Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hidden Tapsihan

June 24, 2012

Looking for the best Tapsihan in Cavite? Look no further and head on to Kawit, Cavite, the birthplace of the Republic. As it is true to its name, the location is hidden inside an alley along Barangay Wakas of Kawit, Cavite. The Hidden Tapsihan.

The Hidden Tapsihan at the time of this writing has 2 branches. The newest is not too hidden and is along Antero Soriano Highway of Kawit, Cavite. Just beside the Caltex gasoline station. However, as what I heard  through hearsay, it is still better to go to the original branch which is really hidden that is located inside Barangay Wakas, Kawit, Cavite.

Before you reach the end of Mascardo street in Barangay Wakas when you are coming from Aguinaldo Shrine, there is an alley on the left that has a small orange sign which says Hidden Tapsihan. Go inside it and in a few meters, a carinderia with orange paint, that is Hidden Tapsihan.

Hidden Tapsihan Signage from Mascardo Street

The Hidden Tapsihan inside

The tapsi is as good as the the famous Tapsihan in Don Galo, ParaƱaque with one thing that makes it the best among the rest... the vinegar.

Try it out and taste for yourself. Personally, this is the best Tapsihan for me.

Tapsilog, short for Tapa (Beef Jerky), Sinangag (Fried Rice), Itlog (Egg) is P65.00 and its signature vinegar is sold by 230mL bottle for P45.00 at the time of this writing.

Tapsi is almost similar to beef jerky and tastes uniquely Filipino due to how it was marinated before cooking. Team it up with their signature vinegar and ketchup and crave!

How to get there:

  1. Coming from Manila at EDSA MRT, ride a jeepney to Baclaran.
  2. Cross the street to Roxas Boulevard southbound and ride a bus or jeepney to Naic or Tanza.
  3. Ask to be dropped off at Zeus Gas Station then ride a jeepney to Kawit or Noveleta.
  4. Drop off at St. Mary Magdalene church then ask around to walk to Mascardo Street or ride a tricycle.
  5. Ask to be dropped off at Hidden Tapsihan.

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By the way, Hidden Tapsihan is no longer hidden as it is already mapped in Google, Roadguide Philippines and +OpenStreetMap Philippines