I first learned about Kanto Freestyle Breakfast which serves affordable gourmet breakfast in the blog post of Mike Laagan and was intrigued of the food. However, studying the map in its Mandaluyong branch was quite a disappointment for someone whose mode of transportation is via commuting (mrt, bus, jeep) and not fond of riding tricycles in Metro Manila. So the said plan to try the restaurant was put on the side for the meantime.
Then, before 2013 year ends, Pinas Muna posted that the Kapitolyo branch is now open. There is hope now! Having Kapitolyo as one of my food destinations in 2013 (had 3 series of Kapitolyo Food trip), it would be easier to reach.
It’s another weekend in the city with nothing to do, so time to reward oneself with some food. I was actually wanting to try the restaurants near my place, however since my foodtrip group are all from the south so decided to go somewhere in the middle – Pasig area it is! We are now on our third series for the Kapitolyo Foodtrip. We have three new joiners now – Paula, Nina and Jen. Would you want to be part of the fourth series? Just send me a message so I can invite you should we have our next schedule.
We were supposed to have Eleven Tables as our first stop however, I was still wrong timing! It is usually scheduled to open 2:00 PM and we were there around 4:00 PM but still closed and will open by 6:00 PM. So we went on the nearby restaurant.
FIRST STOP – SIZE MATTERS (United Street)
The Kapitolyo Branch has just opened few months back. This was not yet present when we had our Foodtrip Part 2 in May 2013. This restaurant offers flame-grilled sausage burgers. Aside from this, their menu includes: gourmet burgers, pasta, fries, buffalo wings, and as well as all-day breakfast. For the burgers, you have the option either to go for ¼ lbs or ½ lbs which is just PHP80 difference. It can be upgraded to a combo meal with fries and 12oz dink just add PHP60, and to upgrade the drink to 22oz (PHP15) and 36oz (PHP30).
Size Matters – Menu
Size Matters – Add to your burger (be careful of the hand sanitizer though)
In Part I of our Kapitolyo Food Trip, we managed to try 5 restaurants. In case you were unable to read it, you can check it here: Kapitolyo Foodtrip Part I.
Since we’re unable to finish all the restaurants in one day in Kapitolyo due to limited space in our tummies, we decided to have Part II for the restaurants we missed previously. We tried another 5 restaurants but however skipped Eleven Tables as it was still closed when we arrived. (So there could be a Kapitolyo Part III?)
FIRST STOP – IKO’S BREADS AND CAKES (East Capitol Drive)
Curiousity got into us and so we went in and asked for their bestseller, the “Chocolate Cake”. So we ordered the smallest slice they have. Iko’s is known customize their cakes as per customer’s want. Other products are pastries, breads, pastas, cupcakes as well as coffee.
Foodtrips are best experienced with a group of people so that you can try different food at minimal costing.
Kapitolyo is a barangay in Pasig which is a foodie’s haven as there are restaurants lined up in the area for a vast cuisine choices from Filipino, Thai, American, Japanese etc. As well as menu types of food from appetizers, main dishes, snacks, desserts and drinks.
Kapitolyo is accessible via public transportation. We rode a jeepney in Shaw Boulevard and asked the driver to drop us off at West Capitol Drive. From thereon we walked our way through from one restaurant to the other using the map provided by http://www.looloo.com
WHO IS NGANGA?
Nganga is the mascot of a friend, Paula, named after her as she unconsciously opens wide her mouth during picture takings. We found Nganga during our Baguio Trip in March 2013.