Coconut House , Quezon City Memorial Circle , Quezon City -Philippines
Whenever we would go to Quezon Memorial Circle or organize a walking tour within the area. I would always recommend a unique restaurant which offers the best of Philippines regional foods . One of the country’s top export and is known for. It is no other than the Coconuts !
I think we were among the first customers who were able to dine at the restaurant way back in 2010. The restaurant used to be a coffee and pasta shop called ” Bialetti Coffee ” before 2010 . I do not know if the current Bialetti Caffe located at Matino street corner Matahimik street nearby is also the same as the one that used to be located before. But is seems to be the same business , They almost have the same business logo.
Phalaenopsis equestris – This Philippine orchid species was additional treat to those dining at the patio area. This is the traditional way on growing orchids in many parts of the country. Coconut husk is the cheapest growing media ( medium )
fried buko with buko achara ( pickled coconut) and mayonnaise
One can easily mistake this dish as fried squid ring . The coconut is coated with batter and deep fried . It is presented in a square plate with young coconut , red bell pepper and chopped onion ( achara- style )
Chicken Binakol is a delicious chicken soup dish. It is similar to Chicken Tinola, although the use of of coconut meat and coconut water makes this dish unique .
pork sinigang sa buko
Pork Sinigang sa Buko is a MUST TRY – The use of coconut water and coconut makes this dish different from the usual pork sinigang
The business had a nice tag-line ” Nice Things Coconuts” indicative that almost all their menus and products sold at the place have coconuts. Coconuts is known as TREE of LIFE in the Philippines and in Asia. Almost all parts of the coconut palm can be utilized for food, medicine, housing materials, furniture, beauty care products, cooking oil, laxative, potting media for orchids and plants, house hold utensils among others…….
indoor dining area
The restaurant indoor air-conditioned area can accommodate up to 80 people at any given time while the outdoor patio area ideal for al fresco dining can accommodate a further 40 to 60 people with different kinds of ice buko and buko ice cream. The indoor area is quite full when our group went there for our lunch .
The restaurant also offer Buko halal value meals like Buko Mami Php 95, Buko Palabok Php 105, Buko Pancit Php105, Buko Carbonara Php125 and Buko Spaghetti Php125 – For those planning to bring their families and friends- It is best to order the buko pancit bilao which only cost around Php 625 good for 5 to 7 people.
buko pie and buko -ube pie
This restaurant also got a Zomato review sticker and was featured several times on television shows like Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho on GMA channel 7 among others. The menus had expanded since they first opened its doors in 2010 .
A dessert after a hearty meal includes buko halo-halo, buko pandan , buko ice cream , ice buko
Note: Prices quoted are based from the recent visit by the author and may be subject to change without prior notice
Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday 7:00am to 9:00pm
Stall 29 D-4, Elliptical Rd, Diliman, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila
(02) 513 0142