Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Punjab Grill - Indian and Arabic Food

Cruising along Marikina heights I got to see this restaurant that offers Indian and Arabic cuisine, the Punjab grill

With two of my buddies went there to try their food.

The place is nice and simple

Spicy beef with curry

A typical serving cost Php 250.00 to Php 300.00 good for 2 to 3 person.

Chicken and beef with curry

The staff asked me if I want it spicy, I said yes!

I really did enjoy the food , I would be definitely coming back for more. This is my first time to try Indian food.

Guests enjoying the place

Taste 8/10
Price  7/10

Monday, May 30, 2016

Solo Ride To Lucban Quezon

I had an upgrade of my GPS navigation and need to test it. I had to go somewhere an excuse to ride my Motorcycle again. I've been itching to go north upto baguio however due to lack of preparation and budget constraints decided to go south. So lucban bound as early as 4:00 am.

Marcos highway

So from Tanay Samapaloc road, paasing towns of Rizal. Going to towns of Laguna, just followed the GPS. It took me to Pagsanjan Cavinti Road. 

Arrived at Lucban at 8:30 am, still early so got time to rest a couple of minutes here.

Rizal shrine

Lucban's downtown is clean and colorful .I noticed that most of the houses are old but restored.I was starving and  need a place to eat. So I must try the pansit habhab.

Better late than never

A local said that at the side of the church is food court that sells Pansit habhab

Serving is ok for Php 10.00, kind of a bland pancit canton. Spiced vinegar is added to enhance the flavor. I was able to finish 2 servings. Funny thing is that you will not be given a fork to eat this. You do this by using the mouth to scoop the noodles.

After exploring a bit of the downtown, I look for a place to eat lunch and found this place. 

This is a chicken joint right in the heart of the city.  Got to check the place out.

chicken piece is at Php 25.00. And served with gravy.

Taste is good and complemented the spiced vinegar. I'm already full and no room left for Lucban longaniza!

Kamay ni hesus

Some local treats 

A shot of Mt. Banahaw

My travel time is 4 1/2 hours, I dont want to get caught in the dark while passing Marcos highway. I left lucban around 12:30 pm

heavy rain at Antipolo

Arrived home at 6:00 pm. Tired but glad to have visited Lucban

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Underground Cemetery In Nagcarlan Laguna

It was sometime when I did the Laguna -Quezon loop on a motorcycle. Doing long distance travel on a motorcycle is economical but the rider is exposed to the elements. Found myself got nothing to do on a weekend,decided to go to Nagcarlan laguna. At about 140km from my place in SanMateo Rizal. Left the house 4:30 am travelling via the Marilaque highway passing the towns of Rizal.

Arrived at Nagcarlan at around 9:30 am. My destination is the underground cemetery and by the way the only one in the Philippines

A staff greeted me 

Upon registering a staff gave me an overview about the history of the place. The underground burial is used for spanish friars and be uaed by prominent families as burial site.

I did enjoy my tour ,try visiting Nagcarlan underground cemetery. Entrance is free!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Balaw Balaw In Angono Rizal

After a long drive from Tanay and nearby town of Rizal. To end the day by having lunch at Balaw Balaw. Learned about this restaurant from Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods
Balaw Balaw ia also an art gallery with the works of the late Perdigon Vocalan. Waiting for my food to be served, I explored and took some shots.

The foods are exotic and not your everday meal

Crispy alagaw leaves

Bulls testicles and penis in adobo

Baked tahong

The food tastes great and serving is generous. Not bad for the price

Taste 8/10
Price 7/10