The J.P. Laurel (UP Diliman) blog series: Owen’s Pasta/Salad/Burger

Since I am nearing 1000 hits in this blog, and just to share my amazement with how things are working out with this blog and my life in general, I would like to give you The J.P. Laurel blog series.

J.P. Laurel is one of the most underrated food joints in UP Diliman. It is located near the Shopping Center along the road where the post office is on one end, and where the oval field is on the other end.


Let me start this series with the food stall nearest the Shopping Center: Owen’s.

Owen’s is one of the newest food stalls in J.P. Laurel, maybe just a month or 2 months old.

They serve pasta, and burgers. I did not notice where the salads were.

I tried one of the burgers, the Cowboy burger.

They start with their homemade burger patties, which are really good for the price. They also grilled some bell peppers to add some kick to the sandwich.

The burger is really good. And just for 40php, you get your money’s worth. The  Cowboy burger has a generous amount of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, BACON (any burger with bacon is good!), cheese, green bell peppers, and their special dressing that I never got to know what it is made of.

Believe me, the burger is good. And I would like to try the others. Ara and I tried the Jalapeno burger the other day, and it was hot! The jalapenos (i dont think they were really jalapenos) were in a special hot sauce that is not too hot and was dashed with a little bit of sweetness. It’s also good. Try it!

For 40php, this burger joint is really hot. I just wished they had more burger options. I am going to try the pastas next time. More to come!!


Food Blog: Healthy Veggie Burgers

along Maginhawa, Teacher's Village

along Maginhawa, Teacher’s Village

Sick today, but nonetheless went to school but wasn’t able to go to me afternoon classes. For some reason, Ara and I wanted to be a little bit healthy. So for lunch, we opted to eat in one of my favorite burger places–GOOD BURGER in Maginhawa, Teacher’s Village.

We’ve been eating here for as long as I’ve discovered the goodness of eating guilt-free burgers. Just to explain that more, they serve healthy burgers, veggie burgers and chicken burgers. But being ‘partly’ vegetarian (that means being a vegetarian whenever I remember haha), Ara and I chose veggie patties.

The food is cheap. I ordered a BLT sandwich which is 120php for 3 patties. It has bacon bits, a big tomato slice, onions, lettuce, mayo and 3 VEGGIE PATTIES! Ara ordered the Margherita burger that has mozzarella cheese, tomato, basil leaves, mayo, and 3 VEGGIE PATTIES for only 125php. Pretty cheap!

The burgers are grilled, and knowing that they are veggie patties makes all cholesterol worries go away. Plus, their buns are made from whole wheat, making it more healthy. They have at least 10 other varieties ranging from just mayo to 3 different cheeses.

The place is small and not air-conditioned, which is a downside, but still a lot of people go here to savor their healthy burgers. It’s a good place for barkadas and foodies who also have a chance to glimpse on the other restos around the place.

I just know of two branches: Maginhawa, Teacher’s Village and C5 in front of Tiendesitas.

So if you’re health-conscious yet you miss those times when you get to eat beef burgers from popular fastfood chains all the time, this place is perfect for you.

BlT sandwich (L), Margherita (R)

BlT sandwich (L), Margherita (R)

BLT (L) Margherita (R)

BLT (L) Margherita (R)

Alexander John ‘AJ’ Villanueva
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