The Banawe area in Quezon City has been known for two C’s: Chinoys and car parts. Although longtime residents know its food spots like the back of their hands, many new restaurants have set up shop here. I’m fortunate that my workplace is but a stone’s throw away, allowing me to discover new foodie havens popping up. My work ends at 6:00 in the evening, but it’s a problem whenever Friday arrives. I have to wait until the number coding scheme ends an hour after, as my vehicle’s license plate ends in 9. CJ and I use this one hour gap to walk the stretch of Maria Clara Street into Banawe for an early dinner.
Enter Eat Fresh, along Maria Clara Street. This restaurant serving Hong Kong street food has been a long-time fixture in the Banawe vicinity. We always see a lot of occupied tables whenever we dine here, a proof of its popularity. Eat Fresh promises authentic cuisine and huge servings, at cheap prices—something they consistently deliver all the time. And who wouldn’t be tempted to dine here when you can watch your food being cooked?
Don’t expect red walls and fancy décor when you visit. The place is laid out simply, just like a dai pai dong food stall in Hong Kong. Steel and Formica tables and plastic chairs are arranged neatly, with pictures of their offerings on the bright yellow wall. Food is cooked at the left area, while drinks are prepared on the right area. Since a clear glass panel separates these from the dining tables, you can have a closer look at your orders being prepared. Be wary though; there’s a possibility that you’ll smell of food if you’re seated near the cooking spot. Oh, and did I mention drinks? Eat Fresh also carries a wide array of unique drinks such as Dr. Pepper, Schweppes, Vitasoy, and a lot more.
Check out the pictures below to find out more about Eat Fresh. Do like their Facebook page here. Until the next review, bon appetit.
Eat Fresh Hong Kong Famous Street Food
#100-A Maria Clara Street,
Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Sta. Mesa Heights,
Quezon City 1114
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