Fun, Friends, and Food: Maginhawa Foodtrip

Anyone who has been to Maginhawa Street at Teacher’s Village Quezon city would know that it is a haven for great-tasting food. From burgers to buffets and lots of milk tea, Maginhawa is definitely a great place to visit if you wish to go on a palatable adventure. I have tried different restaurants around the place since I used to live at Teacher’s Village, but there are lots of new and interesting food establishments there right now that I felt I’m missing a lot for not trying at least a few of them. More reason why going on a food trip with my friends around Maginhawa was such a great idea.
We called it, “Maginhawa Food Trip”. Yeah I know we can be more creative than that but the name serves its purpose. Technically though, we didn’t just explore Maginahawa, we also got to Malingap and even in UP. Here was our itinerary:

Maginhawa Street Restaurants

LUNCH: Jek’s Ku-bo: Bulalo at Ulo-ulo. 
This place is relatively new, it opened just last year. Their bulalo is one of the best that I have ever tried. And very affordable too! Jek and Kuya Boy put up the place together, hence the restaurant’s name. See me review here.
Address: #77 Maginhawa Street, UP VIllage, Dilman, Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: (02) 434 7362
Bulalo – Ku-bo’s must-have specialty

DESSERT: Moonleaf Tea Shop at Maginhawa.
We enjoyed the desserts as much as the milk teas! I would love to have more of those Red Velvet sandwiches again. And we also got an extra Banana Milk Tea for free! Yay for free drinks! Check out my review here.

Address: 103 Maginhawa Street, UP Teacher’s Village, 1101 Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: 413-0274

The Banana Milk Tea that we had for free for purchasing at least 2 drinks.

Red Velvet sandwich. The best dessert in Moonleaf for me.

POST DESSERT: Pipino – Vegeratian Food by Pino.
Nope, we’re not here for the veggies, but for the flavoured beers and more dessert! We tried their strawberry, honey-mansi, peach, lychee, and watermelon flavoured beers. We gulped down our drinks in no time! Check out my review here.

Address: 39 Malingap, Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City
Phone: 550-1781

Choco Peanut Butter Cupcake

Fun-colored Flavored Beers
AFTERNOON SNACK: Mang Larry’s Isawan.
The Famous Isawan at UP. So famous it even got its own Facebook page. Ever tried buying more than Php 500.00 worth of isaw? We just did. Have it while watching the sun set at the Sunken Garden and you’re bound to have a perfect “Iskolar ng Bayan” afternoon.
Address: E. Ma. Guerrero St., corner Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 
Phone: 433-7469

Ahhh I missed this place.

*A short trip to Van Gogh is Bipolar*
We were supposed to have dinner here, but the place was fully-booked. Jetro (the owner) was nice enough to give us a short “tour” around the place. We felt like we just went through a museum! The place was very interesting and creative, I’d be looking forward to know how dining here feels like.
Address: 154 H Maginhawa St. Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, The Philippines, 1103 Quezon City, Philippines 
Phone: 0922-824-3051

With Jetro himself. He was really nice and accommodating, I’d  love to be back .

DINNER:  Gayuma ni Maria
Perfect place for dates. Don’t expect your date to magically fall in love with you though. They have an interesting menu and an even more interesting name for their dishes. Dishes with names like “French Kissing”, “Nilasing ni Eba si Adan”, and “Beat Sex Anyday” is sure to get your (and your date’s?) attention. There was some tarot reading too!
Address: 123 V. Luna Extension (near Maginhawa St.,) Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 
Phone:  441-4872

Tuliro
DESSERT: The Iscreamist
Ice cream fun with liquid nitrogen! The line was long but it was worth the wait. Their desserts are prepared using liquid nitrogen so expect to have some (literally) smoking fun as you gobble up your s’mores and ice cream.  Be sure to visit early though (they open at 3PM) to avoid the long wait and so you can get some seats.

Address: 46 D Magiting Street, Teacher’s Village, East Diliman, 1101 Diliman District, Quezon City, Philippines


Watch out for my more detailed reviews of each of these places we visited in our food trip. I’ll be updating this post with links as I post my reviews.
Which other places do you think would it be great to have a food trip?

Geoffrey Ledesma