The front of a small house sells "Pancit Habhab" (noodles) and you will see lots of people standing around enjoying their "habhab" being eaten (without utensils!) or slurped from a square piece of banana leaf. You can also take home your order on plastic bag.
If "habhab" is available you will see a line of tricycles, cars, sometimes even mountain bikes and Jac Liner (going to Mauban) parked along the street queuing to buy and enjoy their "habhab" - that's how popular their "habhab" is.
You can have chicken, liver or quail egg with your "habhab". Remember, "pancit habhab" is best eaten with vinegar as condiment/sauce and they have: vinegar & garlic; vinegar, garlic & onion (sweetish); vinegar, garlic, onion & chili (hot).
They cook 12 kilos of noodles each time (one big wok) and that will be sold out in less than an hour. Sometimes they offer ordinary "pancit" (fatter kind of noodle) in between.
Watch the lady as she serves the "pansit habhab" on a square piece of banana leaf. She flicks the quail egg and chicken on the air and catches it in the square banana leaf of "pansit".
Favorite Dish: They offer:
* "Pancit Habhab" (PHP5 with choice of chicken, liver or quail egg or PHP10 with choice of two from chicken, liver or quail egg)
* "Pancit" (PHP5 or PHP10)
* "Turon" - fried thin sliced banana rolled on spring roll wrapper (PHP5)
* "Lumpiang Shanghai" - fried ground meat on spring roll wrapper (PHP5)
All are delicious.
This is one of the newest Hotel cum Restaurant in the Tayabas area of Quezon Province. It is owned by the City Mayor of Tayabas City and inside are assorted collections of old philippine spanish and mexican stuffs. It also has the Mi casa restaurant which serves local and spanish cuisine. The restaurant is very spacious and there are various areas inside where diners can have different ambiance. the food choices are modest and the food is also modest. They also have a bar inside and they also offer assorted local beers, cocktails and the local specialty, th lambanog.
Favorite Dish: they serve assorted philippine and local quezon regional cuisine and their bestsellers include the chicken barbecue at 250 pesos an order. the liempo barbecue at 280 pesos an order and the sizzling bangus (milkfish) at 240 pesos an order.
opens 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday
It's been a long time since we last ate at Kainan sa Palaisdaan in Tayabas, Quezon. (We eat more often at their place in Bay, Laguna) I noticed a lot of changes, more floating cabanas on the fishpond, a concrete building (dining area/pavillion for bigger groups), a waiting area at the ground floor with TV & billiard tables at the 2nd floor, and the El Pescado Bar. There is a souvenir shop and mini zoo beside El Pescado Bar
Favorite Dish: Sisig, grilled liempo, grilled hito and tilapia
This restaurant has been a favorite with my family. It's 20 minutes from our home in Sariaya so it is quite accesible. Kamayan... is a rambling restaurant composed of floating nipa huts interconnected by bamboo poles and bigger structures made of native materials. they specialize on local cuisine .
Advice: If you plan to have lunch there be sure not to go there hungry. Be willing to wait for your food because they only catch the fish as they are ordered. You can walk around the area while waiting for your food. You can watch the staff catch your fish and clean it. I don't advice the faint hearted to watch the grill though. Sometimes the fish they put onto the grill is still alive and would start to wriggle and trash and the staff has to clobber it to death! Nasty!
Favorite Dish: Gosh! there's a lot of food that I love in this restaurant:
1. Pako Salad - wild fern salad with vinaigrette and sardines
2. Ginataang Pla-pla
3. Steamed vegetables with bagoong isda
4. Grilled spareribs
My only comment is that the food are not that spicy but they do provide you with as much chili as you want.