Monday, June 20, 2011

Tapsi ni Vivian

There's allot of tapsihan here in the Philippines and most of it are just near in your place and maybe one of those is the tapsi of Vivian. Well, I don't personally know Vivian, i was just invited to eat here by my team mates since my colleague will pay some of our food and we will pay the excess. Hay... It's really a long way ride from home and we really need to ride a cab because this place is not located near highways. But it's ok, at least i got a chance to eat and have a taste test.. This branch is located in Project 3 Quezon City, but what i have heard is that, the most popular branch that they have is in Marikina. Ok, for those who don't know the meaning of TAPSI and BULALO. Just read this.
TAPSI -  is the term used when tapa, garlic-fried rice ("sinangag"), and fried egg ("itlog") are combined into one meal, which is served primarily during breakfast.The word tapa is related to the Sanskrit term tapas which means "heat". In Tagalog, a restaurant that primarily serves tapa is called a tapahan, tapsihan or tapsilugan. According to some sources, "tapsilog" and "tapsihan" are slang words. However, these terms are used by those restaurants and many Filipinos of all social strata. Tapsilog and tapsihan, therefore, may be considered standard words in the Filipino language and not slang. ( Thanks WIKI!)

BULALO -  is one such favorite soup and the hotter it is the better. It is best complemented by the marrow that is tapped out of the bone. This delightful Beef soup is a specialty of the cattle-raising region in the province of Batangas.( Thanks Recipe Wiki)
 Ok, Let me share to you my reviews for Vivian.The place is big and it look like a big Bahay kubo, clean and the food are presentable. The price is good for their servings and most of their tapsi are ranging Php.80.00 but some of it are over Php 100. Here are that pictures that I've took using my mobile phone.

That's my 2 team mates riko and andeng.
And there's my coach wearing pimk.
As you can see the place is clean and go here at 2am after shift.This branch in QC is open 24/7 and they are also serving alcoholic drinks.

Pata, lechon kawali, tocino etc. You can choose anything and pair it with sinangag and fried egg.

LONGSILOG - longganisa, sinangag and  itlog.
CHICKSILOG - chicken, sinangag and itlog.

TAPSILOG - Beef tapa, sinangag and itlog. Tapsilog is the most popular dish of tapsihan here in the philippines. And they just come up with different pair of viand, so that there's allot to choose from. Anyway, may rate is 3/5, though the food is good but there's no yummy factor on me when i taste it. Well, if you are thinking on going  here let me provide you some of there address it might be near in your place.

#6 Lauan St. Brgy. Duyan-duyan, Project 3
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

32 Gil Fernandez Avenue
Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. No.: (02) 645-0125

14 P. Olivero St. Dela Paz Antipolo City

There you go. Hope you like it again. Till the next food hunt. 


  1. omgosh this looks SOOOOO YUMMY!!! one of my absolutel favorite things to eat is fried butter garlic rice with runny fried egg all over the rice.. so yummy!!

  2. Delightful! Yummy!
    I love Philippines! Yeah!

  3. @Lisa you better taste this one. its good.

  4. @Fresh Garden :D it's really yummy. Thanks for dropping by...

  5. You should drop by the Marikina branch too. :D And... there are many more other restos in the area. Anyway, love their Tapsilog!! :) great post!



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