Food Trip Under P500: UP Los Baños

Go south and visit UPLB!
by Cidee Despi   |  Aug 31, 2016
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Apart from the great scenery, Los Baños boasts of a culinary experience that you can only get in the vast open field of LB or Elbi. When down south, make sure to go on a little gastronomic adventure to see what the places around the University of the Philippines Los Baños has to offer. Here, we have listed top destinations for the hungry soul on a budget:

  1. Lechon Kawali at Vat-Cave (P60)

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Start off with a visit at the iconic Vat-Cave Eatery. As one of the cheap and friendly local carinderia, Vat-Cave is definitely one of the favorites of Elbi residents. Drop by for their Lechon Kawali that is the best tasting kind of unhealthy. You can visit Vat-Cave at Umali Subdivision via FO Santos street.

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  1. Cadapan's Fried Chicken (P43)

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Crispy, cheap, and unique in flavor, Cadapan's fried chicken is the go-to meal for most Elbi residents. At only P43, Cadapan's fried chicken is served with a cup of rice. It is located along Raymundo St. and has become part of the Elbi lifestyle.

  1. Big D's Beef Ramen (P75)

For only P75, Big D's serving of Beef Ramen is more than enough for one person. With their handmade noodles and generous serving of beef and veggies, this ramen definitely tastes way more than P75.

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Find the resto by walking alone the busy street of Raymundo. You know you're in the right spot once you find a modest small spot filled with people hunched over their ramen bowls.

  1. Mhel's Proven (P25)

Right across Big D's is everybody's favorite street food—proben! Available for P25, proben is deep-friend street food made out of cornstarch on a chicken's proventriculus. What exactly proventriculus is we're not really sure. But 100% guaranteed, Elbi's proben is worth the try.

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  1. Pinoy Cheesecake (P150) at Dalcielo's

If you thought cheesecake couldn't get any better, try visiting Dalcielo for their cheesecake with a local twist. Their cheesecake, baked to a perfect creamy texture, is made with pure goat's milk cream cheese served on a bed of green mango sauce and slices of pickled green mango.

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Dalcielo's has two branches in Elbi. For a quick stop, look for the branch along Lopez Ave. For a more scenic experience, visit the one at SEARCA hotel.

  1. Chocolate Milk at PCC (P90)

Take a little bit of Elbi home to your family by bringing home fresh chocolate milk. Made right in the farmlands of the town, the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) boasts of its fresh dairy products. Apart from their famous chocolate milk, they also have yoghurt drinks, pastillas, kesong puti, and much more.

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Get to PCC by taking a jeep inside campus and getting off at Animal Science. From there, walk down Animal Science and look for signs pointing at the Philippine Carabao Center.

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Cidee Despi
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She is a liberal arts student by weekdays and a fanatic of everything art every day. Her hobbies include getting emotional over really good mixtapes and spoken word poetry.
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