Malabon tour
Renante MinaMonday, May 12, 2014 10 comments

San Bartolome Church old to modern

     I’m so lucky he invited me and he toured us around his hometown Malabon. He just set date where there is a free day for us it won’t be a conflict. Sunday morning we met at Monumento where we can ride a jeep going to UE Letre our first stop was San Bartolome. San Bartolome Parish de Malabon is one of the old churches in the Philippines founded in 1615 that houses the Patron saint of Malabon – the Apostle Saint Bartholomew. The fa├žade has Ionic columns inspired by Greco-Roman temple but its walls have been renovated. The splendid dome's ceiling is dotted with paintings of Saints and biblical scenes. The parish is currently under renovation in preparation for its 400 years anniversary for this year 2014.

Facade of San Bartolome

old photo of San Bartolome (c) My Malabon

Betsy Cake Center only in Malabon

     According to our friend from Malabon this is the popular bakeshop in Malabon  and the bakeshop started their business since 1960.


Chicken Cuapao

     The difference of siopao to cuapao is the shape and the filling as you will notice the siopao is round and the cuapao is oval, the cuapao is originated from Taiwan, it is popular street food.

Egg pie - the crust very soft and not too sweet perfect blend for their egg pie

Loyal costumers

The owner of the bakeshop ate Betsy

Address: 10 Rizal Avenue, Malabon City
Phone No: 281-1127 / 281-1131

Old houses we encounter during our walking tour

     After our glimpsed in San Bartolome and try the famous bakery in Malabon, we walked on the street of Malabon going to Conception church and to capture also the other old structure of houses along the way, as what I’ve noticed the road is more higher than the ground floor of other houses because other parts of Malabon known as flooding area during rainy season and when there’s a typhoon with heavy rainfall or even only the time of high tide as our blogger friend said. I never noticed we already in Conception church because I’m enjoying capturing the old structures of houses and also the pedicab

Concepcion Church

     It was constructed by Augustinian  priest as Visita ng Tambobong now Malabon. The first chapel was constructed in 1866 but destroyed by earthquake in 1880. The current church was built in 1886 and was used by Iglesia Filipina Independiente as church in November 26, 1902. The church was given back to Roman Catholic through the command of Supreme Court of the Philippines in November 24, 1906. It became a parochial church in September 8, 1907.

Dolor's kakanin one of the oldest best seller of kakanin 

     Way back in the late 1930’s, Dolores Santos, who was fond of cooking especially native products, thought of selling kakanin in the neighborhood to help sustain her family’s everyday needs. Being the eldest from the 6 siblings, Dolores headed the production of native delicacies which she learned from her aunt Irene Molina-Javier. There were division of labor among the siblings, Dolores served as the cook and served as the over-all in-charge, Jesus, her next sibling, received deliveries of raw materials, Apolonia, her sister, acted as her assistant in cooking & also as a vendor in the market, Virginia, the fifth sibling, grinded the rice for the galapong, Bayani, the youngest brother, was in-charge of mixing & cooking kalamay, and Rosa, the youngest, was also a helper in preparation & cooking.

     The products were bibingkang galapong, kutsinta, maja blanca, biko – pinipig, malagkit, monggo, & bibingkang tinapay (bread pudding). It was sold in the cockpit arena in La Loma, Quezon City & also in Malabon Central Market. Because of the continued demand, Dolor’s Kakanin was established. Today, Dolor’s Kakanin produces six kinds of native kakanin, these flavors include the best selling Sapin-Sapin, Kalamay Ube, Mais, Kutsinta, Kamoteng Kahoy, and Biko. Other products include Pitsi-Pitsi with cheese and Puto Galapong. Dolor’s Kakanin is not only available in Malabon, but also exclusively distributed by it’s sister company, Mommy’s Malabon Pride. It is available in Congressional QC, West Service Road, Sucat, Landmark Food Center Trinoma, Landmark Food Center Makati, SM Supermarket Weekend Bazaar - SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM Fairview, SM Southmall, SM Sta. Mesa, and SM 

Click the link: View the map
Facebook Fanpage: Dolor's Kakanin
Manila Phone No: +632 2812739/+632 4427242 for deliveries

Pedicab it's more fun ride in the Philippines

     A tricycle with a 2-seat passenger compartment covered by a usually folding top and a separate seat for a driver who pedals.

Other old houses we encounter during our ride

Happy tummy in Master Garden 

     Master Garden - Malabon is the premiere restaurant in our home town of Malabon. It is their goal to provide the people of Malabon and any who wants to visit their town. A place where they can experience a great dining experience. 

     For those who love siomai, the word “master” inclined to siomai is not new to anyone. Anywhere specially in those area where there are influx of people it can be bought This business started like the other company, it came from small beginning. From a few workers now it is one that provided Malabonian their source of income in malls, anywhere there is Master Siomai, from Malabon where it came from this product has been into everyone’s mouth. You can’t blame those people who patronize it because of the taste only Ernie Chan can answer. And now aside from making siomai Ernie Chan has again made a food that is pop for food tripper known as Master Garden. For its two weeks it has gained success already.

Baked tahong


Sinigang sa bayabas with tuna belly

With travel bloggers Billy and Jun

Click the link: View the map
Facebook Fanpage: Master Garden
Mobile: 0906-362-9192 / 09223453839
Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 12:00 am


LakwatserongOpisWorker said...

Heheh!, No Problem manong.

Special thanks nga pala dun sa owner ng betsy's for the free taste ng Cuapao at Eggpie hehe!

Arnie Monacillo said...

Nice one! Dito ako lumaki pero kahit isa dito diko pa narating o nakita. Sana sinubukan niyo ung sa balsa. :)

LakwatserongOpisWorker said...

gutom na gutom na kasi kami kaya di na kami umabot sa balsa hahah!. :D

Oman said...

I have never been to Malabon thou I have a couple of friends who live there. I know, I can be a bit partial coz I always associate Malabon with flooding pero glad to have toured the City thru your photos and stories Manong.

Tal | ThePinayWanderer said...

nakakagutom ang tahong at veggie, sarap! tagal ko na dito sa metro pero di pa ako nakarating ng malabon, hindi pa rin napapadaan dun. hehe..,

Renante Mina said...

oo nga eh sobrang gutom na hehehe

Renante Mina said...

wlang ano man atty. Oman maraming salamat :-)

Renante Mina said...

yap sobrang sarap din hehehe.. puntahan mo na foodtrip ka doon hehehe

Mariane Ballesteros said...

bokmarking this! never knew na madami pala nice restaurants sa malabon, katabi lang namin yan just one short jeepney ride away!

Renante Mina said...

sure ma'am puntahan niyo yan masarap din