Charlie Wanton Noodle House – a noodles house for everyone !

265 Haig Street, Daang Bakal , 1550  Mandaluyong City -Philippines

 Charlie Wanton Special restaurant

I always pass-by this home-style noodle restaurant whenever i visit my relatives in San Juan and Mandaluyong City. However this is my first -time to blog about this place. ( Thanks to the Uy family  who brought us there for  lunch !)

According to the employee, the first restaurant was located at Florentino Torres  street in Santa Cruz, Manila on 1958.  There are many factors ‘why’ this noodle house moved from the old location ( Manila ) . The blending of Filipino and Chinese cuisine is very evident with their long list of favorite menus .

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Much of the downtown Manila experience  is still retained.   It is unpretentiously a house turned into a restaurant. It has no frills and looks probably as it did decades ago. .  The proprietor is Mr. John Fernandez which is a always there at the restaurant.  Older generation  remembers that this noodle house is almost at par with Ma Mon Luk or Manosa .

beef mami special

The current noodle restaurant  in Mandaluyong opened in 1996.

Feature :  television, magazines, newspapers and blogs had already featured this noodle house.  The noodle house had maintained their quaint appearance and can sit up to 70 people at any given time  . The noodle house  had a small function area which can accommodate between 10 to 12 . There is a private room which is separated  from the main dining area.

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Reservation is a must  if you are planning to bring your entire family and friends . The noodle house is quite jam pack from their loyal clientele  especially during weekends .

Specialties:

Beef Wanton Noodles, Chicken Mami , Maki, Siomai , Tokwa con Isda rice, Asado, Chinese Que Kiam, Bola-Bola Siopao, Asado Siopao, Machang , Congee, Patatim Rice , Asado Rice,  Miki -Bihon Guisado , Charlie’s Fried Rice  among others.

Celebrity Clienteles: 

Famous Philippine celebrities and politicians that frequents the mami house are Ms. Elizabeth Ramsey , Mr. Carlo Aquino , Mr. Ronnie Rickets, Ms. Nanette Inventor ,  Mayor Benhur Abalos etc…..

Contact Information:

( +632) 718-1880

Operation : 9:00am to 10:00pm daily

A Visit to New Po Heng Stall in Ongpin Street

New Po Heng use to be located at 531 Quintin Paredes street ( formerly called Calle Rosario), ground floor of Uy Suy Bin building for more than 30 years.

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New Po Heng – ( Amoy ) Chinese -style fresh lumpia

The art deco building stand as a rare jewel within post-modern buildings along Quintin Paredes street. However for the past several years, heritage advocates, concerned citizens and residents of the district were afraid that the building is going to get demolished to pave way for a higher and bigger condominium building.

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Uy Suy Bin building

Carvajal street offers a small dining space compared to the previous location which had a indoor atrium like ambiance.

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lumpia wrapper with toppings of grounded peanuts, seaweed, fried crushed sotanghon noodles, crushed fresh garlic, powdered sugar

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fresh lettuce leaves are added

The best-seller is their Chinese-Amoy style fresh “Lumpia” or Run Bing in Mandarin – tofu, chopped cabbage, mustard, shredded carrots, coriander with generous toppings of grounded peanuts, seaweed ( Ho-Ti), fried crushed sotanghon noodles, crushed fresh garlic, powdered sugar. It is cooked along with grounded shrimp heads to add more flavors, fresh lettuce leaves then rolled together in a thin lumpia wrapper made from flour.

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cooked mix vegetables are added 

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wrapping the fresh lumpia

It also takes time to wrap the fresh lumpia into rolls.

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 I would also suggest to eat first the lumpia without using the sauce. The price of their lumpia is Php 95.00 per order. There is a 20% discount for senior citizens and person’s with disability with valid Id’s presented before ordering.

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prices 

New Po Heng / New Pou Heng

New Po Heng / New Pou Heng eventually moved out of the heritage building sometime in the later part of 2018 to a new location along 621 Carvajal  street. The quaint restaurant  along with their famous Chinese-Amoy style lumpia, pork maki, misua soup, kiampung and home-cooked meals are well-loved by the community.

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Carvajal street

While a smaller stall opened in 2019 at Ongpin street near corner Tomas Mapua street just beside Mei Sum Tea House or ( Maxim’s Tea House). The Ongpin street had fewer selection and for those interested to try the other dishes, I would recommend to drop-by at the Carvajal street.

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New Pou Heng/ New Po Heng stall beside Mei Sum Tea House

We decided to order for take outs and they also accepts bulk order. The lumpia stall had been featured in many blogs, vlogs, newspaper and television station.

Other Lumpia Variations

Lumpiang Ginayat na Papaya and Lumpiang Puso ng Saging had fillings made from shredded young papaya or shredded banana blossom. It is popular in some provinces with plenty of papaya and banana blossom. They are either fried or sauteed along with carrots and other vegetables. Young papaya or shredded banana blossom were used as a substitute for cabbage which is not always available.

Aling Ika’s fresh lumpia from Cavite City is a little bit different and have slightly different taste. Our family also have a different version of the Amoy- Chinese style fresh lumpia.

Note: Prices posted in this blog are subject to change without prior notice

Address: 621 Carvajal st. Binondo, Manila- Contact (7) 753-1891 / 277531891

New Po Heng Stall : Ongpin Street corner Tomas Mapua street, Santa Cruz, Manila

 

 

 

 

New Location of Sashi Takoyaki

 Sashi Takoyaki had been a small scale takoyaki stall located along Katipunan Avenue, Goodwill Homes 1, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Sashi Takoyaki

Goodwill Homes 1  community had several food stalls and restaurants. Business had been around for at least a decade and their customers came from many parts of the community to as far as General Luis street, Torres Village,Kingspoint Subdivision, San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan Village,California Village, Sierra Vista,Vista Verde even those living in Barangay Talipapa and Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon.

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Sashi Takoyaki stall- old location

We would make a point to buy some takoyaki at least once a week. They would have a generous toppings of mayonnaise, bonito flakes shavings and chili powder for the extra spice. The business came a long way since they already branched out to Susano road, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Shawarma King and Mi Chi Fried Noodles stall

The food stalls beside Cherie’s Bakeshop about a month before the clearing operation by Goodwill Homes 1 and the barangay.

New Location

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Since early part of January 2020, local community leaders even the barangay had been strict in clearing the sidewalks. Some of the most affected were the small stall owners.

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The proprietors of the stall were able to find a suitable place beside the Ocampo Bakery.  We will surely missed Shawarma King, Mi Chi Fried Noodles stalls which never reopened.

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Celebrity Clientele

Among the celebrity customers includes comedian Pooh, Katrina Velarde and her friends, Maine Mendoza among others.

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Takoyaki – 100pesos 6pcs Spicy Takoyaki Negi – 100pesos 6pcs Yakisoba – 150 Yakiudon – 150 They also have also milkteas ( flavors: watermelon,chocolate, okinawa Php 50.00) cheesecake milktea Php 70.00 , lemonade Php 50 and blue lemonade Php 50

Father’s Day Promo

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Sashi Takoyaki also had a limited time offer for father’s day

Prices posted as of June 2020 ( note prices posted at this blog are subject to change without prior notification)

Address: Katipunan Avenue, Goodwill Homes 1, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Contact : 0930-1596183/ 0951-744-2940 /0945 580 1188

Operations: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm

 Try to visit them on their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Sashi-Takoyaki-373733289325820/

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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Savoring Pancit Liliw at White House Bistro in Laguna

White House Bistro is an ancestral house converted into Filipino dining restaurant. The house is also known as Polistico Mansion which was built in 1938 and reflect the art deco architecture style.

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White House Bistro also known by locals as Polistico Mansion

The ancestral house stood near the Liliw Church and footwear stores within the main street of the town.

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friends from San Mateo, Rizal province

In a recent tour of Tito’s and Titas of Manila which encompass the towns of Majayjay, Nagcarlan,Los Baños and Liliw in the province of Laguna.  Our group decided to have a light afternoon snack at this restaurant.

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collection of Asian mask and family photos hung in a portion of the wall

I think Chef Justin Sarabia of well- known Rural Kitchen in Makati is related to the owners of the mansion.

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menu board

The former ancestral house was converted into a restaurant and bistro around May 2015 and focused on serving Filipino specialties.

White House Bistro

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The white house bistro had several rooms which can be use to host between 12 to 25 people at any given time.  The entire restaurant can accommodate between 70 to 100 people at any given occasion.

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According to one of the servers, They are open for reservations and other functions.  The group tried pancit liliw, club house sandwich, pancit habhab and softdrink.

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They also serve value or combination meal. The furniture and fixture reflect a gentle era and minimal use of electricity with large windows and high ceilings.

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There is also a pasalubong corner where one can buy their special honey in bottle.

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Pancit Liliw

Pancit Liliw– This combines two types of noodles, sotanghon and miki noodles with sliced carrots, beans, slices of meat topped with chopped spring onion leaves. Php 250 per order ( can be shared between 2 to 3 people).

Some of their specialties includes fried chicken, crispy pata, beef kare-kare, tortang pako, chopseuy and Pancit Lucban.

According to the manager, The restaurant also serve Japanese dishes and there is a ice tea stall located at the ground level of restaurant.

Address: Gat Tayaw Street, Liliw, Laguna province

Contact Persons: Ms. Marianne Polistico or Mr. Christian Villegas Polistico

Contact: 0917-532-8075/ 0956-1290931

Operations: closed during Mondays, Operating Hours: 10:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. from Tuesdays to Fridays. However, it varies during weekends and holidays.

Due to COVID 2019 restrictions, the restaurant will only have take out and delivery.

Note: The author is not connected with the management of the restaurant. Menu prices quoted are subject to change without prior notification.