Sunday, February 5, 2012

Food Trip: PenPen's Restaurant

What comes to mind when you hear Cubao-X? Cheap beer, outlet stores, indie music, people from all walks of life, and home-cooked meals.

YES, you better believe it. This came about when PenPen's Restaurant opened there.

PenPen's Restaurant


I got to taste their awesome dishes before, when I worked for this music channel who featured them in a lifestyle segment. They were still near Timog back then.
Their Munggo Espesyal was the first munggo dish I've ever tried (I'm not exactly a fan of munggo).

Needless to say, I became a convert because of their Munggo Espesyal. :)

Munggo Espesyal 110php


I'm also a fan of their Adobo Flakes Silog, served with vinegar with garlic. :)

Adobo Flakes Silog 168php


Here are what my friends ordered :)


Bicol Express with Laing 168php

Penoy and Bacon Carbonara 168php


Considering the serving and quality of the food they serve, their prices are really affordable.
The place is clean, homey, easy to find, and conveniently located at the facade of Cubao-X.
Plus, you don't have to wait that long for your food to be served.


When we asked for our bill, the waiter handed us this super cute case of some sort. *Dumbfounded
Turns out, this is where they put the bill. LOL. Adorable!
Check out their placemat / menu. :)


TIP: If you want to avoid waiting for a table, come in before or after the typical dinner/lunch time. We got there around 6:30pm and we were the only customers. But come 7:30-8:00, the place is packed with hungry patrons.


This place boasts delicious Filipino food with a twist, which makes everything on the menu really interesting and worth trying.

If you're ever in the Cubao area or you're just craving for Filipino food that's out of the the ordinary, PenPen's Restaurant is the place for you.



PenPen's Restaurant
Cubao-X

36 comments:

  1. I love PenPen's! :) Love the antique-looking bill box. Haha!

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    1. Me too! Good thing I decided to join you girls that night. :) Hahaha! The bill box is so cool! Even the smallest details talaga very meticulous sila. The place itself has a character na eh, then the food is that good pa. Perfect place to converse and nomnom! <3

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  2. Now I'm hungry Ayzee! I love this post! I will visit this place soon. Thanks! Amazing blog! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Dyms!! <3 You and Rex must go there. :)

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  3. I super love Filipino food. I don't see why so many pinoys don't want to eat in a Filipino restaurant. I honestly don't get the "eh sa bahay yan na kinakain ko eh" FILIPINO FOOD FOREVAH! <3 I'll try that soooon!!!!

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    1. I know!!! Colonial mentality is a disease. >__<

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  4. Ang cool2x ng lugar na to! So unique! Sana may ganyan din dito sa Davao! Kaka inggit na man. :)

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    1. It is! :) I'm sure madami ding cool (or cooler even) places diyan. I would love to visit Davao soon :)

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  5. Wow Pinoy foods for affordable prices.
    Plus, yung carbonara hinaluan ng penoy. Parang ang weird. hehe.
    Mukhang masarap naman mga food since laging napupuno yung resto.

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    1. Hahaha! Mejo na-off din ako sa carbonara with penoy nila, pero masarap naman pala siya :)

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  6. oh my.. the pictures here made me hungry except the munggo.. i hope it's just me coz i don't like those bubbles but i'd love to try eating at Pen pen's soon.. :P

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    1. Hi Ms. Sionee! Hahaha! I know the bubbles are a bit distracting and off, but it is really good :)

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  7. I'm not sure if I'm going to dine there. It's dead expensive for a non-restaurant dish. I love Filipino food. Perhaps I'll go for carenderia cheap na authentic Filipino dish pa.

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    1. This is a usual comment nga po. I think mahal kasi yung rent nila nung place kaya mas mahal na siya. I remember their prices are a bit lower before sa previous location nila eh.

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  8. Sounds nice... especially the way they gave the bill! Might try this place out one of these days...

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    1. Give it a try! :) Would love to know what you think :)

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  9. Have munggo beside any other dish and I will see no toher in there but Munggo. But looking at the other delicious foodies here...maybe I could eat munggo with some Adobo flakes silog.

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    1. Yan na yan mismo kinain ko, Enzo! Hahaha! Adobo Flakes Silog and Munggo :) Ang sarap!

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  10. i love all the food at Penpen's that you took photo of like munggo, adobo flakes,bicol express & laing and penoy/bacon carbonara! i will deifnitely check this out since i frequented cubao!!thanks

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    1. Yay!!! Would love to know what you think of the place and the food :)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  11. wow! nagutom ako sa photos mo! I'd love to try the Adobo Flakes Silog and Munggo! They're my fave! I'll go to Cubao just to try Penpen's haha

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    1. The Adobo Flakes Silog and Munggo are the bomb! Sila yung fave kong ordering sa kanila. Next time I'll try their other dishes din then I'll post it again. hehe. :)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  12. i haven't tried at PenPen yet..pero madami nagsasabi na masarap nga raw dyan.. :|

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    1. Masarap naman siya :) You should try their food one time. Ang gusto ko kasi sa kanila, typical Pinoy food pero may twist.

      Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  13. Hmm... the prices are a bit on the high side... I don't think ordinary people will be able to afford them... of course, when I say ordinary, I meant people from lower income classes... still, it sounds like a very nice place to eat...

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    1. It is a bit expensive. And napansin ko din when I was there, their market is the yuppies (young professionals) talaga. Especially in Araneta Center where call centers and other offices are all over the place.

      Thanks for dropping by. :)

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  14. Ohhh, would love to try this place one day. Food looks so delish!:)

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    1. They are :) A bit expensive, but I think it's worth it naman. :)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  15. I've been to their Tomas Morato branch way back in 2009. Though I find their food a bit expensive, We may visit their branch at Cubao-X.

    Did they add new dishes on their menu?

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    1. I wold have to check on this. I've been ordering the same stuff since I went to their Morato branch in 2009. LOL. :))

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  16. Wow, I love bicol express ... matikman nga to hehe

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    1. Anything spicy is a YAY for me. Hahaha!

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  17. heard about Penpen and the food looks good.. i love monggo! wew! nakakamiss.

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    1. I love monggo, too! Sa kanila lang talaga ako natuto kumain nun. Hahaha!

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  18. I miss Cubao X. Now I have a reason to go back.

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  19. Hi! I was searching for reviews about penpen's and i found yours! :) hehe. wala lang :) i followed you. i find your blog interesting kase especially you outfit posts :) will definitely visit your blog again!♡
    btw, here's my blog: http://alysasalen.blogspot.com/

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