I love road trips. Especially spontaneous ones but these days, it’s hard to go on one because of the weather. So when a chance opened up last weekend, Tim and I went on a road trip at three something in the afternoon. We went to a party the night before, pulled an all-nighter like a bunch of college kids, went home wasted, and woke up at noon.

We were so hungry so we decided to go out, and Tim always has the best ideas. He took me to Morong, Rizal to try Chili Chan — a quaint roadside restaurant nestled in trees. It was such a long ride from Marikina but I would say it was worth it.


Chili Chan’s food selection, although pretty common, was surprisingly cheap given the instagrammable place which surprised me, but Tim pointed out that the restaurant is right across a school campus. Which means they have to look good and to be affordable enough for their target demographic.

The food was okay, its worth its price and more. I tried their sizzling pork chop and Tim had their Lechon Macau — everything tasted alright, comfy, I would say but Tim knows what makes Chili Chan really good and well, you probably guessed it–their chili garlic sauce. Which Tim generously poured on top of his rice without any sense of hesitation.

I am not a big fan of spicy things, in fact, I’m extremely picky on that department. But by the looks on Tim, he was one satisfied baby. We plan to go back there today had it not rained really hard, but I guess some other time.

What about you? Know any cheap restaurants in your area?

Join the Conversation


  1. Wow that’s great discovery. Masarap din ung nakaka tagpo ka ng masarap na kainan at mura pa.

      1. Uhmm, i know some kainan but hindi sya restaurant. Parang food park lang sya sa may bandang north fairview. I forgot the name since once palang kami nakapunta dun but ang sarap ng food nila dun.

  2. Not restaurant type yung sa amin, just a stall lang. Masarap yung mami and pares nila. Nadiscover ko lang yung kainan na yun accidentally but super sarap ng food. Kaya binabalik balikan talaga

    1. That’s so cool! May paresan din kami binabalik balikan around Cainta. Grabe, nothing beats a hearty bowl of pares tapos sobrang mura pa huhu ka-addict minsan hahaha

  3. I will try visit this place one day if napadaan din kami dyan since mahilig din ako mag road trip i have motorcycle and pwede kaming mag stop by dyan.

  4. Yay!!! Ang ganda ng place… So relaxing pa yung ambiance at for sure asarap din anv mga foods… πŸ’—πŸ’—

  5. kami ng mister ko talagang Mang Inasal langπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  6. Dito sa metro manila mdmi kaso wlang time and budget karaniwan tlga jabee at mcdo lng kmi nag date ng lip ko hehe

  7. Ang sweet lang ni hubby noh Ms.Mia☺ andaming discovery place…
    Kami naman weekend lang makakapag bond..kc wala syang pasok..tsaka fast food lang tlaga kmi.bukod sa walang wheels..hirap din mag discover ng mga place kung mag cocomute.hehehπŸ˜‰

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *