It’s no secret that Kapitolyo is a culinary epicenter that brings foodies with all kinds of palates and preferences together. From familiar Filipino silogs, Western comfort food combos, to eclectic Asian flavors, Kapitolyo’s streets are filled with brightly lit restaurants and hole-in-the-walls, ready to welcome you to your next gastronomic adventure.
Those who aren’t from the neighborhood are probably wondering, is there anything new to try in this foodie strip? Yes, fam, there are loads, and we can’t wait for you to try these:
1) Kko Kko
Everyone’s just a little but too obsessed with Korean cuisine these days, particularly flocking the samgyeupsal or Korean barbecue self-grilling restaurants. If you’re in the mood for something different, but still with that savory-and-spicy charm, head to Kko Kko and order the Chicken Cheese Fondue. Flavorful boneless chicken bites are served with spicy fries fries, and perfectly crisp onion rings. You’ll definitely enjoy dunking all these finger food snacks in the bread bowl filled with stringy melted cheese.
69 W. Capitol Drive
2) Skinita Street Foodz
The wit and humor of this place will definitely crack you up. Who wouldn’t order anything cooked with pagmamahal, pag-aaruga, and pagalalambing as essential ingredients, right? Yes, such ingredients are really part of their food descriptions on the menu. The name says it all, and if you’re craving for some street food with no gastro-related risks, then this is where you should be headed. Apart from the usual deep-fried balls and grilled skewers (they have wagyu cubes!), this place offers loaded rice meals like the Tapa Sofia (make sure you upgrade to Kimchinita Fried Rice). Here’s the best part—they also serve cheap beer!
D’Strip, 20 United Street
3) Tittos Latin BBQ + Brew
You can never go wrong with anything that you order from this South American fusion diner. Start with a plate (or two) of Gambas, before moving on to their juicy and garlicky Churrasco Beef Salpicao. They also have a variety of soft tacos you’d want to drown in lemon juice and chimichurri. As for us, we’re daydreaming about their Frozen Brazo de Mercedes with a torched but melt-in-your-mouth marshmallow meringue.
16 East Capitol Drive
4) Bag O’ Shrimps
Get a taste of New Orleans in Pasig packed in the signature cajun sauce of Bag O’ Shrimps. This place required you to get your hands dirty to get that full experience of a meal made for a champ. Its regulars say that the seafood and meat sauces drizzled on a steaming cup of rice is enough to be considered as a meal! But who would pass on a bag of succulent and fresh shrimps?
1603, 1 Brixton Street
5) Cha Tuk Chak
We don’t know if anyone told you yet, but Thai milk tea—yes, the distinct orange-colored one—is one of the best out there. You can get a taste of its authentic and refreshing flavor of Cha Yen from Cha Tuk Chak and discover why it’s so famous in the region. They also serve Pad Thai if you want a Bangkok-inspired full meal!
46 East Capitol Drive