What to eat in UP Diliman

What to eat in UP Diliman
What to eat in UP Diliman

Food choices along UP Diliman Campus in Quezon City

Street foods, themed restaurants, fast food, Cooperative or food stalls from UP villagers name it, err find it here in UP Diliman.

We will kickstart the feature with the most common, most accessible and somehow cheapest but famous street food to restaurants.

Street food or Coop Food Stalls

Mang Larry's. Famed for his "isaw' and "fishbolan". This branch in 2017 was located in CSWCD and later migrated near Fine Arts area due to traffic brought by its customers.
Mang Larry's Isawan
Old location at UP CSWCD. (2018) 

Mang Larry's Isawan
Mang Larry's Isawan - take-out kwek-kwek, fishball, chicken ball, and kikiam

UP Diliman Cooperatives.
UP Diliman Coop student budget meal
Student budget meal: Pancit canton, pantuna, panlong,
panlog, panger, , panham, atbp.

Kwek-kwek, dynamite and buko juice
Kwek-kwek, dynamite and buko juice

UP Diliman Ice Cream Vendor. 
dirty ice cream in UP Diliman
Ice cream vendor roaming around UPD

UP Diliman Cheese Bread.

cheese bread vendor in UPD
cheese bread vendor in UPD

UP Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP ISSI) food vendor.
UP ISSI vendor

UP Diliman Karioka/Carioca vendor.
UP Diliman Karioka/Carioca vendor

UP Diliman Chicken Skin vendor.
UP Diliman Chicken Skin vendor.
Chicken skin

Area 2. Located in in Laurel St. The residential area transformed garage into food finds catered for students and employees. What to try in Area II:

. Japanese concept restaurant. Must-try: Ramen 

Ramen by Yatai
Ramen for Yatai

Iskrambol. Bring back the inner child in you. It's cheap and very comforting!
Takoyaki near Snack Shack along Area 2.
Scramble by Iskrambol

Jing's Lutong Bahay. 
Jing's lutong bahay
Affordable fruit shakes 


Khas Food House. Located inside UP SURP in E. Jacinto St. A Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Must-try: Keema, Upside Down, Daal Masoor, and Lasi.
Meals at Khas Food House
Keema Rice, Upside Down Meal, and Daal Masoo

Lasi yoghurt drink  by Khas Food House

Restaurant of Choice (ROC). Located in Bahay ng Alumni.  Our previous blog about ROC in 2013. Read about it over the link above. 

Restaurant of Choice (ROC) - Margherita panizza
Restaurant of Choice (ROC) - Margherita panizza 

Chocolate Kiss. Also in Bahay ng Alumni. CK decided to close its physical cafe in August 2020 due to the pandemic. 

The Snack Shack. Located in Balagtas St. right in front of Bahay ng Alumni.
burger at The Snack Shack in Balagtas
burger at The Snack Shack in Balagtas

burger at Area II in Laurel Street
burger at Area II in Laurel Street

Nomu. Located in Balagtas St along other food brands and convenience store. 
Nomu milk tea and fruit juice
Nomu milk tea and fruit juice

Rodic's.  Located in Balagtas St., this branch is the newest as of this writing (or before the pandemic started). We've tried a few branches here in Diliman, The very first was in UP Shopping Center and the one in PhilCOA. Must-try: TapSiLog 
Rodic's tapsilog in Balagtas
Rodic's tapsilog in Balagtas

Rodic's tapsilog in Philcoa
Rodic's tapsilog in Philcoa

Gubat QC. Located in Bonsai Society, in C.P. Garcia Avenue. Eat with your bare hands. "Bawal maarte" They have "wash sink" before and after your meal. It's adjacent to a Bonsai garden on the right. Must-try: Pako salad
Gubat QC Tapsilog
Gubat QC Tapsilog

Gubat QC pako salad
Gubat QC pako salad

The Home of Sinigang Ulo-ulo. In Maginhawa Street. 

Meals at The Home of Sinigang Ulo-ulo
Meals at The Home of Sinigang Ulo-ulo


UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP NCPAG) Canteen.
up ncpag canteen

UP Town Center (UPTC). Located in Katipunan Ave., the former UP Integrated School houses an array of shops and restaurants.

Here are some of the gastronomic *places you can try:

Filipino Food: Mesa, Romantic Baboy, Pancake House, Rodic's, Cibo, Crisostomo, Pinac, Mary Grace, Salad Stop, Nono's, Rico's, Reyes Barbecue, Teresita's of San Fernando, Rapzi Tapzi Hauz, Brothers Burger, Barkada, FTG by Albergus, Cafe Via Mare, The Alley by Vikings

Filipino-Japanese Food. Pepper Lunch

Japanese Food: Yayoi, Sushi Nori, Dohtonbori, Ramen Nagi, Genshi Sushi, Aburi, Yabu, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Marugame Udon, Watami Grill and Sushi Bar, Toritake, Kumori
ayoi - Tonkatsu teishoku, sukiyaki jyu, green mango and watermelon shakes
Yayoi - Tonkatsu teishoku, sukiyaki jyu, green mango and watermelon shakes

Italian Food: Bistro Ravioli, Friuli, Trattoria, Mama Lou's, Italliani's, Sbarro

Taiwanese Food: Fat Fook

Filipino-Mexican Food:  Silantro

Chinese Food: Tantuan Chinese Brasserie, Wangfu, Mann Hann, Wok Wok

Korean Food: Geonbae. Gokizip Express

Vietnamese Food: Pho Hoa

Brazilian Food: Peri Peri Chicken

Dessert/Cafe: Mad Mark's, Blk 513, Black Canyon, Paper Moon, YeloYelo, Scout's Honor, Fat Seed, Black Scoop, Manila Creamery
BLK 513
BLK 513 - Activated charcol FroYo

American-style: Chili's, Meat Depot, Shrimp Bucket, Popeye's, S&R New York Style Pizza

* Places are subject to change

Special Feature:

Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo's Recipe. On rare occasions, UPD Chancy talent is... yes home-cooked. 
Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo's pumpkin soup
Chancy Nemenzo's pumpkin soup
Image by: UP ISSI 

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... to be continued!

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