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A food discovery of Tutubi suggested by his adventurous but "misinformed" sister who directed him to drive to the town of Famy, but wary of his sister as direction-challenged, opted to ask around at the junction of the highway Siniloan and Famy and discovered it's near the poblacion of Siniloan.
On going to the former Pandeño Bakery, reportedly owned by a foreigner from the US of A, Tutubi even got lost (deep into Halayhayin St.) while avoiding a one-way street sign at the corner of Pandeño Street and Salubungan only to find out later that it's a misleading sign that should be corrected by town authorities.
However, getting lost has it's reward as Tutubi discovered the map of Siniloan he's using is full or errors and thus was able to correct them. (Will post the interactive map of Siniloan, Laguna one of these days)
Tutubi's ate ordered two family size pizzas (about 18" in diameter): a pepperoni (price: P260.00) and a vegetable pizza (P200.00), plus a burger with fries (P115.00, about the size of two regular hamburgers of Jollibee).
WAPS Vegetable Pizza around 18" in diameter (family size) for just P200.00 Don't be fooled by the ordinary brown carton as packaging while the hot sauce is really hot, not just another sauce pretending to be chili hot
Tutubi prefers the vegetarian pizza with these ingredients that he was able to identify: tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, pineapple, sweet potato (camote), and mushrooms. The crust is not like popular commercial pizzas (Pizza Hut, Shakey's) and the taste is tuned more to the Filipino palate-- more like Greenwich sans pepperoni, sausages and other meats. It's price at P200 is unbeatable, suited for a small town, that can feed a typical family.
WAPS Burger is super-sized, with two patties, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and cucumber
In the future, some sort of Laguna Food Trip itinerary featuring various Laguna delicacies complete with directions and GPS coordinates.
WAPS Burger Restaurant (formerly Pandeño Bakery) Address: #3 Pandeño St., Siniloan, Laguna Coordinates: N14 25 16.2 E121 26 43.6 Location: near Siniloan Municipal Hall, St. Peter and Paul Parish (Siniloan Church) and Jollibee Siniloan. Telephone Number: +63.49.813.1474 Parking is a problem there as Pandeño St. is where public utility jeepneys bound for Siniloan pass by, too narrow as a two-lane road. You can park at the church patio for P20.00 parking fee if you don't want to risk your vehicle with scratch marks later.
How to get to Siniloan, Laguna:
Commute from EDSA crossing, board a jeepney to Tanay, Rizal then transfer to a Siniloan-bound jeepney at the Tanay terminal. WAPS is walking distance (or a short tricycle ride) from Siniloan Public Market that doubles as the jeepney terminal (you can also ride jeepneys going to the towns of Infanta and Real in Quezon province via Famy) or to Laguna's capital town of Sta. Cruz (to pass by towns of Pangil, Pakil, Paete, Kalayaan, Lumban, Pagsanjan. Jeepney fare from Paete to Siniloan is P19.00 per person)
I have spent a portion of my childhood in Halayhayin since I went to a gradeschool there. On the other hand, I have friends in Pandeno. It was so nice reading and reminiscing through your post.
I apologize for not getting in touch with you immediately about the recos. You might want to try the special palabok and "abnoy" in the stalls (but carinderia style) inside the Siniloan Market, KM3 Restaurant - I think it was recently renamed (especially the sisig) near Famy, and halo halo shop in Pakil.
photo cache, it doesn't taste like it's pure veggie. no pretensions too of meat substitutes or look-alikes
witsandnuts, yeah, really got lost and drove deep into halayhayin and took a long route and got to map the place. No worries on the recos, will explore other places there. you may be referring to lerma's halo-halo in pakil in front of the hospital
sidney, yeah, too busy to blog hop these days. just text me for news and invites hehe
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