Who’s up for another food trip in the area of Banawe? To miss eating at Banawe is to make a big MISSED STEAK. This list boasts old timers (veterans, if I may) and a lot of newcomers that have proven themselves worthy to be in this list. In the past, we hailed these restaurants as your go-to restaurants when having a food trip in Banawe.
This time, we take a closer look at the foods that made Banawe what it is today.
What makes Banawe the ultimate melting pot of cuisine in Quezon City? Here are 10 mouthwatering foods that define the best of Banawe area.
10 Mouthwatering Foods That Define the Best of Banawe
1. Chicken Harissa by 13 Ubay St.
Location: 13 Ubay St., Banawe area, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 0926 885 8043 / 579-6484
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Foodies will be rendered surprised with 13 Ubay St.’s interesting twist in comfort food cuisine, a homey restaurant nestled quietly along the street of where else — Ubay St. Their bestselling Chicken Harissa is a musical dish, this piece of protein blended with North African chili peppers. I can hear the Konkoni and Djembe percussions beating in my stomach. Finally, we have something beyond Chinese in Banawe!
2. Smoked Chicken Rice by Shuin
Location: 100-B Maria Clara Street, Santo Domingo, Banawe, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 02 3541166
Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am – 11:00pm
Facebook: Shuin Kitchen
If anyone can rival Tasty Dumplings, it’s Shuin. With their affordable Smoked Chicken Rice (P170) served with tea egg, this small eatery transports me back to the streets of Taiwan. I love to chow down this plate with a side of kiamchay.
3. Singaporean Laksa by Bugis Street Food
Location: 81 N. Roxas Street, Near Banawe, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 02-7326490
Opening Hours: Monday 10am – 10pm; Tuesday to Sunday 8am – 12mn
Facebook: Bugis Singapore Street Food
Banawe is not only blessed with Chinese restaurants, but Bugis Street Food gives you a taste of hawker style Singaporean food as cheap as Tiong Bahru. Their Singaporean Laksa costs only P180, a price that’s very hard to resist.
4. Steak and Lamb Chops by Meat Depot
Location: 815 Banawe Street, St. Peter, Quezon City
Telephone Number: (02) 241 4966
Opening Hours: Daily 10:30am – 2:00pm and 7:00pm-10:00pm
Being a vegetarian is a big missed STEAK. While only a newcomer in Banawe, Meat Depot is changing the face of this Chinese-centric foodie hub into so much more. Originally from Paranaque City, this “Dampa-style” butchery slash steak house serves almost all cuts of steak, from Angus Striploin, Tenderloin, Rib-Eye, to crowd favorites Lamb Chops and Salmon.
5. Sotanghon Crabs by Fook Yuen
Location: 558 Banawe Street, Barangay Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 02 7113057
Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am – 9:00pm
If you haven’t eaten Sotanghon Crabs, you’re missing half of your life. Screw those garlic and steamed crabs. When you see that sticky sotanghon dripping with crab fat, there’s no turning back.
6. Dimsum by King Chef
Location: 2nd Floor, 238 Banawe Center, Banawe Corner Panalturan Street, Quezon City, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 02-3527534, 02-4104919
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:30am – 11pm
Facebook: King Chef
Offical Website: www.kingchef.com.ph
Who dethroned Causeway? With their spread of dimsum choices that can be trusted, it’s no surprise King Chef is now the King of Dimsum in Quezon City. (They also recently opened their branch at SM North Edsa!) Throw in their delectable salted egg crabs and prawns and you’ll find yourselves a royal Chinese treat.
7. Pork Chop Rice by Tasty Dumplings
Location: 583 N.S. Amoranto corner Banawe Street, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 02-7422917, 02-4117932
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9pm
Facebook: Tasty Dumplings
The area of Banawe isn’t complete without Tasty Dumplings’ iconic pork chop rice. Don’t care if we all look like hungry monsters because this plate of pork chop needs to be wolfed down very, very well.
8. Yang Chow Fried Rice by Lam Tin
Location: 30-U Banawe corner M. Cuenco Street, Barangay Santo Domingo, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 02-7080989 ; 02-7080990
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm
Facebook: Lam Tin Tea House
While Lam Tim has opened its branch along E. Rodriguez (and God knows how long the lines are it gets any time of the day), the original Lam Tin at Banawe still remains the undisputed master in cooking Yang Chow Fried Rice. So distinctly Lam Tin, you won’t go wrong with their noodle feast and fried squid, favorites to pair with your carbo loading.
9. Fried Chicken by Sincere Cafe and Restaurant
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Location: 2nd Floor RBL Building Banawe Street Quezon City
Telephone Number: 02-7110212, 02-7110280
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:30am – 9:30pm; Friday to Sunday 10am – 10pm
Facebook: Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant
Their fried chicken is quintessential to every meal, just as Sincere Cafe is part of the Banawe charm. No one leaves Sincere Cafe without fighting for that last piece of drumstick.
10. Egg Waffles by Eat Fresh Famous Hong Kong Street Food
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Location: 100-A Maria Clara Street, Near Banawe, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 02-5168022, 02-4750789
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am – 12mn
Facebook: Eat Fresh Famous Hong Kong Street Food
Eat Fresh Famous Hong Kong Street Food’s egg waffles complete the list of foods that define the best of Banawe. I love dipping those puffy, airy pieces in that curry ball sauce. Weird but tastes good!
Bonus 11. Unlimited Sweets by Love Desserts
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Location: 915 Banawe Street corner Roxas Street, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 02-2390745
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm
Facebook: Love Desserts
Love Desserts is probably the first restaurant serving unlimited desserts, and a lot of restaurants in nearby areas of Quezon City are trying to copy the same strategy by serving unlimited cakes and coffee. Unfortunately, it’s not just because they serve a dessert buffet at a very cheap price. Love Desserts is sneaky enough to throw in Cheese Sticks and even Singkamas at Bagoong just to switch your palate to salty, making you come back for more rounds of desserts from the buffet table.
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