Next, we had Peanut Butter S’mores, which captured all of our hearts. Our friends described it as a “stroke of brilliance.”
Halo-halo was next in line. At first, we were intrigued on why it was tagged as “the best in town.” As soon as we tasted it, though, we immediately understood why. Simply put, it was the kind of Halo-Halo that didn’t know how to disappoint people. Plus, the Leche Flan and Ube on top were fantastic. We learned from Dan that the Ube and Leche Flan used for their Halo-Halo was actually from their other business, the “Taste of Heaven,” known as a bestselling brand of Ube and Leche Flan in mall food bazaars.
After the Halo-Halo, we tried their Pancit Malabon. Like the other dishes we tasted that day, it was also gastronomic. This isn’t surprising, though, since Marian grew up in a family of food-lovers in Malabon. Just imagine being surrounded by people who have always loved food and by some famous brands that were birthed in the same place.
Then, we had our finale: Fried Oreos, the newest offering of Gabe’s Home Grown Dishes. Just imagine three Oreos coated in yummy batter and then deep-fried. To make them even more special, they were topped with vanilla ice cream, plus some chocolate and strawberry syrup. We were taken to heaven as soon as we tasted it. Ah, heaven on Earth!
To make the day even more complete, we drank their very own Lemonade, which consisted of freshly-squeezed lemon and honey. What a perfect way to end a gastronomical journey.
Everything we tried was simply perfect. Right then and there, we all decided that we would keep on coming back for more. Besides the epic food and setup, their rates were also very affordable – perfect for budget-conscious students.
It’s also worth mentioning that they have a water refilling station called Water for Less, complete with all of the necessary papers, making it a great source of water. Dan had actually attended several trainings and seminars in the past because he really wanted to serve and use clean water for all the food preparations.
Pancit Malabon in Bilao (Php300 for 6 pax, Php500 for 10 pax, and Php950 for 20 pax)
Dan and Marian also added new dishes to their menu, including the Salmon in White Sauce. Their Pancit Malabon in Bilao is now ready for orders, as well.
Our Group with Marian, Dan, and Gabe
Gastronomic food, clean and safe water, nice place, and friendly people—what more can you ask for? With all these, I can proudly say that Gabe’s Home Grown Dishes is a must-try.
Wondering how to get to Gabe’s Home Grown Dishes? If you are coming from Edsa or Ortigas going to Katipunan, it is after Pan De Amerikana/Rain Tea Milk Tea beside Motolite. If you’re coming from Crame/Ateneo, it is on the right side after Katipunan and the traffic light. If you’re coming from Libis going to Edsa, turn right to Katipunan and make a U-turn going to Whiteplains. It’s located after Asia United Bank.
(Special thanks to Eboy Alamodin for the photos.)
Gabe’s Home Grown Dishes
Open from 10am-10pm, Monday to Saturday
+63 2 871 1146