Malingap Street's Z Compound: 11 restaurants, 23 food discoveries
MANILA, Philippines – It's hard to resist Manila's many food streets, or long blocks teeming with smaller restaurants catering to every craving and taste.
Malingap Street in Quezon City, very close to Maginhawa Street, is another popular location for diners looking for a dining experience away from the city's many malls. (READ: 10 delicious finds at Maginhawa, QC food festival)
Let's take a look at the restaurants at the Z compound, resembling an open food court.
All photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
1. Me Love You Long Time
Southeast Asian fare, the food has Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese influences.
Pad Thai (vegetarian, seen in photo, P109)
Spring rolls (P99)
Made with bacon, shrimp, lettuce, mint, basil, vermicelli, and carrots
Beef pho (P129)
2. The Backyard
Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
Curly fries (P65)
Bagtit pizza (P240)
Thin crust pizza with Vigan longganisa, bagnet, onions, eggplant, minced garlic, cream cheese and tomatoes.
Featuring bagnet, the deep-fried pork favorite
Bagnet sisig (P150 with rice)
This version is made with bagnet served with raw egg that will cook on the hot plate.
Bagnet Kare kare (P135)
Instead of using beef, this one's made with bagnet making it that much more sinful. Kare-kare is oxtail, tripe or just about any meat cooked in creamy, thick peanut sauce.
Bagnet Binagoongan (P135)
Deep fried comfort food is their main offering.
Chicken wings (P135)
Three pieces chicken wings with homemade ranch dressing, or your choice of Stoner's Original, Spicy Cola or Honey Garlic Wing sauce.
Buttermilk Drummettes (P135)
Two pieces buttermilk fried drumsticks with 11 secret spices, homestyle gravy, coleslaw and choice of sea salt wedges or rice.
5. Samu Eats (READ: Quick Guide: 10 things to try at Samu Eats)
Spicy tuna maki (P150)
Gyudon bowl (P140, a la carte, P110)
With miso soup, cabbage salad, and Samu red tea.
6. Burger Hub
Pilyo burger (P150)
Two quarter-pounder patties, tomato, lettuce, cheese, and fries
Angus burger (P160)
Tomato, lettuce, cheese, 200-gram patties made with Angus beef. Served with fries
7. Hijo D'Pita
Hijo Ultimo Nachos (P395, Fiesta, 3-5pax, P295 Grande, 1-2 sharing)
Delicious chili beef and bacon strips, topped with lots of cheese, with free iced tea – a pitcher for Fiesta orders, a carafe for Grande orders.
El Chuppacabra pita (P119)
Beef shawarma rice (P125)
Beef shawarma with vegetables, Bukhari rice, yogurt and mint sauce, tomato salsa.
Chicken shawarma (P85)
Chicken shawarma, garlic sauce, french fries all wrapped in pita bread.
Pulled pork bun (P89)
Slow-cooked pork meat served in a bun, with a choice of the following sauces: pesto, spicy buffalo, kimchi, wasabi, barbeque, and teriyaki.
Turbo-broiled pork crisps, served with rice and served with your choice of sauce.
10. BBQ Zone
Pork BBQ (Php 90/ 3 sticks, P99, comes with rice)
Chicken Inasal (P115, with rice)
Big Scoop ice cream. Also serves crepes, milk shakes and sundaes.
Vanilla Oreo Crepe (P125)
Enjoy your food trip! – Rappler.com