When you’re tired of eating at fast food chains and literally craving for some home-cooked meal that was specially prepared by your Mom or Lola but they are not physically there to do it for you. Head on to Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes in Katipunan I’m sure you’ll find comfort in their food.
A very simple interior, that will make you feel like home. The decorations are from the owner’s collection, miniatures of star wars and even an old electric fan and typewriter that I think was way older than me. It’s the kind of place where you will feel comfortable waiting for your orders to be ready.
The chairs are indeed eye-catching, I even wanted to spell out my name by using the letters on it. Children will not get bored as they can play some of the board games that are available inside Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes.
Now, Let’s talk about the food. I tried some of their food offering and I never regret every calories that comes with it hihi! I had a dose of Vitamin C after a glass of their freshly squeezed Lemonade (P65.00).
Pinoy Cheese Sticks (P80.00) reminds me of my childhood favorite snack. Aside from it has cheddar cheese inside the wrapper, the parmesan cheese sprinkled on top adds a sharp taste to this snack. I can have it all in one sitting haha!
Crab Sandwich (P100.00) , they used crab sticks instead of an actual crab meat but it goes wonderfully with the homemade dressing. Imagine the dressing in your fruit salad? This one is less sweeter but creamy. It’s actually one of my personal favorite from Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes.
Tinumis (P90.00) or Malabon’s version of dinuguan. The color is lighter than the usual dinuguan and a little bit sour. One order is good for sharing or well it really depends on your stomach. It was so good that you will ask for an extra cup of rice.
Crunchy Pork Sisig ni Gabe (P185.00) it has the right “kunat” in every bite. I think the lightest sisig that I tried and not too oily. The raw egg on top and the gravy like sauce adds creaminess to this perfect “pulutan” dish.
One order of plate is loaded with toppings like shrimp, pork, chicharon and slices of hard-boiled egg. It looked pale because I’m used to a saucy version of Pansit Malabon (P100.00) but this dish is so satisfying. This can convinced me to travel all the way from South just to have a plate of it.
See the generous slices of leche flan on Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes Halo-Halo (P100.00), according to them they are the best in town. I will not question it! I hate halo-halo that substitute its ingredients with different colors of gulaman to look “sulit’ or “siksik”. This glass will give justice to its price. and even good for sharing.
Valencia ala Malabon (P80.00), a classy version of turon with saba, ube, monggo and langka. The crisp fritters were hot off the skillet, freshly made, crunchy and add a scoop of ice cream (P25.00) for an extra special treat.
When you feel heavy and yet you can’t resist the Fried Oreos ala Mode (P100.00). Whoever invented this dessert is brilliant. Your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied. So in case, you’re along Katipunan don’t ever think twice to try this hole-in-a-wall restaurant.
Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes
2nd Floor, 219 Katipunan Avenue, YDG Building, Blue Ridge, Quezon City
10:00 AM-10:00 PM