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Food blog: Kazam Kebab House, Maginhawa, Teachers Village

Maginhawa in Teacher’s Village is one of the most underrated places for foodies that is slowly creeping into the limelight because of all the blogs, top 10s and stuff that appear on TV and all over the net now and then.

Just for that matter, Ara and I tried, out of the blue, this Persian resto which is beside Good Burger in Maginhawa–Kazam.

As because the nature of all restos along Maginhawa, or maybe the whole of Teacher’s Village is a family/small business, this resto has only about 5 staff. Amazing! (Of course not all of them are in this pic)

For the food, Ara and I ordered just a few, good enough to last the whole afternoon. She ordered Beef Kebab which is 75php. Pretty decent for a student. It looks and tastes good as well. Just enough for how much it costs. It actually looks somehow like longganisa with sinangag in this picture. But hey, its still good considering the price. What I can say about the flavor is, it has a lot of spices that distincts it far from ordinary Filipino barbeque and enough tang (lemon i think) that would distinguish it from the regular shawarmas we have from those booths in every mall in the metro. There is a 2-stick kebab for 135php which has another name that I forgot.

I ordered a chicken wrap for 60php. A chicken wrap is also known as chicken  shawarma in other places like the Try Mo Shawarma Co. Place in Lagro. Just to compare the two, the one in Lagro has more meat inside. If you’re looking for something that REALLY fills you up, the one in Lagro is the answer. Filipinos would say that it’s masarap just because of the abundance of meat inside. But if we are to talk about the taste itself, the chicken wrap in Kazam is a shocker. It has the same stuff, tomatoes, white onions, and cucumber, ofcourse with the shredded chicken meat, but men, this one tastes a lot better. The chicken meat has a sort of tang that I never tasted in the one in Lagro. It was really good!

Overall, this place is for students who want to go Persian, be secluded enough to the ones near UP, and still enjoy the flavors of Persian food. The price is student-friendly, so no worries! It’s good! I recommend that you try it, even the other restos beside it. hehe. That’s what I’m gonna do next.




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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