Food blog: Try Mo Shawarma Co.

Ara and her family used to live in Lagro in Quezon City a few years back. She introduced me to this wonderful Shawarma joint where everyone in the area seems to enjoy. It has no proper signage, just a small one, no nice seats, no air-conditioning, but people in the area, students, residents, know that this place should be a regular habit for them. And yes, the name of the joint is Try Mo Shawarma Co. which is located just at the arc after entering the boundary of Lagro, Quezon City.

When Ara and I was going here regularly before, there were just two meat varieties: chicken and beef. Now there’s pork. But I’d rather have the chicken shawarma since I am not a fan of beef, since it takes more time to digest. Chicken also is not always available in the usual shawarma places we see in the malls or even in UP and Philcoa. So, there goes chicken.

This place opens at 3pm and closes at 230am. It’s a place for night outs, parties, inuman and stuff. The prices are pretty cheap. For 65php you can enjoy chicken, beef or pork shawarma, which has generous amount of meat, plus cheese. There’s also something called sizzling shawarma, which is like a deconstructed shawarma in a sizzling plate, with shreds of pita bread. It’s good for sharing, and definitely best with rice.

We ordered chicken shawarma with cheese. Couldn’t taste the cheese that much though. But the chicken? Because there is generous amount of it, the flavor is so good. They also have 2 sauces to choose from: regular garlic sauce, and chili garlic sauce. So these 2 in the shawarma, HEAVEN! Even the veggies in the meal were not tipid. It’s really a MEAL not a snack. It’s heavy enough to get you going through a day.

So, if you have the chance, and you’re somewhere near Fairview, Novaliches, pass by here! You’ll love it!


Food blog: Binondo

For a month now, I’ve been telling Ara to go with me to Binondo just to try out some of the things from a blog I discovered when I suggested restos and food place to a friend touring Chinese-Malaysians in Binondo. And since it is still my birthday, Ara and I went to Binondo today.

First stop, the anonymous fried siopao place which I blogged a month, near the corner of Ongpin and Tomas Mapua, with a Fujifilm sign above the store. For 15php for the siopao and the sugar cane juice, your barya will go far here.

Next stop is a low key restaurant along Benavidez st. called Masuki. It specializes in beef and chicken noodle soups.

We ordered the Beef Wonton Mami & Original Mami which is chicken-based. For the surprise of my life, the beef wonton mami was the best beef based noodles I’ve tasted, hands down. For the first few sips of the soup, it tasted a bit gamey, medyo malansa, but I realized that it wasn’t. It was actually weird that in the next 5-10 sips of the broth, it tasted sweet and very flavorful. It was really good. The Original Mami, which was chicken based, had a really clean broth, it had a clean taste that light-eaters would really love. 145php for the Beef wonton and 100php for the Original Mami.

Last stop was Eng BeeTin bakery along Ongpin, infront of the San Lorenzo Ruiz church (i believe). I bought a mooncake that I have yet to taste.

We were supposed to go to other food spots there, but I think the information I had was a bit obsolete already. But we enjoyed it, nevertheless! I have to go back there to try the other restos that we discovered while walking around which were not part of our itinerary.