Specialties of Mang Tootz Foodhaus

Mang Tootz Foodhaus was named after Mr. Edwin “Mang Tootz”  Vergara a former OFW who opened a carinderia or eatery with a twist.

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Mang Tootz Foodhaus signage

The carinderia had a huge following among students of UST, FEU, UE and residents of Sampaloc district within Manila. Proof to the pudding is that hundreds of students would queue in line just to eat even before lunch.

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We would find time to eat at their eatery when we have long breaks. The price of their student rice meal is affordable and it comes free with soup.

Some of the dishes are newly created like chicken kebab. Rice value meals starts at Php 78.00 and Php 83.00 depending on the viand. One can order other dishes.

History

Mang Tootz started in 1991 as a tapsilogan and was used to be located in a small corner along J. Barlin street within Sampaloc.

It used to be called Tootzilog. The eatery eventually moved to Padre Noval street because the proprietors thought that it would be wiser to transfer location since they will be situated near the university with higher foot traffic. Technically, they are in the business for almost 30 years!

Television Program and Celebrities

Several television program had featured this eatery like My Puhunan of ABS-CBN channel 2, TV channel 5, Kapuso Jessica Soho, Pinas Sarap, Unang Hirit of GMA channel 7, Solar TV, Tomasino and Food Vloggers like Mark Wiens, Erwan Heussaff, The Hungry Syrian Wander, Yummy Kitchen, Coconuts Manila among others.

UAAP athletes, former President Benigno Aquino III were among those who have eaten at the eatery.

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Dishes

There were 16 to 18 dishes being rotated on an everyday basis in Sampaloc and Makati.

porkbulgogi

Pork Bulgogi– Their pork is well marinated and their pork is tender. There are also some vegetables included and topped with sesame seeds.

chopsuey

Chopsuey – All time favorite with a lot of vegetables. Their vegetables is not soggy compared to others within the vicinity.

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Breaded Chicken– Their breaded chicken is deep fried with minimal batter, better than other restaurants or fast food joints.

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Bangus Steak – This is another well  loved dish. The bangus is cooked just right with generous amount of sauce.

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Bicol Express– Another MUST try dish when you visit this eatery, the pork meat is cooked just right with right amount of coconut milk ( not aguado/ watered down) and the right amount of banana chilies and bird’s eye chilies.

Binagoongan

Pork Binagoongan– The right balance of sweet, sour and salty combination.

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Chicken Kebab – Right amount of spice, chicken is well grilled along with the vegetables.

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banana rhum-a

 Banana rhum-A is an all time favorite since it was first introduced in 2006. They cook an average of 3,000 to 4,000 pieces a day. One must pre-order at least 1 day in advance for bulk orders. During Christmas season, their order are up to 8,000 pieces per day.

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Their banana rhum-A – is smaller compared to the ordinary turon being sold in street corners in Metro Manila. It is a saba banana sliced into 4 pieces with jackfruit wrapped in lumpia wrapper then deep fried. coated with a syrup made from a combination of margarine, pineapple juice, rhum, banana essence and brown sugar. It is topped with powdered sugar, skim milk, cinnamon powder and sesame seeds.

Pork Liempo – This is an all time favorite among students. However this was not available when we came.

Sisig – Another MUST Try, This was not available when we ate at the eatery.

There is no secret to why this is a favorite hang-out place. Their food is delicious,  affordable, staff are friendly and the neighborhood vibe would surely keep anyone from returning back.

Mang Tootz Food Haus and Catering Services Sampaloc
1135 P. Noval St., Sampaloc, Manila

Contact :  +63 2 735- 68 55/404-45-61 (0917-856-9240)

Operations: Mon-Sat 8 am-9pm.

Mang Tootz Foodhouse- Makati
G-7 Valero Plaza, 124 Valero, Makati, Metro Manila

Contact : +63 2 425-9910/ (0917-856-9240)

Operations: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

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A Visit to Behrouz Persian Restaurant

Behrouz had been serving authentic Persian and halal food for over 30 years. The restaurant which is located in 63 Scout Tobias Street, Laging Handa in Quezon City.

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different kind of Persian foods and yogurt shake

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beef kebab with grilled tomatoes and onion

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hummus with pita bread

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beef liver

Among the specialties included beef liver with sauce which is good with rice or flat bread.

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Kashke Bademjan is an eggplant dish

This eggplant dip is usually served as an appetizer though  it as a main dish. Kashke bademjan is usually served with bread like lavash, pita or naan.

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different kind of menus posted on its wall

The Scout Tobias branch had a sitting capacity of between 80 to 120 people with an outdoor atrium. Several local celebrities and important people would dine in at this restaurant.

The restaurant is also listed in popular zomatoph and other review sites.

Operations : Everyday 

Operational Hours: 12:00 noon to 5:00 am 

It had 4 other branches located in San Juan, Pasig and Parañaque City

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

 

Yordanovi Bulgarian Restaurant at The Food Hive

Yordanovi is an all Bulagarian restaurant which started its operations at nearby Road 3 few years ago. They started serving Bulgarian sausage to their customers and eventually opened a stall at The Food Hive.

The Wolf is also called Meshana Skara  ( all meat platter: Kufte ( meatballs) , Kebapche (Bulgarian Kebab) , Sausage, Shish , Red Wine-Marinated Pork Liver with Slices of Lemon.)

The wolf platter can be shared between 3 to 5 person .

Ms. Maricris Yordanov and Chef Plamen Yordanov

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The stall also showcase its popular sandwiches , salad, bread pudding, home -made ham  and its menus are clearly posted at their stall.

Yordanovi Bulgarian Restaurant is also listed on a popular food and restaurant review site ZomatoPH.

Address: The Food Hive, 80 Visayas Avenue , Barangay Vasra, Quezon City

Operation Hours: Everyday 11:00 am to 11:45 pm

 

Delectable Dishes at Heat Stroke Grill within Montare Food & Venue Place

Delectable and mouthwatering grill dishes , burgers , kebab and ribs are just a few sample of menus that can can try when they visit Montare Food and Venue Place . The venue is classy and not your ordinary food hubs or food parks . The outdoor garden area is neatly manicured in lawn grass with dozens of date palms , ornamental flowering plants and can accommodate between 150 to 200 people at any given time. Aside from the main function rooms.

Heat Stroke Grill stall

One of the MUST TRY food stalls located within the place is the Heat Stroke Grill stall . Their menu is perfect as finger food and best accompanied with cold beer .

Here are some of the Best Sellers in the Menu

Baby Back Ribs ( Php 160 ) per order , Chicken Kebab ( Php 160 ) and Grilled Pork Binagoongan  ( Php 160) 

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This is one of the signature dishes offered in sizzling plate with egg and chopped spring onion leaves . ( Php 150 ) ala carte and (Php 300 )platter

Pork Belly Inasal with Jaun Rice and Chimichurri sauce – This is another dish which is a fusion of Filipino and Latin American . Chimichurri sauce made from finely chopped parsley , minced garlic , olive oil , oregano , red pepper flakes , white or red wine vinegar . It depends on what country in Latin America as the sauce can have slightly different variation .

The pork belly is cooked just right with the right chimichurri sauce and pickled cucumber and radish  as side dish. This is ideal between  1 to 2 person sharing .

Heat Stroke Chicken in Asian Style – The marinated chicken is tender with a savory taste , This is a complete meal with egg , pickled cucumber and radish .

Rice Options– Jaun Rice is a type of yellowish rice with fried garlic , Spiced Melano Rice is sweet and a little bit spicy , Albino or Plain rice.

Sauce Options : Chimichurri green sauce , This is a Latin American sauce . Harissa -Grilled pepper ,garlic , spices and cumin . Teriyaki – A Japanese which gives an Asian flavor.

There is also Heat Stroke Grill sweet sauce and sinamak ( local vinegar with spices )

Pork Binagoongan with Rice is another MUST TRY dish at Heat Stroke Grill – The pork is well marinated  with bagoong ( shrimp paste mixture is just right ) a few chopped tomatoes, finger chilies and chopped onions add more colors and spice. Not your typical salty Binagoongan dish.

Baby Back Ribs or Pork Ribs with Rice and Sauce is another MUST TRY dish . The meat is tender and the sauce is amazing . This can be shared between 2 persons .

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Note and Full Disclosure : prices and menus are subject to change without prior notice , author was just invited to have an honest review of the place and heat stroke grill.

Operations : Everyday 3:00 pm to 12:00 midnight

Address: Lot 12 Centro de Buenviaje Commercial, Mayor Gil Fernando corner Aquilina Street , Marikina City .

Telephone : (02) 907-1382

For more information about their menus , reservations and catering -Please visit Heat Stroke Grill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Pork Barbecue at Lola Ote

Lola Ote Grill and Restaurant is known for their iconic hanging good pork barbecues is located along 26 Sgt. Esguerra street, Diliman near popular television stations ABS-CBN channel 2 and GMA channel 7 . This restaurant is one of fastest growing hang-out place within the vicinity  .  They also have a branch at 2nd floor Robinson’s Mall in Novaliches , Quezon City .

Lola Ote- Home of the Best Barbecue

This restaurant is located at a former ancestral house built in the 1960’s and was converted into a travel and tour office for several years until it was re-adapted and renovated into a restaurant about a year ago.

 restaurant is jam-packed with customers

The restaurant proprietor is a culinary graduate with some of the recipes handed down from her grandmother  .

pork barbecue  are presented in steel skewers like kebab 

Among the iconic foods served at this restaurant and bar are its 18 inch pork barbecue , isaw and balun-balunan, chicharon bulaklak  not to mention sisig and other well-known menus. The pork barbecue , isaw and chicharon bulaklak is best dipped with vinegar .

chicharon bulaklak or chicharon bituka

sisig ala lola ote

The steel skewers had undergone several changes before coming up with the current style.

display rack showcase items brought home from travel abroad 

The restaurant had a capacity of between 80 to 120 people at any time . The two rooms were converted into function rooms with 35 to 45 people capacity each .

Lola Ote can also accept in house catering and their function rooms can be rented out for small groups .

Note and full disclosure : Please try to visit the link for prices and reservation , Prices are subject to change without prior notice . The author was just invited to be a part of the review.

Address: Courtyard Building, Sgt. Esguerra, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City
Telephone Number: +639175217892 / 546-8553
Facebook: Lola Ote
Instagram: lolaote
Twitter: @lolaotebbq