Tomas Morato is known as a food strip in Quezon City...however, it becomes too crowded especially during lunch or dinner time. There are times when you want to eat good food with nice ambiance at a reasonable price and just somewhere near that area. Along Sct. Lazcano St. stands Bagoong Club. If you're not familiar with the Scout Area, you won't be able to find it easily. But in order to reach this place, if you're coming from E. Rodriguez St, turn right at Starbucks (California Berry should be in front of you, and to your left is Alfredo's). Just go straight and Bagoong Club is on your right (a restaurant that looks like an ancestral house).
Of course, as the name of the restaurant indicates, it is Filipino cuisine. Since the best bagoong, most of the time, came from the Ilocos region, most of the food has a touch of Ilocano cuisine. Their best sellers are Dinakdakang Lechon (pork strips with mayonaise and chili), Bopis na Binusog sa Pusit (pork heart with chopped squid), Poque Poque (an omelette with eggplant, tomato, and bagoong), and of course their Bagoong Rice. To end the meal, you have to try their Queso de Bola Cheesecake and their Pastillas de Leche Cheesecake.
Well, for a Filipino food with a different twist, I highly recommend Bagoong Club on your next Food Trip. And for the price, roughly arounnd P300 per head...but remember, you pay for the cozy and homey ambiance too!
Stressed at work? And need a break? Don't want to think about anything and just have a good time? A place where you can have a clear mind and good snack food with a twist is Serenitea. It's a small cafe around the corner of N. Roxas cor. Banawe in QC where they serve Milk Teas. I highly recommend their Hokkaido Milk Tea. It's one of their best sellers. You might think that since it's a milk tea, it would be sweet but the good news is, you can actually control the sugar content! You can also choose from pearls (tapioca) to nata de coco as toppings for the Milk Tea but the best and perfect topping is the Egg Pudding. The price range for their milk tea is from P75 (tall size) to P95 (size of venti). Although it's quite expensive but it's worth it!
They also serve some snacks such as the corn in a cob (P50) and chicken chops with crispy basil leaves (P65) and it's already good for 2. The snacks and the milk tea complement each other...so don't just order a drink. By the way, they close early so grab your milk tea before 9pm. Serenitea also has a branch in San Juan (V. Cruz cor. J. Abad Santos) and BF Homes Paranaque.