Katz Diner: Breakfast, Teas and Dessert in Malingap Sikatuna Village (Food Panda Maginhawa Food Crawl)

December 22, 2014 Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

It's funny how timely opportunity seems to just knock on my door.  Just a few weeks ago, my friend Hana, her better half Kyle and I were planning to go for a Maginhawa food trip.  A week later, we all received an invited along with our blogger friends to go join their Food Panda Maginghawa Food Crawl.  I'm so glad Food Panda organized such a gastronomic adventure because we would never have made an itinerary as awesome as they did!  Our first stop was Katz Diner
  
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Katz Diner is located in Malingap Sikatuna Village (within the Maginhawa area).  It has two parking slots and an al fresco area which you can visibly from the outside.

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Inside, you'll see that it's no ordinary hall in the wall.  It's very bright, warn, colorful and cozy with nice frames hanged on its walls and quirky displays.

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Simple but very pleasing to the eyes right?


Food

Entrees
grilled pork steak
Grilled Pork Steak (260 php)
The Grilled Pork Steak is a plateful of sweet marinated pork cuts which is great when dipped in the vinegar-based sauce.  It is also served with a cup of rice, fried egg, pickled radish and carrots and fresh slices of tomatoes and cucumber. 


roast pork belly
Roast Pork Belly (290 php)
Isn't the Roast Pork Belly just stunningly beautiful?  We all had a few seconds just looking at this to appreciate it before digging in.  Some of the skin delivered a crackling sensation.  The roast pork belly was so soft and so flavorful as it was swimming in gorgeous, gratifying although quite guilt-bearing oil.  The oiliness was properly subdued by the delicious sweet potato puree, gravy and chimchuri sauce.  It also comes with a cup of rice, fried egg and pickled cucumber.


All Day Breakfast
longganisa
Longganisa (185 php)
My favorite among our orders would be the LongganisaAlthough my mom is from Ilocos Sur and we regularly cooked longanisa at home, I super rarely eat them because I'm not much of a fan.  I'm so glad that Katz' Longganisa is unlike any other.  It is deconstructed into bits and mixed with a delicious salsa.  It actually felt like eating a Filipino-style taco but with scrambled egg and rice instead of cispy taco shell or soft tortilla.


Dessert
lava cake
Lava Cake (100 php)
Save room for dessert because there's the Lava Cake!

lava cake
Lava Cake (100 php)
The Lava Cake has a rich, sweet, gooey chocolate fudge that oozes out in every forkful.  Yum!

Drinks
tea
Brewed Tea (80 php)
For drinks, the hot Brewed Tea is highly recommended!  You can choose between black tea or oolong tea and they serve it with a mix of creamy sweet milk.

Tea-Based
tea
Citrus Tea Pitcher (140 php)
I found the Citrus Tea a bit too sweet but I liked that the citrus flavor was bold enough to be distinguished.

Yakult-Based
tea
Green Tea Yakult (90 php) *Sample size only
The Green Tea Yakult we tried was at a sugar level of 25%.  It was just right for me.  I liked their blend.  I could sense the floral flavor of the green tea and at the same time, recognize the sweet and tangy flavor of the Yakult.


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Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
If you're looking for a diner that serves hefty breakfast with a nice atmosphere to brighten your day, then consider Katz Diner.  It's also an ideal place to just chill (they have a very good air conditioning) and relax.  Their drink selections are very affordable and really good.  But, I can't say the same for most of their food items.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Katz Diner Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2Beverages
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Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Katz Diner
Business Address 48 Malingap Street, Sikatuna Village, 
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-11pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 200-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact
Other 
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