Aling Banang is a karinderya like food store with different branches in Metro Manila. Its history goes back as early as 1930 when Urbana Silva Santiago opened up its first branch in San Juan Public Market. When I was a kid, my mom used to bring me there for a snack. She used to buy me halo-halo ice cream which is my favorite merienda way back then. Other than halo-halo, they also serve budget friendly lutong pinoy meals like pancit, lechon kawali, and more.
Aling Banang’s Menu
The main dishes of Aling Banang are mostly budget friendly meals like silog, sisig and pancit but they also serve other Filipino dishes like sinigang, lechon kawali, fried porkchop and fried chicken. I love their pancit bihon which has lechon kawali on top. It is usually served with calamansi and you may choose to put soy sauce to add more flavor. The serving of their pancit is enough to make you full. For drinks, don’t expect too much because they don’t serve anything special. They only serve iced tea, hot choco and soft drinks. If you are buying food for a large group, you can opt for pancit sa bilao. Their price for group meals is similar to that of Amber’s.
For desert, their halo-halo ice cream is the best. Their halo-halo recipe goes back as early as 1930. It is this snack that made them very popular especially among the locals. This almost a century old recipe has evolved a lot and is my all time favorite halo-halo! They also serve congee but I don’t remember trying it because I always opt for pancit or halo-halo or both.
My All Time Favorite Meals
If you can’t decide what to order from them, the four dishes below can help you decide. Their pancit recipe are my go to meals and I always add halo-halo for my desert. I guess in my mind, you haven’t tried Aling Banang if you didn’t try their halo-halo.
There are many ways to order from them. If you are within the vicinity, you can visit the store nearby. Other option is delivery. Some of their stores have delivery service. You can contact their landline number and have the food delivered to your door step. If you don’t have a landline, you can also order through foodpanda.
You can click view larger map button to search Google maps for their branches near you. Be sure to enable your GPS for a more accurate location. Lastly, some of their branches have delivery options.
Aling Banang Contact Numbers
- San Juan Branch: (02) 7744 3562
- Makati Pablo Ocampo Branch: (0966) 933 1379
- Quezon City E-Rodriguez Branch: (02) 8721 1705
- Mandaluyong Shaw Boulevard Branch: (02) 7794 0679
- Manila Sta. Mesa Branch: (02) 8518 0204