LIFE in Ateneo de Davao University moves very fast. One day you’re just wandering around the campus, thinking about who you’ll become in the future. The next day, you’ll be bombarded by a lot of deadlines, class reports, exams, and commitments.
With the pressures of university life, some students might not have enough time to sit down and eat a complete meal. In order for students to catch up with their busy schedules, most Atenenans prefer to eat quick, easy-to-eat, and affordable snacks.
Below are the top 5 snacks offered in the university cafeteria that will surely fit into every student’s budget. Enjoy!
* Spaghetti Roll (P10)
What do you get when you marry lumpia and spaghetti? A spaghetti roll! This is an innovative approach on the typical lumpia. Spaghetti, wrapped in lumpia wrapper is deep fried then served in a popsicle stick, making it easy to eat. Students are then given the choice to pair it with spaghetti sauce, cheese sauce, or both.
One of our classmates is a regular at that stall, never missing a day without eating two to three spaghetti rolls.
* Chicken Burger (P55 - P99)
Ateneo also has its own version of Mcdo’s chicken sandwich. It’s called Burger Joint. Crispy chicken, drizzled with mayonnaise and sweet and sour sauce, topped with fresh lettuce, is sandwiched between two buns and served in a small paper bag.
It might not be a complete meal with rice, but it can also serve as lunch for those who are rushing to get to their next class.
* Waffle (P18-P25)
Soft, hot waffles are sold in different flavors (tuna salad, Canadian bacon, German cheese franks, Belgian chocolate, etc.)
For as long as we can remember, Waffle Time has always been present in the cafeteria. Through the years, we’ve seen the prices and fillings of the waffles change. This stall might be a franchise, but it has always been reliable.
* Takoyaki - 3pcs (P25), 9pcs, (P75), 12pc (P100)
Takoyaki is a snack common in Japan, but has eventually reached Ateneo’s shores. Flour-based batter is mixed with vegetables and cooked in a special molded pan, which shape them into circular balls. It’s then drizzled with mayonnaise and sweet and sour sauce and topped with shavings of dried pork, beef, or fish.
Some students say that they love Takoyaki for its simplicity with a burst of flavor. It’s also convenient to bring around as it’s usually eaten in small paper containers.
But be careful, it’s hot!
* Yogurt (P25-P45)
On a hot day, students often buy ice cream on a cone to cool off. But made available in the cafeteria is a healthier option, yogurt! It’s served in different sizes - from small, to medium, to large. The yogurt comes with a choice of syrup (chocolate, caramel, blueberry, mango, etc.). For toppings, you only add an additional of P5/topping and there’s a variety to choose from (marshmallows, nips, crushed grahams, sprinkles, etc.). (Kurt Ivan Bue, Jenielle Danica Gencianos, Gloria Andrea Mendoza/AdDU interns)