Road Trip to Bulacan
Wena, Hannah and I had a semi-full Bulacan itinerary one Saturday this December: try the food from Pugpog Biker’s Highlands in Angat, visit my parent’s graves in Bocaue, and then meet my brother at his family’s place in San Jose Del Monte. All the way from Pasig City, we woke up very early in the morning as we want to avoid the heavy traffic situation in EDSA. Traffic is really worst especially during the Christmas holidays.
We took EDSA, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and exited in Bocaue. From Bocaue, we took the Sta. Maria Bypass Road until we reached the rotonda in Norzagaray. From the rotonda, we drove for about 1 kilometer until we reached Pugpog Biker’s Highlands along Gen. Alejo G. Santos Road. Our first stop was to have breakfast and see their Instagrammable spots.
Parking could be a challenge for 4-wheel drive vehicles as cars can only park by the roadside or on the vacant lot across the street. For bikers and riders, you don’t need to worry. Pugpog is designed as a pit stop for bicycle and motorcycle enthusiasts plus a breakfast spot for locals.
We arrived at around 7 AM and the place already had a few diners. There was a registration booth at the entrance before we were ushered to our table.
We sat by the bigger covered portion of the restaurant where we had the unobstructed view of Angat River and Sierra Madre mountain ranges.
Since we were already hungry, we did not hesitate to order our usual breakfast meals. We ordered tapa, spam, lechon kawali and sisig. These viands are already served with rice, fried egg and sliced tomato plus cucumber or atcahara on the side. Yes, 4 meals for just 3 pax! Maybe you already have an idea as to who ate two meals. As they said “ang tunay na lalaki, nag e-extra rice”. LOL We paired our meals with cucumber lemonade and coffee.
The food were ok (not really spectacular) and served within 15 to 20 minutes. The one I enjoyed most was my cucumber lemonade because it was really refreshing! Additionally, Wena said she liked her cold brew coffee.
After filling our stomachs while enjoying a good view, the next best thing was to definitely get some photos of the place. Pugpog Biker’s Highlands offers some Instagrammable spots perfect for family or barkada photos.
There was even a prayer wall where you can hang your written prayers or wishes placed inside a small bottle.
We liked the relaxing view and vibe at Pugpog Biker’s Highlands and perhaps these are also what entice its patrons to frequent this place.
We can see that this is really a good pit stop for bikers and riders that are going to the town of Dona Remedios Trinidad, also in the province of Bulacan, due to its accessibility and al-fresco dining experience. There were many tables ready to accommodate diners. They are also a pet-friendly restaurant. We also think that the restaurant is a good hangout place at night because there are light bulbs everywhere which make the place more appealing aside from the overlooking view of Angat River.
Pugpog Biker’s Highlands is open from Monday to Sunday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
If you are looking for another place to fill your stomach and located near Metro Manila, try Mangantila Cafe and Restaurant in Baras, Rizal.