Angono Foodserye | Street Food Takes Center Stage in Balwarte

Thursday, December 29, 2016

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Notice: As of January 2017, this place has closed

This was part of the first Angono Food and Art Crawl media tour organized by the Tourism Office of Angono. 

In a family-operated restaurant in Angono, your favorite grilled street food get the spotlight. Ran by a family originally from Ilocos, Balwarte whips up simple, familiar, and affordable meals in a snug, airy place furnished with wooden tables and a brick wallpaper.

THE PLACE

Located just a few steps from the Municipal Gym, Balwarte is one of those cozy hangout places that start to pop up in town. It has wooden tables and white wallpaper accented with a brick design. It has a glass door. It doesn’t have air-conditioning but there is a couple of wall fans to keep diners cool. There’s also a TV mounted on one wall to keep one entertained. The counter is simply decorated with a chalkboard listing the menu perched right above.
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It’s the perfect place to grab a quick snack with your friends!

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THE FOOD

Aside from grilled isaw (chicken intestine; Php18/pc) and grilled balun-balunan (chicken gizzard), Balwarte also offers sizzling pork steak with rice (Php110). The recipe is an original concoction by the head of the family passed onto the kiddos that manage the place hands-on.  This dish is tasty and is generously portioned – perfectly paired with rice!
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There are also the cleverly named chicken wings. There are three levels of spiciness you can choose from, and each is named after the supposed stages of falling in love and getting your heart broken. Nagmahal (fell in love) is mildly spicy, Nasaktan (gotten hurt) is medium, and Nagpatiwakal (committed suicide) is super spicy. An order of chicken wings, regardless of level of heartache, erm, spiciness, costs Php130.
balwarte angono menu

For the finger-food and chichirya lover out there, Balwarte’s Nacho Overload (Php120) is also a bang for the buck. There’s just the right amount of cheese and meat for the chips to maintain crispiness. The nachos also look photogenic AF.
balwarte menu angono

Also on the menu is another wittily named dish “Neck Neck Mo” which is glazed chicken neck. Other menu items grilled liempo, tuna panga (jaws), and bangus (milkfish).

THE SERVICE

The crew composed of the members of the family/owners, so the service was spot on and very personalized. They were very enthusiastic and seemed to really enjoy serving us their specialties. This surely added to the charm of the place!

FINAL THOUGHTS

So, if you’re looking for a place in Angono to get meryenda or dinner, make sure to include Balwarte in your list of options.

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HOW TO GET THERE

There are jeepneys and commuter vans to Angono in Cubao Farmer’s Market (beside Telus), Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, Star Mall (Mandaluyong), and EDSA Central. One can also take the LRT Line 2 and alight at the Santolan Terminal where there is a van terminal to Angono. There are also jeepneys to Angono that pass by here, but if it's rush hour you can then take a jeep to Sta. Lucia Mall where there is a jeep terminal to Angono.

Once on a jeepney with an "Angono" signboard, get off at "Plaza". Walk your way towards Balwarte. It's very near the Municipal Gym!

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OTHER DETAILS

Services: Dine-in, Take-out; Made-to-Order meals for large groups (upon request)
Parking: Street
Mode of Payment: Cash only
Wi-Fi: None

BALWARTE

201 E. Rodriguez road Sto. Nino
Business Hours: Wednesdays to Mondays - 2 PM to 10PM; Closed on Tuesdays
Contact No.: +63 998 997 4548
Facebook: /thebalwarte
Instagram: @TheBalwarte

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