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

Boy Kanin Opens in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Boy Kanin had a grand opening at the premiere and cultural heritage district in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan province.

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Boy Kanin at WOW Tuguegarao marker

The big day started past 10:00 am with a grand motorcade within the historical centro district, capitol grounds and along the commercial center of the city.

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motorcade

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tricycle paraded within the city

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Boy Kanin mascot together with tricycle drivers of the city

BOY Kanin Grand Opening

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 Boy Kanin’s CEO and President Mr. Ronald Allan Callao together with Mr. Tristan Jarvis Tolentino ( franchisee),Ms. Nastassia Euperio (Miss Tuguegarao 2019),important local officials, friends, family, motorcycle association, bicycle group and the general public graced the occasion.

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Miss Natassia Euperio together with her friends and co-employees

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Miss Natassia is Miss Tuguegarao 2019. She is also the city’s ambassador of goodwill

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ribbon cutting

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After a short prayer and ribbon cutting ceremony, The general public were able to dine-in at the first 24/hour full service restaurant in the region.

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Affordable Price

 The restaurant is known for their all time favorite, well-loved lugaw, all day almusal, chicken pinoy barbecue, crispy pata,tocino, pinoy burrito and their new pinoy spaghetti.

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sizzling sisig with rice

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Boy Kanin rice meal

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crispy pata

The restaurant had a stylish interior which can accommodate between 80 to 100 customers. Unlike other fast-food restaurants which limit students to study within their premises.

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friendly staff

Boy Kanin had a friendly atmosphere that also caters bakadas, office mates, entire family to come and enjoy playing games while eating at the place.

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well lighted dining area

Stylish Interior

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second level

Second level had a cozy sit down place. One can enjoy playing board games, FREE access to pillows and bean bags.

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Hotel Carmelita

The branch is located within the Hotel Carmelita which is more than the usual place to visit, when you are in Tuguegarao. It is just few meters away from Five Star Bus company and major city center.

Boy Kanin -Tuguegarao branch

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

Contact : 0917- 572 2777

Operations : Everyday 24 hours

10 Interactive Booths at Franchise Asia Philippines 2019

Franchise Asia Philippines 2019 was held from March 27 to 31, 2019 at SMX Convention Center within SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

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Here are the 10 Interactive Booths

10.) Pidoks – The booth had friendly marketing people. They have a tagline ” The Food You Love! ” Pidoks started out as a small turo-turo which specializes on Kapampangan dishes during the late 1980’s.  One of the signature dishes back then was bulalo. They used to serve 35 dishes a day from huge cauldrons where customers can open the lid, smell, and look at the available viands.

PidoksPidoks

For Franchise Inquiry : (082) 284-66-84

Contact Person: Ms. Lily Legaspi-Manga ( Sales Executive Officer) 09778271028

9.) Binalot – Started in 1996, the tagline “The Ultimate Filipino Food Experience”is championing for “adobo” recognition.  They are helping farmers and local food manufacturer by directly sourcing products from them.

BinalotBinalot Fiesta Foods, Inc.

Address: 3686 BUJ Building Sun Valley Drive, Sun Valley Subdivision, Paranaque City, Philippines 1700
Tel: (632) 824-7014 / Fax: (632) 823-1832

8.) Happy Haus Donuts– The company was established in 2005 and had several hundreds of stalls found in different areas across the country. Their donuts taste similar to leading donuts in the market but at an affordable price.

Happy Hause DonutsHappy Haus Food Corporation 

Address; 1104, 11th floor West Trade Center, 132 West Avenue, Quezon City

Telefax (632) 410-9084

7.) Merry Mango – The company specializes on mango desserts.

Merry MangoMerry mango

Contact: 09092613344

6.) Kambal Pandesal – The two outstanding food institutions, the San Miguel Pure Foods and Pure Foods Corporation.  They focuses  on unique Filipino breads like pandesal, pan de coco, pan de cheeze, ensaymada, pan de gulat, pan de hotdog, spanish bread among others.

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Address: San Miguel Purefoods Company Inc., 40 San Miguel Avenue, Mandaluyong, Philippines 1550
Telephone (02) 304 8526

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5.) Minute Burger – The company opened a store in 1982 where it started serving Filipinos its affordable and great tasting burgers. They are found in many parts of the country, serving affordable hamburgers and meals.

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4.) Muz Art International – One of the few franchises which focus on kid art and school. Their Heuristic creative art curriculum has helped over 5,000 students develop their interest in art and holistic approach. Since 2009 , they are expanding across Asia thru franchising.

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3.) Snow Joe – The company was established in 2015. The general public love flavored scrambled ice and eat them at any time of the day. Unlike other street foods or shave ice products in the market. Snow Joe’s shave ice are clean and the flavors are infused into the ice.

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Price wise, It is very competitive with (Php 49 small) and ( Php 59 big) with buko pandan, bubble gum, cappuchino,caramel flan,chocolate, mango,melon, strawberry,sweet corn, vanilla, cookies and cream ( Php 59 small), (Php 69 large). There are also exciting toppings to choose from.

They also offer some well-love  summer time ice desserts like mais con yelo, halo-halo and ube flavored ones.

Contact Persons: Mr. Jerome Tan -0917-5332939 / Ms. Genevieve Tan -09178300179

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

Contact: (02) 959 4953

2.) Aparon by Malonzo Food Products of Malolos , Bulacan- Bulacan is known for their rich culinary and heirloom foods.

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They have hostia, aparon, angel cookies and aparito – The company had a special citation for culinary heritage during the Bulacan Food Champion special citation for Culinary Heritage 2017. The business is now being managed by a third generation descendant.

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Address: Malonzo Food Products-Guinhawa, Malolos City Bulacan province

Open for resellers: 0933-170-8856 or (044) 791-0833

1.) Boy Kanin – Boy Kanin had an imposing booth at the Franchise Asia Philippines 2019 exposition site. The booth is a mini version of their free standing food stall in Bicol region with a second floor and well lighted signage.

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The booth is very interactive with hundreds of visitors spotted at the booth. At the end of the event, They also raffled a franchise package to one lucky visitor of the booth.

Ms. Sheryl Ramirez

Ms. Sheryl Ramirez from Pasay City won Php 249, 000 worth of franchise package from Boy Kanin.

Philippine Franchise Association

The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) is the voluntary self-regulating body for franchise businesses. It is the country’s pioneer and largest franchise association with members ranging from micro to large, both homegrown and international involved in the food, retail, services and other types of businesses.

There was a pre-registration process at the website of Franchise Asia Philippines.

Big Promos Awaits Boy Kanin’s 6th Anniversary

Unlimited rice ( kanin), exciting new dishes, more restaurants awaits customers and KA-Tropas at the 6th anniversary celebrations of Boy Kanin.

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Franchise Asia Philippines Exposition 2019 held from March 29, 30 and 31, 2019 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

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Boy Kanin’s team

Food Cart Concept

Boy Kanin was created as a food cart concept which was made to cater to the needs of the hardworking Filipinos employees. Started in 2012, Boy Kanin is the brainchild of Mr.  Antonio Z. Atienza and Mr. Ronald Callao. They hope not just to feed hungry stomachs but also to remind us why we always return to our homegrown cuisine. Rice base meals were popular across different segment of the society

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6th Anniversary Treats

Boy Kanin 6th anniversary visitors at Boy Kanin’s the booth

Boy Kanin’s exhibition booth is located within second level of SMX Convention Center. It is small replica of their free-standing restaurant stall.

The company currently had 83 branches in different locations all over the country. They are targeting at least 160 branches by the year end.

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The exhibit booth is one of the imposing structure at the exposition with hundreds of visitors and guests who enjoyed playing games and won exciting raffle prizes such as limited edition mugs, caps, tumblers and free meals!

Well-Love Dishes

Boy Kanin's dishestop-bottom: Boy kanin’s Pork Barbecue, Boy sisig, Sizzling Liempo, Chicken Pinoy Barbecue

Starting late April 2019, Boy Kanin will be launching their unlimited rice ( kanin) promo in all of their branches nationwide. This will enable rice loving Filipinos to eat at their heart’s content.

unli kaninUNLIMITED Kanin Promo

Unlike other regular food stalls, each bowl of rice is stir fried and then infused with a cooked sauce of your choice. Their well-loved classic savory sauce of adobo, longganisa, tocino, chicken pinoy barbecue, crispy pata, lugaw, pinoy burrito, you will get a chance to taste authentic home-cooked meals.

Mr. Ronald Allan CallaoMr. Ronald Allan Callao ( President)

Over this six-year journey, we’ve been up, and we’ve been down. We’ve won, and lost. We’ve laughed, cried, worried, celebrated, pondered, and partied. But through it all, we’ve continued to focus on building something that we can stand behind and that we’re proud to be a part of. ”

Corporate Partnership

Unknown to many, Boy Kanin’s had several social community projects tucked under their social corporate responsibility. one of which is the annual LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2019 bicycle race in which the company is one of the proud partner. Mr. Callo is bicycle enthusiast.

Social Responsibility

Another feat is that for every purchase of their ginger/ turmeric tea. A customer is already helping the indigenous aeta communities in Rizal province in which the company  directly purchase their produce.

The company also partnered with some farmer communities for sourcing their produce from banana leaves, seafood, vinegar, bagoong and rice.

Boy Sumansuman with thick sauce and latik

Desserts

Another well-love desserts are suman with gracious toppings of latik (caramelized coconut cream) and thick sauce. This is best paired with kapeng barako of Batangas.

Franchise Packages

There are four types of franchise packages : Floor Kiosk Package, Counter Type Dine-In Package , Small Line Package and Big In-Line Package.

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Those who are interested with franchising, Boy Kanin also had a partnership with BPI Family Ka-Negosyo program.
Contact for Franchise:
Address: #73-A 10th Avenue Barangay Soccorro , Murphy, Cubao , Quezon City
Landline :(02) 352 8130 / (02) 745-0771

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

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

Boy Kanin Opens in Orani, Bataan

Boy Kanin opens their first full service restaurant in the heart of Orani, Bataan last September 28, 2018.

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motorcade of Boy Kanin’s mascot within the town of Orani, Bataan

The event started with a motorcade within the town of Orani, Bataan past 1:00pm, with several cars, vans and tricycles paraded the main thoroughfare and streets of the town.

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L-R priest, Mr. Ronald Allan Callao ( President of Boy Kanin),Mrs. Fe Callao ( EVP-Boy Kanin) together with Mr. Gerwin Capili, Mrs. Josephine Capili and family (Boy Kanin-Orani franchisee)

This was followed with a short blessing, ceremonial ribbon cutting, tossing of rice  and coins to the invited guests.

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Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

Boy Kanin restaurant is done with the help of Architect Lumor Cenon Cesar, He also added some modern twist in the interiors.

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According to Mr. Ronald Allan Callo ( President of Boy Kanin) ” We are proud of how we started as small food cart concept turning into full dine in store.”

” I am a Patriot, I love my Country, Out Culture has so Much to Offer to the world” in promoting Filipino fast food.

He also envision that Boy Kanin brand will be synonymous to Real Filipino Fastfood.

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They are also planning to serve several well-loved Filipino desserts and dishes like suman, crispy kare-kare among others.

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service crew , franchise owner and staffs

The sitting capacity of the restaurant is between 40 to 45 people. The restaurant is near important local landmarks such as Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, several schools, municipal hall, gymnasium and residential areas.

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municipal hall and gymnasium

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Boy silog value meals

These includes Tapa’reffic at Php 75.00, Tocinowsome at Php 75.00, Liempo’tastic at Php 75.00, Longganisa’rap at Php 75.00 are some of the well-loved value meals.

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49’NERS with Egg value meal

The serving for their rice is bigger compared to other SILOG places. Boy Kanin’s fried rice also uses turmeric grown by Aeta community from Rizal province. This is the corporate social responsibility in which the company is helping these indigenous people earn income from their surrounding.

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49Ner’s with egg, Boy Fiesta meal and salabat

The company is also expanding their tie-ups with other local producers of coffee, cocoa tablea, bagoong, fish, suka and other products.

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Pinoy barbecue meal -pork and chicken

The chicken and pork barbecue is well marinated and is tender. Adding more flavor to the barbecue is the burned flavor from charcoal used.

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Pata ni Boy with special soy condiment

Pata ni Boy is a pork crispy pata/ deep fried pork knuckle is well-seasoned. This is served together with their soy base condiment with chopped onions and finger chilies.

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Sizzling sisig at Php 79.00

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long lines of crowd eager to order at the branch

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Note: Prices quoted in this blog may be subject to change without prior notification and Please visit the Website or Facebook Page of Boy Kanin for the latest update.

Website: http://www.boykanin.com/

Boy Kanin’s Orani FB Page

Address: Ground Floor, Pag-ASA Building, Bayan ng Orani, Bataan, 2112

Operational Hours: Everyday -8:00 am to 10:00 pm