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My friends and I went around Aguirre to try out different restaurants. I wasn’t able to take photos (mostly because I was busy eating) but I was able to make a short video about it. Excuse the low quality editing and my unpleasant voice.
For those who prefers to be saved from that shenanigans, here’s a written review.
Just a heads up that this won’t be containing as much photos as my usual posts would, everything will be shown on the link below.
Aguirre is a long street in BF Homes Paranaque which is popular to food enthusiasts. Restaurants are walking distance from each other. It has a wide variety of everything you might be looking for: different cuisines, different ambiance, affordable choices, expensive choices and a whole lot more.
For this particular food trip, I guess my friend just picked his favorites and let us try the best on the menu. Credits to Jeremy (please if you’re reading this, comment below) for arranging this.
1st STOP: Mensakaba Geishu
Address: Southland Apartelle, Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque City
Contact No.: (02) 5469302
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11:30AM to 2:00PM, 5:00PM to 10:00PM
We ordered chashu ramen, tantanmen black and 2 servings of gyoza. This is actually the best ramen that I’ve tried so far. I can’t say if it’s comparable to those in Japan but this is the one that I can most tolerate since I am not a fan of ramen.
Tantanmen ramen was a bit spicy but it’s the kind of spice that you’d crave for. I’m actually craving for ramen at this very moment, something that hasn’t happened before.
For our total that is 800 pesos, we got 2 bowls of ramen and 2 servings of gyoza, I can say that it’s a reasonable amount.
4 out of 5 stars for mensakaba geishu
2nd STOP: Uncle Moe’s Shawarma Hub
Address: 98 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque City
Contact No.: (02) 5195162
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:30AM to 2:00AM
Uncle Moe’s specializes in Middle Eastern dishes which is dear to my heart. The place isn’t loaded up with fancy decoration. It feels raw and simple. No frills just like their menu.
We ordered Moussaka Melt, keema with pita bread and special beef shawarma. Among the three, the simplest is my favorite: Keema with pita bread. It had the right amount of everything for me which isn’t too complicated.
You also have to try their kebabs!
4 out of 5 stars
3rd STOP: La Chinesca
Address: 248 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque City
Contact No.: (02) 7380724
Opening Hours: Tuesday 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Wednesday to Sunday 11:00AM to 2:00PM, 5:00PM to 10:00PM
La chinesca is a little, unseen restaurant in BF that is starting to make a name for itself. Their tacos serve as their own advertisement. No huge banners, no sales no anything, just a little taco shop along Aguirre.
Down side is that they have a small shop, a little too crowded for my own liking but their food makes up for it. You might need to wait a little to get a good spot but It’s worth it.
MUST TRY: TUNA TOSTADA (and check out their daily menu, you might find something interesting)
4 out of 5 stars
4th (and last) STOP: Larcy’s Cupcakery Cafe
Address: 178 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque City
Contact No.: (02) 4782849
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00AM to 11:00PM
Of course, the last stop should be dessert. Larcy’s cupcakery cafe is one of those feel good cafes because of the light and well decorated ambiance. It’s bright and the decorations aren’t over the top.
I can’t recommend anything since all their cupcakes are good. Coffee is also okay but it’s not the best. I have yet to try their meals.
3.5 out of 5 stars
With a 2,500 Peso budget, I can say we were able to make the most out of it. I can’t pick a favorite among the three main restaurants (mensakaba, la chinesca and uncle moe’s) because they have a unique thing which sets them apart.
Mensakaba is the go to ramen place. Something to hug your insides on a stressful day. Uncle Moe’s is when you want to chill with your friends over food. Easy, light but still filling. La Chinesca is for your intimate dates (or taco bonding) and tuna tostada cravings.
thumbs up for everything.
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