Jolly Jeep Valero – Salcedo Village, Makati

Almost seven years ago, when I started working here in Makati…

Workmate: Hindi ka naman maarte, di’ba?
Me: Lintek. Hindi noh!
Workmate: O tara, lunch tayo sa Jolly Jeep!
Me: Jollibee? Can we go to McDonald’s instead?
Workmate: Jollibee ka dyan! JOLLY JEEP!!!

Hindi ako maarte! Medyo bingi lang! Anyway… I had my first Jolly Jeep that day. I believe I had bicol express, 2 cups of rice (kain construction worker pa ako 7 years ago), and turon.

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It was a good first time, meaning the food was good and cheap and I did not get food poisoning. :D Over the years, I have frequented these food stalls that are like a more pang-masa version of foodtrucks. Obviously, Jolly Jeeps are not for the squeamish. Some Jolly Jeeps sell delicious lutong-bahay food, and some sell bland gunk that can give you tummy aches (at the very least). It’s really a hit or miss thing.

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That is why my favorite branch (yes, braaaaanch) is the one in Valero. The second stall from the corner of Valero-Dela Costa. Yung kay ate na payat. :P It’s my favorite because most of their dishes are good. I especially like the ginataang pagi (stingray in coconut milk), ginataang mutang papaya (green papaya in coconut milk), and crispy liempo and porkchop. Gaaaad. Ang sarap ng crispy pork nila!

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Their crispy liempo is 70php (dami ng servings, pwedeng pang dalawang tao) and can pass for something resto-bought. Bibigyan ka nila ng free ensalada with this (red onion, tomatoes, and cilantro in vinegar) which is a great pair with the savory pork. That or the usual toyomansi with tiniris na siling labuyo. Pak! Sarap! The chopseuy in the photo below is a half-order. I think I only paid 15php for that.

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I like it with fried rice'(15php yata), something they have the entire day I guess, because they sell breakfast food like hotdog, longanisa, and the likes 24/7. The only thing I don’t like about eating here is that they don’t have Coca-Cola products. They have Pepsi, Sting or Cobra, and water. Service water: drink at your own risk!

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Other must-try dishes from this Valero Jolly Jeep is ate’s sisig (not the crispy kind, lots of ginger) and their pinakbet.

Jolly Jeep Valero
2nd stall from Valero-Dela Costa Streets
Near Commune and that sushi dimsum place

// listening to Wolfgang Gartner – Redline

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4 thoughts on “Jolly Jeep Valero – Salcedo Village, Makati

  1. memory lane! we used to frequent jolly jeeps at nieva st (back of bpi family) during the 90’s. i like better the old jolly jeeps before which were customzied pyera. sarap ng banana cue at turon nila :)

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