Let’s Eat: Crepeman Cafe (Pasig City, PH)

Crepeman Café is a crêperie that serves crispy crepes — both sweet and savory. I got to first taste their crepe during a visit to Maginhawa Street in Quezon City. When I got an opportunity to eat at Kapitolyo in Pasig, I saw another Crepeman Café adjacent to Kanto Freestyle.

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Crepeman Café in Kapitolyo is more spacious (and cozy) compared to its Maginhawa counterpart.  The Menu of this café is an array of simple sweet and savory kind of crepes. The names are pretty catchy with a short description of what each crepe has inside.  They do have a section for add-ons too. (Refer to the list below for their menu). During my latest visit, the café now offers all-day breakfast meals. I tried their tuyo meal and the flakes are big and satisfying.

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They also offer various refreshments that range from milkshakes, fruit shakes to hot and cold coffee/tea products. It is great to note that the price is affordable. Moreover, the crepes are served in a cone type carton (although I have learned that you may request them to serve the crepes on plates with fork and spoon serving).

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I have tried several of their sweet crepes and they’re just enough to satiate my sweet tooth. I yet have to try their savory ones though. (And oh, did I mention that their staff are really nice and friendly).

In general, I think the idea of this café’s crepes is worthy of a visit.

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MENU:

Sweet Crepes

Choco – Choco Spread – 50

Choco Loco – Choco Spread, Kisses – 60

Fererro – Nutella, Nuts – 80

Nabana – Banana, Choco Spread, Whipped Cream, Kisses – 90

Peaches – Peaches, Choco Spread, Whipped Cream, Kisses – 90

Mango – Mango, Choco Spread, Whipped Cream, Kisses- 90

Blueberry – Blueberry, Crushed Graham, Cream Cheese, Whipped Cream – 95

Mango Nabana – Mango, Banana, Choco Spread, Whipped Cream, Kisses – 100

Mango Peach – Mango, Peaches, Choco Spread, Whipped Cream, Kisses – 100

Chaos – Mango, Banana, Peaches, Choco Spread, Whipped Cream, Kisses – 110

Savoury Crepes

Hamtaro – Ham, Mayo, Cheese, lettuce, Corn, Pepper – 95

Dental Floss – Pork Floss, Mayo, Cheese – 100

Catch Me – Tuna, Mayo, Cheese, Lettuce, Corn, Pepper – 100

Porky’s Bacon – Bacon, Mayo, Cheese, Lettuce, Corn, Pepper – 100

Bulldog – Cheesedog, Mayo, Cheese, Lettuce, Corn, Pepper – 100

Philly Cheesesteak – Beef, Caramelized Onion, Cheese, Cheese Spread – 100

Beef Up – Burger, Patty, Mayo, Cheese, Lettuce, Corn, Pepper – 100

Comb My Hair – Bacon, Ham, Mayo, Cheese, Lettuce, Corn, Pepper – 110

Doggy Combo – Bacon, Cheesedog, Mayo, Cheese, Lettuce, Corn, Pepper – 110

Chicken Salad – Chicken, Ceasar Dressing, Cheese, Lettuce, Corn, Pepper – 110

Mix It Up – Tuna, Cheesedog, Bacon, Ham, Mayo, Cheese, Lettuce, Corn, Pepper – 110

Chicano – Ground Beef, Tomato, Onion, Cheese, Lettuce, Pepper – 110

Add Ons

Lettuce – 10

Cheese – 15

Ice Cream – 30

Corn – 10

Tomato – 10

Drinks

Mango Shake – 95

Banana Shake – 95

Avocado Shake – 95

Mango Banana Shake – 100

Vanilla Milkshake – 90

Strawberry Milkshake – 100

Oreo Milkshake – 100

Choco Milkshake – 100

Bottled Water – 25

Canned Soda – 35

Arizona – 70

Blended Iced Tea – 75

Matcha Green Tea – 65

Brewed Coffee – 65

Iced Blended Coffee – 95

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CREPEMAN CAFÉ

San Rafael Street, corner 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Diliman Maginhawa St. , U.P. Village, Diliman , Quezon City

Let’s Eat: Cafe Sabel (Benguet)

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

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What I personally like in a restaurant is good (cost-effective) food and homey ambiance, And these merits Cafe Sabel, the in-house restaurant of the awe-inspiring BenCab Museum. The resto was name after BenCab’s celebrated muse in his paintings.

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FYI: Sabel, a vaganbond who represents misery and seclusion, was often seen by the artist roving the streets of Manila. She eventually became an inspirationand a big influence to his works that he even decided to name the museum’s café after her.

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Café Sabel has a very relaxing ambiance. The homey vibe is attributed to its colourful chairs, long wooden tables, awesome art pieces and the refreshing view of mountains, verdant surroundings, the museum’s garden and duck pond. A perfect place to enjoy Baguio’s cool breeze.

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The food the restaurant offers are fresh and organic. I was told that the ingredients are from BenCab’s organic farm. They also sell jams, marmalades, native chocolate, coffee and homemade pickles.

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Cafe Sabel is definitely a perfect match to the BenCab Museum experience. The café is open daily except Mondays, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day, from 9:00am to 6:00pm (last entry is at 5:30pm).

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Cafe Sabel
Farm & Garden Level of the BenCab Museum

Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
Mobile: +63 920 530-1954
Website: www.bencabmuseum.org

For your reference, this is Café Sabel’s menu:

Appetizer

Farm Fresh Green Salad – 150.00

Potato Fries – 80.00

Camote Fries – 80.00

Sausage Parade – 130.00

Soup

Tomato – 90.00

Carrot and Pumpkin – 90.00

Carrot and Ginger – 90.00

Watercress with Egg – 80.00

All Day Breakfast

Homemade Longganisa – 160.00

Taal Rice – 150.00

Omelette – Spanish, bacon, sausage 140.00

Cinnamon Pancake – Ham, bacon, banana 140.00

Rice Meals

Grilled Fish Fillet – 160.00

Grilled Porkchop – 150.00

Chicken Cordon Bleu – 150.00

Pasta

Spicy Tuyo – 150.00

Longganisa – 150.00

Tomato Basil – 150.00

Hungarian Sausage – 150.00

Basil Pesto – 150.00

BenCab’s Chicken Paprika – 200.00

Carbonara – 150.00

Panini

Grilled Chicken – 150.00

Ham and Cheese – 150.00

Tuna with Pineapple – 150.00

Dessert

Turon ala Mode – 100.00

Suman with Latik – 100.00

Mango Float

130.00

Macapuno and Coconut Gel – 100.00

Drinks

Cold Drinks

Strawberry Shake – 100.00

Cucumber Cooler – Cucumber, mint, lime 90.00

Lemongrass Iced Tea – 80.00

Iced Latte – 100.00

Iced Mocha – 100.00

Iced Choco – 100.00

Bottled Water, Minute Maid – 40.00

Soda in Can – 30.00 to 40.00

Hot Drinks

BenCabs’ Brew – 80.00

Espresso – 70.00

Cappuccino – 90.00

Latte – 90.00

Mocha – 90.00

Hot Choco – 90.00

Hot Tea (lemongrass, mint, Sabel’s or tarragon) – 70.00

This is an unofficial menu. Items and prices are subject to change without  even notice. Service charge may apply.

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More about Ben Cab Museum at https://roamulofied.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/ben-cab-cloud-kissed-musuem-benguet-ph/

Don’t be a wasted soul, be ‘juan’derlust. Take it easy ebri’juan’…

Ben Cab: Cloud-Kissed Museum (Tuba, Benguet PH)

Are you in search of a culturally-inspiring experience? Or you just want to satiate the art junkie in you? Or maybe, you just want to feel at one with nature and breathe in unsullied, pine-scented air… All of these you can achieve, with a visit at the cloud-kissed Ben Cab Museum.

DSC_1227Located close to the Philippines’ summer capital and city of pines, (Baguio), in the nearby town of Tuba (Benguet), BenCab Museum shows off national artist Benedicto Cabrera’s widespread art collection.

This magnanimous art hub has been recognized by TripAdvisor as a 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awardee and it now ranks among the best art and cultural centers and is part of Asia’s top 25 museums list. (http://www.balitangtrending.com/bencab-museum-top-25-asias-best-museums/)

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The museum, just like most buildings in Baguio and nearby areas, starts at street-level then goes down. Ben Cab is a 4-level building housing Cabrera’s anthology of indigenous objects from the Cordilleras, art pieces from the maestros of Philippine art, and his personal works.

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The main features of the museum include the following:

A wide display of Ben Cab’s contemporary Philippine art pieces. Ben Cab is called as a master of contemporary Philippine art and was conferred the Order of National Artist for Visual Arts in Malacañang. Moreover, he is also regarded as the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists.

DSC09349Tribal Cordilleran art. The museum also houses an extensive show of  home-made objects from the Cordilleras like his bul-ul (rice gods) installations. (Bul’uls are believed to be powerful guardians of the crops responsible for a plentiful harvest).

DSC09407There is a Maestro Gallery that serves as quarters for the works of other recognized Filipino artists like Araceli Lincaco Dans , Victorio Edades , Jose Joya, Ang Kiukok, Cesar Legaspi, Arturo Luz, and Juvenal Sanso.

PicMonkey CollageInterestingly, there is an Erotica Gallery which houses art pieces (paintings, drawings, sculptures) by BenCab and other artists that undertake the erotic subject. Make sure to keep an eye on your child.

aThere is also a Print Gallery which showcases vintage prints, photographs and postcards of the Philippines. An  Gallery Indigo and Sepia Gallery that may serves as venues for changing exhibitions.

bGoing down the museum is “Sabel,” – a café where guests can take time to dine and marvel at the garden of the museum before exploring the garden and the eco-trail. The cafe serves good and healthy food and drinks.

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My favourite part is the garden with a man-made duck pond that also features a wooden bridge connected to a gazebo where one can take pleasure in the cool weather and even be hugged by mists hovering the area.

DSC_1225Tips & Reminders:

The museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Last entry is at 5:30 PM. It is closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

General admission fee is ₱100. Students and senior citizens with valid ID is at ₱80. Special rates for student groups can also be arranged.

If it is your first time, it would be good to have a guide who can explain the art pieces as you go along with the tour.

Flash photography and tripods are not allowed. Video recording is limited only at the lobby area. No photographs or videos may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the museum.

Food and drinks are not allowed.

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Posing with some of my favorite art pieces.

How to Get There:

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This colorful wall will greet you upon arriving and say goodbye when you leave Ben Cab. This is near the entrance.

Bencab Museum is located 6 kilometers away from the center of Baguio City. From Baguio City, go to Hilltop and take a jeepney bound for Asin Road. Jeepneys will stop right in front of the museum. The travel time is around 30 minutes by public jeepney. You may also take a taxi for less than ₱100 from Baguio City. Travel time is about 15-20 minutes.

Contact #: +63 74 442-7165 | +63 920 530-1954

Website: http://www.bencabmuseum.org/