Thursday, January 26, 2012


Hi! So this post will be the 2nd part of my "where to eat in obando" adventures,haha. Remember your highschool or elementary days? Don't you just love eating right after class with your friends? I always look forward for our class dismissal to be able to eat outside our school. That's why saving money was hard for me, because all the money that's left from my allowance will be spent for food. 

CSPB is a private school in Obando and this school took care of me and educated me from Kinder 1 up to 4th year High School. It has two campuses, Fr. Dilag and Fr.Punzal. The Fr.Dilag campus houses students from Nursery,Kindergarten, Elementary and College, while the Fr.Punzal campus is the home of the high school students. I have so many memories from this school, some good and some bad. This school taught me how to be a leader, and to be a good student. And this is also the school where I got bullied. HAHAHA. Yes, I maybe tall but I am prone to bullies. 

Fr. Dilag Campus

Upon exiting the school, you will see many food kiosks and small eateries. The ones that I'll be featuring has become so dear to me because not only they offer good food, but they also give reasonable prices.

1. Itlog Pugo/Fishball/Kikiam Food Kiosk

This food kiosk has been there since I can remember. Ate even remembered me after years of not buying kwek-kwek. She even said "may anak ka na pala", haha. 

Her product offerings are itlog pugo, kikiam, and fishball. If you're the type of person that loves street foods, you will never go wrong with these. Very cheap, affordable, and tasty of course. It is well cooked and clean.

You can choose a sauce to go with it. vinegar, a sweet or spicy version of the brown sauce. Whatever you pick, it will certainly go well with the products you choose. You'll surely feel full after eating a few pieces.

2. Romero's Burger Stand

This burger stand is owned by the Romero family. One of the owners is my batch mate and the others I have known through common friends. The members of their family is very kind and generous, that's why I love buying from them. The prices of their products are also reasonable and affordable. You can eat your burgers on the food stand. They have a long table and several chairs. The burgers are cooked upon ordering.

A variety of burgers and sandwiches to choose from. Trust me, you'll get your money's worth from the burgers.

Our favorite, Ham and Egg with Cheese. The size of the burger is big. Aside from the ham, cheese, and egg, it also has mayonnaise, ketchup, and shredded cabbage.

To accompany your burgers, do try their refreshing sago gulaman for only 5.00php! You can opt for only gulaman, or sago. Like me, I only like gulaman. No added price, still the same. 

The flavor is just right and it's not too sweet and bland. Rest assured that it's clean because they use purified water to make this.

3. Fruit Shake

I think this fruit shake stall only opened a few years ago because this was not yet available back then when I was still studying in CSPB. I only tasted their shakes recently, and I must say that I am instantly smitten by it!

Fruits and CHEESE! Yes you got that right, CHEESE!

Their cheese shake created a buzz that's why we decided to try it for Php 20.00. They use local cheese for the shake.

I really like this cheese shake. You can really taste the cheese. Very creamy and not too sweet. There's a hint of saltiness from the cheese. Prepare for quivering knees.

Pureed to perfection. For 20.00, you'll get a medium sized cheese shake!

However, I don't like it when they added cookies. It tasted bland and I can't taste the cheese anymore.

It tasted bland. I was never a fan of cookies and cream, that's why I'll always go for the simple and plain cheese shake.

4. Mozzarita's Pizza

Want a slice of pizza? Then you should go to Mozzaritas. 

This is one of the food stalls that I worship because of their spaghetti! However, the pizza that they are offering is just the local pizza. Not the ones that can level up to Greenwich,pizza hut, nor shakey's.

Mozzaritas is a small stall with 3 tables and a few chairs. I do hope that they'll expand their store someday in order to cater more customers.

Plastic tables and chairs. 

Their shake menu. The shakes are simply amazing and delicious especially their iced tea!

In my opinion, the spaghetti is definitely their best seller.

Choose your pizza flavor.

A large iced tea, spaghetti, and large fries for my hungry stomach!

Their iced tea is amazing. However, they use calamansi instead of lemon and I must say that using calamansi in iced teas tastes better. Really refreshing!

Large fries, cheese flavor with mayonnaise. Nothing special, just the typical commercialized fries.

The best seller, spaghetti.For 38.00PHP, you will get a spaghetti on a styrofoam container. Filled with sauce, and local grated cheese.

The sauce is very delicious! The sauce has pork, hotdogs, and liver. Yes, liver. It makes the spaghetti taste even better. Very creamy, and sweet. The cheap sweet taste of overly commercialized spaghetti. This can surely level up to Jollibee or Mcdo's spaghetti!

The serving? Good enough for sharing. Yes, you'll get your money's worth from the taste and serving. Mozzaritas is one of my favorite food stall in Obando. I can definitely eat spaghetti every day if it's from them.

Moving on, this is the Fr.Punzal campus. This is where I spent my 1st,3rd, and 4th year in Highschool. There are not so much food stall and kiosks upon exiting this campus. But, if you don't want to cross the street to buy food from the food stalls that's near on the other campus, I have a suggestion. Why not buy barbecue?

1. Aling Marissa's Barbecue

Who doesn't eat barbecue? I am a fan of beef, but not pork. But barbecue? I can eat this everyday. It is a small barbecue stand beside the school, facing the church. That's why after hearing mass on the evening, many people buy barbecue from this stall.

They have the usual pork barbecue, tenga, isaw, betamax, and bulaklak.

All freshly grilled and ready to be eaten by hungry customers. Upon picking, you can put back your order on the grill if you want to reheat it.

They also have jumbo hotdogs and beside that is the vinegars. You can opt for the plain or choose the spicy version. In order to prevent the uncooked meats from dirt and pollution, it is covered by newspapers.

You can choose to eat it on the spot or have it put in a plastic bag if you want to take it home and eat it there, with rice! haha.

Manong grilling some pork barbecues. I am currently reheating my orders when I took this photo.

My favorite! Pork barbecue and bulaklak. Properly prepared and cooked. Cheap thrills indeed right? You don't really have to spend a lot in order to get a decent food. 

*If you're wondering why Anak ng Tapa is not included in this post, it's because I will make a separate post for it.

Again, stay tuned for the 3rd part of my where to eat in Obando post. I'm sure you're already thinking of planning your trip to Obando.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Hi there! It's been a long time since I last clicked "New Post". I've been planning my daughter's 1st birthday party that's why I've been busy lately. I have so many products to blog about and I really don't know where to start. So, for this 1st post of 2012, I will proudly blog about my hometown which is Obando.

Obando is a small town in Bulacan. But mind you, it doesn't look so province-y because you'll be surprised that it looks so modern and civilized. Obando is known for its fertility dance that is being held every 17th-19th of May. Many tourists go to Obando with high hopes to have a child, a wife/husband, or a successful livelihood. And many testimonies prove that dancing in Obando really answers their prayers.  During the 3 days, women and men of all ages clad in traditional costumes dance lively to the tune of Santa Clara Pinong Pino despite the unbearable heat. They have been doing it every year, and for them, it is their sacrifice or "panata." Obando has no malls or overly commercialized and tall sky crapers but what Obando has is its people with pride and diginity, and of course with an unbreakable faith. Never mind the flood, obandenios still manage to remain happy despite the obstacles in life. Simple living. People here in Obando are simple, and they find comfort in eating too! We don't have classy  and posh restaurants but eateries here can offer you good food with good prices. So if you want to go in our small town, let me provide you with a mini tour on where to eat in Obando.

   Catanghalan, Obando, Bulacan

Mcdomeng is a small eatery here in Obando. It is known for its amazing Tapsilog and Burgers. Actually, this is  an expanded version of their eatery.

It is an open eatery so you'll get to choose whether to dine inside or opt to eat outside, for an al fresco dining.

Ceiling fans to keep the ambiance cool, we have a bipolar weather here in Obando and sometimes, the heat can be so unbearable.

Hungry customers. This eatery is always packed with customers. From Obando and from Valenzuela.

Wall paintings adorned the walls as decorations.

It says self service. So after you place your order, you need to get your dining utensils by yourself. You also need to fall in line when ordering.

Worry not, because the utensils are neatly placed on a table and they are sterilized.

Free water for every customer.

This is the cashier. It says "pay as you order". After paying and ordering, you will be provided with a receipt and a number because you will have to wait for your order.

You can also buy polvorons, chicharon, and other pica pica foods from them.

The menu is posted on the wall. If you are a regular customer, you wouldn't even bother to look at the menu, just like me.

They have a wide range of beverages to choose from. They are stored on a beverage cooler/refrigerator.

Condiments on the table. Vinegar, Soysauce, Ketchup, and Hot Sauce.

Waiting time varies and depends on the number of customers. Expect to wait for 15-20 minutes for your order to arrive because they are cooked upon ordering. This is their best seller. Their Tapsilog. For Php65.00, you will get a bowl of soup, a tapsilog meal that consists of shredded tapa, one sunny side up egg, and a 1/2 tomato.

Their tapa is easy to eat because it is already shredded. Warning, it can be so addicting. I just had their tapsilog for 3 consecutive days. Their is an enough amount of tapa on the plate and trust me, you will need an extra rice. The tapa is tender and it is well cooked and seasoned. It is cooked with red chili, so expect to see seeds of chili.

A small bowl of comfort. Other eateries offer bland soups, but this one is served steaming hot and it is very flavorful. I think this is the soup of bulalo or nilagang baka (boiled beef).

Condiments. A small calamansi and 1 chili. Squeeze the calamansi, put on soysauce, slice the chili in half and squeeze it using your spoon to extract the heat. 

Also one of their best sellers is their cheeseburger.

Yes, it is a normal burger. Nothing special or fancy about it, but it can surely tame your hungry tummy. 

A bun includes a burger patty, 1 slice of tomato, cucumber, onion, and 2 slices of cheese. It also has mayonnaise, ketchup, and if you want, you can put hot sauce.

All in all, you'll get your money's worth by dining in McDomeng. You'll definitely feel full afterwards. Surely a HIT. 

Stay tuned for the 2nd part of "Where to eat in Obando."