UP Diliman – Food Trip Turned Nighttime Photowalk
Duration: a few hours
Budget: ~Php100 for isaw and shake
Bummers: long queue for Mang Larry’s isaw
One Sunday afternoon, a day after visiting UPLB, I got a twitter message from Jackie (actually, it was Tatia) if I was up to go on a food trip in UP Diliman. Haven’t experienced food tripping in the premiere university of the nation, I did not think twice. I was glad I said yes. I tagged along Isabel with me.
I love reading KikoMachine and the common setting in this komix (comic book) is an isawan (store that sells barbecue pork or chicken intestines) which I assume to be in UP Diliman. After meeting at SC (Shopping Center), the four of us headed to Mang Larry’s Isawan. We found a long queue of customers ordering isaw. I think this place is really a hit!
Mang Larry’s Isawan does not only sell isaw. They also sell other stuff that you might find delicious if not the other way around. Lol.
After 15 minutes of waiting in line, we finally had the chance to food. Then, we needed to wait for 30 minutes just to get our orders. Just like in Starbucks (Thanks Tatia for coining this phrase ), they call out your name when your order’s up. But I guess the isaw are worth the wait.
While waiting, we ate ice cream from FIC (Fruits in Ice Cream).
And finally, our food are ready. Since there is no area near Mang Larry’s cart to eat our isaw, we crossed the street and sat down on the sidewalk by the Kalaywood Dorm.
Though we looked like refugees eating isaw on the side of the street, we didn’t care. At least we were really full afterwards.
To end our food trip, we got fresh fruit shakes from Lutong Bahay. For Php35-40, you can get a large cup of fresh fruit shake. Sweet! We ordered ripe mango shake, green mango shake, and watermelon shake.
While carrying our shakes around, we decided to walk to the Sunken Garden and stay there for a while. We watched joggers and we shared some stories. And Jackie kept on begging us to go with her to watch Miley Cyrus’ concert in June. I am still thinking about it but I think I might not be proud of it in case I cave in. Peace Jackie!
After that, we walked to the Admin Building to take photos of Oble. We were curious as to what its symbolism was so we decided to check out all the writings around it. To no avail, we were not able to find what we were looking for. We were trying to figure out what the rocks and the plant on the statue’s feet meant.
We ended the food trip turned into a nighttime photowalk by taking pictures with the giant letters in Vargas Museum. We randomly chose letters and we were not trying to form any word.
I am hoping to have more of these food trips in the future so I can share them with you.
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