-Ilang, The Manila Hotel

The Manila Hotel is the first Halal certified hotel in the country by the Muslim Mindanao Halal Certification Board. We have a special kitchen dedicated to Halal food preparation. Our Indian and Middle Eastern inspired halal dishes will whet your appetite with authentic dishes that pay homage to its traditional roots. Indulge in our Ramadan Special Halal Home Buffet with dried dates, chick peas hummus, Fatoush mixed salad, roti and naan bread, vegetable biryani, tandoori chicken, lamb rogan josh, vegetable samosa and baklava.

halal certified dishes

“Our Lamb Rogan Josh is a must-try. It’s imported from Australia and it has the spices and sharpness that will surely be enjoyed by everyone. We can also customize the food according to our customer’s request. Say you don’t like chili, we can make it milder. We can tweak a dish to please your palate while still being true to its authentic taste,” says Chef Kiran Singh, our Halal trained chef. 

Celebrate Eid Al Fitr by ordering any of our Halal Home Buffet sets or dishes. The halal selection of dishes available for Takeout and delivery.

Do not forget to call them at their landline 8527-0011 or 0998-9501912. One can also visit their website or social media page to pre-order.

One can pick them us or they can delivery right on your doorstep !

Mother’s Day Tote Bag Special Promo

A limited edition promo which runs from April 27 to May 16,2021 for every single purchase worth Php 2,750 . DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB 117921 Series of 2021.

Mother’s Day Treat from Dolora’s Hauz of Pancit Malabon, Bagbag Branch, Novaliches

Dolora’s Pancit Malabon had opened a couple of months ago along Quirino Highway, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches in Quezon City.

What we can remember is that Dolora’s Pancit also sells other types of pancit and home-cooked dishes. The last time we ate there was at their Marikina branch a couple of years ago.

Dolora’s Pancit Malabon

Dolora’s Hauz of Pancit Malabon specializes on pancit Malabon had been in business since 1990 or 31 years ago. Their Barangay Bagbag stall is also referred as Sauyo branch because it is near Sauyo road.

We ordered the Php 200 small bilao and normally takes between 15 minutes to 20 minutes before they can prepare the bilao ( made of plastic). Their Pancit Malabon is neatly arranged with boiled eggs, shrimps, crush chicharon/ tsitsaron bits (deep fried pork cracking) and chopped spring onions as toppings. Hope that they should have in tandem Inay Goyena’s Chicharon from San Miguel, Bulacan province.

The Php 200 bilao style is well packed and can be shared between 2 to 3 people. However, the sauce base was a little bit salty compared to the other Pancit Malabon stalls competitors. They should have added Baguio pechay like Dolor’s Kakanin.

Price list : Php200 good for 2 to 3 persons, Php 250 good for 3 to 4 persons, Php 400 good for 5 to 6 persons, Php 650 good for 10 to 12persons, Php 850 good for 15 to 18 persons, Php 950 good for 22 to 24 persons and Php 1,150 good for 32 to 34 persons.

Mommy Dolora’s Pancit sinage and social media site posted in front of their Barangay Bagbag / Sauyo branch

They have 19 stalls within Metro Manila and nearby provinces. They have one branch located along General Luis Street, Novaliches, Quezon City.

One can reach and pre-order in advance for gatherings and special occasion.

Note: (Operational hours may vary due to Enhanced Modifed Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila and nearby surrounding provinces. Last order is at least 20 to 30 minutes before closing time.) For more updates, Please try to visit their website or social media site.

Dolora’s Hauz of Pancit Malabon

Address; 575 Quirino Highway, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City

Operations: Everyday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Landline : 8293-5767 / (0919-0981577)

Rise of Goodwill Homes 1Community Pantry

It was a hot afternoon on May 4, 2021 when a group of friends and residents of Goodwill Homes 1 subdivision are sitting on a waiting shed. It was their own small way of contributing to the growing causes and advocacy of the community pantry.

Goodwill Homes 1 community pantry organizers

Goodwill Homes 1 Community Pantry

Goodwill Homes 1 community pantry is one of the almost 1,000 known community pantries nationwide and about 150 within Novaliches in Quezon City.

Goodwill Homes 1 residents and friends

According to the organizers, they wanted to share some food items, fresh eggs, string beans, egg plants and biscuits to their community. They wanted to open the pantry daily since there are hungry people who does not have any work.

This is just about 12 days after the highly successful Kingspoint Community Pantry which goes full blast last April 23, 2021.

Those interested to donate at their community pantry, Please try to visit them at the waiting shed area of Goodwill Homes 1 -Goodwill Avenue corner Katipunan Avenue in Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Details to follow, since the organizers was not able to provide their contact information or where does the people drop off their donation to the community pantry.

Great Grill Dishes from Roxsie’s Sinugba in Goodwill Homes 1

Roxsie’s Sinugba is one of food stalls which is located within Katipunan Avenue sometimes called SB road which starts from Lukaria street in Barangay Talipapa, Kingspoint Subdivision within Barangay Bagbag, Goodwill Homes 1, California Village Subdivision , Sierra Vista and intersecting General Luis street in Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon.

Sinugba was derived from the Cebuano word in which “any type of food that is cooked or grilled over charcoal “. Grilled food is quite popular along the stretch of the community . The 6 or 7 kilometers long stretch of SB Diversion Road provides an alternative short cut route within Novaliches to Northern part of Caloocan, parts of Valenzuela and Fairview.

Great Grill Dishes from Roxsie’s Sinugba

rellenong bangus or bangus relleno at Php 240 per order

boneless bangus comes in 3 sizes Php 220.00 large, Php 240 for extra large (XL) and Php 275.00 for Jumbo

Roxsie’s Sinugba have a lot of different grilled dishes ranging from their all time favorite tuna belly, rellenong bangus, grilled pork liempo, bangus lumpia (lumpiang bangus/ milk fish spring roll), special laing, rellenong pusit, special grilled liempo, bangus sisig among others. Their stall used be the location of another well-known grilled food ( Pixie’s Sinugba) which existed for many years. But the current name, Roxsie’s Sinugba had been there since 2019 or about 2 years.

bangus lumpia/ lumpiang bangus / milk fish roll per order 6 pieces for Php 115

Bangus lumpia or lumpiang bangus / milk fish rolls is one of the best sellers, the meat inside the spring roll wrapper is from milk fish flakes and a little bit sweet. A sweet chili sauce or banana ketchup will balance the flavor.

grilled tuna belly for Php 195 per order

One of the reason “why’ we keep on coming back and buying their sinugba are the flavor is not salty and are mildly flavored.

A big chunk of their customers lived within the community like California Village Subdivision, Goodwill Homes 1 within Barangay San Bartolome, Sierra Vista,Torres Village and even as far as General Luis, Barangay Caybiga, Deparo in Caloocan.

They are in business for about 7 years and still counting, There are three known branch of Rosie’s Sinugba, The biggest and their commissary is located in Don Antonio along Holy Spirit Drive ( near Ever Mall) and Tandang Sora corner Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.

According to one of the staff, There use to be 3 more stalls but had to close down due to the decreasing sales and pandemic lock down.

Roxsie’s Sinugba is available from food delivery partners Grab Food and Food Panda.

Roxsie’s Sinugba

Address: Block 5, Lot 3, Goodwill Homes 1, Katipunan Avenue, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

Operational Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Everyday

Contact : #8952-6034 / 0933-810-1595

(Note: the operational hours may vary due to MECQ quarantine guidelines set by IATF and local government unity policy)

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