Boy Kanin Opens in Orani, Bataan

Boy Kanin opens their first full service restaurant in the heart of Orani, Bataan last September 28, 2018.


motorcade of Boy Kanin’s mascot within the town of Orani, Bataan

The event started with a motorcade within the town of Orani, Bataan past 1:00pm, with several cars, vans and tricycles paraded the main thoroughfare and streets of the town.


L-R priest, Mr. Ronald Allan Callao ( President of Boy Kanin),Mrs. Fe Callao ( EVP-Boy Kanin) together with Mr. Gerwin Capili, Mrs. Josephine Capili and family (Boy Kanin-Orani franchisee)

This was followed with a short blessing, ceremonial ribbon cutting, tossing of rice  and coins to the invited guests.


Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

Boy Kanin restaurant is done with the help of Architect Lumor Cenon Cesar, He also added some modern twist in the interiors.


According to Mr. Ronald Allan Callo ( President of Boy Kanin) ” We are proud of how we started as small food cart concept turning into full dine in store.”

” I am a Patriot, I love my Country, Out Culture has so Much to Offer to the world” in promoting Filipino fast food.

He also envision that Boy Kanin brand will be synonymous to Real Filipino Fastfood.


They are also planning to serve several well-loved Filipino desserts and dishes like suman, crispy kare-kare among others.


service crew , franchise owner and staffs

The sitting capacity of the restaurant is between 40 to 45 people. The restaurant is near important local landmarks such as Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, several schools, municipal hall, gymnasium and residential areas.


municipal hall and gymnasium


Boy silog value meals

These includes Tapa’reffic at Php 75.00, Tocinowsome at Php 75.00, Liempo’tastic at Php 75.00, Longganisa’rap at Php 75.00 are some of the well-loved value meals.


49’NERS with Egg value meal

The serving for their rice is bigger compared to other SILOG places. Boy Kanin’s fried rice also uses turmeric grown by Aeta community from Rizal province. This is the corporate social responsibility in which the company is helping these indigenous people earn income from their surrounding.


49Ner’s with egg, Boy Fiesta meal and salabat

The company is also expanding their tie-ups with other local producers of coffee, cocoa tablea, bagoong, fish, suka and other products.


Pinoy barbecue meal -pork and chicken

The chicken and pork barbecue is well marinated and is tender. Adding more flavor to the barbecue is the burned flavor from charcoal used.


Pata ni Boy with special soy condiment

Pata ni Boy is a pork crispy pata/ deep fried pork knuckle is well-seasoned. This is served together with their soy base condiment with chopped onions and finger chilies.


Sizzling sisig at Php 79.00


long lines of crowd eager to order at the branch



Note: Prices quoted in this blog may be subject to change without prior notification and Please visit the Website or Facebook Page of Boy Kanin for the latest update.


Boy Kanin’s Orani FB Page

Address: Ground Floor, Pag-ASA Building, Bayan ng Orani, Bataan, 2112

Operational Hours: Everyday -8:00 am to 10:00 pm





Kesong Puti Overload at Sweet Bulakenya

Sweet Bulakenya specializes on Kesong Puti, Pastillas, Polvoron, Yema, Empanada with Kesong Puti are just some of the iconic products.


Sweet Bulakenya was founded in May 11, 2010 started to produce homemade products. Kesong Puti, Empanada, Halayang Ube, Pastilyas de Leche and yemas. Eventually, people from different walks of life began to like the products.


crispy mushroom and special polvoron de kasoy

Sweet Bulakenya Foods tried to produce Native Pork Sitsaron/ Chicharon which made its best at different class- A restaurants and hotels. Some of their clientele included Chateau (1771 Group of Restaurants) City of Dreams in Parañaque, Macau, Serye, Robinsons Supermarkets (selected outlets like Galleria, Ermita, Eastwood, Metro East, Magnolia ) and True Deli in Quezon City.


sweet macapuno ball and espasol

They also have different Kesong Puti variants such as keso nuggets and Kesong puti – filled empanada which truly caught the attention of the people. Polvoron and gatas ng kalabaw ( fresh carabao’s milk ) are just some of the MUST Try products.




kesong puti in plastic containers

San Miguel is also known for their kesong puti since the Spanish colonial administration. The abundance of carabao and cow ranches within the town explains the thriving local industry.

This is not my first time to visit the store, I have met Maam Lani Buencamino several times before. Their kesong puti is not the salty ones that is commonly sold in public markets.


kesong puti making

Kesong Puti means ” white cheese” in  Tagalog is a soft, unmanaged, white cheese made from carabao’s milk , salt and vinegar.

Kesong puti

mixing vinegar mixture and warm carabao’s milk

The process is simple which involves using a warm cup of fresh carabao’s milk. Then slowly adding the warm vinegar solution as well. It is important that both mixtures are warm so that you can easily form the kesong puti.

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agglutinated curds are formed into balls – photo courtesy of Mr. Lebon Ong

Then gently slowly mixing it with your fingers until you can form a solid shape out of it. The excess water is slowly drained on a flat tray.


empanada with kesong puti


deep fried kesong puti nuggets

Comparable to cottage cheese, queso blanco, and paneer, kesong putî has a soft close texture.


A small dine-in counter section would enable travelers from other parts of Bulacan and nearby provinces would serve these in-house specialties. They are also open to bulk orders and reservations.

Sweet Bulakenya had DTI registered and was issued a Mayor’s permit and sanitary permit to operate. They are on their way to Food And Drug Administration registration.

Buying their products would also enable them to help local farmers and employ local people of the town.

So when you visit the town, Do not miss this place!

Store:Maharlika Hi-way, Sta. Rita,San Miguel, Bulacan

Address: Sampaguita St, San Miguel, Bulacan

Contact : 0915 939 3526

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Visit to Parokya ng San Jose Esposo de Maria


Parokya ng San Jose Esposo de Maria facade

Parokya ng San Jose Esposo de Maria parish was establish a little over a century ago.


The church was enlarged several times and its current structure is a combination of modern and old architectural styles. The facade of the church had adobe stones.


main altar

The parish had a small plaza and the side altar boast of several century-old religious statues of Saint Joseph, Mother Mary and the holy family.


The main altar boast of several large and life sized statues of the town’s patron saint.


century-old child jesus and saint joseph religious statues

There were some burglary attempts in the past, that targeted some old religious statues inside the church.


religious tableu depicting the life of saint joseph

But somehow, the religious statues were returned unscathed.  Some local would attribute these incidents as miracles.

Our immediate recommendation is for some kind hearten individual or company to help sponsor the installation of a cctv devise within the church.


This church is popular among local families of San Miguel as site of wedding place.


There is also a small side chapel where several large religious icons are displayed for veneration of the general public.


large gothic style urna

Urna vaguely translated into “house shrine,” or a delicately carved wooden housing for santos, or religious icons. These wooden containers are considered part of the religious heritage introduced by the Spaniards in the late 16th century.


religious statue of mother mary


immaculate conception statue

Parokya ng San Jose Esposo de Maria Facebook Page:

Address: Norberto Street, San Jose, San Miguel, 3011

Landline: (044) 764-04-79


Sweet Memories from Cristy’s and Claudine’s Pastillas Native Delicacies

Cristy’s Pastillas and Pasalubong Center is a place to visit whenever you are in the town of San Miguel, Bulacan.


Mrs. Cristina Garcia -Abu

This is not my first time to try the pastillas from San Miguel. Whenever we visit the town. We would always buy pastillas in several stores. These sweet soft milk candies that are made with carabao’s milk and sugar, then these sweet treats are rolled into logs, coated with sugar and then individually pack.


Cristy’s pastillas comes in different flavors and home to special macapuno

Culinary Specialty

Local culinary historians would agree that pastillas is most popular delicacy, that dates back to the Spanish colonial administration.

Pastillas de Leche if directly translated from Spanish means “milk tablets” or “milk pills”.  This is normally served for special guests and eaten by privilege few during the colonial administration.


neatly packing them into the boxes

The art of making pastillas gradually spread to other parts of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and other provinces.


Ms. Claudine G. Abu a third generation proprietor cutting the pastillas into bite size pieces

It all started back in 1968 from our lola Cristina Garcia who hails from from San Miguel Bulacan. This pastillas recipe was passed on to my parents and to me – Ms.Claudine G. Abu.


It is a very simple delicacy made with pure and fresh Carabao’s milk and sugar but without the correct mindset and handling, you might end up burning your mixture.


reduce consistency after about an hour of continuous stirring 

The classic flavors includes, Pastillas de leche, Pastillas de yema, Pastillas de ube.


 pastillas is neatly wrapped in two kinds of paper- the color red ones are pre-ordered

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Cristy’s pastillas

The product range had since expanded to include Pastillas de Leche,Pastillas de Yema, Pastillas de Ube, Pastillas de Langka, Pastillas de Dayap, Pastillas de Keso, Toasted Pastillas, Green tea pastillas, Chocnut pastillas, sugar-free pastillas and Macapuno.


pili nuts and pastillas de leche ( pastillas de leche is also sold in containers with less sugar)

Aside from the famous pastillas, They also have banana chips, camote chips, lengua de gato among others.  Cristy’s pastillas is also available in leading supermarkets in Metro Manila.

Cristy and Caludine’s pasalubong is also active in local bazaar and trade fairs. Some OFW’s from Europe, Middle East and United States would buy boxes of their pastillas for giveaways to friends during Yuletide season and special occasions.


Cristy’s and Claudine’s Pasalubong Center- Salangan Highway branch

Cristy and Claudine’s Pastillas and Pasalubong

Factory address and main store: 45 Tibagan, San Miguel, Bulacan


-803 Progresso st. San Jose San Miguel Bulacan

-45 Tibagan, San Miguel, Bulacan

– Stall B&C Cagayan Valley Road Salangan, San Miguel Bulacan

Contact no: Madis 09178003105 / 09175783186

They are open to bulk orders an resellers via LBC or 2go

Two Thumbs Up at Thumbs Up Restaurant

Two Thumbs Up for Thumbs Up grill and restaurant. This is our midway stopover at the San Miguel Culinary and Heritage Tour.


Thumbs Up restaurant frontage with several bonsai display

The restaurant started about 5 years ago and had since expanded to cater a bigger crowd. The place specializes on different grilled and sizzling plate dishes.


Thumbs Up

The sitting capacity of the restaurant is between 80-90 people at any given time. The restaurant had a small are where collection of bonsai, native ferns and ixora or  (santan / tangpupo/ tangpopo/ jungle flame) are neatly arranged.


Santan / Tangpupo/ Tangpopo bonsai

The place is ideal for hang-out place for friends, family and travelers. Among the specialties includes kilawin na tanigue, a type of Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson).


Kilawin na Tanigue

The art of marination uses raw tanigue neatly cubed into bite sized bits. The marination which uses the a combination of vinegar, calamansi and ground pepper. Then topped with freshly sliced onions, thinly sliced ginger, green chilies, bird’s eye chilies .  The dish is not too sour and the meat is very tender. A good starter dish.


Sizzling bulalo steak

Sizzling bulalo steak (P190) is another specialty of the place. The beef meat and bone marrow is tender while it is covered up with gravy.  Added with fried garlic, It infused  more flavors to the dish. The meat was very tender and any rice would greatly compliment the gravy ! MUST TRY.


Pork sisig

Pork sisig is another in house specialty of the restaurant. They added fresh sunny side up egg on top. With lots of chopped onions, bird’s eye chilies and finger chilies. The best way to eat this is to mix it and scramble the egg together with the meat on the sizzling plate while it is still hot.


Sizzling squid on plate (P120) had a lot of chopped onions, red bell peppers and tomatoes. The sweetness of the sauce and fresh tomatoes are an added treat .


Pancit is generously topped with squid balls, liver, chicken meat, chicken innards carrots, cabbage topped with fried garlic.


Bibingkang Malagkit or Biko

 Biko is known in San Miguel as Bibingkang Malagkit. Bibingkang Malagkit is made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, brown sugar is perfectly sweet, creamy and chewy. Topped with sweetened coconut spread seasoned with Citrus aurantifolia (dayap zest)  a local species of key lime, topped with grated cheese and latik. Another popular dessert.


Atsara / Achara

This is the home-style family atchara / atsara is an heirloom family recipe that is  serve at the restaurant.  The green papaya was finely grated with lots of ingredients like carrots,bell peppers and raisins. It is not too sour and had a mild taste. The dish is normally eaten together with any grilled meat dishes and helps to clean the palate.


Kalamay sa Latik

Kalamay sa Latik is everyone’s  favorite. It is sticky glutinous rice cakes soaked in pandan-like syrup topped with latik. This is not commonly prepared in Metro Manila. One reason is that the art of making the kalamay is a tedious process.


Address: Tecson Street, Barangay Poblacion, 3011 San Miguel Bulacan

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

Phone no: 09158653540

Contact Person: Mr. Edward Payawal


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