Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cheat Day at Jeepney Boodle Fight, Maginhawa Street

Maginhawa St. in Quezon City has started the revolution of deviating the mall culture of dining by providing good and diverse choices from the many hole-in-the-wall restaurants that lined the street.

My 1st visit to the area took me to Pino and Pipino along Malingap, but recently, I was surprised at the growing numbers of concept restaurants that emerged a few blocks away.

Since it's impossible to have a meal in all them with just one visit.  We chose the first establishment that caught our Attention.

We chose Jeepney Boodle Fight mainly because of the crowd gathering at their entrance.  If its full, it must be good.  They happened to have an annex just 2 doors away and was accommodated promptly.  The walls were painted white decorated with colourful accents and funny slogans found on Jeepneys.  The wooden tables doubled as game boards while waiting for the food order.  Don't be fooled by the size, since their boodle tray fits perfectly.

The boodle packages were named after popular Jeepney destinations.  On this visit, we tried the Ayala that can feed up to 4 persons for only 750 pesos.   The feast consisted of Grilled Bangus, Liempo, Crispy Shrimps, Salted Egg Salad and a dipping sauce from fermented fish.  You can choose your rice preparation from plain to the different varieties of fried rice.  The set come with 4 glasses of Iced Tea.

I added Pork Sinigang to the set.  I'm one of those who feels a meal is incomplete without soup.  I'm on a strict diet, and my cheat day originally scheduled  for the next day came early.  Who could resist a spread like this.  I lost count on the number of extra rice that followed.

The meal was so good, filling and worth the travel from Makati.  We decided to follow it up with coffee and dessert.  This gives us a reason to try the establishment next door which will be my next blog entry.

Check out Gerry's Jeepney on Facebook.

Found an actual jeep at the back where guests can also eat!
Rattan Back Pad Used by Jeepney Drivers on The Cahirs

One of the Funny Slogans that decorates the establishment.
If its Full, it must be GOOD!

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