Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes is a family owned restaurant situated in Katipunan, Quezon City. It is born out of a couple’s dream of having their own restaurant and their passion for food. The restaurant is named after their first-born Gabe.
We were invited to try out their food last month so we happily head to their restaurant. Upon entering, you’ll instantly feel at home and you’ll be greeted right away by their friendly staff, Ate Omie. We were actually very worried because we arrived at their restaurant 45 minutes before closing time. Ugh. Metro Manila traffic. Surprisingly, their staff still welcomed us with huge smiles.
The place is perfect for adults and kids alike. There’s a bin of toys for the kids to enjoy, decks of cards for teens, and a cozy place for adults to relax.
They also have this colorful wall filled with post-it notes left by their customers. I spent some time reading these feedback and from these post-it notes, I learned how much their patrons love them!
Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes is focused on serving healthy and hearty Filipino food that will surely make you feel like you’re home. I am not over-exaggerating here, it really feels like I’m eating my mommy’s and Nanay Inday’s cooking while trying out their food.
Their food is pretty affordable too and has large portions. Believe me when I tell you, it’s super worth it!
Kare-Kare is my all time favorite! It’s basically a vegetable with delicious peanut sauce.
Kare-kare is my all time favorite and I always ask Nanay Inday to cook it for me all the time. Upon seeing it on their menu, I know I had to try it! The peanut sauce is very flavorful and creamy, and the shrimp paste compliments it perfectly. They are a match made in heaven! Haha!
Their version of Kare-kare has radish and cabbage which is very new to me, it’s my first time to see radish and cabbage on kare-kare but I still loved it! It reminds me of Nanay Inday’s cooking so much, it felt like home.
I just realized now that Earvin orders Sisig in every restaurant that we’ve been to if the place offers it. I am not complaining though, I share the same love for Sisig!
We’ve tried all sorts of Sisig and I must say that the Crunchy Pork Sisig ni Gabe is one for the books! It is super crunchy and is not greasy which is my definition of a perfect Sisig. If you passionately love Sisig like we do, you’ll know how hard it is to find a Sisig that is creamy, crunchy, and not greasy. If you’re still searching for that kind of Sisig, try out Gabe’s, you won’t regret it.
I love the balance of saltiness, the hot kick of the chilies, and the zing of the calamansi. It’s still a question to me how they managed to make their pork crunchy despite the creaminess of the dish. 😉
Horseylog (for the brave at heart!):
If you are feeling brave and adventurous, go try out their Horseylog. I don’t want to talk much about it because it might ruin the surprise for you guys. All I’m gonna say is Earvin enjoyed it, a lot! If you’ve been reading this blog for quite a while now, you’ll know how picky Earvin is. But yeah, he enjoyed the Horseylog. We both did, actually! 😉
When Ate Omie served the Pansit Malabon, I can’t believe that it only costs 100php or $2. The serving is huge and it could easily fill up two persons.
Anyway, we enjoyed the Pansit Malabon because it is not drenched in oil. It has the right amount of pork which makes it even more tasty. The crispy pork rinds adds a nice touch of crunch to the dish. Just add calamnsi to Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes’ Pansit Malabon and you’ll have a taste of perfection! 🙂
Valencia ala Malabon:
The Valencia ala Malabon is a levelled up Turon with Langka, Saba, Ube, and Monggo.
We we’re told that this is their best seller dessert and I am not surprised why. I never thought Monggo would compliment Turon that well, more so the vanilla ice cream! This dessert creates a really nice twist to the traditional Turon.
Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes:
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Gabe’s Homegrown Dishes. The food were good, the staff were nice, and the ambiance of the place just feels like home. We definitely recommend you visit if you study, work, or live around the area. If you’re quite far from their restaurant, I’m telling you, it’s worth the drive!
It’s perfect for students too because they offer huge servings at a very reasonable price without sacrificing the quality of the food!
219 Katipunan YDG building. They are located after Hoy Panga and Nathaniel’s before Katips. They are on the second floor in the same building (YDG) on top of Sbarro office infront of Ducati