2020 Project 366, Day 73: Ube-Cheese Pandesal

Photo #73: March 13

Last week, I tried Dekada 90’s ube-cheese pandesal, and I was disappointed. Their filling’s quite good, but the rest of the bread, not really. Then I found this one from Chubbies Qcina Cafe, and I will definitely come back for more! Cheaper pa at P50 for 5 pieces vs. the former at P90 for 6 pieces.



2015 Project 365, Day 74: Chubbies Qcina Cafe

Photo #74: March 15

After 8 months, we finally had the chance to eat at Chubbies Qcina Cafe again, and we were not disappointed!

Our cheesy bacon penne pasta was smothered with cheese sauce and bacon slices (not bits, mind you)! The spicy porkchop came along with a generous serving of mushroom sauce that just the thought of it makes my mouth water! And my gosh, I was reminded that Chubbies offers the best burger along Lilac Street: their original Chubbies burger! It was so big, I had to take more than half of it home since we had pasta and a rice meal already. I love the way the patty was grilled, and what’s even more admirable is the fact that Chubbies bakes their own bread. 🙂

Before going there, I told Leo that we shouldn’t order any dessert anymore since my ref is full of birthday sweets. However, we were treated to a nice surprise thanks to the very friendly owner, Marie Joy, who sent us a piece of chewy, gooey, moist, and warm chocolate crinkle! Ay nako, it was so good, we finished it even if we were already full!

Chubbies is definitely one of the food places I’d recommend you to try if you’re along Lilac Street in Marikina! They are now located in front of China Bank! The place is bigger and better looking than their previous location! 😀



2014 Project 365, Day 96: Another Lilac Street Foodtrip

Photo #96: April 6

Lilac Street food trip again!

Lunch: Singlish Cafe – Singaporean & Western – chicken burger with fries, Hainanese chicken, mango juice, and rose milk tea.

Dessert: Cupcake Bites Cafe – (not in this collage) lemon rainbow, vanilla cookie dough, choco-peanut butter cup, and cheese cupcakes.

Dinner: Chubbies Qcina Cafe – tinapa pasta, bolognese, chicken BBQ pizza, Chubbies burger, and spicy pork steak.

Food coma. x.x burp!



2014 Project 365, Day 82: Lilac Street Food Trip!

Photo #82: March 23

Lilac Street food trip with my sister!

For lunch, we had BBQ ribs pizza, chicken parmigiana, and tapsilog at Chubbies Qcina Cafe.

For dinner, we found another new dining place, the two-week old Barneys Burger Marikina. They have great-tasting burgers at VERY affordable prices! Their most expensive burger is only P109 (which I had – the fully-loaded supreme), that’s already with a 1/3 pound patty! Kate had a cheeseburger supreme. We also had fries with our burgers.

For dessert, we had choco-yema and carrot-walnut cupcakes at Cupcake Bites Cafe. I love Kate’s reaction upon tasting the yema frosting – she closed her eyes because it’s extremely delicious! 

Oh, Lilac Street, you are full of wonderful dining places! 😀



2014 Project 365, Day 75: Another lunch date

Photo #75: March 16

Because we won’t be seeing each other for 2 weeks, including my birthday (work + he has an Ilocos trip), this was an early birthday celebration. Had lunch again at Chubbies Qcina Cafe, and man, their offerings are really delicious and worth every peso. I had spicy pork steak with mushroom sauce, while Leo ordered buffalo chicken (came with fries because the rice was still uncooked) and a massive Italian soda (Sprite with strawberry bits, so yummy!!). We also shared an order of tinapa pasta, which was really good! For dessert, we really planned to have crème brûlée, so we were absolutely delighted when our waitress served us one and told us that it’s on the house! Awesome! 😀