A Gastronomic Treat at the Coconut House

Coconut House , Quezon City Memorial Circle , Quezon City -Philippines

coconut house

Whenever we would go to Quezon Memorial Circle or organize a walking tour within the area. I would always recommend a unique restaurant which offers the best of Philippines regional foods . One of the country’s top export and is known for. It is no other than the Coconuts !

patio area

I think we were among the first customers who were able to dine at the restaurant way back in 2010. The restaurant used to be a coffee and pasta shop called ” Bialetti Coffee ” before 2010 . I do not know if the current Bialetti Caffe located at Matino street corner Matahimik street nearby is also the same as the one that used to be located before. But is seems to be the same business , They almost have the same business logo.

Phalaenopsis equestris

Phalaenopsis equestris – This Philippine orchid species was additional treat to those dining at the patio area. This is the traditional way on growing orchids in many parts of the country. Coconut husk is the cheapest growing media ( medium )

fried buko with buko achara ( pickled coconut) and mayonnaise

One can easily mistake this dish as fried squid ring . The coconut is coated with batter and deep fried . It is presented in a square plate with young coconut , red bell pepper and chopped onion ( achara- style )  

chicken binakol

Chicken Binakol is a delicious chicken soup dish. It is similar to Chicken Tinola, although the use of of coconut meat and coconut water makes this dish unique .

pork sinigang sa buko

Pork Sinigang sa Buko is a MUST TRY – The use of coconut water and coconut makes this dish different from the usual pork sinigang

interesting menus

The business had a nice tag-line ” Nice Things Coconuts” indicative that almost all their menus and products sold at the place have coconuts. Coconuts is known as TREE of LIFE in the Philippines and in Asia. Almost all parts of the coconut palm can be utilized for food, medicine, housing materials, furniture, beauty care products, cooking oil, laxative, potting media for orchids and plants, house hold utensils among others…….

indoor dining area

The restaurant indoor air-conditioned area can accommodate up to 80 people at any given time while the outdoor patio area ideal for al fresco dining can accommodate a further 40 to 60 people with different kinds of ice buko and buko ice cream. The indoor area is quite full when our group went there for our lunch .

Buko Pancit

The restaurant also offer Buko halal value meals like Buko Mami Php 95, Buko Palabok Php 105, Buko Pancit Php105, Buko Carbonara Php125 and Buko Spaghetti Php125 – For those planning to bring their families and friends- It is best to order the buko pancit bilao which only cost around Php 625 good for 5 to 7 people.

buko pie and buko -ube pie

This restaurant also got a Zomato review sticker and was featured several times on television shows like Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho on GMA channel 7 among others. The menus had expanded since they first opened its doors in 2010 .

buko halo-halo

A dessert after a hearty meal includes buko halo-halo, buko pandan , buko ice cream , ice buko

Note: Prices quoted are based from the recent visit by the author and may be subject to change without prior notice

Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday 7:00am to 9:00pm

Stall 29 D-4, Elliptical Rd, Diliman, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila
(02) 513 0142

 

Cultural Show at the Mabuhay Restop: A rich tapestry of Filipino culture and social enterprises !

Mabuhay Restop Travel  Cafe and Museum –  Rizal Park  ,South Drive  Area II corner Roxas Boulevard , Manila-Philippines

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Mabuhay Restop Travel Cafe and Museum located in Rizal Park is the first venture of Mabuhay Restops, Inc. which aims to promote Philippine Cultural Heritage and love of God and  country  through their cultural tours, food, show, art exhibit, and Kalinga tours.

guests enjoying the buffet meal

Chicken Teriyaki and Sayote with Shrimp

fish fillet with tartar sauce and adobong kangkong

chicken binakol

The guests were treated with an evening of buffet showcasing different regional Philippine dishes from the simple adobong kangkong , fried fish fillet , sayote with shrimps, pancit, chicken binakol soup, chicken teriyaki , halo-halo and many more.

group picture with fellow bloggers

What is nice about the food and products being sold at the place is that it helps the community ( Gawad Kalinga ) the beneficiaries are the ones making the souvenir items  .

Ms. Thea Gloria

Ms. Thea Gloria is the emcee of the Mabuhay Fiesta show, she is a theater artist , singer, dancer . She is the Mabuhay Restop -STAR of the show !

cultural presentation

Wazzup Pilipinas founder Mr. Ross del Rosario and guests

For more then 1 hour , we were treated to a live performance, cultural presentation, historical trivia, tourist spots, food and social entrepreneurship.

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I am encouraging tourist and even fellow Filipino to support this one of a kind tour.

Contact Information:

South Drive, Area II, Rizal Park, Ermita Manila 1000, Philippines
(T.M. Kalaw St. & Roxas Blvd.)
Phone: 02-359-7927, 0917-810-8194
Email: info@mabuhayrestops.com
Website: http://www.mabuhayrestops.com

Website: http://www.mabuhayrestops.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MabuhayRestop

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