Great Food Under Php 200 Roundup

How far can you go in satisfying hunger? Would you shell out more to get a filling and tasty treat? Or would you go for the cheaper ones? Whatever it may be, the food out there is to each its own, whether it is affordable or expensive.

We have gone through quite a number of food shops and have seen quite a wide range of prices, of different tastes, and of different quality. We have not seen any pattern on all those dishes so it really is up to the actual trial of the dish to really find out what’s in store for them.

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In this roundup, we have collected all the dishes that are less than Php 200 (US$4) will rank them in terms of over-all satisfaction. After all, economical and great food is always the best thing. Now, let’s get on with the dishes:

What:

BEEF TAPA RICE MEAL

Where:

COLD LAYERS CAFE

Featured where:

1st edition

Beef Tapsilog
Tender and juicy on its marinade

Its edge:

The tenderness of the meat and its marinade

What:

PASTA POMODORO

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Where:

BAKE MY DAY

Featured where:

2nd edition

Pasta Pomodoro
It is indeed made from tomatoes

Its edge:

The sour taste from all the tomatoes

What:

JACK DANIEL’S PORK CHOP

Where:

CHOP STOP

Featured where:

2nd edition

Pork Chop meal
Sweet and Sour kind of thing

Its edge:

The sweetness

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What:

CRISPY CHICKEN ROLL

Where:

BORU

Featured where:

3rd edition

Fried Salmon Skin Roll by Boru
Base taste is same as others but still good

Its edge:

The unique experience of the dish itself

What:

FRIED CHICKEN WITH RICE

Where:

TAZA MIA COFFEE

Featured where:

3rd edition

Fried Chicken Rice
The Crunch and the Sauce

Its edge:

The crunch

What:

1 PIECE SOY GARLIC CHICKEN

Where:

BON CHON

Featured where:

4th edition

Soy Garlic Chicken
All the sweetness

Its edge:

The distinct sweet taste

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What:

ROAST CHICKEN WITH RICE

Where:

LANDERS

Featured where:

6th edition

Roast Chicken Rice
Taste goes through the bones

Its edge:

The way they roast the chicken

What:

SIGNATURE XIAO LONG BAO

Where:

MODERN SHANGHAI

Featured where:

6th edition

Signature Xiao Long Bao by Modern Shanghai
Soup Dumplings that will literally blow you away

Its edge:

The “fireworks” when you chew

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What:

ROASTED PORK ASADO

Where:

THE CHINESE KITCHEN

Featured where:

6th edition

Roasted Pork Adobo by The Chinese Kitchen

Its edge:

The tenderness of the meat and the its tastiness even without the sauce

What:

BEEF TAPA RICE MEAL

Where:

CAFÉ TRIBU

Featured where:

9th edition

Beef Tapa Meal by Cafe Tribu
Double Egg Whammy

Its edge:

The double egg serving

What:

ZINGER MEAL

Where:

KFC

Featured where:

9th edition

Zinger Meal by KFC
Will satisfy your craving at any given day and time

Its edge:

Better as always

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What:

HALF PORKCHOP MEAL

Where:

REYES BBQ

Featured where:

10th edition

Grilled Liempo by Reyes BBQ
Don’t mind the sauce, good enough without it

Its edge:

The sauce

What:

CHEESY BEEF RICE

Where:

SIZZLIN’ STEAK

Featured where:

10th edition

Cheesy Beef Rice by Sizzlin' Steak
Sizzles right infront of you

Its edge:

The spices and vegetables

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What:

BEEF GYUDON

Where:

GENKI SUSHI

Featured where:

12th edition

Gyudon by Genki Sushi
“Genki” literally means “Good” so is this dish’s literal taste

Its edge:

The joy of eating

What:

SHANGHAI AND DINUGUAN MEAL

Where:

GOLDILOCKS

Featured where:

12th edition

Shanghai and Dinuguan Meal by Goldilocks
A classic taste that never gets old

Its edge:

The nostalgic feel

What:

CHEESY BEEF DONBURI

Where:

TOKYO TOKYO

Featured where:

12th edition

Cheesy Beef Donburi by Tokyo Tokyo
Just realized that a Japanese themed fast food restaurant can still taste THIS GOOD

Its edge:

That lovin’ feeling while you eat at every bite

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What:

PORK TEPPANYAKI

Where:

MONGOLIAN QUICK STOP

Featured where:

13th edition

Pork Teppanyaki by Mongolian Quick Stop
Expected taste that will satisfy your cravings

Its edge:

The typical taste of a Teppanyaki

What:

NAMIT MEAL (BANGUS)

Where:

TED’S OLD TIMER LA PAZ BATCHOY

Featured where:

13th edition

Bangus Namit Meal by Ted's Oldtimer La Paz Batchoy
Always go for the Batchoy on this one

Its edge:

The batchoy

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What:

WONTON NOODLES

Where:

CHOWKING

Featured where:

15th edition

Wonton Noodle by Chowking
Just what you need on a cold night and its rush hour traffic

Its edge:

The comfort food feel

What:

SWEET AND SOUR PORK RICE BOWL

Where:

HEN LIN

Featured where:

15th edition

Sweet and Sour Pork Rice Bowl by Hen Lin
Not only siomai they can serve

Its edge:

The familiar taste

What:

BURGER AND FRIES SAVERS MEAL

Where:

TAZA MIA COFFEE

Featured where:

16th edition

Burger and Fries Meal by Taza Mia Coffee
Not bad at all

Its edge:

The size fully complements its price

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What:

ADOBONG BABOY

Where:

BARRIO FIESTA

Featured where:

17th edition

Adobong Baboy by Barrio Fiesta
Tender and Juicy

Its edge:

The new take on the traditional dish

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What:

CHICKEN AND MASHED POTATO MEAL

Where:

POPEYE’S

Featured where:

20th edition

Chicken and Mashed Potato Meal by Popeye's
Deserved multiple visits but not during long lines

Its edge:

The long lines

What:

CHICKSILOG

Where:

DON CHECHO

Featured where:

22nd edition

Chicksilog by Don Checho
That Mexican fried rice though…

Its edge:

The vegetable fried rice

What:

BELLYCHON

Where:

BELLYGOOD BONELESS LECHON

Featured where:

25th edition

Bellychon by Belly Good Boneless Lechon
You’d take a lechon fix at any given day

Its edge:

The crunch!

What:

LECHON MACAU CONGEE

Where:

LUCKY FOOD PANDA

Featured where:

26th edition

Lechon Macau Congee by Lucky Fortune Panda
Comfort food at its best

Its edge:

The overpowering taste of the lechon macau

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What:

SHANGHAIDON

Where:

JAPINOS

Featured where:

14th edition

Shanghadon by Japinos
Good plating with a nice corresponding taste

Its edge:

The tenderness of the meat and its marinade

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What:

BEEF TAPA RICE MEAL

Where:

SINANGAG CLUB

Featured where:

14th edition

Beef Tapa by Sinangag Club
Not what is expected from a Beef Tapa Meal but should be fair enough for a meal

Its edge:

The tenderness of the meat and its marinade

And to all these dishes, here are our rankings:

From the looks of it, the fast food restaurants are in for the running towards the top rank, let’s find out further on the below rankings:

There you go! It looks like they really are great after all!

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But how about if we squeeze in the budget a little bit further? Let’s find out the rankings of the dishes that are under Php 100 (US$2):

Under 100

Still a strong line up even if you’ll just pay a small amount.

So there you have it. We have a complete rundown of great and affordable dishes that you can try. This is a long list so you might want to check out some for yourself.

Who knows? You might be interested in making one for yourself at home.

Happy Food Adventures!