Belle’s Place Restaurant – your Homey Family Restaurant in San Jose, Batangas
Perseverance and success in one’s business enables you to realize your childhood dreams. This is exactly what happened to the Virtucio Family, who with their flourishing poultry business were able to put up a Restaurant in tribute to their eldest sister Ate Belle.
The Restaurant, established in July 28, 2017, is owned by the Virtucio Family of Brgy. Bagong Pook, San Jose, and you will be able to see their family photos displayed inside the establishment. At first they wanted to put up a Lomi House beside their own Auto Shop (the auto shop is being constructed as we speak) but upon seeing the old home and how beautiful it is, they all decided to make it a full-fledged restaurant serving all the food that Filipinos love. You can see the touch of Ate Brenda in the VIP Rooms, and the masculine influence of their Kuyas in the huge tables and chairs in the restaurant.
Belle’s Place is mainly a Lunch and Dinner Restaurant with several VIP rooms with KTV for your family, barkada and workmates. To date they have served local bank and organizational group meetings, and they all enjoyed the good food and homey atmosphere.
Here are the VIP Room Rates, with consumable rates for 2 hours:
VIP Room Capacity Price:
In the World Egg Festival of San Jose, they won as the 1st Runner Up for their version of Stuffed Egg with chicken. This is one of the cant-miss on the menu (San Jose is the Egg Capital of the Philippines). Other noteworthy food on the menu are the Cheese Bomb Burger, the Crispy Ulo, and the Sisig!
| BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS
Onion rings wrapped in a special beer mixture and fried to perfection
| NACHOS OVERLOAD
Tortilla Chips generously topped with cheese sauce home-made tomato salsa and lots of groundpork. Definitely an overload
| FRIES OVERLOAD
Potato fries topped with cheese, ground pork and other special ingredients for an overloaded fun.
|SANDWICH * SERVED WITH FRIES AND DRINKS *|
| CHEESE BOMB BURGER
Generously mozzarella-cheese filled beef burger patty. An explosion of cheese from within
| BELLE’S BBQ BEEF BURGER
100% pure grilled beef topped with tomatoes, coleslaw, cucumber and our very own bbq sauce.
| ULTIMATE HOTDOG
Who doesn’t want a jumbo hotdog topped with special sauce in a sandwich bun?
| MAC N’ CHEESE BACON BURGER
Can’t get enough with just a regular burger? How about a burger loaded with mac n’ cheese and bacon?
Get classic with a clubhouse sandwich made from the heart
|SILOG MEALS and RICE BOWLS|
|SPICY ORANGE CHICKEN|
|LEMON LIME CHICKEN|
|SHORT ORDERS AND PASTA|
|FULLY LOADED LOMI|
|FULLY LOADED JUMBO|
|SWEET N’ SPICY CHAMI|
|BELLE’S SPECIAL CARBONARA|
|HOME BLEND ICED TEA|
|HOME BLEND ICED TEA PITCHER|
|CUCUMBER LEMONADE PITCHER|
|BELLE’S HAZELNUT COFFEE|
|BELLE’S COFFEE WITH CREAMER|
|BELLE’S CLASSIC COFFEE|
|BELLE’S BREWED COFFEE|
Euphoria is a high-end Bar and Resto located at Pallocan West, Batangas City. For those who want to experience a classy night out with buddies, well Euphoria is the place for all of you. This Bar’s ambiance will make you feel relaxed and comfy all the time. Euphoria also accepts functions like wedding, baptismal, reunions and most specially debuts. It also offers al fresco dining. These are for guests who want to enjoy chilling out. Also situated outside is a stage for concerts and other outdoor activities.
Kare-kare, Pork Binagoongan, Bulalo, Lomi, Crispy Pata and Garlic Chicken are some of their best sellers.
Ala Fiesta Restaurant is located at YCP Business Center, Ayala Highway, Lipa City.
If you want an extra ordinary dining experience here in Lipa, then you should visit this two in one place restaurant located at Ayala Highway (Sabang Rotonda)Lipa City! Uncle Cheffy offers International cuisines, while Kusê offers traditional Filipino delicacies.
Uncle Cheffy and Kusê are also open for business meetings, special occasions and other events. Function starts at 250/head.
The restaurant is open from 10am-10pm.
For more information, you can call at 757-6201 / 0917-537-0856.
The Other Place, as commonly called, has been in restaurant business for number of years already. And from day one, the place takes pride of its old-fashioned interior architectural design. There exists a fusion of Spanish colloquial heritage and old Western mood as evidenced by wooden walls. Basically, most of the designs are made of bamboo materials, classic enough to give patrons a good feel of traditional Filipino dwellings. Thus, this could hardly be called a restaurant, but more of a veranda. And with a column of solid wooden post in the middle, sure thing it’s a safe place to be.
- Batangas Express (seafood mix with chili sauce)
The Other Place is more a family fine dining restaurant where occasions can be held.
It ‘s Located at Rizal Avenue Extension Road Batangas City.
For Inquiries and Reservation Please Call:
Our Branch: The Only Place Restaurant (043) 723-0412
A unique seafood restaurant, an exceptional location, an out of the ordinary idea to gather special occasions, sophisticated service, unforgettable memories to share, a refreshment for your thirst and the satisfaction to your cravings! We have them all in one roof. Dine with us and experience Fred’s Seafood Restaurant!
When you dine in a restaurant for the first time, it’s advisable to do some research before your visit. Ask friends, look for reviews online, and know the best sellers. But sometimes, it’s refreshing to just be surprised.Read more here about Fred’s Seafood Restaurant.
- Takes Reservations
- Walk-Ins Welcome
- Good For Groups
- Good For Kids
- Take Out
- Waiter Service
- Outdoor Seating
If you want to reserve a table, call (043) 723-7540. Fred’s Seafood restaurant is open from 10:00 am – 11:00 pm.
Cafe de Lipa has been keeping up with the evolving standards of coffee drinking. From the infamous kapeng barako, Cafe de Lipa came up with delectable beverages and equally tempting pastries and savory dishes.
Every minute spent in our coffee shops is intended to weave rewarding experiences while enjoying our CDL products. Let our proficient baristas and accommodating staff provide you the kind of service that is bound to make you feel important.
Open up your senses and enjoy Café de Lipa at our different branches:
Main Branch : 32 San Carlos drive, Mataas na Lupa, Lipa City, Batangas
Petron Star : Km. 80 along STAR Tollway Brgy. Tibig, Lipa City, Batangas
SM Lipa : Ayala Highway, Lipa City, Batangas
Teletech : Ground floor Robinsons Place Lipa, JP Laurel, Lipa City Batangas
Market! Market! : Ground floor, Station Square East commercial co. Market! Market!, Taguig City
Located in Ayala Highway, the food avenue of Lipa City, Ka Jec’s Bangihan is a grill restaurant with a lot of parking space, cool ambiance, great hangout seats, and an awesome Filipino street food menu.
Their bestseller is the Isaw (or grilled Chicken Intestines). Instead of eating it in noisy, polluted and smelly streetside (with probably unhealthy sauces), you get to enjoy your isaw with your friends seated on picnic chairs and tables with proper edison-bulb lighting listening to a live acoustic band on some days.
Another can’t-miss on the menu is the turon, a flavorful blend of bananas, sesame seeds, butter and sugar, that will make you forget you had just street food, and will probably make you order some more for take-out.
Ka Jec’s General Manager Ms. Eena Morada was very accommodating and served us the best food that most of their customers like.
Here are some other notable food on the menu :
Pork Barbeque – P85
Isaw (Manok) – P85
Adidas – P85
Onion Rings – P75
Nachos – P125
Fries Overload – P160
Turon – P50
Sisig – P150
Ka Jec’s Pansit – P150
Chessy Tuna Dynamite – P125
Mobile No : 0917 628 4918
Address : Ayala Highway, Lipa, Batangas
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/pg/kajecslipa/
Contact Details :
Address : President Jose P. Laurel Hwy, Lipa, Batangas, Philippines
Mobile : 0917 628 4918
Kainan A-re, Di-ne ang pagkain ay bukod sa napakasarap, ay napakalinis din! Abot kaya pa ng bulsa! Par’ne na!!
In every place we go, we always find first the best delicacies in the area. However, only few of the foods we savor satisfied our cravings and leave a good memory. If you are searching for best and mouth boggling food that suits your taste, make sure you go to Sarap Ala Eh Restaurant.
Sarap Ala Eh is located at San Jose Batangas, making it a genuine Batangueño brand. It is one of the beaneries here in Batangas that offer Batangueños one of a kind foods. It blends everything extraordinary about Batangas which makes it a brand that can without much of a stretch be adored by each Filipino, wherever they are, wherever they go.
Sarap Ala-Eh! is a combination of Unique and Original Batangueño Food and what makes the Batangueño recognizable, the wittiness, accent and the language. You’ll be seeing Batangueño Words from the walls of the restaurant that maybe not familiar or maybe funny from those who understand it. 🙂
Besides in aiming to serve the delicious Batangueño cuisine, Sarap Ala Eh wants to imbue the Batangas lifestyle and make the customer feel the identity of being a Batangueño especially those customers are not originated in Batangas.
Sarap Ala-Eh! is open 25hrs a day (wittiness included). Soon they are targeting to offer well known Batangueño dishes around the nation.
Higop Sabaw Pampahaba ng Buhay
Chicken Mami Pansit Guisado
Beef Mami Canton Guisado
Wanton Mami Bihon Guisado
Beef- Wanton Mami Miki- Bihon Guisado
Pang masa-rapan Silog Al tang hap
Ala Eh! Bulalo Tapsilog Chicksilog Biyasilog
Gotong Ala Eh! Tosilog Meehsilog Dangsilog
Goto- Lugaw Longsilog Silog Ala Eh Sisiglog
Tokwa’t Baka Cornsilog Porksilog
Barakong Sisig Bangsilog Hotsilog
Pang Bagnas Pawis Tsibugan Toda Max
Lugaw laang Pansit sa Bilao
Goto Espesyal 8-10 (small)
Lomi Espesyal 12-15 (medium)
Lomi Jumbo 18-20 (large)
Lomi Super Espesyal
Ala Dagdagi Ala Pampainit Are Pam Utat
Pritong Itlog Barakong Kape Dinuguan at Puto
Tapa Kakao-Wiling Kape Lumpiang Shanghai
Tocino Salabat Siomai
Kanin Lang 3 PirasongPuto
OWNER AND STAFF
- San Antonio, San Pascual, Batangas
- Congressional Extension,1101 Quezon City
Batangan Bayview Hotel and Restaurant have a nice, spacious, comfortable but cheaper room rate.They take pride in providing their guests with the highest quality and very personal service so that they can emulate what it’s like to be at home.
They can assure you that the rooms are to every guest’s liking, from numbers of pillows ,to the thickness and warmth of the bed. They also provide services like massage, wifi-access, private dining, and function hall for business meetings.
They are open until until 10:00pm to provide you with your choice meals at anytime of the day or night.
Batangan Bayview Hotel and Restaurant also offers discounts for frequent guests!
They are located in Rizal Ave. Extension Brgy. Sta.Clara Batangas City, close to Batangas State University,Plaza Mabini,Coliseum,Mall,Public Market and just a few minutes from the local downtown area right next to Batangas port pier.
This is to inform you the best services and hospitality available in Batangan Bayview Hotel and Restaurant.
Standard Single Bedroom
- 12 hours
2 PAX- PHP 950.00
- 24 hrs – Free 1 Breakfast
2 PAX- PP 1,350.00
Twin Bed Room
- 12 hrs
2 PAX- PHP 1,250.00
- 24 hrs- Free 2 Breakfast
2PAX- PHP 1,650.00
- 3 hrs for Single Bed- PHP 500.00
- Conference room (3 hrs)- PHP 500.00
- Extra Bed- PHP 300.00
Check-in Time: 2:00 pm
Check-out Time: 12:00 noon
Chicken Cordon Blue
Pork Pata Kare-kare
Pork adobo with Honey
Beef Tenderloins Tips
Beef with Mushroom
Steamed Fish w/ Garlic Gaze
Steamed Fish w/ Mayonnaise
Sweet & sour fish
Crispy oven Fish
Seafoods Bicol Express
Mango Ref Cake
Lando’s Eatery and Lomi House started in the garage of the parents of the owner 15 years ago. They served noodles (pansit) and lomi (a filipino dish made with a variety if thick fresh egg noodles of about a quarter of an inch in diameter,soaked in lye water to give it more texture).
Eventually,they moved to national highway of San Antonio San Pascual to cater growing number of customers each day. They added several menu and other variety of pansit in different sizes to serve the request of customers.
For 15 years,it was managed by Ms. Adora Agbay and the late Mr. Rolando Agbay and currently managed and owned by their son Marc Roland Agbay.
Lando’s was named after the late Mr. Rolando Agbay and its success continuous because of the non-comparable taste of pansit and lomi with the others. They have their own recipe and sauces which is combined with 4 different sauces and they are not using monosodium glutamate (vetsin) in any food in their menu. From pansit and lomi they cater ready to eat food due to customer’s request.
Lando’s preserved it’s identity of pansit and lomi for 17 years, this means, the owner is planning of adding branches to reach other customers and enjoy the taste of original lomi and pansit of province of Batangas.
Lando’s were very thankful to the decades of support from loyal customers and promise to continue the service to all of Batangueños. They can assure the customers the consistency of the taste of their pansit and lomi which let them came back.
Isa sa dinarayo at binabalik-balikan ng mga tao sa San Antonio,San Pascual Batangas ay ang pinagmamalaking Lomi ng Lando’s Eatery. Bukod sa napakasarap na kanilang bersyon ng lutong lomi ay napakalinis at napakaganda din ng serbisyong kanilang ibinibigay sa mga kostumer dito. Isa ding tampok na pagkain dito ay ang kanilang pansit na talaga namang babagay sa panlasa ng kahit na sinong makakatikim nito.
Maliban sa lomi at pansit, meron din silang iba’t ibang putahe na maaari mong mabibili.Hindi lang sila malinis sa pagkain maging ang lugar ay kanilang pinapanatiling malinis.
Octadix Diner is a brand new restaurant which serves Freshly Baked Goodies and Best Selling All-Time Favorite Filipino Dishes located at E.A. Malabanan Bldg., Mabini St. Brgy II, Batangas City.4 It offers a wide variety of menu from classic rice meals, ala carte filipino dishes, pasta and shakes. You will be surprised that they offer affordable menus which is already inclusive of drinks.
After establishing Kitty Cut Hair and Nails Beauty Salon and Spa – the Hello Kitty themed Salon and Spa in Balagtas, Batangas City, Ms Kat, the proud owner decided to create another business out of another thing that she really loves, YES! FOOD! Octadix Diner is a Rustic Styled Nature themed restaurants that would fill in your stomachs with All-Time Favorite Filipino Dishes. The restaurant’s name came from combinations of Octa (Greek-Latin Word for EIGHT) and Dix (French word for TEN) which are both notable dates for Ms Kat. Ms Kat by heart is a natural master baker who loves to bake for her friends when they have gatherings at her home. Some of them really loves it and asked her if she could take orders. She’s also a food lover and often travel from resto to resto to take a taste of their best selling food and she try to create her version of it at home.
Octadix Diner, offers affordable menus which is already inclusive of drinks from classic rice meals, ala carte filipino dishes, pasta and shakes.
|Rice Meals: (All served with side dish and iced tea)||Price|
|Grilled Pork Teriyaki||119|
|Grilled Pork Belly||119|
|Grilled Prok BBQ||119|
|Beef Burger Steak||89|
|Octadix Special Rice||129|
|All Day Breakfast:|
|Pasta: (Served with Grilled Bread)|
|Ala Carte (good for 2-3 pax)|
Basically, Octadix Diner is also a combination of Tasty Baked Pastries and Cakes and Ms Kat’s recreation of her Favorite Food. Octadix Diner recently open their first branch at E.A. Malabanan Bldg., Mabini St. Brgy II, Batangas City last August 20, 2017 and it’s been a blockbuster since day 1. Octadix is open from 9am to 8pm from Monday to Sunday. After enjoying their tasty food, you can also take instagramable photos inside the resto since every corner of the place is a work of art. From Japanese Tables, Nature Painted Walls, Frames, Good Lighting etc you can really have your best photos for your social media accounts.
In 2016, the owner Ms. Maria Fe Marquez saw the opportunity to offer Adobong Kabayo here in Batangas, after seeing how the Manila branches of Capitol Restaurant are doing well with this delicacy. Tagalog na kabayo is a very healthy meat, less in cholesterol, and packs a lot of protein and energy. It is also relatively tastier compared to beef and goat meat.
Ms. Maria Fe and her cook at MFU always prepare the meat well and serve it na “hindi maanggo”. It was an instant hit as a viand and as pulutan for those who are near Brgy. San Sebastian. Very soon, MFU started offering free delivery to its customers.
Along with Adobo at Tapang Kabayo Special, they also offer Crispy Ulo and Pansit Canton/Guisado. The WOWBatangas Team was also able to taste their chopsuey and their chopsuey really good, the perfect sidekick of the Tapang Kabayo.
Aside from these bestsellers, they also serve Gotong Batangas and Bulalo in the morning. Truly, one can find a Batangueno taste in MFU.
MFU believes in making their customers happy and satisfied when they dine in the restaurant and when they have their food delivered.
The staff are very friendly and immediately caters to their customers needs.
There is also ample parking in front and near the restaurant.
Food orders are meant for group consumption, whether dine-in, delivery or take-out.
|Pancit / Noodles (Good for 2-3 Persons)|
|Adobong Kabayo||Fried Chicken|
|Kalderetang Kabayo||Buttered Chicken|
|Tapa Special||Garlic Chicken|
|Lumpiang Shanghai||Sizzling Squid|
|Crispy Tenga||Kilawin Isda|
|Sweet and Sour Pork||Camaron|
|Grilled Pork||Fish Tofu with Tausi|
|Sisig||Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet|
|Tokwa’t Baboy||Sizzling Gambas|
|Beef Steak||Gising Gising|
|Maki-me Soup||Chopsuey Rice|
|Chopsuey Soup Sinigang||Chicksilog|
|Tofu Steak||Plain Rice|
|Sizzling Corn||Yang Chow Rice|
7AM – 9PM
Fariñas Ilocos Empanada, located at Dayton Food Park, Ayala Highway, Lipa City, is one of a handful of genuine Ilokano Restaurants in the province of Batangas. They serve authentic Ilocos Empanada and the all-time Filipino favorite Bagnet in a variety of savory and delicious dishes.
The Manila branches of Farinas Ilocos Empanada are doing really well, as observed by the Tiu Family of San Jose, Batangas who are the main supplier of eggs in all the branches. When the opportunity came, the Tiu Family grabbed it and decided to introduce the brand here in Lipa City. It was an immediate hit, as most Batanguenos have been to Vigan and Ilocos Province, and already knew of the tasty Ilocos Empanada.
The restaurant which can be seen along Ayala Highway is a combination of modern materials and the traditional flair of Vigan houses. There are a few tables on the first floor and a very spacious second floor for a lot of families and friends to fit into. The kitchen is very clean and the cooks all have the proper tools in preparing the food.
Immediately we dove into a handful of Ilocos Empanada and were inundated with the musky taste of the longganisa and the rich texture of the papaya and egg fillings. The crunchy exterior gave a fulfilling-sound to every bite, and if you close your eyes it is as if you are transported in the streets of Vigan.
Aside from the empanada, you might want to try the bagnet dishes as well, like the sisig and the pakbet. Another hit is the savory Poque Poque, a dish made of eggs, tomatoes, onions and eggplant.
|Ordinary (1 egg ,vegetables)||50|
|Special (1 egg ,1 pc.longganisa,vegetables)||60|
|Extra Special (1 egg 2pcs.longganisa ,vegetables)||79|
|Super special(2 egg 2 pcs longganisa,vegetables)||90|
|Ultimate empanada (1 egg ,1 pc longganisa, Crunchy bagnet vegetables)|
|Sulit Meal (2 pcs longganisa sliced tomatoes, Salted egg or fried egg)||90|
|Bagnet Meal (Bagnet ,sliced tomatoes, Salted egg or fried egg)||160|
|Combo Meal (Bagnet,2pcs longganisa , Sliced tomatoes, salted egg or fried egg)||180|
|1 Kilo Beef Tapa||550|
|Soft drinks : Coke ,Coke Zero, Royal, Sprite, Rootbeer||50|
|Houseblend Ice Tea||35|
|Fruit Shakes : Mango, Watermelon, Melon||90|
|San Mig Light||55|
|Pale Pilsen Long||55|
|San Miguel Flavored Beer||50|
|Andy Player Whiskey and Cola||69|
|Bucket of Beer||330|
|Good for 15 Persons||2599|
| 1 kilo longganisa
1 kilo bagnet
1 sizzling bagnet
1 igado ala carte
1 pinakbet w/ bagnet
1 poqui poqui
5 special empenada
4 platters of rice
3 pitchers of iced tea
| Good for 3-5persons
1/4 kilo bagnet
1 crispy dinuguan
1 poqui poqui
1 platter of rice
5 iced tea
|Good for 10 persons||1799|
| 1/2 k longganisw
1/2 k bagnet
5 special empanada
1 poqui poqui
1 pancit bagnet
2 plattere of rice
2 pitchers of iced tea
|Bonuan Boneless Bangus||115|
|Ilocos Beef Tapa||120|
|Salted Egg Bagnet||190|
|Crispy Boneless Dilis||155|
|Pinakbet with Bagnet (Good for 3)||200|
|Bagis (Chicharong Bulaklak)||115|
Very soon the Ilocos Empanada and Bagnet that you love will be delivered straight to your homes and offices. They are also planning to sell longganisa and bagnet by the kilo so watch out for that.
Mobile No. : 0956 067 2103
Address : Dayton Food Park, Ayala Highway, Lipa City
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/farinasilocoslipa/
Kusina ni Ram is a family-ventured restaurant, located at Calatagan, Batangas that offers delectable Filipino dishes mainly “Bagnet” and delivers catering services.
Ms. Maricris Sales the owner of the restaurant is a teacher by profession who loves to bake and cook. She also loves to experiment with new food ideas. After graduation, she practiced being a teacher and later on decided to pursue her passion in cooking. Driven by determination, she put up her own business along with her supportive husband and family. She derived the name of the restaurant from her son’s name. Kusina Ni Ram has been running for more than a year now and by far one of the best restaurants in Calatagan, Batangas.
The restaurant is well organized and clean. Because Ms. Maricris is also a Coca-Cola dealer and fanatic, the restaurant walls features Coca-Cola collectibles and freebies that she got over the years. Different events require different themes and their function hall is very adaptable and can be described as artsy.
Kusina Ni Ram also offers ready cooked authentic Filipino dishes included in their canteen as well as ala carte orders. Since Ms. Maricris started with baking, they also offer Cheesecakes of different flavors (Blueberry, Mango, Avocado) that you can buy per slice or as a whole.
The specialty of Kusina Ni Ram is bagnet and most of the dishes have bagnet on the side. Aside from bagnet, they also offer seafoods, pork, steak and desserts you can enjoy. The food is well-prepared and the plating is perfect for photos and instagram-worthy shots. Most importantly, the dishes are well done and it’s definitely worth the visit.
The Function Hall
The restaurant’s function hall are great for different events like birthdays, seminars, meetings, christmas parties and more. The place is comfortable and clean and has a warm atmosphere. It is also air-conditioned. It is wide enough for events that can accommodate at most 50 persons.
The Staff and Crew
Ms. Sales is very hands-on in managing her restaurant not only with the products that they offer but with the administration and training of her employees. Customers can be expect to be provided with great service. The staff are considered a family and not just employees.
“The first and only bagnet house in Calatagan, Batangas. It is worth the cost and so much more, so you better try. Very warm welcome from the staff and crew, the owner and her father are really accommodating and treats their customer as guest and as a family. The food are mouth-watering and very instagrammable. One of the best bagnet I’ve tasted so far. You get what you actually pay for and much more. “- KP Santos, Publishing Editor, WOW Batangas Directory
Address : Calatagan, Batangas
Cellphone No.0917 852 0922 | Maricris Sales
Vilma’s Lechon is a family run business located in Brgy. Bolbok, Lipa City, with a branch in Darasa, Tanauan City, which provides crispy and delicious Lechong Baboy and Lechong Baka with their signature sauce.
Inspired by the legacy left by their parents, Vilma’s Lechon was conceptualized in the 1970s through the hard works of Mr. Felix Leynes and Mrs. Vilma Leynes. Before putting up the lechon business, Mr. Felix Leynes used to supply pigs to one of the most popular Lechon establishments in Manila where he learned the tricks of the trade, eventually put up his own.
In 1983, Vilma’s Lechon was formally opened to the public. Like any other startups, it was not a smooth sail at first. They had their fair share of non-paying customers and scammers. Nonetheless, through continuous innovations and catching of the trend and staying resilient, the establishment was able to overcome these setbacks.
The secret, as per Vilma’s Lechon, is in the pig and cow itself. Mr. Felix Leynes, up to this day, still personally does the trade and quality control of their primary ingredient.
Upon arrival from the city’s slaughter house, the carcass is first inspected and goes through secondary cleaning. Then, it is affixed on a steel pole and then stuffed with a mixture of herbs and spices. (They are also open to clients’ special requests in terms of flavorings and stuffing.) Once sewn up, the carcass is rubbed with a combination of milk and water which gives the lechon that enticing red color. The pig is roasted over charcoal fire for around two and a half hours – depending on size – while continuously lathered with oil.
As for the lechong baka, after being slaughtered, it is affixed on a specially produced steel pole. Unlike with Lechon Baboy, the taste of the Lechong Baka does not come from the stuffing but from a specially concocted marinate that has been with the family for years. It is then roasted over charcoal fire and checked from time to time.
Their famous sauce, on one hand, has gone through years of experimenting and perfecting to ensure that it would stand out among its competitors.
They are really friendly and accommodating. Since it is a family owned business and their home serve as the primary business center, the whole family has had a habit of personally catering to their clients’ needs, together with their equally accommodating staff. Despite unpleasant and sometimes depleting experiences with previous customers, they still strive to provide their customers with the best tasting lechon for their festivities and occasions.
Later on, Mrs. Vilma Leynes decided to open an eatery to go along their lechon business. They serve house specialties like lechon, lechong paksiw, and dinuguan.
Over the years, they were able to supply lechon to popular resorts, companies, and fiestas not just in the province of Batangas but also in Metro Manila and other neighboring provinces. They have also had clients who brought the product overseas.
The Coffee Sack Cafe is a newly-opened coffee shop that serves quality brewed coffee and cold drinks with delicious cupcakes, sandwiches and pasta. They are located in San Sebastian Village, Brgy 3, Tanauan City, Batangas, near the front gate of FAITH Colleges.
Erick Rivera , MJ Sayaman and Sean “Cabs” Cabrera were classmates in CCA Katipunan way back 2014-2016 and are equally passionate about food and the restaurant business. After graduation, they went their separate ways putting up businesses as well as accepting jobs in the food industry.
Last year MJ saw an opportunity to put up his dream coffee shop when his parents offered him a commercial space in their Tanauan building. He partnered up with his classmates and got to work in conceptualizing the business, R&D, sourcing of suppliers, building the menu, and finally remodeling the coffee shop space itself. The founders are well-financed and are advised by family members who are entrepreneurs.
At such a young age, these guys are showing determination in learning and taking risks in the business industry. Their passion in cooking put them to where they are now and by putting their heart into it. Their team shows a great example of tight partnership thru friendship.
The Coffee Shop
The cafe-style place is spacious, and they have a couch that accommodates 10 people for barkada hang-outs. The cafe is also perfect for small business meet-ups because it has these nooks and corners that affords you some privacy.
The owners really want a rustic and homey vibe kind of coffee shop. They play classic songs, the materials used in their furnitures and the interior can be defined as homey vibe.
For bigger groups, they have a conference/ meeting room that can accommodate 20 people at an affordable rate of P1800 for four hours, with unlimited coffee!
Their menu includes:
Sandwich (Php 90)
- Tuna with chips
- Ham with chips
- Cuban Sandwich
Pasta (Php 145)
Coffee (Php 55)
- Brewed Coffee
- French Vanilla
- Caffe Latte
- Cafe Americano
Milkshake (Php 110)
For sandwich lovers, the Cuban is a must-try and one that will make you come back. It is a grilled sandwich with ham, pulled pork, cheese with an amazing spicy sauce that blends into a meaty and delicious bite.
“Excellent coffee + great food + cozy place + very accomodating staffs. Definitely one of my go-to places! Cuban sandwich with coffee for the win!!” – Darlene Panghulan, one of the first customers
“I think the concept of the coffee shop shows the personality of the owners by the color and the type of materials used in the cafe which is very strong, the food and its prices are of quality type and very student budget meals. Lastly, the ambience is really homey and class.” – KP Santos, Publishing Editor, WOWBatangas Directory
Bambu is an events place, cafe & bar, resort located at Daang Janopol, Brgy. Santor, Tanauan, Batangas offering Asian and American cuisine by Chef Abe Arayata, and Chef Ariel Atienza. A private modernized farm built for the perfect outdoor and indoor dining experience. Surrounded by bamboo trees where family, friends, and loved ones can enjoy the spacious ambiance and fresh air. The perfect getaway for any special occasion, and holiday getaways.
Bambu started as a rest house of the Arayata family. Then, luckily Mr. Abe Arayata the son of the owner got inspired to be a chef and to create his own restaurant someday because of his grandparents who taught him how to cook when he was young. He saw the potential in the place and created multiple services such as a restaurant, events place, and a resort inside.
Today, Bambu is a family-owned business not only known for its exclusivity, but also for its delicacies such as Tahong Sisig, Hamonado Crispy Pata, Garlic Rose Mary Pork Ribs, and Kalabasa Cheesecake. It’s a farm to table restaurant by Chef Abe Arayata a graduate from Enderun Colleges, and Chef Ariel Atienza our local chef who worked at a 5-star hotel in Saudi Arabia.
Bambu Cafe Bar and Events is located at Daang Janopol, Brgy. Santor, Tanauan City Batangas and is very accessible from Startollway’s Tanauan Exit. It’s also a minute away from Tanauan’s colorful Cityhall.
Once you enter Bambu Cafe, Bar and Events’ compound, you’ll notice the different varieties of bamboo plants inside which makes the place cool and breezy. The Bamboo Plants are a personal collection of the owner’s grandfather and father. Parking space can also accommodate a lot of vehicles because the place is intended to cater to tourists who travel to Batangas and nearby cities and municipalities like Tagaytay and Laguna.
Simple yet elegant is the best way to describe the restaurant which adds comfort to guests. The restaurant’s interior is a combination of industrial and modern design, conjuring a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. The place is well lit and spacious that makes every corner of it instagramable and picture-perfect. While relaxing music plays on the background to make the experience better while waiting for the food to be served. There is also a stage for performances of local live bands who play every Saturday at the restaurant to give the opportunity to local talents to showcase their talents. This is a great restaurant in Tanauan to dine in!
Event and Resort Amenities
A spacious fully air-conditioned events place for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events, etc which can cater up to 300-350 persons. They also have 6 rooms with modern interior design for their guests who want to stay and a 3-5ft. swimming pool where guests can relax and enjoy the summer heat.
Mr. Abraham Arayata is the owner of Bambu Cafe Bar and Events, a young businessman who has a bachelors degree in Business Administration and he also took up a culinary course in order for him to pursue his passion in cooking. Aside from being the owner, he is also the head chef of Bambu. His love for cooking was the influence of his mother and his grandmother.
His passion for cooking was influenced by his mother and grandmother. At first, the place was just a farm and a rest house used by the family. After graduation, he thought of investing for the betterment of the place and eventually developed it into a restaurant. He is also fond of organic farming, the herbs that they are using for their dishes are found within their backyard. As for the meat and seafood ingredients, they purposely restrict the number of inventory to guarantee the quality of every dish. Customers may call ahead of time to secure a specific meal. Menu Chef Abe is very fond of Filipino cuisine and a fan of the dishes cooked by his mother and grandmother thus giving him inspiration for the menu plus some twist to entice your palate.
Bambu Cafe Bar and Events also gives opportunities to local talents as they are open for local bands to perform on the restaurant and local entrepreneurs as they have a corner for local products here in Batangas.
Chef. Abraham is very fond of Filipino food and a fan of the dishes of his mother and grandmother that he used to eat when he was a kid which gives him an idea of putting a twist on it.
Some of the recorded Best Seller food on their resto is the Tahong Sisig, Kalderetang Baka, Lechon Kawali with Bagoong Rice, Pininyahang Adobo sa Gata, Grilled Mackerel with Chatni sauce and Crispy Pata and for their dessert is the Kalabasa Cheese Cake, for their drinks they have Calamansi Basil Juice and Raspberry Iced Tea.
Aside from the stated menu, they also have a variety of scrumptious Filipino – inspired dishes where customers can choose what their stomach craves.
|ALL DAY BREAKFAST||MAINS|
|Homemade Corned Beef||Sinaing na Tulingan|
|Tortang Talong with Tinapa||Grilled Mackerel with Chatni Sauce|
|Kinumutang Fried Rice||Blue Marlin with Red Pepper Sauce|
|Liempo Sisig||Lechon Kawali with Bagoong Rice|
|Tahong Sisig||Barbeque Pork Ribs|
|Fried Lumpia||Garlic Rosemary Pork Ribs|
|Krispy Teynga||Hamonado Crispy Pata|
|Potato Chips||Kare-Kare con Hamonado Crispy Pata|
|Kulawong Talong||Kalderetang Lengua|
|Fresh Lumpiang Ubod||Crispy Tadyang|
|SOUP||Pininyahang Adobo sa Gata|
|Tinolang Manok||Tanglad Fried Chicken|
|Bambu Los Fideos||Garlic Rice|
|DESSERT||Chorizo Fried Rice|
|Kalabas Cheese Cake|
|Longhina’s Homemade Cassava||DRINKS|
|Turon Creme||Calamansi Basil Juice|
|Banana Con Yelo||Raspberry Iced Tea|
Lorenzo’s Place, a new and exciting restaurant complete with function rooms, a place where -you can celebrate life with us, with a fresh new menu, exciting lights and sounds equipment, reservation space for parties of 280 persons, exclusive meeting rooms, separated smoking area and brand new all hardwood dance floor.
They are also the first in the CALABARZON area to have a life-size LED display. Their products include a variety of native Filipino dishes, Chinese Cuisine/Asian Fusion and an array of international menus that suits your palate.
Celebrate life with them at Lorenzo’s Place!
They accept reservations for your company’s meeting, seminar, conventions, weddings, and parties.
Black Boba Milktea Shop & Co.
‘Tis the season everyone mixes tastes and Cuenqueños love how Black Boba does this.
If you were one of the milk tea lovers of this age or if you simply like the mix-match of tastes, you must not miss Black Boba Milktea Shop & Co.
Black Boba has its own formula of stirring milk tea craze in Batangas and no one’s stopping its hype! With varieties to choose, from healthy choices to conscious milk tea preferences, fruities or non-tea based and more picas and goodies offered, Black Boba Milktea Shop & Co. is a phenomenal sip in a cup!
About the Owner
Black Boba Milktea Shop & Co. is a milk tea shop in Cuenca, Batangas, conceptualized by Ms. Diana Rose Duran and established together with her business partners.
Ms. Duran’s first love was really bread and pastries until she landed in Taiwan and got to taste the milk tea she fell in love. Hooked into it, she was inspired to conceptualize her own milk tea brand.
Black Boba is the fruit of her passion for food and business, which is why she spends most of her time in their milk tea shop. Black Boba is the page of her life’s book that imparts the value of pursuing where you are good and passionate which will lead you to the success you have always wanted.
She is also fond of Korean dramas, webtoons, and stuff which is very clear from how Black Boba Milktea Shop’s interior is a uniquely designed artistry.
About the Business
Black Boba Milktea Shop & Co. is an original branded milk tea shop located at Verdan Building, Poblacion 2, Cuenca, Batangas. It opened last March 18, 2019, and is managed by Ms. Diana Rose Duran with her two business partners. Their brand name stands for the black and white theme of the store and Boba means Pearls.
Black Boba Milktea Shop & Co. is uniquely designed with Ms. Duran being a K-Drama fan at heart. The shop concept is a webtoon world, inspired by a cafe in Seoul which is black and white themed.
Black Boba always ensures 100% freshly brewed tea from Taiwan. Plus, it has a lot more to offer with variants falling under Frappes, Fruit Teas, Smoothies and Pica pica. They continuously innovate and create flavors that are why their products are their own mix, recipe, and flavor.
Students and locals of all ages from Cuenca and its adjacent municipalities like San Jose and Alitagtag are their patron customers. Even foreign tourists, visitors, stop by to visit for Black Boba milk tea.
Until the present, Black Boba Milktea Shop & Co. is stirring cups of success and gratefulness to their customers whose taste buds never forget to crave for their milk teas and offers.
Promos and plans
Black Boba sells an eco-friendly cup where customers can avail it for an additional 10 pesos in their purchase. Since the cup is reusable, every purchase of milk tea using this cup is 5 pesos less from their orders.
Ms. Diana is very proud to announce that Black Boba Milktea Shop & Co. is open for franchise this coming September. Right now, it is only available within Batangas province but does not close opportunities of venturing out in more places nationwide.
|Classic Milk Tea||Hershey’s Choco Frappe|
|Okinawa Milk Tea||Hershey’s Milo|
|Hokkaido Milk Tea||Milo Cappuccino|
|Wintermelon Milk Tea||Mocha Hazelnut|
|Oreo Milk Tea||Cocoa Hazelnut|
|Taro Milk Tea||Coffee Jelly|
|Cocoa Milk Tea||Mango Graham|
|Matcha Milk Tea||Strawberry Oreo|
|Honeydew Milk Tea||Chocolate Chip Cream|
|Milo Chip Cream|
|FRUIT TEA||Java Chip|
|Passion Fruit||Matcha Green Tea|
|Pineapple||ROCK SALT AND CHEESE|
|Raspberry||Oreo Milk Tea|
|Strawberry||Cocoa Milk Tea|
|Winter Melon||Classic Milk Tea|
|Matcha Milk Tea|
|BOBA YAKULT SERIES||Cocoa and Oreo Milk Tea|
|Yakult Lemon Juice|
|Yakult Green Apple Juice||BOBA ICE CREAM SPECIAL|
|Yakult Blueberry Juice||Ice Cream Cocoa Milk Tea|
|Yakult Raspberry Juice||Ice Cream Matcha Milk Tea|
|Yakult Lychee Juice||Ice Cream Oreo Milk Tea|
|Ice Cream Cocoa & Oreo Milk Tea|
|BOBER’s CHOICE||Ice Cream Strawberry Cocoa Milk Tea|
|Boba TIGER Milk Tea|
|3BB Milk Tea (pudding+crystals+boba)||TOPPINGS AND SINKERS|
|Boba’s Special (cocoa milk tea with cream cheese)||Boba (pearls)|
|Iced Coffee||Crystals (nata)|
|Strawberry’ Cocoa Milk Tea||Egg Pudding|
|Green Apple Fruit tea||Rock Salt and Cheese|
|Hersheys Choco Frappe||Popping Boba (Lychee, Strawberry, Mango)|
|Coffee jelly smoothies|
|Boba Teapsy ( Alcohol Infused Milk Tea)||Hashbrown|
|– Buyers must present their ID’s validating that they are 18 yrs old and above upon purchasing the Boba Teapsy.||8pcs Nuggets|
|Cream Series (non-tea based)||Mojos Buffalo|
|Milk Tea on a Gallon and Jar|
|Spicy Tuna Pasta||COMBO|
|Beef Cheesy Nachos||Fries and 2 Hashbrown|
|Milk Tea with Fries||Fries and Nuggets|
|Milk Tea with Fries & Nuggets||Fries and Mojos Plain|
|Fries and Mojos Buffalo|