Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sampaloc Lake, Tahanan ni Aling Meding, Sulyap Cafe

After a Full stomach and an army of black ants from the Rambutan, we decided it was time to freshen up and get ready for dinner.

Once again relying of my map reading skills, I navigated us towards Tahanan ni Aling Meding, our home for the weekend.

Somehow, we took a wrong turn and ended up in the Sampaloc Lake view deck.

To get to Sampaloc Lake, use the city hall (their Kapitolyo) as your beacon because it easier to ask for directions for the city hall.

Things to watch out for: Andres Bonfacio statue, write up on the history of the lake, Clear view of the mountain across the lake.

A couple of shots later, we were on our way to Tahanan, which was a couple of minutes away from the view deck.

Tahanan ni Aling Meding struck me as a homey place to get away to.

A mansion with 2 deluxe rooms (2,000), 4 executive rooms (2,500), 2 suites (3,000), 1 honeymoon room (3,000) and a family room (3,000).

They also have an infinity pool, a view deck and is just a stone throw away from Sampaloc Lake.

Tahanan ni Aling Meding
Dagatan Blvd, Sampaloc Lake
4000 San Pablo City

Phone: (+63 49) 562-5855

Things to look out for: Infinity pool, view, deck

It rained that night, but that didn't stop us from forging on to our dinner stop. Looking for Sulyap Restaurant was a lot more difficult. We tried getting directions from the front desk, but it only made things more confusing. All we know is that we had to get to Puregold and take a right. Armed with the trusty map, we somehow found the place.

Sulyap Gallery Cafe, showcases a vast collection of antiques and potteries. Their cuisine is a fusion of Spanish and Filipino.

Right after ordering our meal, the waiter suggested that we take a look around the gallery. Taking us on a tour was one of the waiters who also told us a little story about some of the pieces.

The gallery is also available to rent out for special functions. Right after our tour, the food was served. Too bad, I wasn't able to take a picture of our meal, it was delish! We had Kare Kareng Sugpo (400) served in a clay pot, it was good for 4 people, but being the Kare Kare monster that I am we finished the whole thing.

Sulyap Gallery Cafe
Brgy. Del Remedio, Cocoland Compound,
San Pablo City, Laguna
Tel. Nos.: (049) 562-9740 / 562-9735
Things to look our for: The entire gallery.


  1. Very cool... my only question is... who is we? :P Sounds like fun, Tin!

  2. yup! fun road trip! =D Arts and Food combined :D