Caloocan City is one of the cities in National Capital Region, and is categorized as a first class and Highly Urbanized City according to the Department of Finance.
It became a city in February 16, 1962 through a poll according to R.A. 3728.
Formerly called “Aromahan” or “Libis Espina”. “Libis” is a Spanish word which means “lowland” in English. Because of its innermost location, it was called “kasulok-sulokan” by the early folks, which probably evolved into what is now Caloocan.
Caloocan City dubbed itself as a historic city because of its rich history. It was in this location where Andres Bonifacio met with the rest of Katipuneros prior to the Philippine Revolution.
CALOOCAN CITY FACTS:
Districts: 2, first and second
Total land area: 53.33 square kms.
Population (2010): 1,474,040
Population density: 27,640 people per square km.
Zip code: 1400
Area code: 02
Barangays: 188 barangays
Caloocan City map.
Mercato Centrale is Italian word for “Central Market”. Mercato Centrale is basically a food bazaar located in Bonifacio Global City Street.
Great tasting food you have not tasted before can found here. Good way to experiment. Bring with you about 150 pesos or even less.
Sadly, it is only open on Saturday and Sundays from 6 A.M. to 2 P.M.
They are on the corner of 30th street and 9th avenue (in front of The Spa at Bonifacio High Street)
In their website:
Inspired by the outdoor markets of Mercato Centrale in Florence and the Boroughs Market in London, Mercato Centrale at Bonifacio Global City is an innovative weekend lifestyle market with unique, great tasting food finds that you won’t find anywhere around the metro! Mercato also has an extensive selection of healthy and organic fruits, vegetables and livestock, all located in a clean, comfortable, well-ventilated and organized setting.
Visit their website: http://www.mercatocentrale.ph/
I’m not really a fan of Chowking. The best Chinese foods are found in Chinatown or in Binondo. Frankly, Chowking’s taste is nowhere near to the best tasting authentic Chinese cuisine.
But when I want a quick, affordable and decent meal whenever I’m out roaming around Metro Manila. For less than 100 pesos, it adds another day of my life.
Chowking is one of the fast food restaurants that first get into my mind and my sight. Thanks to their aggressive advertisement and outlet location.
Here are the Chowking branches in Metro Manila: Continue reading
After a tiring, but fun shooting day with the Imbestigador team of GMA 7, we headed to Soupremo Pares Kitchen located in Jamboree St. in Barangay Sacred Heart in Quezon City.
I like their food, though not that super spectacular, but decent enough for another visit.
Click here for the price list
These are old photos of Manila, the time when the Philippines was still not born. Some photos date back as far as 1884!
I got these photos from a group in Facebook.
Lighthouse Anda Monument Intramuros
Market in Ermita
It was my first time to eat here. The food was good. I was entertained by the singing cooks and waiters and waitresses. I did know the prices of the food since a friend of my sister treated us.
I went home overly satisfied. Will surely go back there.
Here is the Singing Cooks and Waiters Address and contact information:
Sta Monica Street Corner Roxas Boulevard
1300 Pasay Metro Manila
The Singing Cooks and Waiters facade.
I was in my adventurous self again. I went out walking along C. Raymundo in Pasig City to look for a new place to eat. It was just near from where i live though. Then i found an unknown pizza outlet named, 5th Avenue.
I only brought about 130 pesos in my pocket. I thought that amount was enough in this unknown pizza outlet. But when i looked at the prices. Oh, no. Anyway, i chose the food that was below 100 pesos. It was Crispy BBQ Fish Fillet, its a piadinas. Piadinas is an Italian origin flatbread. The appearance is like the Mexican taco. I brought the food home.
When I took my first bite, it was WOW. I really like the taste! The 95 peso price was worth it.
5th Avenue is Filipino owned. It is a New York inspired pizza company, just like the more popular Yellow Cab pizza.
5th Avenue information:
C Raymundo Avenue, Pasig City
Tel numbers: 974-1111, 666-6316
Tel numbers: 974-4444, 856-6699
Map of Pasig City here.
I used to eat in Morayta regularly during my review days.
Found this at the Inquirer.net new site.
Although, i’m not exactly a pork lover, i find it dirty in my opinion. Adobo Republic makes it up for me. The dish i ate from was soo tasty, i think it was the Hot and Spicy pork, cost 120 a meal, albeit no drinks included yet. And to add, i only eat half a cup of rice in my every meal, but i ate it all. It was that good.
And yeah, their customer service is good too. I recommend Adobo Republic!
I was at their Claro M. Recto Avenue branch, just few meters from University of the East.
This is Adobo Republic’s contact information:
2069 Claro M. Recto Street
Sampaloc 1015 Manila Metro Manila
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To beat the summer is by spending inside air conditioned malls such as SM. I was roaming around, looking for an unconquered place, thus i found the not so crowded coffee corner named The Tea Republic.
They also offer shakes, coffee, pastries, cakes. I ordered a shake, they called it Republique Red Currant.
When my shake was served, there was no tissue. It was a minus in my opinion. So i just continued reading the magazine that i brought. After more than hour, i decided to go home. I was about ten meters away from the Tea Republic when their male attendant ran after me, and asked me, “Sir, nakapagbayad na po ba kayo?”