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The hubster asked me out on a date the morning before he left for work the other day. I almost fell off the bed. REALLY. It was SUCH a surprise! He’s always so busy. However, it was bed weather so I just wanted to laze around the house.

Before lunch, he called me again asking if I had changed my mind & was willing to go out. I said maybe next time. What got into him all of a sudden??? ;))

After our noontime nap, he again insisted that he wanted to take me out on a date. I finally relented. I was antsy about leaving the kids but he doesn’t ask very often so I pushed myself to go. I though it would be somewhere nearby coz normally a date for us old farts meant dinner & movie at a nearby mall. I was surprised when we took the highway. Buti nalang pala nag-ayos ako ng konti! ;P

See? I told you. Bed weather!

I kept asking him where he was taking me but he said it was a surprise. Before we left the house though, he slathered off lotion on my pata-tims. He said it was for precautionary measures. Hmmmmnnnn..

It took forever to get to our destination due to heavy traffic off the highway, but the surprise he cooked up for me made me tear. He really levelled up on this one haha. He knows the inner child in me & how seeing this unique place would make me squeal with delight! It’s also actually the first time he’s shown support for, or interest in, my blog. He said he googled someplace new & whimsical coz he knows I was gonna blog about it.. and it sure was whimsical! <3

Everything was upside down! ;))
You can’t get any more whimsical than that! <3
The owner really put a lot of thought & effort into building this upside down house.
We’ll come back & take the kids here. I’m sure they’ll also be so amused with the concept & design! :)
I just don’t know if they’ll eat the food here though because it’s mostly provincial specialties -which they know NOTHING about, hahaha.
Hindi cheap ang pagkakagawa, in fairness. Pati sahig may detalye.
You can see love & detail in every nook & corner. <3
Even the restrooms are downright quaint! ;)

He even volunteered for an upside down photograph for me hahaha!

My crazee love! ;))
The food was nothing to rave about, steady lang, but it was dirt cheap. If you’re on a budget but you still want to impress your date, GOWRABELS! ;)) And walang aircon so if you’re not “adventurous” (read: COWBOY. attention: Med & Rica hahaha) I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant. But the place was really so cute, it’s like I was in Alice’s wonderland where things were upside down! :) Yes, I’m really mababaw that way. I derive pleasure in little things especially if those little things come from the heart.

Pan de Amerikana Katipunan Avenue
131 Katipunan Ave., White Plains, Quezon City

(02) 442-5601
Pumpkin Soup 40 php
Bangus Sisig 130 php
Made of fried Bangus (milkfish), onion, ginger, chili, scallions, and seasonings.
Sisig a Kapampangan dish, is a favorite beer match that is originally made of pork but it has evolved to many different variations and this is one of the many.
Fresh Lumpia 45 php
A traditional Filipino dish. Lumpiang Sariwa, or Fresh Lumpia, is folded into a soft, crepe-like wrapper made with eggs. It contains a mixture of stir-fried ingredients, heavy on the veggies, Pork, and turnips, served with sauce and peanuts.
Tinomok 50 php
Tinomok is a dish hailing from the Bicol region of the Philippines. It is made with lean meat wrapped in taro leaves then simmered in coconut milk.
Sarabasa 60 php
A Philippine exotic delicacy in which the main ingredient is pig and/or offal (typically ears & snout)  marinated in vinegar, pepper, chili.
With my date! <3
27 years and he still manages to surprise me every now & then. ;)
Bicol Laing 40 php
“Laing” is a spicy dish that is Coconut milk (or cream) based with dried taro leaves. This originated from the Philippine’s Bicol region (south most part of Luzon island).
Dinuguan 50 php
A Filipino savory stew of meat and/or offal (typically lungs, kidneys, intestines, ears, heart and snout) simmered in a rich, spicy dark gravy of pig blood, garlic, chili, and vinegar
Hindi naman kami mukhang gutom, noh? ;))
Halo-halo 50 php
A popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served in a tall glass or bowl.
Buko Pandan 40 php
Another popular Filipino Dessert made using young coconut and Screwpine leaves.
Kap is very VERY happy with our bill! ;))
Yes. 2 cups of rice si Kap.
Kasi ang tunay na lalake ay laging may extra rice, LELS!
I was really so touched by my Kap’s gesture. He can be sweet & romantic when he wants to, lels. When I told my lovey about our date, this was her reply..
Oo nga naman! ;P My bad!
The PAN DE AMERICANA branch we visited is the newly opened one in Katipunan Ave., Quezon City (open from 6am to 9pm everyday, except Sundays from 6am to 3pm only) . It claims to be the first and only upside down restaurant in southeast asia.
This photo belongs to Pan de Amerikana

The main branch is located at the heart of Marikina near SSS Village (open from 6am to 7pm everyday except Sundays 6am to 3pm). Not upside down though. I think they have different themes for each branch. The one in Marikina claims to be one of the five chess-themed restaurants in the world.

This photo belongs ot Pan de Amerikana.
Marikina branch: If you want to play chess using tournament sized table pieces or the jumbo-sized 3 and a half feet high plastic chess pieces which they reportedly had imported from New York City.
MAK, mukhang may bagay kayo ni Cheska sa Marikina branch hahaha! <3
Pan de Americana is known for its authentic 1950’s PAN DE SAL (mega sized wheat P6.00, giant Pandesal Pan Amerikano P55, mega-sized ensaymada P12), MARIKINA DISHES (everlasting and waknatoy), FILIPINO DISHES (ILOKANO-longganisa-papaitan-igado, dinakdakan, pinakbet, sarabasab, dinengdeng, steamed okra, dinuguan. BICOLANO-express-laing, tinomok, bicol callos, pinangat, CEBUANO-sinugba, KAPAMPANGAN-sisig bangus-sisig rice-sisig pork, BATANGENO-tawilis).

This phot belongs to Pan de Amerikana
Hours of operation:
Marikina branch Monday to Saturday 6:00AM to 7:00PM Sunday 7:00AM to 3:00PM
All branches BAKERY: Monday to Sunday Opens at 5:00AM
The owner, Mr. DIONISIO JUNDIO SALVADOR,  is a photo enthusiast & multi awarded photographer.
He’s a man of many talents, sports, and hobbies -as can be seen by the numerous photos placed on the walls which makes for a very homey & relaxed atmosphere.
Para ka lang dumalaw sa bahay ng kaibigan. :) 
Thank you so much my hunny bun for this wonderful surprise. For loving me still, in spite of our many years together. And for making me kilig even though we’re so old na! ;)) You are truly my very best friend, the person I can never ever live without. I love you forever & ever. Thank you for giving me a reason to smile everyday. <3
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