Tag Archives: Quezon City

Boneless Crispy Pata at Serye Restaurant

In the rare instances that I want to eat in a restaurant, when doing transactions at the Quezon City Hall or in that area, there are just a few restaurants I can think of. These are the restaurants I usually mention when acquaintances ask for recommendations in the immediate vicinity (there are other good restaurant strips in Quezon City, like in the Tomas Morato area, but let’s limit ourselves to restaurants within walking distance from the City Hall). Continue reading Boneless Crispy Pata at Serye Restaurant

La Mesa Dam and Ecopark (Quezon City)

With the increased popularity of ecotourism these days, going to the La Mesa Dam and EcoPark is an expected choice. Yet it’s ironic that we haven’t visited the place even if we work and live near it. Not exactly near, given the far-flung places we’ve trekked to, La Mesa is relatively near. So, during the 3 Kings celebration, we decided to have a picnic-lunch at La Mesa. Continue reading La Mesa Dam and Ecopark (Quezon City)

Siopao (and Mami) at Ma Mon Luk (Quezon City)

One can’t help but feel being transported back in time upon entering Ma Mon Luk, at least the one in Quezon City. The tables and chairs are obviously dated. Plastered on the wall beside the main door are photos of celebrity visitors, a lot of them now dead. You’ll be surprised to see that the place looked really ancient. It’s probably ancient. Continue reading Siopao (and Mami) at Ma Mon Luk (Quezon City)

UP-AyalaLand TechnoHUB (Diliman, Quezon City)

The name pretty much sums up what one needs to know about the place. It’s a cooperation between the University of the Philippines (UP), one of the country’s top universities, and AyaLand, one of the country’s top real estate companies. We could have used “the” top university or real estate company, but that would be counterproductive – we’d devote all our energy arguing about it. So let’s just leave it at that. Continue reading UP-AyalaLand TechnoHUB (Diliman, Quezon City)

Dapitan Arcade (Quezon City)

Maybe you’ve bought a new home or transferred to a new one. Maybe you woke up one day and felt the urge to rearrange or add furniture and other accessories in your home. When looking for accessories or decorations for your home, you could very well go to the shopping malls or home depots. Or you could go to hidden home-shopping nirvana. Continue reading Dapitan Arcade (Quezon City)

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center (Quezon City)

The city is a concrete jungle, full of greenery artificially created by people to resemble the plants and trees that nature has nurtured for years. There’s plenty of breathtaking scenery in the city — view from the Philippines’ tallest building in Makati or the seemingly endless labyrinths of gigantic malls, among others. Continue reading Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center (Quezon City)