Philippines Photography

Daytripper: Casa Rap in Batangas

A couple of months ago, my friends and I rented a van and drove down San Jose, Batangas to have lunch at Casa Rap. Owned by Sister Emma Alday, Casa Rap is a quaint little restaurant that serves homegrown greens, traditional Filipino food and the best Suman sa Lihiya this side of the country (or so, fans say). Before going there, I wasn’t really expecting much. I was just happy to be in the company of my friends with whom I haven’t been for a while. In the end, Casa Rap was a pleasant surprise. Those who plan to go to Batangas should definitely make a stopover.

TO GO THERE: From Manila, take the Star Tollway to Batangas. Turn left at the Tambo exit, drive straight ahead, till you see Casa Rap on your right. The exact address is Km 90, Banay-Banay, National Highway, San Jose, Batangas. Phone (63) (43) 726 2873; (63) (0) 916 212 6685. Call for reservations.







You may also like...


  1. Great pictures…
    Nice experience

    1. polmangilog says:

      hi solange. it WAS indeed a great experience. thanks for the visit!

  2. iheartfilm says:

    Such great lighting.


  3. polmangilog says:

    nothing like natural lighting, huh? 🙂

  4. Amazing images ate! Kakaingit. Baka pwede pong humingi ng permission na gamitin yung image ng patis sa blog na ginagawa ko? 🙂 Kung hindi okey lang, tangalin ko as soon as poosible.
    Check mo dito ko ginamit sya: May credit ka po dun sa baba.

    Anyways , ok or not, your still the best!

    1. polmangilog says:

      Hey Regie! Sure! Basta may linkback and proper acknowledgement okay na yun. I have other food images as well, if you need pa. I visited the blog. Nice. Abangan ko ang mga recipes. Pwede ba mag-contribute? hehe.

      1. Ay naku ate, maraming maraming salamat. Nadag-dagan ng class yung blog ko dahil sa ganda ng photo mo. Hindi ko tatangihan yang offer mo na gamitin pa ang iba mong images 🙂 Bait mo naman.

        Linkback and credit naduun palagi at the end of the article. Let me know kung okey na yun or you want it somewhere else.

        Contribute ka ate sa recipe, malaking tulong yan sa blog. Credit ka rin namin sa recipe of course.

  5. […] Image Source: Pinay Traveller […]

  6. My goodness!!!
    The art pieces are excellent.
    The place is fantastic.
    And the food is superb.
    Plus, Sr. Emma is a magnificent host.

    1. polmangilog says:

      yup! how right you are!:)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.