Wifey and I went to a foodtrip along Katipunan at Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes. Going there was very easy actually we do not took any grab or uber to reach this must-discover dining spot. From Cubao, we rode a jeep going to Project 4 P. Tuazon, we dropped off at Mercury Drug (P. Tuazon) just beside the QMMC Hospital, there’s a street in between that will lead you to the Katipunan road. We walked towards the street and took a right turn to Hoy Panga resto and walked straight ahead. Let’s say it took us less than 5 minutes of walking.
You will noticed the sign board of the resto along the way, it’s located on the second floor of YGD building. Going inside, the dining area is so simple not fancy about it. It’s like a usual canteen inside a school.
Chairs and tables are all made of wood, there’s a couch near the entrance door if you prefer a more comfortable seat. Walls are decorated with some inspiring quotes and different movie posters (near the comfort room).
There are eye-catching collection of star wars stuffs and other old knick-knacks. While waiting for your food, you can spent time digging in their box for some board games. Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes is known for home-cooked meals, during our visit as if we’re visiting a friend as the resto has a homey vibes.I was amazed how they were able to do the costing of their meals, very affordable. Anyone can dine here even if you’re a student who has enough budget for meals.
For P90.00 you have the Tinumis or the Malabon’s version of Dinuguan. Add a rice and you’re good to go for lunch. The serving is even for good sharing. The Dinuguan doesn’t have any “lansa” taste and so far a personal favorite.
For a change on your usual silog meal, they have the Horsey-log. Yes! It’s a horse-flesh, rice and egg. It taste like tapa, you wouldn’t even know its a horse unless you were told so.
Third on my personal favorite from Gabe’s is the Pansit Malabon, the noodles are properly cooked and not drowning in too much sauce that can give you an “umay” taste.
I wished I had a bottle of cold beer while I was digging my fork into the sizzling plate of the Crunchy Pork Sisig ni Gabe. The crunchiness in very bite makes this dish exciting. A perfect beer-match!
For dessert, Halo-Halo should be on your priority list. I have tried many halo-halo in my life but this is the only time that I had a halo-halo with big chunks of leche flan on top. Price is reasonable for P100.00.
Another option for dessert is the Fried Oreos à la mode which will surely give you a sweet treat after your meals. Now, we know why most customers has high ratings and good reviews for Gabe’s!