Food Trip Under 300 Pesos: UP Diliman
If you're looking for your next food trip destination, the University of the Philippines - Diliman is the place to be. Exploring a 493-hectare university can be quite daunting (and for sure exhausting) but take it as a challenge; getting lost around campus might just take you to your next great food discovery.
We have created the perfect food crawl game plan so that you can conquer iconic UP food stops without breaking the bank!
Arki Vickie's Pantea (P25)
Start by filling up your energy meter with the sugar rush-inducing Pandan Tea by Arki Vickie. This saccharine drink is a must-try when in UP because you certainly won't find it elsewhere. Make sure you also try their special siomai (it comes with a surprise center) because it is the perfect partner to their Pantea! You can find Ate Vickie's stall near the College of Architecture.
Mang Larry's Isawan (P30)
Get off to a good start by ticking off one of the most iconic stops on campus. Their famous isaw is one of the most budget-friendly finds out there—you can get a stick for only P5! You won't have a hard time finding this gem because the whiff of barbecue will lead you to it. The long lines can also confirm that you're in the right place!
Iskomai + Iskorambol (P55)
This combo is a personal favorite among many iskos and iskas who flock the food strip, Area 2. Nothing compares to a hearty serving of siomai over steaming hot rice followed by sweet pink ice scramble topped with lots of milk powder. For only P55 you can satisfy your dim sum craving as well as your sweet tooth! It might seem like an unusual pairing but don't knock it 'til you try it.
Snack Shack (P70)
Make sure you check out what's grilling on the other end of Area 2. Snack Shack's Quarter Pounder gets the seal of approval from UP Diliman students so you know that it's really good—downside is you have to beat them to it because the lines can get very long. Their burger is worth the wait, we promise! It deserves to be hailed as the best burger on campus.
Rodic's Diner (P90)
A UP food trip won't be complete without a stop at Rodic's Diner. It is considered an institution on campus (it has been around since 1949!) and their tapsilog occupies a very special place in the heart of every Iskolar ng Bayan. You can find Rodic's Diner in the UP Shopping Center. Pro tip: Be generous when you drizzle vinegar over their signature tapa. You'll thank us later.
There are tons of reasons to come and visit UP, but the food will always be our favorite excuse to get lost in Diliman. Want to know the best thing about this university? It welcomes everyone to its soil and as long as you share the love for good food and great company, you already belong here.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.