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.
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.
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.