Our group’s original plan was to go to Cebu. Book a hotel room, play games, eat. Then one of us suggested: well, why don’t we start with Quezon City? With the traffic and the horrible road constructions happening simultaneously in Metro Manila, QC may as well be Cebu, in terms of distance.
On the first week of September, we booked a hotel room in Red Planet Hotel (formerly Tune Hotel, photos later) because there was a promo on Agoda, making it cheaper and affordable. The site says it’s 30 minutes away from the airport. The only sane response to this is hysterical laughter and some tears.
First stop: Steveston Pizza in UP Town Center.
Recommendation: Black pizza (Honey glazed chicken breast, fig Gorgonzola and mascarpone mousse, walnuts and arugula julienne)
La Lola Churreria, UP Town Center
We enjoyed the chocolate-dipped churros. They’re served cold, with a chewy center.
Photo taken while in Xocolat, waiting for Jammi to finish getting papers from the printer. Check out Jammi’s page here. She does tarot readings, sells crystals, and teaches classes on Reiki.
Photos taken in Red Planet Hotel. The room is small, but we didn’t mind. (I would probably mind if we paid full price. The price point is similar to Remington Hotel, which is located near NAIA 3.)
For dinner, we walked to Don Andres, a Peruvian restaurant.
Courtyard Building 26
Sgt. Esguerra Ave South Triangle
Quezon City (02) 364-4145
We recommend everything. Day 2
Breakfast at Breakfast & Pies.
Breakfast & Pies
39 Malingap St
Teacher Village – West
Some of the dishes we tried:
Ultimate Bacon Rice
Caramelized Spam (I had the rice removed, which probably confused everyone in the kitchen because it took them a while to get the order right.)
Pieesss. They have a lot of great desserts, but I really enjoyed their key lime pie. We also checked out Pipino, the vegetarian restaurant next door.
We dropped by Uno Morato so I can buy some poetry books and play Barbarossa. Look!
Barbarossa is a deck-building game featuring moe art. Jammi showed me some alternate cards featuring actual girls and they freaked me out. Let’s just stick with the moe.
My tiny book haul from Uno Morato.
- Dark Hours, 10th Anniversary edition, Conchitina Cruz
- Mula, Rosmon Tuazon
- Shall We Be Kind and Suffer Each Other, Mark Anthony Cayanan
We moved to Ludo to play some games, and dinner was at Full Belly, but I was unfortunately not able to take photos.
My poor belly and wallet needs a break now.