Special Lomi at Chedy’s Budbod Restaurant

Special Lomi is one of the new specialties that one must try while eating at Chedy’s Budbod restaurant. It which had thick fresh egg noodles of about a quarter of an inch which takes its roots from the Filipino-Chinese communities.

This dish became popular in Batangas and nearby provinces. Lomi noodle dish became not just for special occasion but a comfort food especially during rainy season.

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Special Lomi at Chedy’s Budbod Restaurant

Chedy’s Budbod restaurant offers their customer a slighty different twist. Their lomi noodles is in rich broth topped with hard boiled egg, fried lumpia, deep fried liempo, fried garlic and chopped spring onions. It is a complete meal and very filling.

One can adjust to suit their preference by adding more soy sauce, ground pepper, a dash of calamansi and few slices of red chilies will add more flavors and taste to the lomi. This is for an affordable price of just Php 69.00!

Special lomi is now available at Chedy’s Budbod Restaurant which is located within Kingspoint Subdivision in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

They also accepts bulk orders for and special delivery within Kingspoint Subdivision, Kasiyahan Homes, Grand Monaco Villas, San Pedro IX in Barangay Bagbag, While Goodwill Homes 1, California Village and Sierra Vista in Barangay San Bartolome.

Address: Unit C, Lot 2 Block 37 King Henry corner  #60 Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City 

Operations: Everyday

Operational Hours: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Cellphone : Smart – 09213134475
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Chedy’s Budbod Resto in Kingspoint Subdivision

Chedy’s Budbod Restaurant recently held their soft opening last February 11, 2020. This was just a month before the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was imposed on March 15, 2020.

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For those unfamiliar with the term “Budbod“. It is a Tagalog word which is to sprinkle the viand on rice. Another term is to distribute or lay over the viand over rice. Budbod meal combination is common in many restaurants in Tanay, Rizal province.

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Chedy’s Budbod restaurant facade along Katipunan Avenue

Tanay is popular go to place among sightseers, local tourists, motorcycle and car groups while visiting the town’s rugged landscape, river, pilgrim and heritage sites.

We would join several road trips organized by car club on a road trip to the province. Our group have eaten before budbod meals in Tanay, but this restaurant offers something different for city folks.

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Chedy’s Budbod was named after the son of the proprietor. The place had a sitting capacity of between 40 to 50 customers at any given time with small parking area in front for motorcycles.

The Kingspoint subdivision restaurant is the first within Novaliches area. The seats were made from split bamboo, the tables are from ordinary wood, giving rustic ambiance to the place.

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Chedy’s Budbod restaurant menu and prices ( subject to change without prior notice)

For those unfamiliar with the exact location, The place used to be a branch of Bypass Burger then an unlimited Samgyupsal restaurant before Chedy’s .

Chedy’s Budbod Restaurant Specialties

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Chedy’s Budbod Liempo

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Sizzling Sisig

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Chicharon with vinegar

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Pancit Canton and Bihon mix with fried pork liempo topping

We were quite surprised with the generous toppings of fried pork liempo and the amount of noodles – This only cost Php 150 per order and good for sharing between 4 to 6 people!

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Celebrity Clientele and Customers

There is a growing list of customers since they had their soft opening this February. This list included Team Mio4 Philippines Novaboys, G Clown of Flip Flop, Gwapulis contestant among others.

Aside from their noodles, we like the way they marinate the beef tapa, longganisa and tocino. For those living near Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City. One must try to order from them.

Since the IATF guidelines, Dine-in is still not allowed, only take away.

( photo credit  from Chedy’s Budbod and the author)

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

Address: Unit C, Lot 2 Block 37 King Henry corner  #60 Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City 

Operations : 8:00 am to 6:00 pm ( TAKE OUT/ Delivery within Kingspoint Subdivision, San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan Homes, Goodwill Homes 1, Barangay San Bartolome)

Cellphone : Smart – 09213134475
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Comparison of Roasted Chicken Prices in Goodwill Homes 1 Community

Roasted chicken within Goodwill Homes 1 community in Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City  had increase between 5% to as much as 10% within two months time period.

According to the employees manning these stalls, Demand for roasted chicken had increase over the past several months. Second is the African Swine Flu (ASF) which also affected the supply chain. Another reason is the freak weather which also affected growth and health of the chicken.

Transportation and utility costs also affected the price. There were 4 roasted chicken stalls within the community. While Lemon and Pepper closed their stall late June 2019.

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Price Comparison

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Andoks– The price of their roasted chicken is relatively stable at P290, But some customers do not like the spices and sauce of their roasted chicken. Andoks had the higher price range among the 4 roasted chicken stalls within the community.

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Don. C specializes on roasted pork liempo and chicken. The retail price of their chicken was Php 230 few months ago then increased to Php 245 about 1 week ago.

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Chooks to Go – Goodwill Homes 1 outlet

Chooks to Go – The price of their roasted chicken is Php 259 for the past several months.

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Sr. Pedro – The price of their roasted chicken also rose from Php 235 to Php 255

Lemon and Pepper roasted chicken- This roasted chicken stall closed down late June 2019 with the retail price set at Php 230.  Lakay’s Ilocos Empanada took over the stall.

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.

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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.

BicolExpress

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

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

pinaputok na pla pla

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.