Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Nameless Pakistani Carinderia


There's this strange place along Angel Linao in Manila. It has no sign out front, no aircon, and no menu. You choose from the food items scribbled on a grungy piece of cardboard posted on the wall. Dine amongst the inebriated barangay tanods - beer costs around P25. The curry is pretty good and the chapatis are steaming hot. Kebabs come hand-rolled and unskewered.

After dinner, dessert comes in the form of videoke. Choose from English, Tagalog, and Bollywood hits and make sure you bring enough P5 coins to drop in the machine. If you're a pretty girl, bask in drunken and soulful serenade of one of tanods. The serenade really did happen, by the way.

19 comments:

wysgal said...

Are you saying they (mistakenly ... ha) thought you were a pretty girl? =)

canDIshhh said...

Thanks for the heads up! Will try and look for this place. I love Middle Eastern Cusine!!!

karabau said...
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karabau said...

So... sino yung nagserenade sa pretty girl :)? Heehee! Kinikilig ata me

bogchief said...

I may be pretty but I ain't no girl. That would be filet minion, who, believe it or not, sometimes acts like a girl. She was serenaded by a drunk tanod who apologized to me thinking I would get offended.

karabau said...

Sorry, sorry! I think I must've skipped over the tanod part. Heehee. Pero kilig pa rin na nagsorry sa 'yo yung tanod :).

Have you been to Sango lately? They're giving guys heart shaped origami rings to give their dates.

Miguel said...

karabau, i suppose you know this because you got a heart shaped origami ring from your date. NAKS.

oh wait, nababasa ba nya to? hahaha.

bogchief said...

My last visit to Sango was two weeks ago. But I just found out last night that they deliver as far as Cyrano.

So who date brought you to Sango? Or who date did you bring to Sango! Or "it wasn't a date" and "we're just friends" hihihi

joey said...

Sounds interesting...and exciting! Maybe I shall challenge one of those tanods to a karaoke showdown...

I see I can find out all about people's love lives just by reading the comments on this blog :)

Bogchief, we live near Sango and called for delivery and it was the chief Japanese guy who delivered our burgers!

karabau said...

Good grief.

katrina said...

Okay, my comments have nothing whatsoever to do with this post, but I haven't visited your blog in months, so I've just read the whole page and will react to it all here. So there! ;-)

Karabau, how could you see me every day and not tell me about the FREE BEER in Yakiniku?!?! I live walking distance from there! Too bad Mondays come after Sundays. Then again, that's what Sick Leaves are for! ;-)

So...Karabau...dating again, huh? Anyone I know? ;-)

I'd forgotten all about Sango delivering. We live near it too; have to remember that, next time. Could someone post the number, please? Thanks! :-)

karabau said...

Hey Katrina!

Sango: 830-0391

Sobrang bait ni burger master Mr.Kobayashi and wifey Liza! If anyone's going to Japan, send them to Sango. Dami nilang tips on what to do :)

Miguel said...

katrina, kara ducked your other question, so i'll try to answer for her.

it is in the interest of bogchinoypi readers to know that kara is hanging out and... texting.

hahaha.

sorry kara, sorry. peace na!

karabau said...

Ah wala. Sabunutan na.

P said...

could this be the carinderia that fed the 9/11 suicide bombers when they trained here and set up ops in the malate area? hmmm.

filet minion said...

commentator poch,

SERIOUSLY?!? terrorists?!?


wow ang daming nagcocomment sa on-the-verge-of-being-defunct bogchinoypi, yan ang nakakakilig!

and who would've thought that bogchinoypi is a double agent blog for 'kara's so-called lovelife' (i'm trying to put a spin on claire dane's 'my so-called life' but the fact that i still had to explain it, just goes to show how much it's not working)

Elisabet said...

can you name landmarks in the vicinity of this place? im super near angel linao and i intend to hunt this place down =)

bogchief said...

Alas, elisabet, there are no landmarks. The only reason we have an idea of the location is because the place used to have a sign. But if you live in that area, I suggest you try Shawarma Snack Center instead or one of the other halal restaurants along Mabini. And be sure to let us know if you find anything interesting.

Elisabet said...

the shawarmas at snackhouse taste different now. not as good as before =( duly noted about the halal restos, i shall. what is it with halal cooking? =)