30 most affordable foods in marikina (part 3)

doing this comprehensive list of 30 most affordable foods in marikina city was something we have never imagined doing. it was no easy task. we never thought that it would be possible for us to visit all of them. we were skeptic at first but because of our determination and the persuasive powers of our readers, we were able to pull it off. the result was so great and overwhelming. so before we give you the last part of our list, let me also inform you all that we are currently planning on organizing a food tour in marikina city. our aim is to promote the city’s food industry and to help boost its tourism. we hope that you will support this event. please regularly check our invitation for more updates and information. this event is an open invitation to all your food lovers.

again, we would like to thank our avid readers for giving us your suggestions. we also thank the following food establishments for helping us accomplish this enormous feat: 3 bears restaurant, bacolod chicken parilla, bite resto bar, boy yoghurt, boyong’s buffet, cafe arabiscato, cafe lidia, casa feliz cakes, dee coffee house, estela’s goto, johnny’s fried chicken, jojie’s barbeque, kaypee indian restaurant, krung thai, locupleto cafe, lovellitos chicken inasal, lunchbox, luyong’s restaurant, macky’s eatery, mama chit’s, marikeños fried chicken, mexiquina’s bar and restaurant, oggo and jullz grill, pan de amerikana, pap’s diner, pic a pie bakeshop, pot-ling, qizia cafe, red paint bar, and sweet maddies avenue. let’s all supporting these wonderful entrepreneurs. i dedicate this article to my loving grandmother.

pot-ling pancit luglog (p15) is one of their best sellers in this carinderia style place in parang. they’re quite popular in their area because of their delicious food but super affordable. kare-kare with rice and soup is just p35. they also serve other lutong bahay like kare-kare and sisig. #32 ml quezon street; 0920-8396533.

mexiquina’s bar and restaurant crispy tawilis (p70) is a perfect spicy pulutan garnished with onions and hot chilis. also try their amazing buffalo wings (p150), while you drink booze, and listen to their cool music. opens daily at 5pm. located along ming ramos street, sta elena. tell them you’ve read about them here.

boy yogurt frozen yogurt (p40) with fresh bananas, topped with dried mango bits and graham. just add P5 for additional toppings. rainy days are here to stay yet it’s still not too late to have this cold hearty treat. they also offer ice cream crepe for a sweet tooth like me. they’re located at #115 a mabini street, san roque; 646-7428.
estela’s goto special goto (p20) is a very popular goto in marikina city since 1973. not oily and has a garlicky taste. truly marikina. make sure you visit them. personal favorites are saba con yelo (p10), lumpiang ubod (p25), and tokwa’t baboy (p20). opens daily from 8am-7pm. #21 villalon street, sto nino; 0918-5515156.
boyong’s everlasting (p30/slice) is always present during marikina family events and occassions, thus explains its name. they’re celebrating 12th year in business. must try their pastas, waknatoy (p40), burgers, and korean barbeque (p40). opens mondays to saturdays 6am-5pm.  #13 e dela paz st, san roque; 682-0403, 682-5615.
3 bears restaurant papa bear’s sisig (p99) is a lechon kawali placed on a sizzling plate, with special gravy that only they can offer. skin was very crunchy; meat so tender and juicy. we also recommend their longsilog ala vigan (p49), and fish and fries (p89). they’re located at #8 saint mary avenue, provident village; 369-8430.

pic a pie bakeshop ensaimada (p17) is both a perfect snack and dessert to all ages. make sure you visit them early in the morning because they run out of them quickly. they’re also famous for their sansrival and very affordable silvanas (p11). they’ve moved to their newer location at #4k e. jacinto street, sto nino; 515-0053.

red paint bar sizzling scramble (p90) is egg omelet mixed with sliced onions and hotdogs, placed neatly on a sizzling plate. enjoy this while drinking beer and listening to cool music or while playing billard with your friends. try their crispy tenga (p125). they’re located at #114 a. bonifacio avenue, tanong; 482-1672.

krung thai fried rice (p99) is mixed with shrimps, onion, and other fresh veggies, perfect with egg, cucumber and calamansi. they serve the best thai tea (39) here. tom yam (p150) is good for 2 persons. overflowing with hot spicy goodness and taste of fresh seafoods. marcos cruz st. corner wc paz, sta elena; 646-4041.

luyong restaurant miki bihon with lechon (p160/3 persons) is loaded with fresh veggies and juicy lechon kawali chunks. they’ve been around since 1974.  the most popular restaurant in marikina city. try their sweet and sour pork (p150), and lumpia shanghai (p150). shoe avenue, sto nino; 941-4872, 942-0740.

Biyaheng Pinoy

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