Ca Phe Saigon – Marikina City

I found this hidden gem right in the middle of a neighborhood in Marikina. The food is so good! I enjoyed my meal so much..I ran out of words.

I enjoyed and devoured three pieces of spring rolls filled with rice vermicelli, mint leaves, pork strips, and shrimps and a bowl of  Pho’ (beef noodles soup).  Both are simple, fresh, and filling…they totally hit the spot! To amp the flavor, I added hoisin sauce and chili sauce. I will definitely come back for the Pho and will try the Banh Mi and Ca phe next time.

Ca Phe Saigon

Address: 14 Red Cedar Street, New Marikina, San Roque, Marikina City

Contact Numbers: 02 6461438
+63 9178016411

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Autism Society Philippines – Marikina

The Autism Society of the Philippines Marikina Chapter held a seminar on Handling Children with Special Needs at Home and in School last August 12, 2017. Tips and techniques in managing behavior to maximize learning were shared by guest speakers Ms. Merlita Tatlonghari- Dailo, Teacher Karla Tolentino OTRP, and Teacher Erika Fukushima CSP-PASP. The highlight of the program is Allen Christian Garcia’s speech. He is a Senior in UST taking up BS Applied Mathematics. His message to individuals with exceptionalities is to connect with family and friends because they are the ones who will support them well.

There were more than 200 participants who attended the event. You may view segments of the program:

You may visit the Facebook page of ASP Marikina for more updates on upcoming seminars and events.

Gateau de Manille Bakeshop- Katipunan Ave.

I was craving for one of my favorite cakes from Gateau de Manille, White Chocolate Mousse, so I asked my brother to drive us in Katipunan Avenue. Without hesitation, he got the keys and drove to the bakeshop in no time. Thanks bro!

Here are some of the cakes on display. We bought White Chocolate Mousse mini (php 95), Oreo Cheesecake mini (Php95), and Blueberry Cheesecake mini (Php 95). They all taste good but we love the white chocolate mousse most.

The photos below were taken using Ipad. Yeah, I didn’t bring my cam. 😛

If you want delicious, moist, and delectable cakes that will tantalize your taste buds, go to Gateau de Manille. Awesome cakes at affordable price.

Plus, they serve rice and pasta dishes and other kinds of desserts too (pre-order).

The bakeshop is open Mondays to Sundays from 9am to 9pm.

Gateau de Manille

Address: 117 Katipunan Road, Quezon City, Philippines

Contact Numbers: 9116547/9116750/9128573

Facebook: Gateau De Manille

Dampa sa River Banks- Marikina

I’ve heard about this Dampa sa Marikina and would personally want to try it out, so I brought my family there for dinner the other night. I was thinking Dampa like the ones in Macapagal and Libis, unfortunately, the size of the Dampa in Marikina isn’t quite so near.

There are more or less 12 stalls in the area, each with color coded tables guests can occupy. It is overlooking the Marikina River (ampitheater side); perfect place for dining al fresco.

We looked around for what type of food they offer and found out it’s mostly grilled/inihaw. We settled and decided to have our food ordered at Fortune Grill.

Price is cheap and they cook your food upon order. They give freebies “Mangga with bagoong” and soup “Sinigang sa Miso”.

This is what we ordered for:

2 pusit (Large 130 each) – 260

1 chicken (3pcs in a skewer) – 70

1 tilapia-  70

1 bangus- 90

2 liempo (70 each) – 140

1 sisig – 70

5 cups of rice- 50

1.5L Coke- 60

Total: 810

 

I knew we ordered to much. There were six of us and we were completely full. We miss grilled food and this satisfied our craving.

If you are around the area, go ahead and try Dampa in Marikina. You get real value for your money.

 

 

 

DAMPA SA RIVERBANKS

 

Address: A. Bonifacio Ave, Riverbanks Mall
Marikina, Metro Manila

Lateral Drift Championship- Round 8 – Parang, Marikina

Screaming engines and smoking tires of cars in maximum lateral acceleration ‘wowed’ the crowd as skillful drivers battled for the title— 2011 Lateral Drift Champion.

It was Round 8 of the Lateral Drift Championship held in Parang, Marikina. I was ecstatic when I found out about the event; I’ve watched drifting exhibitions from car shows but this particular event was different because I was able to watch it up close. Thanks to PLDT MyDsl for the invite. Big thanks also to Mon Rayos and the rest of the team who organized the event. I had a spectacular view of the track as I was seated next to the judges. Hehehe…

The announcers constantly reminded the audience not to hold onto the bars/barriers for safety reasons. Car drifting is an exciting sport but it can also be dangerous. Overall, it’s about the excitement… the adrenaline rush it brings… as engines revved up from the starting line up to the time it exits the track.

Congratulations to Round 8 Winners:

1st place: Gio Rodriguez

2nd place: Mike Tuason

3rd place: Pao Agregado

Follow up:

Round 9 Winners:

1st place: Gio Rodriguez

2nd place: Audel Sison

3rd place: Kevin Tayao

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.