I have a confession to make. I haven't tasted Rodic's tapsilog when I was still a student in UP Diliman.
“No way!” Some true-blue Maroon might exclaim. It was said that you can never call yourself a true UP Diliman student if you haven't tasted the tapsilog of Rodic's. Maybe I was not a true UP student back then. But now, when I am already an alumnus, I can say that I already partaken of this famous tapsilog.
My brother brought me to a branch of Rodic's located at the corner of Masaya and Maginhawa Streets. The place was newly occupied by Rodic's during that time and the construction works are not yet finished.
|Rodic's Maginhawa Street branch. Notice that the walls and ceiling are not finished yet.|
The original Rodic's is located in UP Diliman Shopping Center. The restaurant caters to budget conscious students. Rodic's already became a landmark inside the University because of its 5 decades existence and, of course, of its unique tapsilog.
The Rodic's staff were prompt. They immediately brought the cold water and sabaw (soup). Our tapsilog came after about half-an-hour later.
Tapsilog is a fusion of tapa (cured pork), sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (sunny side up egg). It is one of the common dish in carenderias and cheap restaurants. What made Rodic's tapsilog unique is that the cured pork was shredded. What I like about it is that it is easy to chew. The taste of this tapsilog is really good.
The price of Rodic's tapsilog is cheap, I think, compared to fast food restaurants in the area.
Rodic's tapsilog is really yummy! Now I know what I missed during my college days.
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