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Monday, March 16, 2015

Malabon Food Trip Special: Malabon's Very First Tricycle Food Tour

When you hear about Malabon, the first thing that pops on your mind is food right?  Then, hold that thought cause I'll be sharing with you my recent Malabon Food Trip Special experience.

malabon food tour
For only 600 php per person, you can try the six most prestigious food stops in Malabon.


malabon food tour

Food Stop #1: Lugaw Express
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Lugaw Express has been around since 1984.  The store opens at 9 pm and closes around 11 pm.  It's a shabby place with a few tables and plastic chairs but customers are dropping by non-stop.  It serves only one dish and that is as the name implies lugaw made with chicken broth.

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Lugaw with Kidney and Liver (40 php)
Your coupon can be used to claim 1 bowl of Lugaw with your choice of chicken part: legs, wings, kidney and liver or chicken feet.  Each bowl costs 40 php.  The plain lugaw costs 10 php.  All the chicken parts costs an additional 30 php except for the chicken feet which costs 9 php each.

Food Stop #2: Hazel's Bakery
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Hazel's Bakery is the home of the purest white Puto and Puto Pao.

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We had the chance to view their squeaky clean kitchen with huge steamers.

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Puto (13 php)
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Puto Pao (15 php)
We got a single serving Puto and Puto Pao n exchange of our  coupons.

Food Stop #3: Nanay's Pancit Malabon
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Nanay's Pancit Malabon has a humble home-like facade.  It has a small almost unnoticeable sign.

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 Walking in, you can already smell the enticing smell of Pancit Malabon.

nanays pancit malabon

It has a very busy kitchen with big pans and toppings are laid out.

nanays pancit malabon
Pancit Malabon

Our coupons entitled us to a single serving of their Pancit Malabon.  Never had I seen a plateful of Pancit Malabon topped generously with so many toppings.  It had slices of egg, shrimp, pork, celery and greens.  While I usually eat Pancit Malabon with a squeeze of calamansi, I found this to be heavenly without it. 

Food Stop #4: Jamico's Restaurant
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The highlight of our food tour is Jamico's Restaurant which is the home of Judy Ann Crispy Pata 
jamicos restaurant
Judy Ann Crispy Pata has won the hearts of diners since 1974. 

jamicos restaurant
While they take pride of the Judy Ann Crispy Pata, they have more to offer.  Our coupons granted us the opportunity to taste a plateful of their best-sellers.  It has sample servings of the Judy Ann Crispy PataTorta Alimasag, Shrimp Embotido, Chicken Pandan and Jamico's Fried Rice.  The Judy Ann Crispy Pata has a sweet coating.  The Torta Alimasag also had a sweet thick sauce that's similar to my favorite Fookien fried rice.  The Shrimp Embotido is so flavorful.  And, lastly, the Chicken Pandan offers a great twist to the usual fried chicken.

Food Stop #5: Dolor's Kakanin
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Every since I was young, Dolor's Kakanin Sapin-Sapin has been present in every occasion and on random casual days.

dolors kakanin

I'm so glad to visit it's original home where I got to capture how it is made.

dolors kakanin

Check out the video below.
We exchanged our coupons for a small plate of Sapin-Sapin.

dolors kakanin

I also bought an assorted plate for 65 php.  It has a Bibingkang Malagkit in the center, 3 pieces of Kuchinta, 3 pieces if Pichi-pichi and 3 pieces of Puto.  The family loved the Kuchinta.  The Puto was good enough for me too.

dolors kakanin
They also had delicious Breadsticks and Macarons that's makes a good gift item.

Food Stop #6: Betsy's Cakes
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Our last stop is Betsy's Cakes where we exchanged our coupons for 4 pieces of their specialty Broas.

betsys cake
Broas (17 php) and Ube Macapuno Broas (30 php)
It's not the typical lady fingers that you expect.  The Broas I've been accustomed to is toasted, crunchy and crumby.while this one was soft, moist and fluffy like a mamon.  The classic plain one is good but I prefer the  Ube Macapuno Broas more.  It is a bit more pricey at 30 php for a small size though.  They also have a wide variety of budget-friendly cakes.  But, I found them to be inferior to their Broas.

Overall, we Travel Tripsters had a fun and one-of-a-kind experience in touring around Malabon for interesting food stops in  tricycle.  The serving sizes were just right.  You're sure to get your money's worth and have a belly-filled by the end of the Malabon Food Trip Special.

For more information call the Malabon Tourism Office: 281-4999 Loc. 1003 or call/text the Malabon TODA Association at (0918) 651-7343 | (0922) 950-1500 | (0922) 809-3010

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