Kingspoint Subdivision Community Food Street : Walking Tour Around Neighborhood Restaurants

Kingspoint Subdivision ,Katipunan Avenue , Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches- Quezon City ,Philippines

Traffic is quite horrendous along Quirino Highway along the stretch of Novaliches going to the town proper . It was during the second term of Mayor Feliciano ” Sonny”  Belmonte around 2005 or 2006  when connecting roads and a bridge from General Luis street connected these subdivisions to Mindanao Avenue . 

King Ferdinand Street corner Katipunan Avenue on a quiet early sunday afternoon

This was quite a good relief to all people living in the northern part of Novaliches , DEPARO, VICAS- Caloocan , Bayan ng Novaliches , Camarin -northern Caloocan and as far as Valenzuela. It somehow eases the traffic and congestion and a better alternative road to avoid the heavy traffic.

http://www.mapmyrun.com/ph/gigmoto-bicol/sb-diversion-road-route-13791810

vicinity  map

The SB connecting road is located near Mindanao Avenue then Lukaria street passing several Kingspoint Subdivision roads like King Alexander and King Ferdinand before traversing the Katipunan Avenue then Goodwill Homes 1 Subdivision ( Barangay San Bartolome)  , California Village then a connecting bridge ( Tullahan river) passing Sierra Vista , Torres Village then General Luis Street  ( Barangay Nagkakaisang Nayon) . There are 2 swimming resorts Dona Remedios and California Garden Resort.

This is a 10.27 km Run in Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines. The diversion road has a total ascent of 17.37 m and has a maximum elevation of 44.82 meters.

Emong Malunggay Pandesal , Angel’s Burger and Siomai King

Angel’s Burger opens its doors almost 3 years ago followed by Emong Malunggay Pandesal and Siomai King which is just beside a rice store.

Emong Pandesal takes pride as one of the few bakeries which is open 24 hours . Although they only sell pandesal .

Siomai King outlet beside a rice store

I have heard about the road linkages several decades ago , When some old folks would say that the subdivision is vital to the decongestion of traffic within Novaliches area. But it took a while before it became a reality . Since I think the government had to purchase some lands and right of way along the route of the diversion road.

Kate’s Fusion

Kate’s Fusion opened its business about a year ago , It is another quaint place to relax and to chill out.  It had a capacity of between 5 to 8 people inside and 4 people outside . The specialty of the place is their ice tea and coffee blend.

They also serve pica-pica meals ( pick-pick ) like kikiam, fried lumpia . The store has another branch somewhere in New Manila area.

People started to call the newly constructed diversion road as SB road ,Soon after several restaurants had opened its doors to the general public . A couple of days ago , We organized a small food trip along Kingspoint Subdivision together with some close friends and people living within the subdivision. This was like Part 2 of our Novaliches Food Trip way back in 2011.

Lay Cha

We decided to first eat at Lay Cha in Hokkien ( Chinese ) language is called ( Come and Eat)  , It was actually on the same spot where Ho Cha  ( Good  to Eat or Good Food ) used to be located . There was a change of ownership and name since it was last featured  back in 2010 . When one of the owners of Ho Cha died due to complication from diabetes in 2012 , The new owners had expanded their menus added from the original items like fresh Fujian- style Lumpia , Adobo -Chinese style and among others. Aside from old -time favorite beef mami and siopao.  The food is generally okey – There are also value meals for below  Php 100 . For those living within the area, I think it is better than some of the Fil-Chinese dishes in malls and even in Chinatown.

The sitting capacity of the restaurant is between 20 to 25 at any given day

According to their signage that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day, But they are closed on sunday and special holidays.

Laurence & Laurenz Tapsilogan at iba pa

Laurence & Laurenz Tapsilogan at Iba Pa started its operation way back around 2007 . This place serves home-style dishes and TAPSILOG meals . The main clientele were the joggers and people within the community . It had quite a big sitting capacity compared to the other restaurants within the location.

The place can sit anywhere within 35 to 50 people at any given time. It had an extension (patio area)  for those who smoke and  wanted to enjoy the outdoor ambiance.

The place had also a small sari-sari store attached to the restaurant and  had a coffee vending machine .  Since part of King George street was closed to traffic , It serves as an alternate parking area for those who wanted to eat their TAPSILOG meals at wee hours of night and early morning.

The restaurant meals needs to level-up with the other competitors around the area, despite being one of the pioneers within the area.

Budget for RICE Topping Meal is between Php 65 to Php 95.00 per order.

There are 17 variants of Rice Topping meal – However not every items are available .

There is also Hot Sizzling plate , price range is from Php 95 to Php 120 per order .

Operation : 24 Hours -Excluding Holidays

Contact : 788-10-91 / 0921-6690959

Correto Coffee and Pastry , Blen Bliss Salon and Johns Cookers

Johns Cookers

Johns Cookers opened their store around 3 years ago along Katipunan avenue , The people quickly fell in love with their grilled burgers and southern style-fried chicken .

fish and fries – beer battered fillet fish , deep fried and serve with fries Php 120 per order

The Kingspoint branch can accommodate up to a dozen people at any given day, we prefer take-out . Do not be deceived with the quaint size of the restaurant, it is one of the cleanest and had a wide array of menus to choose from. It is at par with some commercial fast food outlet which does not deliver after a certain period of time.

southern fried chicken with french fries

What we like about this restaurant is the ability to deliver within the community past 8:30pm, KFC Novaliches branch does not deliver after 8:30pm .

Location : #53 Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoints Subdivision,  Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches Quezon City  store tel# is 9363218.

There is another branch located at # 8 Examiner Street , West Triangle , Quezon City

Telephone # 423-1900

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/johns.cookers.5

Madre E’ Figlio Bakeshop and Restaurant

Madre E’ Figlio Bakeshop – This bakeshop , pizza place and restaurant is one of the favorite hang-out place of residents of Kingspoint , San Pedro and Goodwill Homes . It is quaint and its bread and menus are at par with leading bakeshops and restaurants .

The Frap Bar

There are 7 kinds of frap flavors to choose from -Price range from Php 65 small, Php 75 medium and Php 95 large

Set Meals also includes boneless bangus at Php 95, Lumpiang Shanghai at Php 75, Sisig at Php 95, Chicken fingers at Php 75, Buffalo Wings at Php95 , Longgnisa Meal at Php75

donuts

Among  favorites are its donuts, egg pies, ensaymadas , pastas and pizzas . The restaurant also accepts pre-orders and delivery

the sitting capacity is between 10 to 15 people

Location : Block 46 Lot 7 Katipunan Avenue corner King Henry Street. Kingspoint Subdivision , Bagbag , Novaliches, Quezon City

Phone : (0922-855-7759) 417-5953

Operation Hours: 6am to 10pm

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MadreEFiglioBakeshop/

Risbee  Fried Chicken

This is a small outlet which started its operation way back in the late -1990’s along Kingspoint Subdivision and it had some outlets along Quirino Highway .

The  said outlet is owned by Risbee Fried Chicken . It competes with the other fried chicken around the vicinity by being cheaper . They also sell pre-cut choice pieces like legs, neck, wing, leg and half chicken which is quite popular among beer drinkers for ( pulutan ) finger food . Whole chicken cost Php 145 a piece. They also come with their own version of gravy .

Their operation is early afternoon until late evening – sometimes quite erratic . The only downturn is that their cooking oil used for deep frying their chicken seems to be old .

The small stall is tuck in a corner along Katipunan Avenue near Goodwill Homes arch. There is also a small karinderia -style adjacent which serves tricycle drivers and workers.

King Point Ihaw-Ihaw , Goto at Bulaluhan ,Kingspoint Bar and Grill,  / Red Vent and Citypoint  Milk Tea and Bakeshop

King Point Ihaw-Ihaw, Goto at Bulaluhan , Kingspoint Bar and Grill / Red Vent, Citypoint Milk Tea and Bakeshop

These restaurants are located within a commercial building along Katipunan Avenue corner King Henry Street.

These establishments opened a little more than 2 years ago and it primary caters to the residents living within the subdivision.  We tried eating at the King Point Ihaw-Ihaw and tasted their goto which only cost Php 10 per bowl without hard boil eggs .  They also have grilled liempo and barbecue . There is also the Citypoint Milk Tea and Bakeshop.

Trat’s Chill and Grill House /  Trat’s Sizzling and Grill House

Trat’s Chill and Grill House  sometimes called Trat’s Sizzling and Grill House.  This bar and grill restaurant opened its door sometime late 2009 and owned by Chef  Jose Angelo S. Cerdon. It used to be a hole in wall type with few tables and chairs until several years later.

part of the restaurant is garage area converted into bar .

There used to have a car wash business beside the restaurant , then it was converted into a billiard area before it was re-converted into part of the restaurant.

sizzling sisig , barbecue is perfect companion for any beer

Sizzling Sisig  Served ( Php 70 ) or (Php 110) with rice . One of the favorite (pulutan) finger food  for beer drinkers .

Flaming Tuna For seafood lovers who want their tuna fish in sizzling plates.  Price P130.

Rice Topping Tapsilog, Tocilog, and more “silogs” Price range  P60 to P100.

Crispy PataPhp 320 per order good for sharing with 3 to 5 people

Trat’s barbecue with vinegar

Barbecue is a MUST TRY , It cost Php 17 per piece , It used to cost Php 15 when they started selling them.

It is one of our favorite restaurant within the area when it comes to noodles, barbecue , sizzling plate, street foods like isaw, betamax , hotdog and grilled food.

pancit bihon

The only downturn is that it can take between 15 minutes to 25 minutes when you order their noodles (It can take a while before they can serve it) . It used to be priced at Php 60.00 when they started offering them several years back.

PANCIT BIHON, MIKI-BIHON ,MIKI, CANTON Priced at P70 per order, Ideal for two or three people. They also have bilao style -for large orders.

The restaurant also accepts catering and special orders.

Operation Hours: 5:00PM TO 12MN Mondays to Sunday except Holidays

Address: Lot 8 Block 26 Katipunan Street , Kingspoint Subdivision , Barangay Bagbag , Novaliches, Quezon City

Contact Person: Chef Jose Angelo S. Cerdon -Manager

Telephone: 937-9562/ 939-7322 Cellphone # 0915-672-6535 / 0922-864-1350

Email : joseangelo_cerdon@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: Trats Sizzling and Grill House

There is another restaurant beside known as Cerdon Videoke and Restaurant which also serves home-style meals. They are an old-time residents of Kingspoint Subdivision. They are also relatives .

Meal viand cost from Php 20 for vegetables and Php 30 -Php 50 for meat – for less than Php 100 -one can order 1 rice with vegetables , meat and a small softdrink.

R&B Fried Chicken and Restaurant

R&B Fried Chicken and Restaurant started as a small fried chicken stall way back in 2011. People know that this is the authentic Risbee Fried Chicken which is famous for their deep fried chicken .

deep fried chicken

A deep fried chicken cost Php 165 and it comes with their own version of gravy and for an extra Php 5.00 you can order atchara

A few months ago, it was closed for several weeks and a larger restaurant was opened to cater the growing needs of the community. They also added new menus like pancit , rice toppings meal, grilled menus, buffalo wings , bulalo soup.

The physical appearance of the restaurant seems inviting with red colored paints, hanging plants, Capiz lights and patio -outdoor settings.

Operation Hours: 11:00am until 12mid-night , everyday except first Sunday and Third Sunday of the month ( closed)

For pre-orders and take-outs :0925-4715688 / 0927-3275950 / 664-6467

King Mc Bee and R & B Chicken House- early afternoon

King MC Bee had just recently open their doors – They are offering hamburger , cheesburger , siomai, fried chicken , spaghetti, ramen , mami  and juice . They are offering Buy 1 take 1 burgers . There are 3 to 4 burger outlets within the radius of 1 kilometer of each other. There is another burger joint near EL Pueblo condominium.

King Mc Bee and R& B Chicken House at night

The name King Mc Bee is quite catchy , But it will take more time before people can  recall their name and their food. There is also a local pizza few months ago which operates in a nipa hut but seems nowhere to be found. I also think that the store being situated in a corner lot within a few meters away from Holy Child Academy ( Kingspoint branch)  and Kingspoint Montessori students are its primary clientele.

It seems that food business establishments within Kingspoint subdivision are fond of using the word ” KING ” in reference to the place maybe.  Proof that the area had a big potential of being a community food street.

Note: We tried sampling of food in almost all the places that we went, Some are take-out orders since the sitting capacity of the restaurants are quite small . We only missed eating at Corretto Cafe , Cha Dao ( coffee and milk tea) , Citypoint Milk Tea  and Kitchen Mix since everyone do not like cakes , coffee , milk tea and are already full . Prices quoted are subject to change without prior notice by the owners of these establishments.

There are about 20 food establishments along this stretch .

*We are planning to have another round of food tour at nearby Goodwill Homes and California Village a few months from now . Goodwill Homes had some interesting restaurants and home-style karinderia meals to offer.

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