Trying to be thrifty as we start the New Year? How do we begin exactly? Start with small things, agree. The realistic target. The doable plan. The clear goal—to save!
Maybe less frappuccino purchase and more home-made brews or instant coffee?
More recycled get-up than shop for a new batch of clothes?
Limit the cinema experience to DVD nights at home?
Go to a more affordable restos than the fine-dining type?“
Perhaps, yes to all? Let me explore the last one especially when inside the village where dining becomes a euphoria to many.
The challenge is to find a place where meal affordability is available without compromising the food quality. Seldom do we find a not pricey but yummy venue to eat (while offering decent facilities, too).
Here are the inexpensive below Php100 meals inside BF Homes, Paranaque that you can check in alphabetical order (can’t rank which is which—all seem so fair-priced and yum):
Suggested Meal: Porksilog – porkchop with fried rice and egg at Php70 (or plain rice with egg at Php50)
What to expect? A thin slice of porkchop yet I enjoyed the distinct a-bit-salty taste of it. Ideal match with rice and the sunny side up egg.
Suggested Meal: Bacolod Batchoy (or 2 pork barbeque, garlic, rice and drinks) at Php85
What to expect? A good hot bowl of batchoy while the barbeque has a fair portion for its amount.
Suggested Meal: Pork Bagoong Rice Meal at Php95
What to expect: An honest, no-pretensions, no-frills serving of Thai plate.
Suggested Meal: Single Quarter Pound at Php50 and add nachos on the side for Php35
What to expect? Excellent taste for its price versus your usual fast-food burgers plus their patty is actually juicy.
Suggested Meal: Basic Lugaw at Php60
What to expect? Hot Pinoy comfort food with garlic, onion leaves, quail egg, and tiny goto slice that is so delicious! For me, the best congee ever (even against the more expensive competitors)!
Suggested Meal: Tapsilog at Php75 and Barsilog at Php40
What to expect? This is my preferred tapsilog place than the other more famous tapa chains. Serving is small (as the usual) but the taste is way better.
Suggested Meal: Quicky Cheesy Beef at Php65
What to expect? Pocket-friendly meal but you might need to order extra rice to make sure you leave with a full stomach. Beef is served right for its amount and the taste is A-okay than expected.
Suggested Meal: Special Shawarma (beef, chicken, or mix ) Php75
What to expect? Such a satisfying wrap but servers at President Avenue are consistently not very enthusiastic—giving cold service vis-a-vis the warm shawarma.
UPDATE (as of February 2017)
- New address of Maty’s is 273 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque
- Outbox – closed
Photo Source: Images via Facebook page of each establishment.