If you’re planning to go on a food trip with your friends around the metropolis, some of the most popular hangout spots and gastronomic hubs that immediately come to mind are Maginhawa Street in Quezon City, Binondo in Manila, Kapitolyo in Pasig, and BGC in Taguig. But have you tried feasting in Caloocan City?
Aside from these four go-to places, Metro Manila has lots of dining destinations in every nook and cranny of the bustling region. Though Caloocan City is not necessarily celebrated as a foodie’s haven, this highly urbanized city located in the northern part of the National Capital Region also has a wide selection of restaurants and cafés where you can pig out and chill with your best buds.
As you probably learned from your Hekasi classes before, Caloocan holds a momentous part in the history of the Filipinos during the 1896 Philippine Revolution. It served as a venue for the secret meetings held by the Katipunan movement’s supreme leader Andres Bonifacio and his men. In Caloocan, the Katipuneros had their first encounter with the Spanish forces; it was also the center of activities and milestones for the revolutionary society.
You can take a trip down memory lane by visiting this historical city and gazing at the Bonifacio Monument, one of the most iconic landmarks of the Philippines. Stop by the San Roque Cathedral, a national landmark, and shrine for history, freedom, and independence. Celebrate the colorful Pajotan de Sto. Niño Festival, an annual religious and cultural event held every last Sunday of January in Maypajo. Spend the weekend relaxing in pool resorts with your family or have a field trip at the La Mesa Watershed and Eco Park.
The fourth most populous highly urbanized city in the country is divided into two geographical areas: the North and South Caloocan. North Caloocan shares its borders with Quezon City, Valenzuela and the province of Bulacan while South Caloocan is bordered by Manila, Quezon City, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela.
Of course, it’s best to explore the city with a happy tummy. After all, this 5,333.40-hectare city also offers a mosaic of flavors that will satisfy your palate. From cafés, buffet restaurants, pizzerias, and other diners, we made a list of some of the must-visit places for foodies like you! The local dishes here are great, but international cuisines are worth trying, too! Whatever your cravings are—Filipino, Chinese, Korean or American food—Caloocan City surely has something for your taste buds! Ready to dig in? Let’s start!
Boy Ching Woo Restaurant
Established in 1939, Boy Ching Woo Restaurant is known as the oldest Chinese restaurant in Caloocan City. Satisfy your cravings for both Chinese and Filipino cuisines in this famed diner located at 103 J. Rodriguez Street.
Your Caloocan dining experience won’t be complete without grabbing a bite of the well-loved restaurant’s specialties such as Pancit Shanghai, Lechon con Tokwa, Battered Chicken, and Shawarma.
Aside from its trademark recipes, it also offers classic Pinoy favorites on its menu like Sinigang na Baboy and Sizzling Pork Sisig. Boy Ching Woo Restaurant is an ideal place to bring your family and friends for birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, and other special occasions because of its delicious dishes that won’t hurt your pocket.
Tita Mae’s Kitchen
199 pesos for an all-day basic buffet – sounds good, right? If you come to think of it, this is just the price of one main course in other restaurants! But in Tita Mae’s Kitchen, this rate already includes an assortment of viands, rice, pancit, dim sum, salad, and fruits. If you want more choices or you’re feeling extra hungry, just add 90 pesos for a mega upgrade and you’ll get additional entrées, desserts, veggies, soup, and assorted sushi.
Fill your plates with unlimited rice, Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet, Kare-kare, Sisig, Crispy Kangkong, Lechon Kawali, Calamares, Tempura Veggies, Chicken Curry, etc. Enjoy a bowl of hot Tinola or Sinigang soup. Make space in your stomach for your favorite Spaghetti and Lumpiang Shanghai. Have a slice of cake or some ice cream for your sweet treats.
Bring your loved ones over, indulge yourselves in a variety of food after a hard day’s work, and come home with a full tummy. Get your budget buffet fix in this eat-all-you-can place located at Puregold Caloocan, Rizal Avenue Extension, Grace Park East.
Samgyeopsal House by 25th Turning Point
If you’ve been binge-watching too many K-dramas lately, chances are you’re also craving whatever food the characters are eating. More than all the amazing plot twists and kilig scenes that keep you awake past midnight, you’ll find yourself drooling over Korean Fried Chicken, Ramyeon, Kimchi, Jjajangmyeon, Corn Dogs, Seaweed Soup, Bibimbap, and of course, Korean BBQ!
With many Korean restaurants sprouting around the metro, you don’t have to book a ticket to Seoul to taste the mouthwatering dishes that you see on the screen. When in Caloocan, Samgyeopsal House by 25th Turning Point is the place to go if you’re into unlimited Korean barbecue. For only 399 pesos per person, you’ll have unlimited pork while unlimited all meat costs 499 pesos per person.
Your order also comes with side dishes, soup, vegetable wrap, rice, and iced tea. À la carte selections of pork and beef are also available on the menu. This samgyeopsal place is the perfect spot to bond with your family and friends by grilling, eating, and drinking soju just like your favorite K-drama characters! The restaurant also offers set meals, bento boxes, and ready-to-grill meats so you can enjoy your tasty Korean dishes in the comforts of your own home (while streaming the next episode of the series). Samgyeopsal House is located at 1601 General San Miguel Street in Sangandaan.
The next one is truly heaven-sent for the taste buds of pizza lovers. Angel’s Pizza at Metroplaza Mall in North Caloocan is famous for its bestselling Creamy Spinach Dip Pizza, amuch raved-about flavor that is loaded with spinach, onion, mayonnaise, and four kinds of cheese: cream cheese, parmesan cheese, pizza cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
Its signature variant has garnered a huge fanfare for its medley of creamy and cheesy delight with a spinach twist – a big hit for old and new customers! Angel’s Pizza’s original hand-tossed dough is a must-try, but you can also opt for the thin-crust pizzas. Its other specialty is a slice of heaven for ultimate cheese lovers – the new Halleluia Mozzarella Pizza, which is oozing with cheesy goodness that tastes divine.
You can also try other yummy flavors such as Garden of Eden, Pizza Overload, Buffalo Chicken, and Angels on Fire without breaking the bank. Aside from delicious and affordable pizzas, it also offers other dishes like pasta, calzone, chicken wings, desserts, and combo meals. You can avail of the Angel’s Pizza Club card for additional perks of having a “buy 1 take 1 pizza” anytime or a 25 percent discount on all pizzas that you purchase.
For certified bookworms or those who are looking for a nice little place to study and catch up on their homework while sipping a cup of coffee or milk tea, go to Pages Café in EDSA Monumento, Caloocan. Formerly known as Pages and Lattes, this quaint study café will give you and your friends a library vibe with its shelves full of books that you can borrow while enjoying your hot or iced beverages.
It’s a lovely spot with a relaxing ambiance where you can just hang out with your buddies as you enjoy good food. It is also worth noting that Pages Café sources its coffee beans from Sagada Province to support local farmers, and for the teas, it uses natural tea bags from Sri Lanka. Some of the bestsellers among the drinks are Java Chip Frappe, Oreo Cheesecake Milk Tea, and Salted Chocolate Milk Tea.
For the food, you can order unlimited chicken wings (with unlimited rice) for only 299 pesos. These come in several scrumptious flavors like honey-glazed, sriracha, and lemon sesame. Pages Café’s Double Cheeseburger and Super Burger are also must-tries.
Hideout Tea and Coffee House
If you’re looking for an IG-worthy café in Caloocan, this place is for you. The Hideout Tea and Coffee House is a hidden gem with Instagrammable interiors and pretty aesthetics – a food hub where you can just chill out with your family and friends. Customers also love the garden-inspired space where people can enjoy a laid-back, backyard bonding with their loved ones by dining together and playing various board games, cards and puzzles.
But aside from the lovely atmosphere, this café is famous for its wide selection of frappes, milk teas, coffees, pizzas, burgers, and chicken wings. It also serves pasta and rice meals. Just looking at the barkada, couple, and snack baskets packed with different appetizers like mojos, nachos, pizza rolls, and fries is enough to make anyone drool. Among the pasta dishes, Lasagna is an all-time favorite. It’s also hard to say no to its Ice Cream Cheesecake Frappes that come in many yummy flavors such as strawberry cheesecake, matcha cheesecake, and oreo cheesecake.
Ice Cream Cake Frappes in double dutch or java chip flavors are awesome as well. If you’re a big fan of milk teas, you can try the cocoa oreo-flavored Ice Cream Cheesecake Milk Tea. The Hideout Tea and Coffee House also invites performers for fun-filled comedy nights. The coffee shop is located at 69 Caimito Road, Corner Lapu-Lapu.
Indeed, Caloocan City has a lot to offer for people who love going on food trips and road trips around Metro Manila. This bustling place is home to plenty of booming businesses, malls, restaurants, universities, major infrastructures, and other attractions. It also caters to foodies who like checking out different food parks, eateries, and fast food chains.
Accessibility won’t be a problem because the city is connected to other places in the metro through transport infrastructures or a network of roads such as Edsa, which starts at Monumento. The Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1, which links Baclaran (Parañaque) to Roosevelt (Quezon City), has stations on 5th Avenue and Monumento in Caloocan City.
In addition, the residents from the northern part of Caloocan will soon have access to the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) through the Sacred Heart and Tala Stations. And once the railway project is finished, Camella Manors Caloocan will just be 15 minutes away from the Mindanao Avenue Station of MRT-7, which will link North Avenue in Quezon City to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. This makes owning an affordable condo in Caloocan an ideal choice.
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Caloocan is a historical city that has now grown into a preferred settlement among people from the metro due to its flourishing industrial and commercial centers as well as its big residential area. Its proximity to the country’s capital city of Manila is also an advantage.
Camella Manors Caloocan, the first mixed-use condo development in North Caloocan, has its commercial complex and posh amenities like the swimming pool, clubhouse, function hall, fitness gym, playpark, jogging path, and garden roof deck. Rest assured that 24/7 security is provided for your safety and peace of mind. This condo for sale is also accessible to lifestyle centers, business hubs, and other major establishments in the city.
This pre-selling condo in Caloocan is nestled at the heart of Camarin Road. It is only two minutes away from Caloocan City North Medical Center, 10 minutes away from SM City Fairview and Ayala Fairview Terraces, and 10 minutes away from National University Fairview and Our Lady of Fatima University-Lagro. Commuting to other parts of Metro Manila is expected to be more manageable for the residents through the MRT-7.
Camella Manors Caloocan’s strategic location in the National Capital Region offers a plethora of business opportunities for those who are looking for good property investment in the Philippines. Since the residential property is in one of the most populous cities in the country, its market value is potentially high.
Camella Manors Caloocan is a 2.5-hectare project that features five residential towers with 15 stories each. This condo in Caloocan offers studio units at 23.76 sq.m. and 28.55 sq.m. and one bedroom-type unit at 30.36 sq.m.
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