Veterans Golf Course

VMMC Compound, Mindanao Ave., Project 6, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Veterans Golf Course
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Category:
Golf Course
Business Hours
Reopens Tue: 6:00a - 8:00p
Phone
+6329201190

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:00a - 8:00p
  • Monday
    • 6:00a - 8:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00a - 8:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00a - 8:00p
  • Thursday
    • 6:00a - 8:00p
  • Friday
    • 6:00a - 8:00p
  • Saturday
    • 6:00a - 8:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Tj M.
5.0 Stars

WARNING:

1. This is not your usual looloo review… ok i know there are no hard & fast rules as to what a looloo review is… but usually, on my feed at least, i see reviews of sossy places. when i say sossy, i define that as, oh the restos that you pay around P300 and up per head (inclusive of meal and drinks), and normally with a cool funky ambiance =)

2. I am not going to review the golf course, or the run around it. (LOL, seriously? some dudes run around this course dodging golf balls?)

3. I am using this "location" of the Veterans Golf Course coz i wanna share with you my experience at the most amazing CARINDERIA on the planet right outside Veterans Golf Course… so are you ready? read on =)

I will forever be grateful to my late ABS-CBN Cameraman Lito de Loyola for introducing me to this amazing place simply called by most "Ulo-Ulo sa Veterans". It has no real name, no signage, nada. As you can see by the picture all you can spot is the big red gate to this home that houses a carinderia that has been serving their signature dish since the 1970's.

The very first time i walked into this place (2007), i was in awe. It was high noon and i thought i just walked into SM Megamall during a weekend sale. Serioulsy. Full-house, ang daming tao, may pila sa counter where you "order & get your food". so hindi sya "pay as you order". It IS fastfood. arguably faster than McDo and Jollibee coz they made "sandok" the food right in front of you. And when i say that, its literal. You order a fish-head with soap (Ulo-Ulo) and rice. They dig in the giant caldero for a whole fish head and plop it on to a shallow bowl, then use a plate, yes a plate, to make "sandok" the rice to put it on another plate. I guess its just faster that way than to use a cup. One order of rice is i'd say like a one and half cup of the usual "cup of rice".

So the dish. The Ulo-Ulo, 90% of the time is is ulo ng Maya-Maya cooked very simply in its own broth and water. Some say there is a little bit of secret stuff they add to the broth to give it a kick. But trust me its not the usual sinigang sa miso or sampalac na sabaw that you may have tried in another ulo-ulo dish.

The meat of this fish-head? amazingly soft and juciy. I guess it absorbed all the juice of the broth too. It like the dark-meat of a fish i guess. Coz in the face, there are some fatty parts too.

The clincher here is the combo of the soup, the fish, and the sauce. There is patis there, but i'd say majority of the customers usually go for the liquid bagoong. Killer. It jus works with that and the calamansi and sili. Somehow it seems like they're made for each other. I have never had any other ulam that fit so perfectly with liquid bagoong + calamsi + sili. Never.

So there, if you can endure the no-aircon atmosphere, carinderia-in-a-garahe atmosphere, and the challenging parking, i highly suggest you go. its arguably the most amazing seafood experience you can have, very unique, not like the usual hawkers in HK, Singapore, or Thailand.

The cost of my meal today wat P198 and that included the ulo-ulo, rice, unli-soup, a 7 Up, and pack of yema-tart (yeah that stuff is good too!)

For directions, allow me to copy the beginning of the review of Doreen Fernandez when she visited the place in the early 90's. Here goes:

Swing around the Quezon Memorial circle and turn right on Mindanao avenue. Keep going past 'Veterans' and turn right- on Road 10, a small alley right after
the (veterans) compound. When you see a line of parked vehicles hugging the wall on the right, follow their drivers and passengers into a carinderia within a home...

For more info:

http://loqal.ph/food-and-beverage/2011/03/03/enjoying-a-bowl-of-‘ulo-ulo’-in-this-hole-in-the-wall-qc-joint/b

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Tj M.
5.0 Stars

WARNING:

1. This is not your usual looloo review… ok i know there are no hard & fast rules as to what a looloo review is… but usually, on my feed at least, i see reviews of sossy places. when i say sossy, i define that as, oh the restos that you pay around P300 and up per head (inclusive of meal and drinks), and normally with a cool funky ambiance =)

2. I am not going to review the golf course, or the run around it. (LOL, seriously? some dudes run around this course dodging golf balls?)

3. I am using this "location" of the Veterans Golf Course coz i wanna share with you my experience at the most amazing CARINDERIA on the planet right outside Veterans Golf Course… so are you ready? read on =)

I will forever be grateful to my late ABS-CBN Cameraman Lito de Loyola for introducing me to this amazing place simply called by most "Ulo-Ulo sa Veterans". It has no real name, no signage, nada. As you can see by the picture all you can spot is the big red gate to this home that houses a carinderia that has been serving their signature dish since the 1970's.

The very first time i walked into this place (2007), i was in awe. It was high noon and i thought i just walked into SM Megamall during a weekend sale. Serioulsy. Full-house, ang daming tao, may pila sa counter where you "order & get your food". so hindi sya "pay as you order". It IS fastfood. arguably faster than McDo and Jollibee coz they made "sandok" the food right in front of you. And when i say that, its literal. You order a fish-head with soap (Ulo-Ulo) and rice. They dig in the giant caldero for a whole fish head and plop it on to a shallow bowl, then use a plate, yes a plate, to make "sandok" the rice to put it on another plate. I guess its just faster that way than to use a cup. One order of rice is i'd say like a one and half cup of the usual "cup of rice".

So the dish. The Ulo-Ulo, 90% of the time is is ulo ng Maya-Maya cooked very simply in its own broth and water. Some say there is a little bit of secret stuff they add to the broth to give it a kick. But trust me its not the usual sinigang sa miso or sampalac na sabaw that you may have tried in another ulo-ulo dish.

The meat of this fish-head? amazingly soft and juciy. I guess it absorbed all the juice of the broth too. It like the dark-meat of a fish i guess. Coz in the face, there are some fatty parts too.

The clincher here is the combo of the soup, the fish, and the sauce. There is patis there, but i'd say majority of the customers usually go for the liquid bagoong. Killer. It jus works with that and the calamansi and sili. Somehow it seems like they're made for each other. I have never had any other ulam that fit so perfectly with liquid bagoong + calamsi + sili. Never.

So there, if you can endure the no-aircon atmosphere, carinderia-in-a-garahe atmosphere, and the challenging parking, i highly suggest you go. its arguably the most amazing seafood experience you can have, very unique, not like the usual hawkers in HK, Singapore, or Thailand.

The cost of my meal today wat P198 and that included the ulo-ulo, rice, unli-soup, a 7 Up, and pack of yema-tart (yeah that stuff is good too!)

For directions, allow me to copy the beginning of the review of Doreen Fernandez when she visited the place in the early 90's. Here goes:

Swing around the Quezon Memorial circle and turn right on Mindanao avenue. Keep going past 'Veterans' and turn right- on Road 10, a small alley right after
the (veterans) compound. When you see a line of parked vehicles hugging the wall on the right, follow their drivers and passengers into a carinderia within a home...

For more info:

http://loqal.ph/food-and-beverage/2011/03/03/enjoying-a-bowl-of-‘ulo-ulo’-in-this-hole-in-the-wall-qc-joint/b

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Florentino M.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Migs D.
4.0 Stars

Such a great place for a afternoon run except for those golf balls flying. Lol

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