Don Henrico’s Restaurant – Sta. Lucia

It was one spontaneous evening when my brother and his wife invited me for dinner. We headed to Don Henrico’s which is about a 15 minute ride from my place. I miss this place and their food, most especially their buffalo wings. So here goes the photos of what was served on the table. Photos were taken using my mobile phone…and yeah I was in a hurry taking the shots ‘coz I was so hungry.

Calamares is my bro’s favorite. I think that’s what he usually orders in almost every restaurant we dine in. Don Hen’s calameres is decent; the marinara sauce served was good but we prefer ranch dressing with it.

Since the three of us love meat, we also ordered Pizza Con Carne. It’s topped with pepperoni, ham, beef, and Italian sausage. I find this one a bit salty so I had to put more hot sauce or ranch dressing.

It’s hard to find a decent- tasting Buffalo wings here in Manila. Don Hen’s NY style Buffalo wings has tangy bbq taste. The meat is cooked in perfection, tender juicy chicken while the covering is crispy and flavorful. It’s best to dip it in ranch sauce as well.

To enjoy more Don Hen experience, come visit them on Tuesdays or Saturdays from 7pm to 10pm for their BUFFET promo. Don Henrico’s branches: Malate, Sta. Lucia, and West Avenue only.

Don Henrico’s – Malate Branch
#574 Pedro Gil St., Malate, Manila (across Robinsons Place Manila – Pedro Gil entrance)
(+632) 524-9134/ (+632) 524-9134 / 524-9141

Don Henrico’s – West Avenue Branch
West Avenue cor. Examiner St., Quezon City
(+632) 371-7171 /  (+632) 371-7171  / 372-7272 / 372-3777

Don Henrico’s – Sta. Lucia Branch
The Brick Road, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Cainta, Rizal
(+632) 681-5242/  (+632) 681-5242 / 682-7095

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Pan de Amerikana – Marikina

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this place… a unique rustic themed restaurant, something I imagined to be in Tagaytay or Antipolo and not in Marikina. I have lived in Marikina for a decade and heard about this place. Pan de Amerikana? I was visualizing a plain bakery, nothing special to make me go there. I was wrong. After so many photos seen on the internet, I dragged my cousin to check out the place and try their food. Anyways, it’s just a 10 minute ride from our place. Here are random photos of the bakery/resto.

You guys can enjoy taking photos, chat with your friends, relax on the hammock swing, climb the tree house, or play chess (some chess boards are carved on the tables…cool!). Oh yeah! You can bring your laptop or gadgets too since they have free wifi access.

What’s more amazing is their food. Pan de Amerikana serves mostly Filipino dishes, there’s ILOKANO (longganisa, papaitan, pinakbet, and igado, BICOLANO (bicol express and laing), CEBUANO (sinugba), KAPAMPANGAN (pork and bangus sisig), and BATANGENO (tawilis). There’s also Halo-Halo, carbonara, spaghetti, turon, and their famous pandesal for snacks. Check out the menu board below. You need not worry about your budget; you can spend as low as 20 pesos for spaghetti and as much as 150 pesos for a t-bone steak. Ain’t that cool?… That’s totally awesome!

Next time you’re in Marikina, drop by and chill in Pan De Amerika. You might want to join also Tai-Chi lessons, photography clubs, and Art classes… so tag your family and friends along!

Pan De Amerikana

Contact:  Malou- 4752398

Web: http://www.pandeamerikana.multiply.com

PAN DE AMERIKANA – 92 Gen. Ordonez St., SSS Village, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
Contact Nos.: 9340667 or 4752398

How to get there: From Cubao, ride a jeepney or FX going to SSS Village, Marikina then get down at Bay Tree, SSS Village. Rice a tricyle from there to the place.