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.

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

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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 Coffee Institute for Filipinos and Coffee Connoisseur

Mr. Micheal Harris Lim the first Filipino to make it to the semi-finalists of the World Barista Championship in Boston, USA.

Mr. Micheal Harris Lim

He is also  the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion. He sees boundless opportunities for the Philippines to promote its coffee worldwide.

He flew to Boston in the United States for the World Coffee Championships  last April 1 not only to showcase his talents but also to give the world a taste of the potential of Philippine coffee.

Together with his family, friends, Department of Trade and Industry representatives, Department of Tourism, Benguet coffee growers association and coffee enthusiasts opens the Institute for Coffee Excellence.

 Institute for Coffee Excellence

Since he first ventured in the coffee business way back in 2001, He has been committed in providing solutions to elevate the quality of local crops and equip the Filipino farmers with tools and knowledge to help them keep up with the evolving industry.

” This journey has inspired me to create a space to nurture, the baristas and our Filipino coffee farmers .” Thus , he built the Institue for Coffee Excellence to have its thrust work at both ends of the spectrum : for farmers and baristas.

He envisions the institute as an instrument in fostering a community that works together for sustainability to achieve the ultimate goal of having a steadily increasing food and coffee security for the Philippines and for the future generations to come.

Mr. Raoul de Peralta

” The transformation of a community begins with education. In the case of our coffee community , I believe we would have to start by empowering our farmers and baristas with knowledge, values and passion to work towards a beautiful coffee future, ” he shares.

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Barrio Fiesta

A Barrio Fiesta themed party capped the opening of the institute. There are dozens of regional dishes from different parts of the country.

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Roasted cow from Ambrosia’s were roasted for several hours, longganisa from Nueva Ecija, pinaputok na pla pla which is the specialty from Rizal province.

longganisa from Nueva Ecija

mixed vegetables with strawberries from Benguet

native kakanins like bukayo and tikoy

bibingka

escabeche

lumpiang ubod or sariwa

pancit with deep fried lechon kawali and quail eggs.

kesong puti with pandesal

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grilled pork liempo

curacha and sugpo with alavar sauce from Zamboanga

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Program

There was a program for all the coffee connoisseurs, invited guests and there was a live band and party all night long.

To know about the Institute for Coffee Excellence, Please visit coffeeexcellence.org.

Big Promos Awaits Boy Kanin’s 6th Anniversary

Unlimited rice ( kanin), exciting new dishes, more restaurants awaits customers and KA-Tropas at the 6th anniversary celebrations of Boy Kanin.

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Franchise Asia Philippines Exposition 2019 held from March 29, 30 and 31, 2019 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

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Boy Kanin’s team

Food Cart Concept

Boy Kanin was created as a food cart concept which was made to cater to the needs of the hardworking Filipinos employees. Started in 2012, Boy Kanin is the brainchild of Mr.  Antonio Z. Atienza and Mr. Ronald Callao. They hope not just to feed hungry stomachs but also to remind us why we always return to our homegrown cuisine. Rice base meals were popular across different segment of the society

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6th Anniversary Treats

Boy Kanin 6th anniversary visitors at Boy Kanin’s the booth

Boy Kanin’s exhibition booth is located within second level of SMX Convention Center. It is small replica of their free-standing restaurant stall.

The company currently had 83 branches in different locations all over the country. They are targeting at least 160 branches by the year end.

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The exhibit booth is one of the imposing structure at the exposition with hundreds of visitors and guests who enjoyed playing games and won exciting raffle prizes such as limited edition mugs, caps, tumblers and free meals!

Well-Love Dishes

Boy Kanin's dishestop-bottom: Boy kanin’s Pork Barbecue, Boy sisig, Sizzling Liempo, Chicken Pinoy Barbecue

Starting late April 2019, Boy Kanin will be launching their unlimited rice ( kanin) promo in all of their branches nationwide. This will enable rice loving Filipinos to eat at their heart’s content.

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Unlike other regular food stalls, each bowl of rice is stir fried and then infused with a cooked sauce of your choice. Their well-loved classic savory sauce of adobo, longganisa, tocino, chicken pinoy barbecue, crispy pata, lugaw, pinoy burrito, you will get a chance to taste authentic home-cooked meals.

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Over this six-year journey, we’ve been up, and we’ve been down. We’ve won, and lost. We’ve laughed, cried, worried, celebrated, pondered, and partied. But through it all, we’ve continued to focus on building something that we can stand behind and that we’re proud to be a part of. ”

Corporate Partnership

Unknown to many, Boy Kanin’s had several social community projects tucked under their social corporate responsibility. one of which is the annual LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2019 bicycle race in which the company is one of the proud partner. Mr. Callo is bicycle enthusiast.

Social Responsibility

Another feat is that for every purchase of their ginger/ turmeric tea. A customer is already helping the indigenous aeta communities in Rizal province in which the company  directly purchase their produce.

The company also partnered with some farmer communities for sourcing their produce from banana leaves, seafood, vinegar, bagoong and rice.

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Desserts

Another well-love desserts are suman with gracious toppings of latik (caramelized coconut cream) and thick sauce. This is best paired with kapeng barako of Batangas.

Franchise Packages

There are four types of franchise packages : Floor Kiosk Package, Counter Type Dine-In Package , Small Line Package and Big In-Line Package.

Like and Share Facebook : Tropang Boy Kanin

Those who are interested with franchising, Boy Kanin also had a partnership with BPI Family Ka-Negosyo program.
Contact for Franchise:
Address: #73-A 10th Avenue Barangay Soccorro , Murphy, Cubao , Quezon City
Landline :(02) 352 8130 / (02) 745-0771

+63917 344 3427 Globe
+63923 683 1409 Suncellular
(02) 352-8130 Landline

Email: franchising.boykanin@gmail.com
Website: www.boykanin.com

8 Historical Facts and Numbers on Freedom Trail March

Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) in partnership with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, Bataan government, Tarlac government, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and Philippine Air force started a grueling 3-day march.

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The “Obelisk” at the Capas National Shrine

The march started  midnight of March 1 (Friday) started the kick off ceremonies in commemoration of the 77th year of the Death March and concluded at Capas Memorial Shrine in Tarlac on March 3 (Sunday) past 8:30 pm.

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Philippine Army and Navy marching along Bamban, Tarlac highway

Mr. Tomas Cloa, Jr. (PVB) Vice president said the original Death March lasted for four days after Bataan fell to the Japanese invaders on April 9, 1942.

8 Historical Facts and Numbers about the Freedom Trail March

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Death March Memorial Shrine in Capas, Tarlac province

1.)  Freedom Trail March, it retraces the 140 kilometers of actual route of the Death March from the ( zero) O- kilometer Death March marker in Mariveles, Bataan to Capas in Tarlac.

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Bamban bridge, Tarlac

2.) Death March is considered as one of the darkest days in the country’s history. There were 60,000 to 80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war from Bagac and Mariveles towns in Bataan to Camp O’Donnell in Capas, Tarlac.

3.) About 2,000 living World War II veterans are still alive.

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4.) United States Navy Seal 21 members of the United States Navy Seal participated for the first time.

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5.) Epic Charity Challenge from the United States headed by its director Dr. Lance Cummings of California together with 17 members aimed to raise $100,000 this year to be given to athletes needing prosthetic and metal shoes.

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Cristo Rey High School students

6.) 77 Students from Cristo Rey High School which symbolizes the 77 years of Death March were at the lightning of torch. The school was known as O’Donnel’s Rettlement High School. The place is popularly called NAVY.

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Maj. Gen. Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana, AFP (Ret.) 

Secretary of Defense Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana led the torch lighting ceremony at the shrine.

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boodle meal

boodle meal dishes which included steam white rice, fried pork liempo, roasted chicken, salted duck eggs, slice tomatoes, slice mangoes, pork chicharon, steamed egg plant, steamed okra, steamed kangkong with bagoong and vinegar .

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7.) Boodle Fights– After a long day march, everyone enjoyed a hearty boodle fight meal.

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Mr. Roberto de Ocampo

8.) Philippine Veterans Bank is owned by Philippine war veterans and prime mover in commemorating the event. Mr. Roberto De Ocampo ( former Finance secretary during President Fidel Ramos term 1992 to 1998 ) is the chairperson of the banking institution.

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Philippine Living History members

Mr. Robert Hudson, vice-president of Filipino-American Memorial, said the Death March markers are well-maintained, now with the assistance of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

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souvenir items for sale

souvenir items for sale, These included black and white color shirts ( Php 400 each), marble obelisk kilometer marker- Php 150 and refrigerator magnets.

A big salute to all the soldiers and to the organizers of this annual freedom run .

Great Dishes at Arki’s Grill

Arki’s Grill specializes in different dishes, some of them are locally sourced from the market and what is in season.
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pechay wrap with tinapa and ginataan
The leaves pechay is used in a different way, it is use for wrapping flaked tinapa fish topped with finely chopped carrots with gata. The coconut milk is thick and the pechay leaves is still crunchy.
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dinuguan
Arki’s version of pork dinuguan is different, it is thick with crispy pork liempo and banana chilies added as topping.
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sinampalukang manok
Sinampalukang manok or tamarind chicken soup use tamarind leaves, chicken meat.  There are plenty of tamarind leaves used in this soup. ( hindi tinipid sa rekado).
This goes well with white rice. The soup is not that sour, the banana chilies add some right kick to this soup.
It is also surprising that this soup would only cost Php 160 per order ( for sharing between 3 to 4 people).
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sauteed garlic with shrimps
This is another perfect dish with generous amount of garlic topped the sauteed shrimps.
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bulalo soup
Bulalo soup is big with fresh young corn, vegetables at Php 295 per order ( for sharing between 2 to 4 people). This goes well in cool weather and rainy days with white rice.
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Arki’s Grill
Arki’s Grill accepts reservations for events, parties, debuts, wedding and offers catering services.
The restaurant had a sitting capacity of between 90 to 100 people at any given time.
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Arki’s Grill signage
Note: Menus prices posted are subject to change without prior notice, Please visit their FB page for latest updates and promos.
Address: Arki’s Grill- Salangan Highway , San Miguel, Bulacan ( (Fronting ICBT, besides Olive Lechon Manok)
Contact Persons: Architect Ervin and Mrs. Kat Garcia
Contact : 0935- 889- 1003
Operations: Mondays-Sundays
Operational Hours: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm