Believe it or not, it took us two days to find this place. Actually, just two lunch periods. But we literally went around Mabolo just to find this place they call High Blood station.
Pareng Vic’s Carenderia is known to locals as High blood station, though I’ve seen some posts online naming it Hi-Blood station – I don’t think there’s a difference at all. It’s just nicknames people created to describe what you will see, and probably experience in this place.
It is just a typical carenderia or a small diner in the heart of Mabolo (here is its foursquare, so you can check it ). It’s not the most accessible place nor does it have a good parking area, but people drive their way, or commute to Pareng Vic’s Carenderia for lunch breaks (just like we did) or for early dinner.
Though the price of the food here is not like your neighbor’s carenderia, it is most reasonable. Their servings here large enough for you to request for an extra rice and a bottle mountain dew, and maybe even a puff on your cigarette after eating.
So why high blood? No it’s not the service, the people serving the place are actually really nice. The place? Well, probably because again it’s not accessible and by the time you found a parking spot you probably are starving- but no it’s not that.
Let me give you a sneak peak of what they have on their menu:
Cholesterol for Free!! No! not Cholesterol Free, but cholesterol for free on almost every dish you order. They also have the pork bagoong which didn’t make until the food pictorial because it was on someone’s tummy already 🙂 .And they have a whole lot of good food. and I mean GOOOD food.
It’s not the best idea to dine here everyday, but to dine here at least even once (a month) is a good way to indulge on something your doctor might give you that stern look you’ll remember as you eat. But then again, if you’re on medication, uhm, check with your dietitian or doctor. Or make sure you’ve got your meds with you all the time.
So if you think you are healthy and are just curious about the place, go ahead and visit it. If you are just hard headed and is planning not to tell your wife/husband/doctor about it, uhm bring your meds? 😉 I’ve tried to locate the area in google map and it’s there so you can go ahead and navigate through google maps or waze. Again it’s at L. Tudtud St. (P. Cabantan), Cebu City, Cebu
Mas masarap ang bawal, (more delicate taboo).