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Dining In Food Alley: Here’s What You Need To Know About

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Dining In Food Alley: Here’s What You Need To Know About

Food parks are definitely the hottest trend of the year and I have good news for you, there is one in Marikina that is worth-visiting, worth your money and time.  I’m excited to share with you my #FoodAlley experience and the concession stands that won my heart ❤

Food Alley Marikina

If you are looking for a food park that has a wide array of food variety, this is the only place that you need to go – MARIKINA! Yes, Marikina is famous for its shoe industry BUT did you know that it is also known for good foods?! Marikenos are amazing cooks, I am a witness; I am always excited whenever my family visits some relatives or friends from Marikina because for sure there are lots of good foods prepared for us *winks. What could be better if you can find more than 20 food trucks that serve scrumptious dishes in one place?!

 

February 28, 2017 Food Alley, Marikina city  Philippines February 28, 2017 – #FoodAlleyMarikina

Food Alley

Ayesha Heart was invited to the grand opening of the latest eating destination – FOOD ALLEY, owned by the amazing couple, Randy and Thessa Sta.Maria.  I am certain that aside from them, there will be Marikenos who owns food trucks here ahhh, I am so excited to try the foods! Here you can find a wide array of food choices that will surely satisfy your craving. From seafood to beef, pork or chicken or even all-veggies you can find them here. Honestly I am having a hard time to decide which food truck to go first as they all are offering mouth-watering dishes. From breakfast to lunch to merienda,to dinner, they have it!

Amazing concession stands that you should visit when you’re in Food Alley

1. SWEETSILOG | Facebook: @SweetSilogMarikina
MUST-TRY: Salsilog (Salmon Silog)

SweetSilog

When I enter Food Alley, this super cute Pink Barbie-ish concession stand at the center catches my attention. So much good vibes, it brings smile to my face especially when I get to see and taste their foods.

SweetSilog Crew

SweetSilog Chicken

Chicksilog (Deep marinated Chicken fried in perfection smothered in Honey Glazed sauce served with sunny side up double yolk eggs SHAPED IN A HEART and their original garlic rice), Php150

SweetSilog Salsilog

Salsilog ( Freshly seared Salmon served with sunny side up double yolk eggs SHAPED IN A HEART and their original garlic rice), Php150. Check out their menu and prices here. Taste the sweetest Silog food hub in town, SweetSilog!

2. TAPOUT | Facebook: @TAPOUTDINER
MUST-TRY: Burgers and Honey Chicken

TapOut

TapOut BestSelling Burger

Looking for a food park that have a wide array of food variety? Check out TAPOUT. Daym! They serve humongous dish of Burgers, prices range from Php75 to Php195 I am SURPRISED! You get what you see on their pics. You have to see and try their ultimate TapOut Burger ahhh I am so coming back here.

Ultimate TapOut Burger

Craving for burger? Then dig in with TAPOUT ULTIMATE BURGER. This is not just your ordinary burger. Taste the difference and definitely your craving will come for more. I am so going back here!

 

3. CHICKSTAR | Facebook: @ChickStarFoodAlley
MUST-TRY:  Crispy, Flavored, Gigantic Loaded Chicken

ChickStar

ChickStar Big Chicken

Take a bite on the hottest chick in town – the CHICK STAR. Take a look at the size of the Chicken and the rice, whoah!  it’s the Monster Chicken!🐔 At Chick Star, they will serve you the yummiest and crispiest chicken (and pork.and beef!) in town. It’s love at first bite <3 I can’t find the right words to describe my happiness while eating their specialty. Guys, you have to try their Chicken! And don’t forget the unli gravy for Php150 (rice included) A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! You will leave this place with a smile on your face and a happy tummy 🙂

4. CHUMBALLS | Facebook: @Chumballs
MUST-TRIES: ALL

Chumballs

Chumballs Picks
Missin’ the 80’s? Choose from a variety of one of the ultimate favorite meriendas of your youth! (Top L-R) Fish balls(PHP25), Squid balls(PHP25), Chicken balls(PHP25), Shrimp balls(PHP25), Kwek-kwek(PHP25), Crab balls (pHP45) and many more. Finally we can now eat these with an assurance that it is SAFE TO EAT, FRESH AND CLEAN. What’s a food park without some o’ that Fishballs! definitely worth to try!! 🍡
5. KANTO GRILL | Facebook: @KantoGrill
MUST-TRY: Pork and Chicken Barbecue
Kanto Grill
Isaw BBQ
Kanto Grill Menu
Kanto Grill is another concession stand for affordable and CLEAN street foods. As they said, “Suka pa lng ulam na!” An interesting food stall that you have to check out first when you visit Food Alley.
6. STEAKCATION | Facebook: @steakcation
MUST-TRY: Salisbury Steak
Who says you can get a good Steak at restos only? Wrong. Go inside Food Alley all the way to the back area and you’ll find Steakcation. I enjoyed the Salisbury Steak, thumbs up for this!
Steakcation
Steakcation Bestselling Dish
Salisbury Steak
Salisbury Steak (P115)
Steakcation Menu

Why Is Everyone Talking About Food Alley?

7. BACON AVENUE| Facebook: @BaconAvenue1
MUST-TRY: Texas BBQ Ribs
Home of the best juicy lucy bacon burgers, ribs and pasta in town. They also served the best breakfast, house blend iced tea, coffee, fruit & milk shake.
Bacon Avenue
Bacon Avenue Texas BBQ Ribs
Texas BBQ Ribs, (Php165)
Geez! You can’t go wrong with their Ribs, so yummy! It’s like the ones that’s served in a fine resto. And oh, plus points because of the heart-shaped rice <3 So much happiness while eating this thank you Bacon Avenue! I saw on their FB page that they also serve Pasta, I can’t wait to go back here and grab some.
8. GENGHIS MONGOLIAN | Facebook: @GenghisMongolian 
MUST-TRIES: Sweet and Spicy Mongolian Bowl
If you’re a fan of Mongolian foods, you should try Genghis Mongolian. They have build your own bowl; (1) Choose your bowl: TIP: Choose Medium. (2) Call your starch (3) Pick your veggies (4) Season with Spice Trail (5) Select your Sauce (6) Choose your Protein.  You can never go wrong with their D-I-Y bowl.
 
9. TOKYO TEMPURA | Facebook: @TokyoTempura
MUST-TRY: Shrimp Tempura All You Can (Php199)
The first Tempura Cart in the world! I had Glazed Tempura and it is so good! Php85, this is such a great deal!
Tokyo Tempura
10. SIGLER  
MUST-TRY: Pork Sisig
Sigler
Sigler Menu
Sigler Sisig
Sisig and Rice ALL YOU CAN? Why not?!, No excuses! Grab your boyfriend/husband/partner because for sure they will love this.
11. JUICE COLORED 
MUST-TRIES: Blue Lemonade and Lime Cooler, Choco Oreo Milkshake
Such a witty name! It is also operated by the couple Randy and Thessa Sta.Maria. You can find their stall at the back of Sweetsilog near the Food Alley stage. Their drinks and Milkshakes are the bomb!
Juice Colored
Juice Colored Menu
12. COREFREEZE | Facebook: @CoreFreeze
MUST-TRY: Nitrogen Smoke
Try their cool N I T R O G E N S M O K E S💨 or choose from  4 variants of I C E C R E A M🍦YES? YES!!! Ready to serve you till 12 midnight.
Core Freeze

Core Freeze Ice Cream

Core Freeze Ice Cream Menu
Verdict:  
I’ve been to several food parks but visiting Food Alley is remarkable. A whole family will enjoy their visit here as it is a one stop food park – You’ll have everything that you crave here and it is best to stop by here with your loved ones. It’s probably your best barkada hangout!  It’s a little hidden gem worth discovering.
I know that they just opened but for sure there will be more surprises from the people behind it. I enjoyed the experience especially the food that these amazing concession stands served. Food Alley is a safe and fun place for the whole family, I highly recommend this food park so don’t think twice if you’re far from Marikina – It is worth the visit. Food Alley is Marikina’s Ultimate Hangout! You’ll leave with a smile on your face and a full happy tummy!

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Cuisines: Asian
Cost:
AVERAGE
Opening hours:
4AM -1 AM
Address:
Lot 20 Blk 2 Bayan-Bayanan Ave, Marikina, Metro Manila ( in front of Jetti gas station.)

Food Alley Marikina
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There’s a New Fish in Town: Chibi Chibi Soft Serve

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There’s a New Fish in Town: Chibi Chibi Soft Serve

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve is a new ice cream shop that serves Taiyaki ice cream parfaits and floats run by couple B/Vloggers, Brigitte & RJ Aspillaga. Located at 178 The Station Food Park on Maginhawa Street Quezon city, they are the sixth stall on the left when you are walking into the food park. The couple has been traveling around the Asia and one of their favorite things to do is to try local cuisine where they are. They got the idea of opening their own store in the Philippines from Taiyaki Ice Cream Cones that they found in the streets of Korea. The specialized machine is from Korea, a cone maker with a small Taiyaki molding iron to fill just the right amount of Taiyaki to ice cream ratio. Chibi Chibi Taiyaki

Why Chibi Chibi?

Chibi (-小人 or ちび or チビ ) is a Japanese slang word meaning “short”, “cute” hence they came up with the store name Chibi Chibi. Their cones are shorter and cuter plus it sounds really catchy.

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve Choose your Filling Menu

You can get creative and make your own parfait, check out my choices;

Nutella Crunch: Sprinkles Fruit: Strawberry Topping: Almond Pepero

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve

What is Taiyaki?

Taiyaki (鯛焼き, literally “baked sea bream”), a popular Japanese street snack is a Japanese fish-shaped and uses a regular pancake or waffle batter. The batter is pour into a fish-shaped mold for each side, cook on both sides until golden brown.Traditionally, it is filled with “azuki” sweet bean paste but Taiyaki is staging a comeback and this time around, with fillings of your choice, interesting huh!

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WARNING: THIS IS TOO CUTE TO HANDLE! ARE YOU READY?

Chibi Chibi Soft Serve, Maginhawa Street, Quezon city #chibisoftserve #maginhawa #thestation #foodpark

Ayesha Heart got a sweet invite to have a look at a new dessert place in Maginhawa Street and taste their soft serve ice cream and floats. I grew up in Tokyo, Japan and aside from Shopping, cute desserts have a special place in my heart (^v^)There’s no reason to say NO to this invite and grab some desserts because for sure it is so delectable!

Hana Ice Cream Pot

Their Hana Ice Cream Pot catches my eye, I’m happy that Chibi Chibi have this and the best thing is this one has Ice cream in it OMG ♥ I can’t contain my happiness! I used to visit this one cute resto in Tokyo when I was still residing in Tokyo that serves Flower pot cakes *sigh I badly miss it but now that Chibi Chibi serves this, I can now experience these kind of sweets personally without the hassle to flying all the way there. Ahhh, look at my little pot of happiness, chou kawaii ne!

ChibiChibi Hana Pot

Must-have Hana Pot at ChibiChibi Soft Serve Maginhawa

Hana Pot ChibiSoftServe

Close up look of my Hana Ice Cream Pot ❤

Chibi Chibi Floats

Their floats at the moment are made up of two main flavors Ichigo Pink (Strawberry float) and Midori Apple (Apple float). I chose the Strawberry float and it is LEGIT!

ChibiChibi Ichigo Pink Float

Strawberry Float, Php50.00

 Verdict

The venue is outdoor seating so the perfect time to drop by is 4pm onwards. I gotta warn you to have a hand sanitizer with you as it gets messy when you eat this but overall, grabbing desserts at Chibi Chibi Soft serve will definitely bring your ice cream experience to a whole new level. What they offer is not only visually appetizing but delectable. Service is great! Their staff are all friendly. When it gets busy, you’ll see the husband do the Taiyaki and the rest of the desserts with their crew while the wifey takes orders and serves it to the people. Congratulations Brigitte and RJ ! Thank you for having me, I enjoy it! It’s a fun experience! I can’t wait to go back with my friends and business partners.

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Chibi Chibi Soft Serve MAginhawa St.

Food quality  💟💟💟💟💟
Menu variety 💟💟💟💟
Service            💟💟💟💟💟
Atmosphere   💟💟💟💟
Cleanliness     💟💟💟💟

Cuisines: Ice Cream

Cost:
AVERAGE
PHP100 for two people (approx.)
Cash only

Opening hours:
4 to 12 (weekdays)
4 to 2 am (weekends).

Highlights: Outdoor Seating

Address:
The Station Food Park, 178 Maginhawa Street,
Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Chibi Chibi Soft Serve
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/pg/ChibiSoftServe
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chibisoftserve/

Have you been to Maginhawa Street? What do you think of Chibi Chibi Soft Serve? What dessert would you be ordering when you get the chance to visit them? Who will you bring? I guess you already know what’s next…

 

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12 Days of AyeshaHeart: DAY 6

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12 Days of AyeshaHeart: DAY 6

It’s a sweet DAY 6 of 12 DAYS OF AYESHAHEART! A heart’s day or Love month isn’t complete without Chocolates just because. Ferrero Rocher is my ultimate favorite Chocolate, it makes me happy and makes my day a lot better. Eating Chocolate a day keeps bad mood away that’s why I always have some pieces in my bag 🙂

Ferrero Rocher Chocolates is our giveaway for 12 Days of AyeshaHeart DAY 6. Do not forget to leave a comment below answering our QUESTION OF THE DAY and in every blog post to be entered. ONE LUCKY READER a.k.a AyeshaHeartfam will have a chance to win ALL THE PRIZES that I will be featuring in 12 days of AyeshaHeart.

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