Willie Evangelista’s Guide to Food Havens in Marikina

by Willie Evangelista

The city of Marikina is well known for the shoe industry, but lo and behold, they are now joining the bandwagon of food spots to sink our teeth into. Along the streets of Marikina, lies an array of restaurants and food joints that offers a variety of choices for our cravings.

1. The Snack Shack

Craving for freshly grilled burgers? Try out The Snack Shack Burgers! If you’re from Quezon City, chances are you must’ve heard about it. And the good news is that, their outlet can now be found at Marikina City.

The Snack Shack Burgers photo by The Snack Shack FB Page
The Snack Shack Burgers photo by The Snack Shack FB Page

The popular burger chain doesn’t just offer scrumptious, fresh grilled burgers, but they are sold at a very affordable price. At P70 and P135, you may chow down quarter and half-pounder burgers. Thus, it’s really a good “steal” because they are high-end burgers. (more…)

Ten Reasons You Can’t Miss MarQuee Mall’s Big Bite

Every foodie will have to mark their calendars for “Big Bite!  The Northern Food Festival” from October 18-20 at MarQuee Park, Angeles City, Pampanga.  Get your gang ready, grab a date, bring the whole family along or have the office sign up for a road trip.


Big Bite! is the glorious Filipino food celebration that promises to surpass all food fests before it.  And here are the reasons why: (more…)

New Gourmet Crispy Crepes at BonChon

BonChon Chicken, the global crispy chicken phenomenon, introduces the BonChon Crispy Crepe, the newest addition to their delectable lineup of high quality fresh and fast food.

Crispy Crepes at BonChon

Known for innovating classic favorites into even more delicious offerings, BonChon takes the classic crepe and serves up their own version: crunchy, flaky, and even more loveable. (more…)

Pocket-friendly Japanese dishes for the hardworking yuppie

For hardworking yuppies who have triumphed over a long and tiring day at work, indulging in great-tasting Japanese fare may just be the best reward.

Ebi Bacon Maki
Ebi Bacon Maki

With its pocket-friendly signature dishes, Tempura Japanese Grill (TJG) offers professionals the perfect place to wind down and satisfy their appetite for delicious Japanese food. (more…)

The Global BonChon Chicken Phenomenon – Drawing Crowds in Baguio

BonChon, the crispy chicken sensation raved about globally, is now serving the original Korean fried chicken secret the world craves for in the Summer Capital of the Philippines.BonChon opens its doors in SM City Baguio, Breezeway Terrace, at the 2nd floor.

Bonchon in Baguio
Bonchon in Baguio

BonChon, meaning “original village” in Korean, serves Korean fried chicken that’s super crispy yet light and not greasy, with hot moist juicy meat, and sauced with its addicting soy garlic or spicy glaze. From its original home in Seoul, BonChon opened branches in New York where its crispy chicken secret earned major media and industry accolades, as well as raves from discriminate diners. (more…)

Max’s offers Heartwarming Flavors for the Lenten Season

Its Lenten season again and while everyone things that Lenten season is a time for boring food.. then think again. There are special Lenten foods that uses vegetables, seafoods, salads, pastas and beans. It will all depend on how you will prepare the food and perfect pairing is all that matters.

Max's Sizzling Seafood
Max’s Sizzling Seafood

In line with this, Max’s Restaurant, one of the most enduring global Filipino brands is infusing classic Filipino flavors into its new and lighter fare for Lent. (more…)

Hot and Spicy Shrimp in Tomato Recipe

After having Maya Hotcake breakfast, I spent the rest of the morning reading recipe books and food magazines. I’m planning to cut down eating meat and processed food and instead eat veggies, seafood and fruits – healthy diet yeah? While browsing an old cookbook, I saw an easy to prepare hot and spicy recipe for shrimp.

Hot and Spicy Shrimp in Tomatoes
Hot and Spicy Shrimp in Tomato

Whats happened? I asked our helper to go to the nearest supermarket to buy fresh medium size prawns and fresh tomatoes since I have the rest of the ingredients in my cabinet. (more…)