QC Food Festival 2015: 24 food finds at Maginhawa Street
MANILA, Philippines – Maginhawa Street is known to be a great destination for foodies everywhere – the organizers of the Quezon City Food Festival, which was held along the street, said that 100 establishments along Maginhawa would be open for the event. (IN PHOTOS: QC Food Festival 2015 at Maginhawa Street)
Sure enough, from the hidden cafes to the larger restaurants, there was a lot to see and eat along the famous street during the December 12 festival. (READ: Time to eat: 10 delicious finds at Maginhawa, QC food festival)
Have a look at some of the ones we visited below:
Snacks and Ladders
At Snacks and Ladders, you don't just eat – you get to play board games and even life-sized chess with your friends.
Twistturon con chocolate (P159)
People are attracted to Gerry's Jeepney because of the huge, colorful jeepneys that you can dine in, but they stay because of their set menus for sharing and sisig.
Ayala (P780, good for 2-4 people)
Sizzling pork sisig (P190)
Crispy pata (P425)
Donki Donki fastfood restaurant
Donki Donki is a small, unassuming restaurant that serves us Filipino favorites at affordable prices. The restaurant had already prepared large bowls of dishes that festival guests could try buffet-style, but you can order single servings too.
Bulalo with rice (P100)
Pork BBQ (P49)
Kazoku attracted visitors during the QC Food Festival by setting up shop in the space in front of their building – the restaurant can be found on the second floor. They were grilling takoyaki, a Japanese snack made of flour and bits of octopus.
Takoyaki (P100, P5 for bonito flakes)
Below Kazoku is Gastronomeats, which, as its name suggets, is perfect for meat-lovers. During the festival, the fairly new restaurant was serving their bacon overload, gastro nachos, and mixed sausages for P120 each, and P150 if you want a drink with your meal.
Gastro nachos (P120)
Mixed sausages (P120)
You'd have a hard time finding this photography cafe if you didn't know where to look. To get to Caffera, you'd have to go up a flight of stairs at the back of a building – you'll find it on the second floor.
Passion fruit smootie (P120) and Chocodamia frappe (P135)
Red velvet cupcakes (P70)
Cool Beans says it's a library cafe, and its book-lined walls and cozy chairs make it the perfect place for a quiet read.
Herb-crusted cream dory (P140)
Oriental pork belly with bokchoy (P160)
Jek's Kubo is one of the more popular restaurants, if not for its huge space, then for its spcialty – bulalo.
At the QC Food Fest, Sigs looked like a great place for a family lunch, with its outdoor set-up. Kids were running around the gardens, and were even taking turns on a swing tied to a tree.
Pork ribs plate (1/4 slab with 2 sides) (P200)
Baked Beans (P50)
9. Egg-it Asian Street Food
Found inside a compound called Maginhawa Streat Food, Egg-it is small, but popular during the festival, mostly due to their colorful ice-cold drinks and crazy straws.
Yin Yang Eggettes (Hong Kong-style waffles) (P95)
Cucumber lemonade (P65) and Watermelon berry pabebenade (P75)
The Lost Bread
Cotton candy on top of a milkshake? Yes, please! Another Maginhawa Streat Food find, The Lost Bread serves sinful milkshakes and french toast that taste great and look good in photos too.
"The Carnival" milk shake (P120)
"The Campfire" milk shake (P150)
Which of these restaurants will you be hitting up soon? Tell us in the comments! – Rappler.com