All posts filed under: Diliman, Quezon City

Here are the cafes and restaurants located in Diliman, Quezon City. *Take note, some restaurants might have closed down by the time you read them OR, have been re-located. If you see one, you can send me a message and I’ll update it right away. Gracias!

Visiting Tim Hortons For the First Time

Yes, I just visited Tim Hortons. I know they opened their first branch in the Philippines which is also the first in Southeast Asia at Uptown Place Mall in Bonifacio Global City on February 2017. But that’s too far from me so I waited for them to open more branches. Believe me, it was difficult because I kept hearing my friends, as well as my blogger friends, say good things about Tim Hortons. I even received a message from my one friend in Canada that I might want to check Tim Hortons out. She knows I love coffee and doughnuts. So she wanted me to try this snack called Timbits.

Hing Chun Tea House, Newest Restaurant at Malakas Street

Have you been to Malakas Street in Diliman, Quezon City? You’ll probably say yes because that street features a well-known restaurant. I often visit that street because of that said restaurant; however, there’s now another reason. That would be Hing Chun Tea House. This two-storey Chinese restaurant looks small on the outside. But once you’re in, you’ll see that the place offers a spacious open dining area for their guest. And if you’re celebrating an important milestone with the whole family and friends, they have two private rooms on the second floor. Each private room can fit 10 people which can be combined to accommodate more guests. What about the food? Well, Hing Chun Tea House offers a wide selection of dishes and we got to try the following dishes: Westlake Beef Soup Nasi Goreng Fried Rice Pineapple Seafood Fried Rice Stuffed Mushroom Shrimp Duck Wok Noodles Singaporean Bihon Fish Tofu Tausi Salt & Pepper Spareribs Dimsum: Beef Ball, Kuchay Dumplings, Pork Siomai and Japanese Siomai with Century Egg Yes, that’s a lot of dishes …

A Trip to Little Quiapo

Back in the 60’s (earlier maybe) when my abuelita (grandma) was still studying at the University of Santo Tomas, she and her friends would frequent a place called Little Quiapo. The restaurant which is right across their campus serves THE BEST halo-halo and palabok in town. Fast forward to the present. Little Quiapo is now located at the back of SSS in East Avenue. I don’t know when they transferred in Quezon City. But ever since my abuelita heard about it, we would go to Little Quiapo whenever she’s craving for halo-halo or palabok. I admit that there are various restaurants that also offer delicious halo-halo and palabok; however, there’s something special about Little Quiapo’s version. As seen in the main photo, Little Quiapo which used to be a small eatery opened its first branch inside the University of the Philippines in 1949. On September 18th 2018, the restaurant celebrated its 69th year. For a restaurant to achieve that milestone, it only means one thing. They’re doing things right from the food all the way …

Kamay Kainan – Diliman: Eat-All-You-Can or Not?

The only time my family and I visit a buffet restaurant is during special occasions. The number one reason is practicality. If you’re celebrating with family and/or friends, buffets will save you time and money. You won’t need menus or wait for your order to arrive. All you need to do is grab a plate and your choice of food then eat and repeat. With the choices they have, you will surely reach a satisfying level of “busog”. Besides these, birthday celebrants also get to enjoy freebies such as free meal and/or cake. Big groups can also avail of discounts. Take note that promos vary per restaurant but these are the usual promos you’ll see. Already decided to enjoy a feast at a buffet restaurant? Make sure you know the cuisine you want as there are several choices in the metro. Let’s say you want traditional meets modern cuisine. I’m pretty sure you know the place where you can get the best buffet experience. Like you, we’ve been there many times. But since there’s only …

Fat Daddy’s Lip-Smacking Smoked Pork Ribs & Other Specialties

The last week of August was intensely busy for me. So when I received an invite from my blogger friend, I grabbed the opportunity. Let me tell you, that short break I took was worth it. Why, you ask? Well, one I got to enjoy a lovely afternoon with my blogger friends and two I was able to eat at Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse in U.P. Town Center. This branch opened it’s doors on November last year. Since I don’t live near that area, I haven’t tried eating here yet. But now that I got to, Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse is now part of my go-to places to eat with my family and friends. The dish that caught my attention was their smoked ribs. They’re so juicy and hard to resist. The reason behind this is Fat Daddy’s utmost importance to time and temperature when cooking their pork spare ribs. Yes, the ingredients are important, too! But in order for everything to come together, their special dish must be cooked properly. This means that a good rack …