Ka Popoy’s Bakery: Home of Famous Kalabasha Rolls and Pan de Popoy

Ka Popoy’s Bakery recently opened their store for business within the heart of Villa Florencia Subdivision in Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches in Quezon City.

The bakery name was derived from Ka Popoy, The homegrown bakery attracts several customers, Some are from as far as University of the Philippines , Diliman, Marikina, Novaliches, North Caloocan and even residents of Valenzuela City.

sales clerk with Ka Popoy’s signature pan de popoy and kalabasha rolls

The logo’s color is quite modern and catchy . It had a simple black and orange background. Orange being the color of kalabasa or squash.

Ka Popoy’s Bakery

portion of the bakery

Ka Popoy’s Bakery logo had some similarities with Ka Tunying Coffee and Bakeshop, The sales clerk told me that the proprietor was one of the business partner of Mr. Anthony Taberna.

pan de popoy or squash pan de sal

They had a soft opening held last January 18, 2021, Among the instant favorites were their Spanish bread,kalabasha rolls ( squash rolls) , banana cake, pan de popoy, pianono rolls, ensyamada, monggo rolls, monggo pan de sal, ham and cheese stuffed bread, cheese bread, brownies, crinkles, caramel bars among others.

Aside from pastries, They also have sandwich spread, canned goods,peanut butter, coffee, bottled water for sale.

kalabasha roll or squash rolls

Kalabasha rolls have vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, magnesium,riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium which is healthy and goof for one’s health.

Their pianono rolls is also good but not baked in pugon style unlike those in Concepcion Bakery in Malabon.

banana bread or banana loaf

One can also pre- order cakes or other pastries. We tried their banana bread for Php 75, pan de popy for Php 29 per pack and their well -loved kalabasha roll for just Php 39.00.

We also have tried their ensaymada, pianono rolls and caramel bars a couple of weeks ago.

Celebrity Customers

Some of the celebrities and well-known personalities who have bought pastries included Coach Misfune Kuribayashi, DOST-NCR Regional Director Jose B. Patalinjug III, sir Voltron “The Barefoot Rock Star” among others.

They can also deliver within a specific vicinity ( usually within 4 to 6 kilometers radius) Kingspoint Subdivision, Goodwill Homes 1, Goodwill Homes 2, Kasiyahan Townhomes, El Pueblo One condominium, San Pedro IX Subdivision, Jem 7, Saint Charbel Subdivision, Congressional Avenue areas and within Barangay Talipapa, Quezon City for a minimum order of just Php 200.00

Note: All price quoted in this blog are subject to change without prior notification.

Ka Popoy’s Bakery

Address: # 3 Lukaria Street, Villa Florencia Subdivision, Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Business hours: Mondays to Sundays. 6am-8pm.Dine in, Take away or if you like it delivered right at your doorstep.

Contact : 0921-3812912 / Landline :7092-1578

Soft Opening of Arid and Aroids Living Gallery in Cavite

It was sunny day on May 29 when we visited the soft opening of Arid and Aroids ( AA) Living gallery in Cavite. Traffic was moderate along Mindanao Avenue exit within Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City.

It took us a little over 2 hours traversing the newly opened Metro Manila skyway en route to the province.

This is one of the three known farm location of Arid and Aroids, San Rafael in Bulacan and in Quezon province.

l-r Dr. Jae Silvestre, Mr. Boyet Ganigan and Mayor Socorro ” Corie” Rosario Poblete of Silang , Cavite province

Arid and Aroids Living Gallery

Arid and Aroid Living Gallery entrance

Arid and Aroids Living Gallery is like a living botanic collection of over 30 years by the dynamic tandem of Mr. Boyet Ganigan, Dr. Jae Silvestre and their families. The rare plants is collected from all over the world and meticulously propagated under their farms.

A lot of their plants are award winning collection and highly coveted by many collectors not just in the country but the rest of the world.

The last time we have visited the farm was for the Christmas salu-salo way back in 2019. The 1 hectare location is slowly being developed into world class attraction ideal venue location for pre-wedding nuptial photo, wedding location, intimate parties, outdoor garden setting, corporate events, product launching, debut among others.

The natural contour and landscape setting makes it different from other venue places in the province.

One of the invited guest suggested at they can also open a bar or an art gallery of paintings. There are also in house promo and raffle draw for those guests and buyers. The overall mood was festive but subtle due to the covid 2019 restrictions under general community quarantine with restrictions at National Capital Region plus Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna area.

Celebrity Guests

Mr. Troy Montero and Ms. Aubrey Miles

Mayor Socorro ” Corrie” Rosario Poblete, Vice Mayor Aidel Paul G. Belamide, some councilors and barangay officials were the special guests of honor.

We also happen to see the well known social media and fellow blogger Plant Chaser ( Atty. Bom Gomez) who went together with his daughter.

Mr. Troy Montero and Ms. Aubrey Santos Sandel, Ms. Gretchen Fullido, Mr. Emilio Yap III of Manila Bulletin were among the special guests during the soft opening.

Mr. Boyet Ganigan along with Mr. Emil Yap III and companion during the soft opening

Since strict protocol and health guidelines were in place, there were few on the guest lists. But this is very promising, The place is located within 20 kilometers from Tagaytay City.

La Dexie’s Catering Services

The guests, buyers and friends of Arid and Aroid were treated to a whole day of fun, camaraderie and food. The lunch meal were catered by La Dexie’s Catering Service from Cainta, Rizal province.

#10 Corona Street, Brookside Hills Subdivision, Cainta, Rizal province

Contact : 0920-919-2033 / Landline 8655-5867 or 8656-3894

AA Living Gallery – Address Barangay Tartaria , Silang Cavite

Operations : Everyday 8:00am to 5:00pm by appointment

Green Scape Center in Mindanao Avenue corner Quirino Highway, Novaliches

Green Scape Plant Canter recently open their doors to the general public. The soft opening happened last November 9, 2020 with a little over half a dozen plant stalls selling many kinds of ornamental plants, soil, plastic pots, plastic plants, orchids, tillandsias, caladiums, poinsettias, cacti, succulents, culinary herbs, guzmania, philodendron, dracena,indoor plants among others.

plant stalls

Green Scape Plant Center

caladiums,aglaonemas, philodendron,asplenium nidus, plastic pots and poinsettias for sale

Green Scape Plant Center was envisioned to cater the plant lovers, plantitos, plantitas, halamoms, platiquarians and city folks within Barangay Ugong ( Valenzuela), Barangay Bagbag, Barangay Talipapa, Sauyo road and adjacent barangays within Novaliches. The area had stalls selling all sort of t-shirts and cheap shoes,before it was converted into a garden center.

Dracena fragants, aglaonemas, guzmania, ornamental pandanus, crotons and culinary herbs

This is just about 1.5 kilometer away from Mindanao Avenue Garden Center within Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City. It is just about 500 meters from Sauyo road.

There were fewer plant selection compared to Cedarhills Garden Center along Mother Ignacia Avenue.

Some of the plant stall tenants have also other stalls in Quezon Memorial Circle , Araneta Garden Center, Cubao in Quezon City.

Emz & Athan Flower Shop and Garden

Contact : 0938-2636722 SMART / 0915-642-7971

I have met Mr. Bal Brutas (0961-5226879) for inquiries and landscaping job

Green Scape Garden Center is not completely filled-up. Customers might have a hard time looking for amble parking area.

Note: Compared to the bigger plant center in other parts of Metro Manila, the plant stalls offer few selection of plants, pots and soil medium for sale.

Address: Green Scape Garden Center

Mindanao Avenue corner Quirino Highway, Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City ( In front of Hortaleza Beauty Center)

Operations: Everyday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm depending on the stalls

Milestone Pizza within Kingspoint, Novaliches

Milestone pizza had opened their second store last November 4 within Kingspoint subdivision within Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

round pizza- Tropical trail (Php 295 ) family size and square pizza – Milestone special trip ( Php 375) family size

They are in business for five years and this was the second stall after their Muntinlupa branch. We decided to come and ordered two of their pizza.

Touch of Class Car Wash and Food Hub

They have a free pizza delivery within Kingspoint Subdivision and El Pueblo One Condominium, San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan Village, Grand Monaco Villas, within Barangay Bagbag ans Goodwill Homes 1 within Barangay San Bartolome for a minimum purchase worth Php 500

Milestone pizza promo

Milestone Pizza in Kingspoint Subdivision

One can not miss the car wash and food hub when visiting Novaliches. Kingspoint Subdivision is part of the SB Road or shortcut route going to General Luis, North Caloocan, Malinta ( Valenzuela) and Bayan ng Novaliches.

Milestone Pizza stall

Milestone pizza stall is located in the center of the car wash and food hub. One can dine while waiting for the car to be wash by the attendant.

What we liked about the pizza is that all the toppings are made on the spot by the stall of the stall. One had to wait for about 15 minutes for the pizza to be serve.

square pizza together with sprite, coke and Heineken beer in cans

Milestone pizza opened another branch near Saint Charbel, Barangay Talipapa last November 20,2020.

Address: Touch of Class Car Wash Compound – Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City . (near Holy Child Academy)

Contact : 0917 832 2456- FREE Delivery within Kingspoint, El Pubelo One condominium, San Pedro IX, Goodwill Homes 1, Kasiyahan Village, Grand Monaco Villas ( minimum of Php 500) promo period is until November 30, 2020 – within 2 kilometer radius – They have partnered with Food Panda and soon Grab.

Operations : Everyday from 11:00am to 10:00 pm

Crispy Pata of Chedy’s Budbod Restaurant

Crispy Pata is deep fried pork leg part which is from the hock to the trotters. What makes it different from the other restaurant is that the skin is quite crispy and the meat is tender.

deep fried crispy pata with calamansi, fresh chilies, vinegar and soy sauce dip

One of the must try dishes at Chedy’s Budbod restaurant in Kingspoint subdivision within Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches Quezon City. Their fried crispy pata is ideal for sharing between 3 to 6 persons and best accompanied by their special vinegar soy sauce dip. Php 450 per order.

Crispy Pata at Chedy’s Budbod Restaurant

Since Chedy’s Budbod restaurant opened few months ago, It had been one of the well-loved dishes. They also offer special lomi , pancit bihon, pancit canton, pancit mix, bulalo, pork chicharon, litson kawali among others.

For those interested to order, Chedy’s Budbod restaurant is also open for bulk orders for special family occasion.

Updated Menu Prices

Due to increasing cost of fresh ingredients, The management of the restaurant had made some slight adjustments at their menu and prices.

They also accepts bulk orders for and special delivery within Kingspoint Subdivision, Kasiyahan Homes, Grand Monaco Villas, San Pedro IX in Barangay Bagbag. They can also deliver within nearby Barangay Talipapa.

Goodwill Homes 1, California Village, Doña Faustina Subdivision and Sierra Vista in Barangay San Bartolome in Novaliches, Quezon City

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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