Category: Cavite

What’s in my Hometown?

What is your hometown? This is what people usually ask if they want to get to know you or just to simply to find something to discuss with. Whenever I say that I’m from Tanza, I often get an odd look or a big question mark from their faces, as if they haven’t heard of it, followed by the questions, “where is it?”, “is it far?”. Approximately 2 hours drive from Manila, this town is situated along Rosario, Gen.Trias, Trece Martires, and Naic. Well, I can’t blame them, Tanza is just a little and quiet town in Cavite, not as well known as the other cities on the same province like Bacoor, Imus and others.

Tanza Holy Cross Parish Church

“So, what’s in Tanza?”, this is another question that I often get which also made me think and asked myself, what’s in my hometown? When I was in elementary, I can still remember being taught in our history subject the significance of our town in our country’s history. This is where Emilio Aguinaldo took an oath as the first president of the revolutionary government of the Philippines. Personalities who made a mark in our history like, Felipe Calderon, Justiniano Montano, and Antero soriano are also from this town.

August 28 is the feast of St. Augustine which is being celebrated in different parts of the Philippines among Catholics .This celebration here in Tanza is one of the most attended and popular in which a lot of devotees from different parts of the country makes an effort to visit and praise the miraculous saint. Aside from this event, 4 years ago, the municipality just started to have its own festival as a celebration of its founding anniversary being held during the 27th and 28th of February called LOHITOR festival. LOHITOR stands for LObo, the huge sky lanterns, HIgante, the giant paper machetes, and TOro, the bull mascot armed with fireworks chasing around people. Activities like float parade, street dancing competition, pageants, concerts and food bazaars make this celebration complete.

Speaking of food bazaar, Tanza’s very own pancit negra, pancit luglog and pancit estacion are just some of the delicacies that foodies should never miss.

Since this town is not too far from the metro, this is an ideal destination for short notice out of town getaways. We might not have white sand beaches but there’s a lot of private pools and affordable resorts to choose from.


So that’s it, actually there still a lot of things that I haven’t discussed. I just came to realize that my hometown has a lot to offer, a little and quiet town, but a place full of history and rich in culture in which a Tanzanian like me should be proud of.

CAFE ANTIX: A restaurant review

CAFE ANTIX: A restaurant review

 Written by: Cedie Genova

One of my favorite places in my hometown when I feel stressed out or simply finding a place where I can do my freelance jobs, reading different newspaper updates, and browsing around the net. And one my favorite restaurants here in Cavite City where I used to make take home orders.

I lived here in Cavite City since birth, I had hard times to find a place where I can chill like coffee chops where I used to as tambayan, while doing some project works, blogs, and reading newspaper updates here in my own hometown. I used to go to other places in Metro Manila like BGC in Taguig, other towns of Cavite to go to their coffee shops and restaurants in Tagaytay, Silang and Amadeo, and other provinces like Baguio in Benguet to taste their delicacies and to chill out to different coffee shops near session road.

When my friend Davey Guinto, the owner of Cafe Antix established his coffee shop, I successfully found a perfect place where I can access to a different delicacies catered by Cafe Antix.

 

THE PLACE

Cafe Antix is located at 5125 P. Burgos St. Cor. Cabuco St. Caridad, Cavite City. There are many antique stuffs inside since its theme is actually antique inspired place, and their name Cafe Antix was derived from a coffee shops full of antiques. Davey’s father Mr. Edwin Guinto is an antique stuff collector.

 

Here are some photos of the cafe:

 

Cozy table set inside the cafe. They actually don’t have available seats outside the shop. From the outside, you will think that it has a small space so I was actually surprised that the place was quite roomy.

They have nice depiction of the old television type and other appliances.

This is Pizza Quatro Stagioni each topping of this traditional pizza symbolizes the season in which it used to be harvested in Italy. Artichokes are one of the earliest spring vegetables, olives are picked in summer, autumn is mushroom time, and the finest ham matures in winter. Today these Ingredients are available all year round, and you can have all four seasons on your table on one yummy pizza. This is a pizza good for both veggie and meat lovers. This is just Php 300.00. Good for 4 people.

Cafe Latte at Php 70.00, my choice.

I was supposed to add up pasta in my orders. But since the pizza is already heavy and eat it all by myself (not expecting really that the pizza would really be good that I was even surprised by its affordable rate), I opted not to add up pasta dish because of my KATAKAWAN.

 

THE MENU

For those who would like to visit Cafe Antix, here is what in their menu:


Pizza Menu. Good for 3-4 persons I recommend their Pizza Quattro Formaggi and Pizza Quattro Stagioni.


Pizza Quattro Formaggi
Hmm, I have nothing to say but this pizza is a must try and it is a 10 out of 10 pizza for its SOBRANG SARAP factor.


Pizza Quattro Stagioni
This is Pizza Quatro Stagioni each topping of this traditional pizza symbolizes the season in which it used to be harvested in Italy. Artichokes are one of the earliest spring vegetables, olives are picked in summer, autumn is mushroom time, and the finest ham matures in winter. Today these Ingredients are available all year round, and you can have all four seasons on your table on one yummy pizza. This is a pizza good for both veggie and meat lovers.


Pasta Menu.


I don’t recommend it for sharing because of its SOBRANG SARAP factor. I recommend their BMT (Bacon Mozzarella Tuna Pasta).


Sandwiches and Burgers. (Good for Sharing), pero kung matakaw ka, you can eat it all by yourself. I recommend their Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich and Triple Bypass on their burgers.


Antix Philly Cheese Steak
100% thinly sliced beef sirloin mixed with caramelized onions, sauteed garlic and mushrooms, topped with premium cheese sauce served in a toasted whole wheat french bread.


The Triple Bypass
3 half-pound juicy beef patties with cheese, 4 strips of bacon, smothered in special cheese sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun.
This is the 1 burger you cannot put down, lest all the layers fall apart.. It adds the sloppy factor to the whole eating experience.
” The journey of a thousand pounds begins with a single burger…” – Chris O’Brien

Hot and Cold Beverages.


I recommend their Caffe Latte, and you can costumize the latte art just request it to the waiter to tell the barista to do your costumized latte art.

Frappes.

I am not a chocolate lover, but if you are a chocolate lover, I’m sure that you want this especially those who loves Ferrero Rocher and Ghirardelli.

 

THE VERDICT.

To a location here in my hometown which is Cavite City, I give Cafe Antix a grade of 9/10. Perhaps I will grade it a perfect 10 if they extend their business hours to 24/7. The ambiance inside the cafe, friendly staffs, and the food I have nothing to say but they are great. Cafe Antix is a MUST TRY to visit if you’re planning to visit Cavite City.