Savoring Down Street Wheels Pares N Bone Marrow

Down Street Wheels Pares and Bone Marrow restaurant is located along King Henry corner Katipunan Avenue within Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag in Novaliches , Quezon City .

beef mami, sizzling pork plate with rice, beef pares with rice and bubble milk tea

Pares Bone Marrow

The restaurant specializes on bone marrow, mami ,pares meals, sizzling plate opened to the general public last December 23, 2020 and sometimes called DS Pares N Bonemarrow .

Amritsari Biryani, Chedy’s Budbod restaurant and Down Street Wheels Pares

This portion of the street becomes alive during late afternoon in which customers within Kingspoint subdivision and nearby areas would buy their food. Along with Chedy’s Budbod restaurant, Armitsari Biryani Kebab Food . One can choose different array of meals that these restaurants offer.

large signage and menu board will greet customers of the restaurant

The sitting capacity of the place ranges between 15 to 20 at any given time, given the rules set up by the IATF and coronavirus 2019 guidelines set for social distancing.

Down Street Wheels Pares N Bonemarrow

special beef tendon mami are best paired with condiments mixture from calamansi, chili paste, soy sauce, grounded pepper and vinegar. ( Php 69.00 ) per order.

sizzling pork lechon kawali with rice ( Php 79)

The stall usually opens past 3 :00 pm or 4:00 pm during the first few months of their operations and some clienteles from nearby subdivisions like San Pedro IX subdivision, Goodwill Homes 1, Kasiyahan Village , Grand Monaco Villas and El Pueblo condominium are clamoring for earlier opening time.

beef tendon pares are best paired with their fried garlic rice and soup ( Php 89) per order

Our group chance upon a 3 day promo from February 27 to March 1, 2021 had a BUY 1 Take 1 Promo of the large size bubble milk teas. We ordered Winter Melon Tea ( medium) for Php 55.00, Taro ( medium ) for Php 55, While Rabbit (medium) for Php 55.00 and cucumber honey lemon with chia seeds ( medium) for Php 70.00 per order.

It is also good that they can adjust the sweetness of their milk teas, One can adjust the level of the sugar syrup from 10% or more.

over a dozen different kinds of bubble milk teas can be ordered

Mr. Val Valencia and Mr. Alfred Martin

Overall, we cannot wait to come back and taste their different kinds of tea and their sizzling bone marrow.

Note: The author is not affiliated with the restaurant proprietors and all prices quoted are during the time of the visit.

Down Street Bone Marrow Pares

Operations : Tuesday to Sunday from 3:00pm to 10:00 pm

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

Delivery : 0916-2090508 Landline : 452-9943

Light Snack at Noodle King N.S. Amoranto Street

It was an overcast afternoon when our group decided visited the famed La Loma in Calavite street and N.S. Amoranto ( formerly called Retiro street).

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Noodle King Pares and Mami House

Rows of lechon restaurants, karinderia and pares houses were located within this street. The restaurants had their own share of loyal clientele tucked to its long and colorful culinary heritage.

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Quezon City and Manila boundary 

The area serves as a border between Manila North Cemetery and Manila Chinese Cemetery.

The group decided to have “Pag pagpag” which is a Tagalog word to ” shake off “or “loosen off” or “to remove”. It is a common superstitious belief that one can does not go directly to one’s home after attending a funeral, wake or cemetery unless they have done the pagpag.

It was a superstitious belief probably influenced by the Chinese and Malay, that one must visit a go-in between place after visit attending a wake, funeral or cemetery. ( Usually restaurant, church or convenient store).

This is to confuse any bad spirits or elements which can done harm to the immediate family or friends of the deceased person.

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rows of roasted pig on charcoal pits

One must spend time eating or doing something like changing clothes before going home. Just to avoid any mishap or misfortune to one’s family. Another common belief is that without doing the Pagpapagpag, death can come to immediate family or friend who attended the wake or funeral.

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The Original Pares

We decided to eat at the Original Pares House, Unfortunately the pares house is full and the group have to wait between 20 to 30 minutes before the group can eat.

Jonas Pares House is another choice, but a little further down the road.

Noodle King Pares and Mami House

Noodle King is known for their noodles, beef pares, siomai, siopao, chicken barbecue, rice topping, pork asado, sizzling meals, fried chicken, arroz caldo, tokwat baboy, chicken, wanton noodles, mami and silog meals.

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Noodle King menu board

The restaurant is well lighted, large signage. They also had an air-conditioned room good for 20 people and an area which can accommodate between 30 to 40 people at any given time.

halo-halo

Halo-halo

Most of my friends and participants ordered their halo-halo. The halo-halo had a generous serving of ube halaya.

soup

complimentary soup

My fried ordered their pares meal and it comes with free soup. Their pares is presented in big bowl and with bigger portion compared to Original Pares and Jonas Pares. But taste different compared to the two pares house. Sauce is a little bit on the sweet side.

siopao

siopao

Siopao is large, but there are other restaurants which had big portion of siopao and more tasty ones.

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Siomai is quite generic, some commercially sold siomai in packs taste more flavorful. The saving grace is the chili oil.

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black gulaman

Black gulaman is a bit okey, not too sweet compared to other black gulaman from other restaurants.

mais con yelo

mais con yelo

Mais con yelo is not too sweet, however we were quite disappointed that it was serve this way. One was serve with the halo-halo cup while the other one was serve using ordinary plastic cup. It makes us wonder that they must try to have more halo-halo cup.

The restroom is well lighted and clean. Which is a plus point for any restaurant.

Overall, They must try to improve their menus and service. It took us a while before they filled-up our orders.

Noodle King Pares and Mami House

Address: N.S. Amoranto street ( formerly called Retiro street ) corner Dr. Alejo Santos street, La Loma , Quezon City

Operations : Mondays to Sundays from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Kumpares 24 Hours Restaurant in Quirino Avenue, Paranaque

Kumpares is a 24 hour pares restaurant which had a capacity of between 20 to 30 people at any given time. This is one of the few places that is open when you visit the famed Baclaran church.

Kumpares Restaurant

Our first visit was 2 years ago, second visit was last year, third visit was Maundy Thursday April 13 and 4th Good Friday April 14, 2017  and  then We again ate at this place yesterday. This is our fifth time to eat at this place.

menu board

The menus are well-posted. The restaurant is well-lighted and located along Quirino Avenue, just a few meters away from the 2 churches. Santa Rita of Casia and Baclaran Church. 

rice and chicken pares

There were 3 of us and we ordered chicken , pork pares priced at Php 65.00 and their unlimited rice. The pares soup is quite salty. The chicken and pork meat are deep fried but not really that good, since what we got are the bony parts. At least we got free soup.

Bagnet Pares at Php 95 that we ordered. It was crisp and not oily. There are chili paste, calamansi and soy sauce to accompany .

Service is quite quick, since i think we were the only customers of the pares store at 6:00 am . Price is affordable even to the masses.

The saving grace for this 24 hour pares restaurant, is that it had been in business for more than 3 years. Thus had some loyal clientele.

We do not know what happened to the dishes of this pares store, since we last eaten there last April.  It needs to bring back the good old days.  Hope the management of this place will improve the quality of the pares meal and unlimited rice.

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