25 April 2012

FOODIE THOUGHTS: Awesome Food = PenPen Restaurant in Cubao X

PenPen Restaurant is something that I have wanted to try out for so long already but did not. Just recently did, after a year or two of just thinking. Haha! Owned by actor Ping Medina, they were originally located in the Morato area, specifically Sct. Castor but eventually transferred to Cubao X (formerly Marikina Shoe Expo). Now Cubao X is truly an eclectic place! You can find shoes, Janylin to name a few, at bargain prices. There are also dress shops, bookstores, thrift shops, art galleries and Bellini's Restaurant (another one that is on my list of must-try restos). A nice place to hang out with friends when night falls, you will have a sense of peace amidst the chaos that is Araneta Center Cubao.

My friend and I went home a bit late one night due to work and was so famished but did not want to eat at the usual places we frequent. I suggested PenPen and we hurried over hoping that they were still open and indeed they were. Yey!

So here is what we had for dinner:
CRISPY LIEMPO (P195.00). A sure bestseller! In every blog that I read, it was always mentioned to try this dish out. Yep, bad for the heart but,well, we can indulge a bit sometimes. Hihihi! Anyway, going back to this crispy dish, I superliked it! Like what I've said, it was very crispy and the thin strips are just the perfect appetizer to tease your senses and start to indulge. It tastes like bacon to me and I liked that. A must try!
SMOKED CHEESE DYNAMITA (P140.00). A pleasant surprise to me, I was expecting some sort of spiciness but I found none. But that did not deter us from loving this because it's very good. The cheese-filled pepper is bursting with creamy goodness and the thin crispy wrapper just added to its texture. In short, I loved this as well. 
ADOBO FLAKES SILOG (P168.00). A breakfast meal late at night? Why not? If it looks good, eat it. Like this one. The adobo flakes were cooked just right and not over-the-top crispy like what other restos serve. Just right! We just shared the rice and all our viands are a rice-eaters dream, so we ended up ordering 1 extra plain rice. Its that good. Loved the garlic rice!  
ZOMBADINGS (I think?!?!) COCKTAILS (P99.00). For a big liquid container, this is a winner!  Now this is something meant to be enjoyed on a Friday night, for me that is. It's perfect for  hanging out with friends. It puts you in the mood to just enjoy the moment. Too bad, it was a weekday for us. But we enjoyed it.
Happy diners! Not much customers that night but we were happy to have that peace while enjoying the fare. 

Like what I've said..laid-back vibe.
The walls are adorned with similar wall art. 
Nice box they got there! Used to serve the bill. 
We enjoyed every morsel on our plate and this is definitely a place to recommend to our friends. A pretty laid-back place where you can just truly relax and enjoy good food.

PenPen Restaurant
Cubao X 15-A Gen. Romulo Ave. 
Araneta Center Quezon City, Metro Manila
(0916) 6002419


  1. Try mo sya, kakaibang comfort foods. I think you will like it =)

  2. Try this also La Zona Jr's SteakHouse


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...