Kingspoint Community Pantry Goes Full Blast

Kingspoint Community Pantry goes full blast last April 23 Friday with hundreds of residents from nearby areas lined-up as early as 6:00am and queue for at least 2 hours.

I happened to pass by the Yarda Food Hub late April 22 ( Thursday ) around past 5:00pm and saw the set-up of the community pantry.

Kingspoint community pantry organizers and early bird recipients ( April 24 saturday )

Kingspoint Community Pantry

Mr. Greg Mota a resident of Goodwill Homes 1 and Engineer Aldrin Godwin Pangan – who spearheaded the community pantry- both are also active in Christ the King of the Universe parish ( photo taken last April 23 Friday)

Kingspoint Subdivision Community Pantry is the concerted efforts of brainchild of the Christ the King of the Universe Parish, Engineer Aldrin Godwin Pangan, Mr. Greg Mota and the dynamic volunteers of the community. The community also encompasses nearby areas such as El Pueblo One condominium, Oro, Dupax, Daniac Court, Kasiyahan Townhomes, San Pedro IX, Maloles compound, Grand Monaco Villas, Kingsville and Goodwill Homes 2 within the territorial jurisdiction of Barangay Bagbag. While Goodwill Homes 1, California Village, Dona Faustina Subdivision are within the territorial jurisdiction of Barangay San Bartolome in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Barangay Bagbag purok leader checking the exit

The community pantry is located in front of Yarda Food Hub which is located in block 37, lot 10 along Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision , Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches. The food hub just serves as a temporary community pantry since its temporary closure last year. They have to ask permission from the owner of the food hub and coordinated with Barangay Bagbag and the local government unit of Quezon City .

They also have to follow the guidelines set by the IATF because Metro Manila is still under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ)and curfew hours is between 8:00 pm to 5:00 am. So residents must try to follow these simple guidelines and must follow simple protocols like practicing social distancing, wearing of face mask, face shield.

There are 550 individual residents who patiently queue in line during the first day, 310 in April 24 Saturday, about 400 in April 25 Sunday. The line is quite long and reach about a kilometer long ending in Touch of Class car wash and food hub nearby.

Mr.Lamberto Nolasco of Kingspoint Homeowner Association Inc. (KHAI) in the middle checks the community pantry

Kingspoint community pantry volunteers and some organizers

Community Pantries in Metro Manila

Community pantry is long established community effort in many countries. There are relief efforts which are conducted by NGO groups and private organizations during the time of calamities such as flood, typhoon, fire and earthquakes. Somehow the scope was limited.

There are over 135 community pantry in Quezon City and over 440 community pantries that have sprung -up in many areas of the country.

Savory Ramen at Ta Ramen Na Kingspoint Branch

Ta Ramen Na recently opened their second branch within Kingspoint subdivision, Novaliches in Quezon City last March 27, 2021. Just in front of Touch of Class car wash and food hub. Some of the proprietors live within the area, Hence, they thought of opening a ramen stall within the community.

Tonkotsu Ramen at Php 99.00

Savory Ramen at Ta Ramen Na

The operation time is from past 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm since it is still modified enhance community quarantine (MECQ) in the national capital region and surrounding provinces. But according to the proprietors, They can extend the operations hours once the quarantine protocols and IATF guidelines have relax.

They opened their first stall few months ago located in 2263 Topacio street, San Andres Bukid and became an instant hit among customers and residents of San Andres Bukid, Manila.

L-R Ms.Zee, Mr. Raf and Mr. Cario ( staff and proprietor of Ta Ramen Na street ramen stall)

The stall is also within walking distance from El Pueblo One condominium, Maloles compound, San Pedro IX subdivision, Kasiyahan Village, Grand Monaco Villas, Dupax compound and Kingspoint subdivision within Barangay Bagbag.

The stall is just between 2 to 3 kilometers from Goodwill Homes1 ,California Subdivision, Doña Faustina Subdivision within Barangay San Bartolome and Sierra Vista and Toress Village within Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon, Novaliches, Quezon City.

The style is more of street ramen style. It takes several hours for their broth to be made, hence incorporating the savory taste and umami flavors.

Ramen and Gyoza

We ordered their Tonkotsu for just Php 99.00 is affordable and the broth elevates the fine taste of their ramen.

They also have Miso Ramen for just Php 109.00, Black Garlic Ramen for just Php 109.00, Tatanmen for Php 199.00, Chicken Butter Ramen for Php 149.00, Red Bomba Ramen for those who loves spicy ramen for just Php 199 and Gyoza for Php 125 ( 6 pieces). additional topping would cost Php 50 chasu pork, black fungus for Php 20, salted seaweed strips Php 20.00 , Hard Boiled Tamago for Php 20 and extra noodles for Php 40.00.

Ta Ramen Na stall in front of Touch of Class car wash and food hub

Among the well-known Filipino celebrities which have eaten at their ramen stall includes comedienne Pooh, freestyle rapper Mr. Mike Kosa and among others.

They also opened their 3rd ramen stall located in Door 8, Console 3 Barangay Fatima Elvinda, San Pedro City within Laguna province just last April 9, 2021 and the ramen stall is open for franchise to those who are interested.

We cannot wait to eat their other ramen noodles and gyoza!

The stall in near Holy Child Academy- Kingspoint branch, CDO foodspere and All Day convenient store.

Ta Ramen Na

Address: number 27 Katipunan Avenue ( just beside ) Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City

Operations: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Everyday

OTeaHamaru Stall Opens at Kingspoint Subdivision

OTeaHamaru milktea and takoyaki stall within Kingspoint subdivision had their soft opening late November 2020.

OTeaHamaru started with their milk teas and started their operation way back in 2014. They have stalls in Robinson’s-Novaliches, Lagro and Quezon City.

The stall used to be a laundry shop then plastic home ware seller before it was rented out by the current occupant.

OTeaHamaru Stall– Kingspoint

Robinson’s- Novaliches stall had since closed their door and move to Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag in which the proprietor resides.

When we visited their stall, OTeaHamaru had their buy 1 take 1 promo of their Taro milk tea for just Php 70.00. We requested the stall attendant to just use 10% syrup to avoid the overly sweet taste of the taro milk tea. Unfortunately, this does not come with tapioca ball or sago toppings.

OTeaHamaru Stall within King Christian street corner King Ferdinand street, Kingspoint Subdivision

They also have takoyaki sold for Php 50 -6 pieces, Php 200 -24 pieces within following weeks to come they are planning to offer okonomiyaki and other specialties.

When we visited the stall, some of the menu listed are not available and according to the sales staff, It will take weeks before they can offer the entire menu set.

El Pueblo One condominium

The proprietor decided to open a stall along King Christian corner King Ferdinand street near the famed El Pueblo One condominium, within Kingspoint subdivision and just within 1 kilometer away from San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan Village, Gran Monaco Villas located in Barangay Bagbag.

OTeaHamaru Takoyaki

It is about 2 to 6 kilometers away from Goodwill Homes 1,California Village and Sierra Vista within Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Note: Promos posted in this blog are subject to change and upon availability of the milk teas. The author is not connected within the management nor the operations of the stall.

Address: Stall -B King Christian street corner King Ferdinand street, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Operations: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm everyday

Contact : 0966-4165760

Promo : They have free delivery within El Pubelo One condominium, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City

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

Great Dishes at Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner in Kingspoint

Great dishes, desserts and friendly people will greet customers and foodies at Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner which is located along unit B- Lot 2, Block 37,Katipunan Avenue corner King Henry street, Kingspoint Subdivision Barangay Bagbag in Novaliches.

Great Dishes at Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner

Yarda Food Hub

Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner first open for business around mid-January 2020 at the famous Yarda Food Hub, unfortunately due to the enhanced community quarantine restriction enforced for several months, the management decided to close the food hub after a couple of months of operations from late May 18 to August 10, 2020.

Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Corner facade

The name of the restaurant was derived from Amritsar, India which is about 28 kilometers from Lahore,Pakistan. The dishes within the region reflect Indian, Pakistani and Middle Eastern influences.

“the Golden Temple,” which serves as the main focal place for devotion among Sikhism practitioners.

Being a foodie and digital nomad, We took some time to sample their popular dishes.

The restaurant can accommodate between 20 to 25 people at any given time given the restriction and guidelines set by IATF.

Deep Fried Vegetable Pakora – This is a deep fried vegetable dish which is ideally eaten when it is hot. This is also meal viand together with their signature chicken biryani dish. This dish can be shared between 2 to 3 people for just Php 135

Chicken Biryani – This is a savory basmati rice that includes layers of chicken, rice, aromatics that are steamed together. The bottom layer of rice absorbs all the chicken juices as it cooks, giving it a tender texture and rich flavors like cinnamon sticks and pepper corms. The chicken is tender and retains its juicy flavors. This rice meal can be shared between 2 to 3 persons. ( Php 250). We may opt to try to try to spicy version in our next visit.

Their chicken biryani is quite different from the ones we have eaten at Srinidhi Cafe– which represents the southern style of biryani.

Hummus with Meat – Hummus is a popular Indian and middle eastern dip or spread made with chickpeas. A basic hummus recipe is made with cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. The mince beef meat is also tasty. This can be shared between two to three people. Php 150 per order.

Chapati– is a type of Indian flat bread which is made from wheat flour and use for eating hummus. Php 25 per piece

Shawarma BUY 1 Take 1 Promo

We also tried their authentic Indian shawarma – Their shawarma is one of the best within Novaliches area.

The beef meat is very tender and the spices is quite different compared to the commercialize ones. One may opt to choose between the non-spicy and spicy. The pita bread was made from brown wheat flour. Php 150 (promo).

They are also planning to sell vegetable meat shawarma which caters to vegetarians and health buffs starting next week at the same promo price!

Amritsari Biryani restaurant is located just beside Chedy Budbod restaurant which offers pancit bihon sa bilao, budbod tapa among others.

We can not wait to come back and order their famous Khati rolls, Chicken tikka, Chicken Kebab,Cream Butter Chicken, Chicken Masala and others. Those who wanted to experience smoking may also to try their shisha too.

Amritsari Biryani will soon have a partnership with food delivery service providers grab and food panda. Residents within Kingspoint, El Pueblo One condominium, Goodwill Homes 1, California Village, Sierra Vista, Kasiyahan Homes, Grand Monaco Villas and San Pedro IX do not miss this promo.

Note: prices and promos are subject to change without prior notice. the author is not connected with the management nor the operations of the restaurant.

Amritsari Biryani Kebab Food Center

Address: Unit B, Lot 2 Block 37 King Henry corner  #60 Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City 

Operation: Everyday from 11:30am to 10:00 pm

Contact : 0917 323 6182

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