Pappare Ristoranti at The Food Hive

Pappare Ristoranti opened last January 2017 at The Food Hive which is located at 80 Visayas Avenue in Quezon City.

The Food Hive

Food Hive is known for their celebrity chefs who got some food stalls within the park.

Mee Gamberi Goreng and Crabonara are among the best sellers 

What is nice about their noodles are they are hand pulled and made fresh.

Ms. Gem Tee 

The stall got its inspiration from Italian zone within New York City . The proprietor  Ms. Gem Tee is opening another concept store along Matapat street near Maginhawa street in Quezon City . The stall had a modern approach and the menus are well posted and with large signage.

Mee Gamberi Goreng is made from handmade egg noodles, kale , shrimp , shitake mushroom, fish cake topped with fried egg , chopped spring onion leaves , fried onion and with secret Goreng sauce. ( Php 250 ) per order . Good for sharing between 2 to 3 persons.

Crabonara is made from handmade pasta , crab fat ( aligi ) , fresh crab meat , guava-smoked bacon and topped with egg cooked at 63 degrees heat. The guava wood gives a distinct flavor to the bacon. One can adjust the flavor by requesting if they wanted a more spicy flavor. ( Php 250 ) per order , ideal for sharing between 2 persons.

Pappare PH had an active social media account and is listed at the popular food and restaurant review site ZomatoPH.

Contact : 0917 830 9290

Operation : Everyday 11:00am to 12:00 midnight


Mang Larry’s Stall at Grub Hub

Mang Larry’s Stall famous isaw and barbecue opened another stall within Grub Hub along Visayas Avenue in Quezon City .

The stall is like an institution within the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

pork isaw

The stall also offers rice, pork barbecue, hot dogs , liver and tenga ( ear ), pork and chicken isaw ( grilled intestines), chicken wings, goto among others  . One can choose from different condiments like spicy hot sauce, vinegar .

pork isaw with vinegar

The stall is listed under popular food and restaurant review site ZomatoPH.


Eating Buffet Lunch at Red Dragon Branch in Visayas Avenue

41 Visayas Avenue , Quezon City -Philippines

It was past 10:30am when we made some ocular inspection at the plant stall within Quezon Memorial Circle looking for some live flowering plants when my cousin treated me for a lunch buffet at the nearby Visayas Avenue were rows of food establishment are located .  Red Dragon Buffet restaurant -Visayas Avenue branch opened about 3 years-ago and along the restaurant strip of the avenue.

buffet corner

Even before well-known Maginhawa street and nearby street became known sa restaurant street of Quezon City , Visayas Avenue is a place where there are dozens of restaurants from well-known commercial food chains to ordinary carinderias or eateries are located .

variety of grilled and street foods like barbecue, hotdog, kikiam, squidballs among others 

In fact , there are several food establishment that offer buffet lunch and supper .  Several government agencies are also located within the stretch of Visayas avenue. Department of Natural and Natural Resources, Bureau of Soil and water Management ,  National Food Authority , Bureau of Plant Industry , Philippine Information Authority , PTV channel 4 studio among others .

There are also well-known schools, churches and venue place within the stretch. Visayas avenue branch buffet cost Php 198.00 per head inclusive of drinks like softdrink  , ice tea, juice , bottomless brewed coffee .

lechon kawali -one of the restaurant best seller dish

The restaurant branch can accommodate up to 100 people at any given time .  The place is smaller compared to the other branches. At the main dish table , buffet dishes includes : breaded chicken , steam fish with tofu and tausi , chicken rolls or lumpia , lechon kawali , pork rib adobo , yang chow fried rice and pancit canton .

There is also a  dessert table with fresh slices of  pineapples , maja blanca, salad , misua soup .

Here is my accounts of the Visayas Avenue branch, When we arrive past 10:30am – Only the grilled items were on display , with brewed coffee and soft-drink bottles . We have to wait several more minutes for the Yang Chow Fried Rice and the rest of the dishes .

The place seems to be clean but not to the N.S. Amoranto branch standard . I saw a small cockroach lurking near the coffee machine , which means that the place where the coffee machine is located is not always properly cleaned by the staff.

For those who wanted to try their buffet meal, I would recommend their pork barbecue , misua soup , lechon kawali and breaded chicken .

We rate this branch based on what what we have tasted on that day , cleanliness , facilities , service and staffs .  Our overall rating is 6.25 out of possible 10 points .

Here are some of constructive criticism and observation :

1.) main dishes arrived a little bit late than we had expected.

2.) one of the hotdog on stick tasted a little bit sour – which means that it had been exposed for sometime.

3.) cockroach nymph lurking near their coffee machine, the nymph run so fast that i failed to capture in my digital camera. ( sanitation issue)

Overall, we have give this branch a slightly average passing grade and needs some supervision unlike the other branches. The price for their buffet comes CHEAP but they must try to improve on those concern.

They are open for buffet at around 10:00am but they usually start a bit late to cater to the lunch time crowd .

Contact Details :

Phone:(02) 456 1981







Jo’s Chicken Inato

Good old-fashioned chicken barbecue that’s really delicious that you can’t help but come back for more.

Jo’s Chicken Inato restaurant  located in 27 Visayas Avenue corner Congressional Avenue in  Quezon City

Why not try it in “Inato” style? Jo’s Chicken Inato has branches scattered all across the country—from far-away Cagayan de Oro to local Quezon City.

house specialty – barbecue chicken inato with atchara

Based on the story – Jo’s Chicken Inato started in mid 1980’s. It is owned by Jesse and Josephine Ng of Negros , where the name of the place was derived. The name originated from a shorten word “atin ito” thus  “inato” meant the way they cooked chicken.  compared to other Visayan  styled grilled barbecue ,this recipe is not salty and has a sweeter taste ( due to ingredients and special way of marinating )

The restuarant is not only famous for their chicken inato but also buko halo-halo , lumpia, pancit macao, bicol express  and special lechon kawali .

Christmas party conservation group of Philippine Orchid Society

The place had several nipa hut ideal for small meetings. The restaurant had an interesting aquariums stock  with kois, pangasius, tilapias  while a  special glass coop had several small bantam chickens . The place is perfect venue to hold medium to large  reception . Orchids and ornamental plants are distributed  all over the place . The high ceilings allows heat to escape during hot morning  with interesting banga ( jars) in place for washing hands.  People are encourage to used their hands when eating at this place ala “kamayan style” .

The Visayas avenue branch accepts delivery , catering and venue place.

Local celebrities like Kapuso Mo- Ms. Jessica Soho , Atty. Anthony Taberna -host Umagang Kay Ganda / Kalye and DZMM ,Ms. Charlene Gonzales- Mulach, Ms. Winnie Cordero, columnist Mr. Zacarias Sarian , GMA channel 7 reporter Mr. Cedric Castillo, former Caloocan City Mayor Rey Malonzo  were  said to be frequent patrons of the place.

native delicacies and pastries

THE original branch, located at Siliman Ave., Dumaguete City. This branch is famous for its charbroiled chicken, making it one of the culinary must-trys in the city. If you want to enjoy dining by the beach, you can visit this resto’s another branch in the city—Jo’s by the Sea. The good thing is, whichever branch you find your place in, you’re sure that you won’t spend much just to have a delightful chicken meal because you’re in Jo’s Chicken Inato.

Jo’s Chicken Inato also had provincial branches in  Cebu, Mandaue, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Ormoc, Tagbilaran, Roxas, Bacolod, Iloilo, Dipolog.

The owner had a bakeshop and a resort style garden with a huge blessed mother .

Contact Information:

27 Visayas Avenue Corner Congressional Avenue Quezon City,  Metro Manila
Phone: +63(2)9279224

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