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Delightful Meals at Limbaga 77 Restaurant

Limbaga 77 Cafe and Restaurant was established almost 4 years ago by Mr. Sonny Fortuna and his partners who loved filipino foods. Some of their recipes are family recipes of well-known regional foods such as pinangat, paella, sinigang and pochero.

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spacious interior

It used to be an old house built in the late 1960’s and was converted into a restaurant about 4 years ago. It had a spacious dining area which reflect a rich tapestry of Filipino arts, crafts and vintage furniture.

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The place is an ideal hang-out place for friends, family, press conference, wedding, debuts, corporate meetings and team building sessions. It had a sitting capacity for about 250 people. The second floor had rooms which are ideal for small group reservation ( ranging between 10 to 20 people)

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vintage furniture like television sets, clock, sewing machine  

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stuffed bulaklak ng kalabasa

This is ideal as appetizer for any meal, stuffed squash flower. Its also had a sauce.

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paella

This paella will require between 30 minutes to 45 minutes to cook, with a lot of seafood ingredients like shrimps, mussels, clam, squid and chorizo.  Another MUST try is the danggit rice.

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sinigang na baka sa pakwan 

This is a type of sinigang which is not too sour and watermelon was use to taper the sourness of the soup. The soup had a variety of local ingredients like banana blossom, sliced tomatoes, bokchoy, string beans, radish and the meat is tender.

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bistek tagalog

The beef is well marinated and soft, This is not the typical sour type.

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laing / pinangat

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crispy bagnet with tomatoes and sliced onions

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green mango pomelo salad with grilled shrimp and sliced banana chilies 

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desserts- brazo tablea, barako brownies, queso de bola cakes

I liked the queso de bola cake, bikoron and perlas na mangga- these are not too sweet.  While the brazo tablea uses locally sourced cocoa from Davao.

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fruit shakes/ smoothies

Among the popular fruit smoothies are Mabuhay smoothie, Minty Mango Watermelon, Lychee Grape Shakes which cost Php 177.00 per order.

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Mr. Sonny Fortuna -one of the proprietors of the restaurant

Note: Prices quoted are subject to change without prior notification, For full set of menus prices and promos. Please refer to the links.

The restaurant is also listed under Zomatoph

Acknowledgement: Mr. EJ Bunag for the cover photo flat lay

Limbaga 77 Restaurant and Bar

Address: 77 Scout Limbanga Street
Quezon City, Philippines 1103

Operational Hours: 11:00 am to 3:00pm, 6:00 pm to 10:00pm Mondays to Thursdays

Fridays to Sundays: 11:00am to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 11:00 pm

Email: limbaga77cafe@gmail.com.

Contact Number: 0926 715 8134

 

 

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Chinese lauriat dishes at Cocina sa Lido, Mindanao Avenue

Cocina sa Lido -Mindanao Avenue branch is near Project 8 , Tandang Sora , Congressional Avenue , Visayas Avenue and within few kilometers away from Novaliches, Quezon City.

The original restaurant is located within Binondo , Chinatown and was named after their Chinese chef- Lido who specialized on Filipino- Chinese dishes – With more than 80 years of dining tradition.  A visit to any of their branches is a MUST for any foodies.

Another urban story, that one of the best known dishes of the restaurant is Lido soup, hence the name.  Must try is their breakfast value meals, congee and coffee too.

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sumptuous dishes – flat lay style  by Mr. EJ Bunag

There are over 14 branches located within Metro Manila and adjacent areas. Cocina sa Lido takes pride on the old- style traditional wood fired method of cooking pork.

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Buchi and Lychee with Tutti Frutti Jelly 

Their pugon style pork asado , drunken lechon macao, beef with brocoli and mushroom , fried rice,  lomi and Manchurian fried chicken wings are some of the dishes to crave for.

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drunken lechon macao

The marination of pork asado and their dunken lechon macao took a long time. The smoky flavor of the pork asado permeates into the meat. Adding chili sauce or tomato ketchup further enhances its spiciness. Four Season Shake is another MUST TRY.

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Shrimp Foo-Yong is Highly Recommended dish. It had a generous mixture of shrimps, vegetables, scrambled eggs and sauce.

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One can choose from their timeless favorite like SET A, SET B and Set C classics- These starts at Php 2,399.00 and good for sharing between 3 to 5 people.

The restaurant had a sitting capacity of between 80 to 95 people at any given time, However on special occasions and event. The restaurant can be pre-booked in advance.

There is also a weekly press conference held at the second floor.

  • Note: According to the management of the restaurant, This is a joint venture between Cocina sa Lido.

Address: 43 Mindanao Avenue, Beside Phoenix Gas Station, Project 8, Quezon City

Operational Hours: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm 

The restaurant is also listed under popular restaurant review site: ZomatoPH 

 

 

 

 

5 Important Highlights of 5th Las Piñas Food Festival

Las Piñas city had some 20 barangays got together on May 18 held at  Villar SIPAG square in C5 Extension Road, Pulang Lupa Uno in Las Piñas City. showcase their best dishes and desserts for the annual cooking competition that kicked off the festivities for the city’s 2018 Food Festival.

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1.) There are 40 medium , small and micro businesses which had participated in the annual event.

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Malagos Chocolate from Davao

2.) 4th Urban Gardening competition- several schools and community participated in the competition.

The winners were the BF International/CAA for the Inter-Barangay category, the Las Pinas East National High School for the Inter-School category, and the Phase 3 West Talon 2 for the Inter-Homeowners Associations category. Each category winner received a trophy and a cash prize of P50, 000 each.

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Kalabasang Kalamay

3.) Home Cooked Dishes- Kalabasang Kalamay is a 3-time winner in the annual cook-off. Made from the original recipe of Kagawad Aida of Talon Dos. This is made from local squash and had a shelf life of between 3 to 5 days without refrigeration.

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Sen. Cynthia A. Villar welcomed the participants as she lauded them for going the extra mile in using modern techniques to make original and sumptuous culinary creations that display the Filipinos’ imaginative minds and innovative skills.

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4.)Celebrity guests- Among the special guests includes Senator Nancy Binay, Senator JV Ejercito and Governor Imee Marcos. The guests also gave away Php 2,000 to all of the participants of the cook -off as a token.

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Filipinos are popular for their ingenuity. We are known for our ability to replicate foreign dishes and changing their tastes by introducing local ingredients to give them the unique flavors of the Philippine islands. Through this cooking competition, residents of Las Piñas City become gastronomic witnesses to the creativity of our local cooking experts,’ said Villar, director of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG).

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5.) Barangay Talon 2 made the biggest impact and brought home P20,000 and a trophy for bagging the grand prize. Its entry Inadobong Lapu-Lapu sa Mantikilya and  Cala-Squash Soup. The competing participants were given a time table of about 1 hour to finish the challenge.

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Barangay Pilar won the 1st Runner-Up trophy and P15,000 cash prize for its Lapu-Lapu Carmalized Onion and Mixed Vegetable Sour Soup. On the other hand, Barangay Talon 3 won P10,000 and a trophy as the 2nd Runner-Up for its Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce and Potato Soup in Sampaloc Broth.

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Golden Oats- free taste

Golden Oats if one of the home grown enterprises located within the city.

The cooking competition entries were judged according to the following criteria: Overall impact and plating (30%); Taste (30%); Creativity and visual appeal (15%); Technique used (15%); and Hygiene and sanitation (10%).

For this year’s event festivities, the Villar SIPAG partnered with Silver Swan, Apicius, ELBA, Mushroomburger, Jollibee and Golden Oats to ensure the success of the gathering.

Feel the Cuban and Latin Vibes at La Bodeguita del Medio Havana Club in Las Piñas

La Bodeguita del Medio -Havana club is a bar , restaurant and event place at the 2nd level Villar Sipag in C5 Extension road Las Piñas City. The bar and restaurant had a soft opening few days ago.The restaurant had a distinct vibe of Havana which is the capital city of Cuba.

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The bar and restaurant had several painting bought by the family of Senator Cynthia A Villar few years ago during a trip to the streets of the city from painters. They were hung prominently at the walls of the place.

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The interior decoration reflect a gentle era for the this Caribbean country. The lovely neon street lights and decoration are perfect match . The bar and restaurant can comfortably seat between 140 to 160 people at any given occasions and perfect hang-out place for parties, date or even a mini press conference.

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There is also a stage area for nightly performance with music and dance. Since the soft opening, countless of office employees, residents of nearby villages and subdivisions have been their clientele.

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nachos 

the nachos are crunchy and moderately spiced with generous toppings of meat, chopped olives,  chili pepper, corn and with dipping sauces.

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Baked mussels with melted cheese topping 

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seafood paella – with mussels , string beans, shrimps and generous toppings of hard boiled eggs.

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fried calamares with french fries in dipping sauces

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deep fried buttered chicken in special gravy with deep fried saba banana, vegetables and corn cobs.

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 crispy fried lumpia rolls is one of its specialties with dipping sauce

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The restaurant had also a good selection of shooters, mocktails and juices

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group photo with Senator Cynthia A. Villar with group journalists, media, bloggers

*Prices quoted are subject to change without prior notice.

Address: La Bodeguita del Medio -Havana club, 2nd level Villar Sipag in C5 Extension road Pulanglupa Uno, Las Piñas City

Operational Hours : Everyday from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am 

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Boy Kanin partners with Ronda Pilipinas 2018 organizers

The highly anticipated LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2018 had started the kickoff ceremonies with the partnership of Boy Kanin together with other sponsors of the annual race.  The big annual race will commence at the Filinvest ,Alabang in Muntinlupa City this coming March 18 as part of the extensive network of racing competition by at least 96 participants from all walks of life will be racing.

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Ronda Pilipinas 2018

L-R Ms.Lorraine Batas, franchise owner of Boy Kanin Cabuyao branch, Mr. Ronald Allan Callao, President and CEO MB Flavored Rice Corp., Bernadette Guerrero, Admin Head LBC Sports Development and Ariel Batas, properietor of Boy Kanin branch Cabuyao, Laguna province.

Race Stages Across Luzon

Stage One of the race offering a top prize of P1 million is a 40-kilometer criterium followed by a 155.4-km race from Vigan, Ilocos Sur to Pagudpud the next day.

The third stage is a 223.5-km Pagudpud to Tuguegarao race on March 5 followed by the 135.2-km Tuguegarao-Isabela Stage Four on March 6.

The 179.4-km Isabela-Nueva Ecija Stage Five is set on March 8, followed by the 111.8-km Nueva Ecija-Tarlac stage on March 9.

Tarlac hosts the 31.5-km Individual Time Trial on March 10 and the 42.14-km Team Time Trial the next day.

Stage Nine is a 207.2km Silang-Tagaytay race on March 15, with the 147.8-km Tagaytay-Calaca race set the next day followed by the 92.72-km Calaca-Calaca Stage 11.

Mr. Ronald Allan Callao, President and CEO MB Flavored Rice Corp. together with Mr. Snow Badua ( Spin.ph) news correspondence.

The contract signing ceremonies happened last February 15,2018 at the Cabuyao branch of Boy Kanin. Aside from getting the elusive chance to win the title. This year’s big winner will also get a Boy Kanin franchise worth a cool 1 million pesos.

Boy Kanin got a lot of tasty value meals like tocino with rice, longganisa with rice and Filipino style burritos.  Not all branches of Boy Kanin have their ( crispy pork pata) deep fried pork knuckles with condiments of soy sauce, vinegar with chopped chilies, onions and garlic.

One must also try their pork sisig with red chilies and calamansi.

salabat tea

One also try their ginger drink ( salabat tea) the ginger does not have an after taste compared to other ginger teas in the local market.  It was home-brewed by the proprietor. The sarsa meals like bikstek, adobo, teriyaki and boy pares meal are worth tasting.  All time favorite meal combination like Tapsilog, Tocilog, Longsilog and Liemposilog are a sure treat to all lovers of rice and combo meals.

My favorite will be their tocino and longganisa. Not too sweet.

The company is open to franchise and one can reach the  them at their official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/tropangboykanin/

landline : (02) 352 8130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big treats await customers at Boy Kanin’s 5th Anniversary

Big news to all Boy Kanin’s loyal clientele and customers. The restaurant chain is currently celebrating their 5th anniversary in 2018 with a big bang.

For those looking for new business, having a food related business during the year of the dog is quite auspicious . This year’s elements sign is ( Earth Dog) which favors travel, construction and food business. The best zodiac signs for business are people born under tiger, rabbit and horse.

The restaurant chain started out as a food stall around 2013 which initially serves paella rice meals along with other famous Filipino dishes. This was the brainchild of Mr. Antonio Z. Atienza and Mr. Ronald Allan Callao.

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menu also include sinfully delicious sisig, chicken barbecue , boy pares even crispy pata.

Customer’s Choice

Boy Kanin is the preferred choice of customers with limited budget. They specializes on budget rice in a box meal sets of well-loved popular Filipino dishes like Beef Pares, Adobo, Caldereta, Teriyaki and all-day breakfast favorites like Tapsilog, Tocilog, Longsilog and Liemposilog. The tagline is “Sarap ng Kaning Pinoy ” which sums up all the delicious meal viands with rice.

 

The establishment was featured last year in ABS-CBN channel 2 “May Puhunan”  television program  which featured entrepreneurs, how did their business started and hoe they succeed in their business.
He started working when he was 10 years-old started to drive and helping his family business by driving from business from Bicol to Divisoria. His life story and struggles were also an inspiration for establishing a food business. Now the company would cooked at least 70 to 100 cavans of rice per day at their commissary alone.
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He took his inspiration from his life challenges into passion and works. The company logos are all created by Mr. Ronald Callao and his immediate family members.
Asenso Pinoy aired at PTV channel 4 featured him a year ago.
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Pinoy Burrito is the Filipino-version of a bread wrap with your choice of rice and filling. Unlike the Mexican and South American counterparts which had a different fillings, herbs and spices. Pinoy Burrito are adjusted to the Filipino taste buds with generous rice and fillings to crave for.
OPEN for Franchise
For the past 5 years the company had been expanding its operations and additional office and warehouses are also added. Boy Kanin is open for franchises not only in Metro Manila but all over the country.
Aside from expanding their business, with three packages to choose from ( Food Cart Package) starting franchise fee of Php 299,000 , (Kiosk Package ) starting with Php 149,000 and (Counter Type ) dine-in package for just Php 199,000.
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Homegrown Filipino Meals
Boy Kanin is proudly promoting the Filipino dishes and cuisines by having them as part of the company menus. There is also a high demand for Filipino dishes even in expats community where their restaurant is located.
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Upcoming Anniversary Promo/Giveaways
As part of Boy Kanin‘s 5th anniversary. The company would be launching an online contest for their Facebook followers where they could get a chance to win awesome prizes starting off with collectible Boy Kanin merchandise products (like trucker caps, t-shirts, mugs, tumblers etc.) by simply answering the question of the day.
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Boy Kanin caps
Winners will also get to qualify the grand draw where they will be giving out surprise major prizes for lucky Facebook and Instagram followers of Boy Kanin starting March 2018.Just like and subscribe at the FB page and know the latest promos and contests.
BIG Winner
Boy Kanin will be giving a Boy Kanin Franchise grand champion to the winner of this year’s Ronda Pilipinas. Ronda Pilipinas is an annual professional road cycling competition held usually in the first quarter of the year in the country. His passion for helping the organization because he is a former professional cyclist, His personal motto is “Dugong siklista, Pusong siklista.”
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Contact for Franchise:
Address: #73-A 10th Avenue Barangay Soccorro , Murphy, Cubao , Quezon City
Landline :(02) 352 8130

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

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

Kaibigan Bakery : Traditional Sopas de Tanza Biscuits

Kaibigan Bakery is a well-known institution within the town of Tanza, Cavite.  I took time to visit the Public Market ( Pamilihang Bayan ) since my aunts were craving of an authentic native biscuits from the town. Kaibigan mean ” friend” in the Tagalog language.

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lenguas, camachile and sopas de Tanza biscuit for sale in local market

I first tasted this biscuit more a decade ago, when we visited the public market. This is one of the best food souvenir ( pasalubongs ) from the town. The retail price for the biscuit in plastic container is Php 180.00 but they would give small discounts to bulk orders.

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This biscuit is called ” Sopas de Tanza” which was featured in many television shows. This is best paired with coffee , chocolate or tea.

The biscuits are baked in pugon using local wood, Hence enhancing the taste.  The bakery also makes different kinds of biscuits like camachile, gurgurya, lengua de gato among others.

One of the famous clientele of this bakery are the Aguinaldo’s, Abaya and Viratas. This was also served to foreign dignitaries whenever they are in Cavite.

Kaibigan bakery was founded in 1920 but some say that the recipe was over 100 years ago. The recipe was already with the family making the biscuit for at least 40 years before the bakery was established.

Dr. Jose Rizal was given some sopas biscuits , when a friend from Santa Cruz de Malabon ( present day Tanza) gave him.

There were different theories behind the name of this biscuit, One of the the more popular one was said that one of the bakers originate from the Visayan region. SOPAS means biscuit in the Visayan language.

Another theory is that it looks like sopas or pasta . Another one is that some locals would dip the biscuit in coffees or hot chocolate, This would like pasta floating, hence the name.

Kaibigan Bakery

Address: Biwas, Tanza , Cavite

Contact : (046)505-6461 / 0999-923-5323