5 Loaves & 2 Fish Restaurant : Cooking from the Heart

5 Loaves & 2 Fish Restaurant was the brainchild of Ms. Dinah Grace M. Miro. She used to help her mother with cooking their food during her childhood days. Her passion is from the heart.

Ms. Dinah Grace M. Miro 

Her interest includes baking and cooking . She was the youngest among the sibling.  During special occasions, she would serve home made specialties to her visitors and friends.

5 Loaves & 2 Fish signage

On September 2011, Her lavosh became one of the top choices at the ” Ultimate Taste Test ” among over 50 Best Food entered at the Mercato Centrale event.

She would eventually opened a stall with her specialties at CCF Tiendesitas in Pasig City. The restaurant have a sitting capacity of between 65 to 68 people at any given occasion.  It is also wise to pre-book the restaurant whenever there is a family occasion and gathering.

inspirational messages on wall

The proprietor had two trade names in mind when they decided to register at the SEC and DTI , but they are already taken . She then prayed so that an appropriate name will be granted. She took the inspiration from the bible.

The Rock with signage of 5 Loaves and 2 Fish restaurant

John 6:1-14 New International Version

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”

Best Sellers Dishes

Crispy Veggie Lavosh sometimes referred to as Armenian lavash, is a soft, thin unleavened flat bread made in …. Lavash, lavosh, or lahvosh is a gigantic, paper-thin, blistery, tortilla-like flatbread common throughout Armenia, Turkey, and Iran. The bread is served with tomato and coriander salsa dip, chicken liver , pesto burlee and garlic oil with dulong fish . This appetizer is ideal for sharing between 3 to 5 people. Php 250 per serving.

The pesto is a little bit sweet and some of the side dishes are tapered to cater the Filipino palate. One can mix all the four kinds of dips and form an interesting mixture.

Balayan Salad is a combination of green lettuce, chopped fresh tomatoes with quesong puti cheese and tinapa flakes with grated parmesan cheese. ( This will be offered starting this month ) The tinapa flakes are mild and does not overpower the taste of the salad.

High 5 Salad– a healthy combination of lettuce leaves, flavorful balsamic vinegar and guava puree blend of pleasant and unique taste. with sundried tomatoes , candied nuts , diced guava , grated parmesan cheese. ( Php 285) per serving

Beef Salpicao is another must have dish, the beef tenderloin  is baked and sliced into cubes. the meat is tender topped with slices of bird’s eye chilies , banana chiliesand fried chopped garlic. This comes with rice. ( Php 375 ) – ideal sharing between 2 to 3 people.

Salmon with Four Kinds of Cheese – Salmon fillet , topped with 4 kinds of cheese and topped with melted cheese on a bed of mashed potatoes. (Php 385) per serving.

Lengua with olives – The ox tongue is cooked perfectly with special sauce .

Pasta with ClamThis pasta is among the best sellers of the restaurant.

Pork Ribs Barbecue with special marinated sauce. This takes at least  4 to 6 hours to cook the pork , hence the meat is tender and tasty.

Pastries and Cakes – The restaurant had a good selection of cakes which can be ordered on per slice or whole piece.

wide array of cakes to choose from

What is nice about the products that they serve is that the company had a special tie-up with the local cooperative of San Isidro which is based from Davao. Like sourcing their cocoa powder from local producers.

The price range is between Php 145 to Php 180 per slice. They are not overly sweet compared to some well-known bakeshop. Among their best sellers are the cheesecake, chocolate cakes, pink guava cakes, matcha green tea cheesecake , dulce de leche,  among others.

array of appetizer meal, main dishes and pastries served at the restaurant

Promotion

There is a Father’s Day weekend promo from June 16-18! For a minimum spending of P 1,500 single receipt, you’ll get a free glass of wine to go with your sumptuous feast. For reservations, please call 366-5375 or 09971094210

How to Commute:

The place is fairy accessible via all modes of transportation , there is an AUX express route from any parts of the city going to Fairview area , just try to drop off at Ever Gotesco ( Commonwealth ) and one had to cross the foot bridge going to Holy Spirit Drive going to the tricycle station bay.

There are also passenger jeep which ply SM North, Trinoma or Eaton Centris – Php 14.00

For those coming from Sauyo, Bagbag, Talipapa, Novaliches area- there are short cut route going to Holy Spirit drive which traverses several subdivisions .

tricycle station

ordinary fare coast about Php 9.00 per head , while special fare cost Php 30.00

Note: Prices for the menus, cakes are subject to change without prior notice. For more information about the prices and reservations , please visit the links below.

Address: The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive , Don Antonio Heights Subd. Quezon City 

Operational Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00am to 10:00 pm, Friday to Sunday 11:00 am to 11:00pm 

Cellphone : 0920-9170167 / 366-5375

Website: http://www.5loaves2fish.com.ph/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/5loaves2fish.cafe/

 

 

 

 

 

A Visit to Kiu Pat Liong Shiao Temple within Don Galo,Parañaque City

Kiu Pat Liong Shiao is a Taoist temple located along coastal road located within Barangay Don Galo within Parañaque City. This is sometimes referred as Chinese temple.

Kiu Pat Liong temple compound with high walls

This is one of the iconic landmark located within the city . This is temple which was built more than 30 years ago and is one of the more elaborate temple. Traffic reporters would put this temple as their reference point during traffic report or segment.

Kiu Pat Liong Shiao gate 

We decided to visit this temple after a certain Mr. Marcelino Chua Sy posted in a FB religious site last May 27 that the temple is closing down and is giving away some of the altar and Taoist deities.

FB page group post

Some of them are shocked with the posting, so they told us to recheck if the story is true.

local marker 

I tried to ask some of my friends who are active at the temple , one of them is Master Chua Hu Hua and some of my friends living within the city.

Santa Monica chapel

I decided to tag along a friend, who is a volunteer at a Buddhist shrine in Makati , They might need an altar ( just in case) We decided to visit the temple last June 3 saturday . We took a jeepney ride ( with Baclaran with Zapote , Quirino Avenue) paid the Php 8.00 fare and dropped off at Santa Monica chapel along Quirino Avenue .

The place is less than 4 kilometer from Baclaran church .

There was a bronze statue which commemorates the Lim Ah Hong or Ah Hong  which attacked the area on  November 29, 1574 , later identified as Don Galo or Dong Galo

We went to the temple and talked with the caretaker and 2 Filipino-Chinese guardians of the temple.  They allowed us to visit the altar and lighted an incense.

We manage to talk with the caretakers and they told us that there was no truth with the rumors and They do not know anyone with a surname Mr. Chua who is in charge of the place.

Address: Buensuceso St, Don Galo, Parañaque, Philippines