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Level Up Your Street

Food Experience At These

Food Hubs Around the

Metro

by Shara Mae Balce, May 20, 2019 4:19pm

Art by Dani Elevazo

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Level Up Your Street Food Experience At These Food Hubs Around the Metro

by Shara Mae Balce, May 20, 2019 4:19pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
 

Whether it’s Petsa de Peligro or a celebration meal, Filipinos’ love for street food is, without a doubt, a feast to try. From breakfast kakanin (rice cakes) to snacks, desserts, and a full meal, we can always count on our street vendors to fill our need for a delicious snack. 

If you need your fill of a good isaw or ice scramble or both, it’s time to give yourself a treat at these street food hubs around the Metro.

Mercato Centrale
Location: Bonifacio Global City/Makati City/Eastwood
Price Range: Php150 per person (approx.)

 
 
 
 
 
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Whoever said BGC only offers high-end expensive cuisine and fast food doesn't know where to look at. Mercato Centrale has three branches but the most popular is located at 25th Street corner 7th Avenue, BGC. It offers a variety of good and affordable eats which will satisfy your street food cravings inside a business district. It’s considered the biggest night food market in the country with over 15 stalls. It has lots of unique food concepts from fried to grilled chicken isaw, pork, seafood, and more.

Sabroso Street Food Market Pioneer
Location: Cybergate Street, Mandaluyong City
Price Range: Php150 per person (approx.)

 
 
 
 
 
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Sabroso Street Food Market Pioneer is a concept food hub like Mercato. It is open Wednesdays to Fridays from 8:30 pm until 3:00 am. So if you’re residing nearby, head to Cybergate Street beside Go Hotels Mandaluyong and satisfy your midnight barbeque cravings at Sabroso. You can bring your friends and indulge in a wide selection of street food favorites and dishes: from grilled chicken and pork offal (isaw, atay, dugo, balat, balon-balonan, etc.) to crispy fried meats (lechon kawali, liempo, and more).

Ihawan ni Kuya Speed
Location: Guevarra Street near Sierra Madre Street, Mandaluyong City
Price Range: Php50 per person (approx.)

This street food place is among the famous ones in Mandaluyong. Aside from isaw, they also offer grilled squid, fish, and chicken. Their grilled food is best paired with rice and soda. You can also ask for barbecue sauce on a plate if you want to add extra savor on your grilled food.

Isaw Republic
Location: Delos Reyes Street., Sampaloc, Manila
Price Range: Php70 per person (approx.)

From the name itself, Isaw Republic is the go-to place for your fill of isaw. They also offer a variety of grilled meat choices like barbecue, marinated chicken, homemade longanisa, and more. These are best paired with their fresh and delectable fruit shakes that come at affordable prices. They also have silog varieties—tapsilog, liempo silog, porksilog, etc.with price just right for the student budget.

Mang Larry's Isawan
Location: Jacinto Street, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
Price Range: Php60 per person (approx.)

If you’re planning to stroll around UP Diliman, drop by at this food kiosk near College of Fine Arts—it is one of the famous food joints in the campus. Its usual long queues are a manifestation of how good their grilled treats are. Their soft and tender pork and chicken isaw, and tainga are must-try. Their grilled food is light in savoring, you can pair it either with sweet or spicy vinegar dip.They also offer fruit shakes or milk tea that cost around Php40 to Php70 each.

Mang Raul's Bbq Haus
Location: CRM Avenue, BF Almanza Village, Las Pinas
Price Range: Php50 per person (approx.)

We could say that Mang Raul’s Bbq Haus is the Mang Larry’s of the South as they offer quite the same array of street food choices—grilled chicken and pig giblets like isaw. The best dibs here are the barbeque that oozes with thick sauce and perfectly marinated tender meat paired with sweet and spicy vinegar.

Lola Ote
Location: 24 Sgt. Esguerra Street, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City
Price Range: Php200 per person (approx.)

 
 
 
 
 
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This restaurant might be fancier than the usual, but its large serving sets Lola Ote’s street food apart from others. It is famous for its enormous 18-inch barbeque. Among its best-sellers are isaw baboy (pork intestine), grilled bangus, crispy pata, and sisig. Aside from its delicious dishes, the homey ambiance is what will drive you to keep coming back.

Street food has been embedded in our culture. But mind you folks, take it slow when eating street food. Remember: An excess of everything might take a toll on your health. Happy eating!

 

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