Food Tasting at Hexagon Events Place by Old Swiss Inn

Hexagon Events Place is located at the along Quezon Avenue within Barangay West Triangle in Quezon City.

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It is fastest growing event place within the the heart of the city. The event place is ideal for corporate function, wedding, debuts, corporate product launching and among others.

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The grand food tasting event was held last October 12, 2019 from 11:00 am to past 2:00pm.

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table setting by Old Swiss Inn

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Old Swiss Inn Food Tasting

Old Swiss Inn had been in the business for over 70 years and specializes on European and Swiss cuisines.

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participants

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set-up

Hexagon events place had 5 accredited food catering companies and mobile cocktail bar. The venue is large and can accommodate up to 350 sitting capacity.

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meat carving station

 They can also customize thematic parties and table setting. Some can be as small as 30 participants.

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assorted sausages

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Old Swiss Inn will also have their Belgian Beer and Grill Festival on November 8, 2019.

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pasta and sauce

Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary within Barangay West Triangle is a suitable place for weddings is just located few kilometers away from the venue center.

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fresh corned beef

It also have an ample parking space for those who will bring their car. The rates are very competitive and even non-tenants of the building can make reservations.

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Don Simplicio Gamboa Sr. Hall

The venue hall is called Don Simplicio Gamboa Sr. founder of Hexagon group of companies.

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fruits, marshmallows with chocolate fondue

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desserts

The building site is in the immediate vicinity of major commercial and retail centers such as Fisher Mall, Trinoma, and Crossings Mall, and is just a few ticks away from SM City North Edsa. The building is a mixed-use facility with an aggregate floor area of more than 30,000 square meters.

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Hexagon Building

Address: 17th Floor Hexagon Corporate Center, 1471 Quezon Ave. West Triangle, Q.C.

 Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact : (02) 515-1528 / (02) 692-5675/ (02) 692-5756

+63920 9278 849
+63917 8757 707

Old Swiss Inn :Makati Ave beside Peninsula Hotel and Ground Floor, Olympia Somerset, Makati Avenue, Makati City

Contact: 09209608670 | 8188251

 

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10 Important Events at Quezon City’s 80th Anniversary

Quezon City government in partnership with dozens of cause -oriented groups, advocacy group, volunteer organizations, business establishments started the kick-off celebrations on October 12 and 13 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

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Quezon City employees from various agencies attended the grand parade

The event was dubbed Pista sa Kyusi which had a two day event celebration.

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Thousands of employees, students, cause oriented groups, bloggers, vloggers and the general public had a rare chance to attend some events, concerts, trade fair, cook-off challenge, art event, sports event, bureau of fire special service section and food fair held within the famed landmark.

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10 Important Events at the Quezon Memorial Circle

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10.) Quezon City hall grand parade- A grand parade which started within Quezon city hall ground and wereheld around past 7:30 am and moved to Liwasang Aurora at the middle of the Quezon Memorial Circle.

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mobile library

9.) Mobile Library exhibit- There were 3 mobile library which is on constant on the move within many parts of the city.

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Quezon City public library (mobile van)

The mobile library provide several valuable services like reading literacy awareness, story telling, puppetryshocas among children and students of the city.

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QCX museum facade

8. Free QCX entrance – students, heritage advocates, bloggers, ordinary people and even foreign tourist were treated to a whole day of FREE entrance at the QCX museum. There are a lot of see and experience at the museum.

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author together with Mr. Paulo Ortega ( juanderingbulakenyo) and two Taiwanese tourists

For those who wanted to know and learn more of the city’s history, heritage, art, culture, advocacy. This is a must visit place.

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trade fair booths

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Care Channels inc.

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Balai Kamay

7. ) Trade Fair- There were over 80 booths which showcases different products, native crafts, organic material, advocacy group, health and wellness, photography group, art association and food.

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Len’s Bibingka and Putong Bumbong

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Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes

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Cook-Off Challenge

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6.) Food Fest – There were several food events held at the site. We were fortunate to witness the barbecue cook-off challenge from 6 barangays within the city.

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There were two representatives from the barangay. One of the challenge includes pork barbecue cooked-off.

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judges included well-known chefs, restaurateurs and qc tourism officers.

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pork barbecue

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5.) Art and Drawing Sessions- several well-known artists showcase their talents in painting and giving free art lessons. There were also art competition among young and budding artist of the city.

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Pop Art booths

Quezon City Small Business and Cooperatives Development and Promotions Office is inviting businesses to join our collective called POP QC (Proudly Original Products of Quezon City).

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4.) Plant Stalls- There are several plant stalls located within the park. One can choose from different kinds of plants, ornamental flowering plants, herbs, orchids , pots among others.

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herbs and plastic pots for sale

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3.) Zumba and Dance Sessions- The group provides free zumba and dance session. One can just join -in with the group.

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2.) Free wall climbing and demonstration by Bureau of Fire Services

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1.) Garden of Joy and Other Landmarks- This is an important landmark for plant, orchid and horticulture lovers.  This used to be called Flower Garden or Hardin ng mga Bulaklak and now called Garden of Joy.

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Garden of Joy entrance

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Cymbidium finlaysonianum orchid attached to a narra tree

We hope that the orchids, ferns, bromeliads and other plants mounted on the trees within the garden will be properly nurtured taken cared off. Since a lot of the plants were donated by members of plant organization.

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Quezon Memorial Shrine

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Presidential Car Museum

One must also try to visit other well-known landmarks like Quezon Memorial Shrine, Presidential Car Museum, Quezon Heritage House and soon to open President Aquino replica house when one visits Quezon Memorial Circle.

Note : Happy 80th anniversary to Quezon City government and to all the organizers of the event.

Big Celebrations at Quezon City’s 80th anniversary

Big celebration, citywide contest, street bazaars, medical outreach project, lot of activities are geared up for the upcoming 80th anniversary of the founding anniversary month of Quezon City.

According to Mayor Joy Belmonte -Alimurong, 16 outstanding individuals and five institutions will receive the Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal awards 2019 in honor of their valuable contributions to the development of the nation on October 19 at Areté, Ateneo de Manila University.

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Schedule of Activities for Pista sa Kyusi

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The festivities began with the enthronement of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary-La Naval, the city’s patron saint, on October 2 at the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC).

This was followed by the arrival of the Marian icon at the Quezon City Hall lobby on October 3.

On Philippine Councilors League Week starting October 8, health services will be offered free and on wheels with Health Caravan.

On October 9, the city will host the Talent Night of Miss Earth International at the Quezon City Experience (QCX). An annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant, Miss Earth is a pageant franchise that started in Quezon City in 2001.

Free medical consultation and health talks will be available especially for poor communities as the caravan tour two districts in a day until October 10.

Pista sa Kyusi (#Kyusi@80) will be held from October 12 until October 13 at the Quezon Memorial Circle will be free concert, bazaars, art competition,  sport activities,barangay cook off challenge among others.

The QC Public Employment Service Office meanwhile announced that more than 6,400 job vacancies will be up for grab at the Mega Job Fair on October 8 and 25 at the QC Hall Grounds.

Agencies and companies from different industries such as fast food, manpower, overseas, and call centers will participate in the job fair.

It will be highlighted by the 2.5km and 5km Fun Run that will be led by the QC Hall Employees Athletic Association (QCHEAA) with well-known fitness coach and 2018 Gawad Parangal awardee, Mr. Jim Saret.

Other activities during this weekend include free rappelling and wall climbing, art competition for High School Students, exhibition of best QC barangay bands, Mocktail Mixed Drink with Flairtending Competition, Cocktail Mixed Drink with Flairtending Competition, QC Symphonic Band concert, and an outdoor film showing.

In partnership with St. Lukes Medical Hospital, a free medical and dental mission will be available to the public on October 13 at the lobby of the QC Hall.

Celebrating the artistic brilliance of the city, QCinema International Film Festival will run from October 13 to 22.

With the theme “A Rising Wave,” this year’s festival focuses on the strides of Asian filmmakers around the world and recognizes the growing number of women filmmakers joining competitions for documentaries and short films.

Moviegoers can catch must-see cinematic treasures that will be showcased at the festival at partner movie theaters UP Town Center, Robinson’s Magnolia, Trinoma, and SM City North Edsa.

On the third week, two book launchings will take us to the past and back to the contemporary time.

“The City with a Soul” book will be launched first on October 15 at the Quezon City Experience (QCX).

Written by Dr. Luisa T. Camagay of the University of the Philippines, the book tells the history and documents the journey of the city envisioned by the late President Manuel L. Quezon as “a city with a soul.”

It was an offshoot of data-gathering originally done to provide materials for the establishment of the city’s museum now known as QCX.

This will be followed by the launching of “Quezon City Food Journal” on October 19 at Eastwood Mall Atrium.

It is a compilation of stories of successes as well as the humble beginnings of 40 proudly QC restaurants and food purveyors that originated from the city.

October 30-31 at the Smart Araneta Center – there will be a hackathon with the Philippines is set to break a Guinness World Record as we solve world problems through an ethical hackathon led by Impact Hub Manila and all its partners.

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.

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Halo-halo

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

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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

Grow and Show Features Fern and Astrophytum from September 13 to 15

Grow and Show in partnership with Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Management Bureau presents to the general public “Fernteriffic” and “Astrofabulous” for the next trade fair and plant show for the month of September 2019.

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It is just around the corner there are many reason why one should take time and visit.  Trade fair will be held from September 13 to 15, 2019

Activities and Talks

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Tabletop Exhibit on “Astrophytum” will be on Sept 15th, Sunday.

Registration starts at 8:00 am to 12:00 nn
Registration fee is Php 50.00 per entry/plant

Cash prizes,ribbons and trophy awaits the winners…

Lectures and Activities

“Fernteriffic September” by Fern Study Group Architect Wendy Fernando-Regalado will be on Saturday, Sept. 14th at 1:00PM.

“Astrofabulous September” by NCSOPI President Amy Lastimosa and Mr. Toti DM Administrator of Astrophytum Collectors Group Ph will be on Sept 15th, Sunday at 2:00 pm

Tilly Huddle and Plant Exchange headed by Ms. Doreen Dofitas will be on Sept. 14th ,Saturday at 11:00 am

Plant Bingo Bonanza headed by Secretariat Ms. Angela Marin will be on Sept 14th, Saturday at 2:00 pm

For more information and how to join the monthly bazaar, Please try to call or send sms to Ms. Angel Marin ( Secretariat) 0917-798-1317.

The trade show will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Note: There are two entrances, one at North Avenue and at Quezon Avenue side. Please note that there is a minimal entrance fee of Php 30 for the general public and Php 15 for students, senior citizens that goes to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.