Bataan Foodserye | Everything's Good at The Food Project

Saturday, June 24, 2017

where to eat in bataan

This was part of the April 2017 media tour organized by the Tourism Office of Bataan. 

The town of Orion holds in its folds one of Bataan's greatest gastronomic treasures: The Food Project. It's the brainchild of a couple – one of them an architect, explaining the sleek design of the place – who are both foodies. The menu came about when they listed down all the meals they enjoy. It seems that the main theme in Bataan's food landscape is: serve what you would eat.

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THE PLACE
The look and feel of The Food Project can only be described as hip. It's a bit hipster with its wooden tables and accents of corrugated GI sheets. The lamps are also quirky. One of them, the one in the center, a chandelier of some sorts made from colored bottles. There's also a wall of prints and quotes. This open-air restaurant, judging from its interior design, definitely appeals to modern aesthetics.
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THE FOOD
If you're into fusion comfort food, the Food Project is absolutely a must-try. The menu ranges from Western staples, a couple of Vietnamese fanfare, and a gathering of Pinoy favorites. Plus, everything here is ridiculously cheap with all – and I mean all – menu items priced at under Php100. Take a look:


Our appetizer was a hefty serving of Buenos Nachos (Php99) – one of their best sellers.
the food project bataan menu

Then, the rice meals were served. We shared plates of SpamsiCube (Php79), Phily Cheese Steak (Php99), SisigCube (Php89), Salisbury Steak (Php89), Grilled Liempo (Php99), and Ribs (Php99). That last one, I've noticed, wasn't listed in the menu so I guess it's on their secret menu?
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the food project restaurant menu

the food project restaurant menu

the food project bataan menu

the food project bataan menu

In addition to these savory dishes, ice cold drinks and hot beverages are also available. We had (L-R from top row) the Milo Dinosaur (Php79), House Blend Iced Tea (Php29), Wild Chocolate Milkshake (Php99), Vanilla Pride (Php99), Dalandan Cooler (Php49), and Pink Lemonade (Php49, not pictured).
There's also a trio of desserts offered. We got to try the Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Sandwich (Php59). It's a good way to cap off your meal.
the food project bataan menu

For its price, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how absolutely delicious everything is. On top of that, all are plated nicely. I can't point out a favorite. I loved everything we ordered!


THE SERVICE
We came in very late but in spite of this, we were accommodated warmly. Serving time is fairly reasonable and the overall feel of the place has the makings of (if not already) a great barkada hangout spot.

FINAL THOUGHTS
The Food Project reminds me of my ultimate favorite foodscape here in my hometown. They have the same elements: owned by a couple, serves top-notch value-for-money food, and even the general atmosphere is quite similar. If I live in Bataan, you can count on me being a regular here.


HOW TO GET THERE
From Central Terminal in Balanga ride a jeepney bound to Orion, when you reach Orion, Shell Gas Station, walk at about 15 to 20 meters going to Orion National Highschool.

OTHER DETAILS
Services: Dine-in, Take-out
Parking: Street and Parking Lot
Mode of Payment: Cash
Wi-Fi: Yes
Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday; 3:00PM to 10:00PM

The Food Project
Balagtas, Orion, Bataan
+63 47 612 1647

For more restaurants and food places in Bataan, check out the Bataan Foodserye!

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