Monday, November 3, 2014

Bentot Tapsilogan in Binondo

Blast from the past by: Mole Antolo

Upon browsing our photos, I was so guilty that I missed to share this simple but rocking restaurant, "Bentot Tapsilogan" located in Tutuban Mall in Binondo Manila. 

The food are perfect for Filipino taste buds. The foods ends with the word silog - Tapsilog, Longsilog, Porksilog, Tocilog and Chicksilog. They offer native desserts like mais con yelo, gulaman and saging con yelo. The place is so classic, they got movie poster way back early 50's upto the late 90's. The glass table is place on the top of old bath tub (look at the picture below).

If you are fan of the old ads like "Eto ang Gusto ko" from the soda commercial of the late king of rap, +francis magalona you will surely enjoy eating here.
Great to be here in Tutuban. This is not for Christmas shopping but you can try their classic restaurants. Love to visit here again and again :) ..

Sunday, November 2, 2014

From the far away Land of VIGAN CITY - part I (Free to enjoy)

I treat myself in Vigan City by: Mole Antolo

This is not by accident that I happened to celebrate my birthday in +Vigan Ilocos Sur . I planned this for months and this is the best gift I can think of for +Mole Antolo (that's Me!) .

I recommend "Metro Vigan Inn" located in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur. The place is just 10 to 15mins away from the Plaza Salcedo. Superior double room with the price of Php 1500 (with free breakfast) per day is not bad for a budget hotel but not a cheap looking one (as you can see in the photos). The room has a flat screen tv, wifi ready, the bathroom is clean and the bed is so relaxing. The cafeteria is clean and relaxing to take a sip of coffee every morning.

I enjoy my stay in Vigan not only because I was away from work but I am enjoying the moment of my birth date. If you are backpacker like me, just call a tricycle and tell manong driver to take you to Baluarte zoo and pay Php80 only. I commend the tricycle drivers here, they are so accommodating. I visited Baluarte ZOO aside from the entrance is free, I enjoy  the colorful birds and the giant size of Dinosaurs.A bit disappointed because Singson is out of the country so there is no chance that the tiger can get to see the visitors.

Pottery making is one of the main source of living here in Vigan City and we are blessed to find a kind tricycle driver who took us to the place where export pots are made. Visiting this place is free and all you have to do is just give the pot maker a tip (don't be kuripot kasi wala na ngang bayad ang pagtanghod mo habang gumagawa sila ng pots).

I'll pause my story with the "dancing fountain" in Plaza Salcedo. This is one of the daily famous attraction and starts at 6:30 pm during week days and 7:00pm or 7:30pm during weekend and of course this is FREE, so what can you say about Vigan City. Wait for my Part 2 of my Vigan vacation you will really enjoy the restaurants and more.

hey! Did you count how many times did I mention "FREE"? Visit Vigan City and find out!

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