12 Exciting Dishes at Peach Boy Restaurant, Mandaluyong

Peach Boy restaurant is located within ground floor Norkis Building, 11 Calbayog street corner Domingo M. Guevara street. The restaurant is also just few meters away from California Garden Square condominium units.

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Peach Boy restaurant

The name was derived from the love of peach desserts and food by the proprietor when he stayed in the United States.

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California Garden Square condominium units

Peach boy had a soft opening last July 27 and had a lot of buzz in several social media sites for their creative menus which is combination of Asian, Hawaiian, American, European and Filipino fusion dishes.

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Calbayog street corner Domingo M. Guevara street

It is within 4 kilometers away from Jose Rizal University, San Juan and Mandaluyong cities.

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wall mural

The shabby chic interior reflect the modern taste and spacious area. The sitting capacity is between 140 to 150 people at any given time.

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second floor

A function room had a capacity of between 30 to 50 people is located at the second floor is ideal for corporate meetings, team building, family get together or intimate parties.

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Platter dishes -ideal for sharing between family members and friends

12 Exciting Dishes at Peach Boy

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12.) Nachos – deep fried chips with their own version of dressings, chopped onions,crab stick strips and topped with chopped spring onions. This is ideal for sharing between 2 persons.

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11.) Crispy Crab with Cheese Pockets– deep fried wanton wrapper filled with crabs, cream cheese, herbs and serve with sweet and spicy chili sauce.

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10.) Mint Choco Milk Shakes, Matcha Milkshakes and Choc Nutty Milk Shakes– These are some of the best selling shakes at the restaurant.

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9.) Peach Salad – mixed green lettuce leaves, with slices of peach , honey, sliced cherry tomatoes, roasted cashew and vinaigrette.

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8.) Adobo Fried Rice Omelette – 2 eggs omelette with chicken adobo fried rice, serve with adobo sauce and pork salsa.

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7.) Choriburger– The burger used home-made Cebu chorizo and with sunny side egg and serve with adobo sauce. This comes with atsara and french fried with ketchup.

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6.) Peach Pork Belly – Tender pork belly glazed with peach barbecue sauce, barbecue mayo, lettuce leaves served in Banh mi bread with french fries.

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5.) Laing Pesto with Tinapa Pasta – Spaghetti noodles with coconut stewed with taro leaves pesto topped with dried tinapa flakes.

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4.) Teriyaki Chicken -grilled boneless chicken with teriyaki glaze and cabbage slaw topped with chopped spring onion leaves and sesame seeds.

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3.) Barbecue Platter– serve with Java rice and with Peach boy black ribs, Peach barbecue pork belly, Peach barbecue chicken leg quarter, Boneless Chicken teriyaki, sauteed vegetables and cabbage slaw. This is ideal for sharing between 3 to 5 persons.

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2.) Ube Lava Pancake – ube flavored pancake drenched in special ube halaya sauce.The ube halaya sauce is not too sweet and can be shared between 2 to 4 persons with 4 layers of pancake.

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Peach cobber with Vanilla ice cream

1.) Peach Cobber– The peach cobber is presented with layers of buttery streusels with peach compote and topped with Vanilla ice cream.

We cannot wait to come back together with friends and immediate family members. The restaurant is also listed under several well-known popular social media platforms and delivery sites.

OKTOBERFEST PROMO: BUY 1 BUCKET OF BEER, GET 1 FREE STARTER (Choice of Crispy Chicken Skin, Chicken Karaage, or Buffalo Chicken Wings.

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Mr. Paulo Rama together with the staff of Peach Boy restaurant

Address:  Norkis Building, 11 Calbayog street corner Domingo M. Guevara street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City

Operational Hours: Mon to Thursday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sundays: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact : (02) 533-6846/ 0977-031-1150

15 Pasalubong Treats from Santa Fe, Nueva Viscaya’s OTOP

Santa Fe, Nueva Viscaya is a town rich in natural resources, handicrafts, plants and scenery.  The One Town One Product (OTOP) by Department of Trade and Industries ( DTI) opened in 2017 had a lot of products to offer as pasalubong or treats.

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Santa Fe OTOP Center

15 Pasalubong Treats from Santa Fe, Nueva Viscaya

15.) Key chains and Cellphone holder – The most common souvenir item. They are affordable and easy to bring.

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Santa Fe Orchidarium

14.) Native orchids and ferns- For those who can grow orchids and native plant, Santa Fe had an orchidarium where one can buy some orchids.

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13.) Wood carvings and nativity set- hand carved by the native and indigenous group which inhabit the province.

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12.) Native Hats and Containers- The native hats is nice and containers made from tree fern.

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11.) T-shirts – Ideal gift and remembrance coming from the town.

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10.)  Artificial bonsai trees flowers- These are made by prisoners. Ideal as centerpiece and gift this Yuletide season. One also give hope to the prisoners who took long time to make these trees.

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9.) Handwoven Bags- Handwoven bags ideal for all ages can be bought at the center.

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8. ) Peanut Jams, Strawberry Jams, Guava Jelly, Honey, Suka – One of the most common pasalubong sold at the center.

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7.) Tapis or Wrap Around Skirts- Different pattern or weave. One can buy ready to wear tapis or wrap around skirts.

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6.) Chaleco and Native dress- for men or women

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5.) Baskets- There are different kinds of basket – these are made from rattan, pandan or small twigs.

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basket for fruits or center piece

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3.) Fruit Holders and Bags – There are different patterns and designs to choose from

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baskets

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2.) Palayok- Young children would like to play on these items and they are also ideal as display.

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1.) Broom stick- Walis tambo, walis tingting were the most common item for sale at the Santa Fe OTOP center.

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Santa Fe , Nueva Viscaya province OTOP

Dining Experience at G&B Restaurant in Nueva Viscaya

G&B Restaurant and Pasalubong Center is located just about a kilometer away from the G&B Pasalubong Center where we bought our buko pie and other pasalubong items.

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The restaurant had a spacious parking area with a sitting capacity of between 100 to 120 people at any given time.

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G&B signage

The comfort room is also large and clean. G&B Restaurant interior is large with chairs and tables made from local wood. The tissue holder is from local material.

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G&B restaurant interior

According to Mr. Jhong the server, The restaurant is one of the few accredited restaurants by the Department of Tourism. There is also a bar area where one can order liquor.

G&B Restaurant

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G& B Menu board

The group ordered two specialties of the region and took a quick late breakfast around 10:00 am. We ordered Pancit Cabagan and Pancit Batil-Patung platter which is good to share between 6 to 8 people.

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instant chocolate

We think it is a little bit cheaper to order the platter size compared to ala carte which cost Php 85.00 per order. We also ordered instant coffee mix, powdered chocolate and buko juice.

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Pancit Cabagan

Pancit Cabagan-local miki noodles with generous mix of vegetables, hard boiled chicken eggs, chopped spring onions leaves, and topped with deep fried pork.  This also comes with chopped onions, calamansi and chili paste.

This originated from the town of Cabagan, Isabela province.  This version did not use pechay, kutchay, hibi ( dried shrimp) and quail eggs. But used hard-boiled chicken egg.

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Pancit Batil-Patung– local miki noodles with julienne carrots, cabbage, poach eggs, minced carabao meat and topped with chopped spring onion leaves.  This also comes with batil soup, chopped onions , calamansi and chili paste.

The G&B version had a slight twist from the recipe. This is a good stop over since they have some dishes which are combination of Filipino, Chinese and local favorites.

We are planning to come back and try their other specialties.

G&B Restaurant and Pasalubong Center

Address: Tuao south, Maharlika Highway, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya 3711

7 Pasalubong Treats from G&B Nueva Viscaya

Our group passed several towns and cities like Santiago city in Isabela province on our way back to Metro Manila.

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G&B Pasalubong -Opens 24/ 7

It was a bit overcast with light rain showers over Santiago City, Isabela province.

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I Love Santiago City standee

Ms. Lorraine Bersamira Casimiro our companion from Boy Kanin. A native of Nueva Viscaya province, told us that the pasalubong center also specializes in tasty buko pie and other pasalubong treats. The kilometer long stretch is also known as Buko and Pasalubong center.

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Gelyne’s Special Bibingka for just Php 70 per box and Jake Mark cassava cake

Another treats were the special bibingka and cassava cake from Gelyne’s and Jake Mark. These are best eaten hot and self life is just two days.

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tupig

Nice pasalubong or to go treats are tupig which are commonly sold in streets and peddled by ambulant vendors.  There are several other stores within the national highway that were known for their buko pies like Joyce which are retailed at Php 80 thin crust and Php 110 for thick crust.

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7 Pasalubong Treats from G&B

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7.) Brownies – Is not to sweet for our taste.

6.) Tarts– Another must BUY pasalubong.

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black kutsinta

5.) Black Kutsinta by Raff’s Kutsinta– The black coloring makes this kutsinta stand-out. One can add grated coconut or yema as toppings.

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4.) Mango Pie– Try to consume the mango pie as soon as possible. (Php 100 per box)

3.) Ube Pie– This is another specialty of the pasalubong center, Although there were none available during the time we visited the store. (Php 100 per box).

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2.)Special Pineapple Pie– Just like the buko pie, This had a think crust and best eaten when hot.

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G&B Buko Pie

1.) G&B Buko Pie had a different twist to the usual buko pie which had a think crust. Unlike the ones being sold in Tagaytay , Laguna or Quezon provinces. G&B buko uses thin layers of soft coconut meat or buko/buco with creamy fillings usually condense milk, sugar in between layers.

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It used to be sold for just 3 pieces for Php 110.00 way back in 2007. But the prices increased several times. The retail price for their buko pie is ( Php 80 per box). Shelf life of these pie is between 2 to 3 days and best eaten hot.

The first time that i have tasted this delicacy was in 2007 when a friend from Nueva Viscaya brought 6 boxes of these pies as pasalubong.

G&B also had a restaurant and outlet pasalubong center in which the group had a brunch.

G&B Buko Pie
Address : AH 26 Tuao North, Bagabag, 3711 Nueva Viscaya province

Contact: (+63) 78 332-2136

Operations : Everyday 24/7

9 Foods and Places to Eat in Tuguegarao

Tuguegarao is such a fascinating place to stay and eat. In our short stay in the city. We were able to eat and dine at the famous delicacies of the city. Although we lack time exploring the city our group made a short list or guide.

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Cagayan peanut candy

9 Foods and Places to Eat in Tuguegarao

9.) Tuguegarao or Ybanag Longganisa – It is made with coarsely ground pork, black pepper, garlic, coarse salt. This is best paired with local cane vinegar or sukang iloko. some longganisa are dyed with achuete sold per dozen in market, hotels and pasalubong center.

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8.) Kakanins– Tuguegarao is also known for their different kakanins. Among their famous kakains are made from sticky rice, tinupig, corn.

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Alcala milk candy – Php 35 per small pack or 3 for Php 100

7.) Milk Candy– There are different kinds of milk candies made from carabao’s milk. One product that stands out is Alcala. It was hard for us to find a decent pasalubong center during our last night in the city. We have to visit a bus station where we bought some milk candies.

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chicharabao – chicharon from carabao skin

6.) Chicharabao– This is one of the most common peddled snack in the city. We were lucky to taste the chicharon in small packs which cost Php 25 with home made vinegar. We also bought a generic sopas chicharon which is also common snack item in Metro Manila.

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sopas chicharon

5.) Josh Papaitan and Laoya – When you are in Tuguegarao city, try to visit Josh Papitan and try to order their Laoya.

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Laoya is carabao meat and bones, innards which is slowly cooked with broth with spices. It is offered in many karinderia, eatery or even in some hotel establishments.  Some establishment would also offer unlimited rice meal along with Laoya.

Address : 152 Lecaros Street, Tuguegarao City

Contact: 0955 497 1238

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lugaw

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Jacob Mami House menu board

4.) Jacob Mami House – This is an affordable eatery which specializes on mami, lugao, pares, barbecue, lomi and tapsilog meals.

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Address: Stall #3 Joaquin Lim building, Diversion Road, Pengue Ruyu, Tuguegarao City

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Billy Jacks -Pancit Batil Patung ( special with chorizo, carabeef and longganisa)

3.) Billy Jacks Panciteria – Although their version of Pancit Batil-Patung caters to the eclectic taste . Try to visit this place for a sample of their pancit.

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chopped onions and calamansi

Address: Buntun, Santiago- Tuguegarao road, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan province

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supreme pizza

2.) Hotel Carmelita – Culinare restaurant is a fusion of Filipino and Italian cuisines. Their pizza was a fave among the locals. Becoming the number one pizza and pasta restaurant in Tuguegarao. Its unique brick oven-cooked chewy pizza is the pride of the town.

Address:  # 9 Diversion Road Balzain, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan 3500

Contact : 0917 572 2777 / (078) 844-1024

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1.) Boy Kanin (Tuguegarao) – All new 24/7 restaurant which offers well-loved meals like crispy pata, barbecue, silog among others.

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Boy Kanin – Tuguegarao restaurant was designed and build by Architect Cenon Cesar M. Lumor of Tier One Architects. The 6 red tubular pillars symbolize the number of years of Boy Kanin in the business.

One can also play the three types of board games such as Chess or Dama Board, Snake and Ladders, and Maze.

Address: # 9 Diversion Road Balzain, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan 3500