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.
Food Stop #1: Lugaw Express
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.
|Lugaw with Kidney and Liver (40 php)|
Food Stop #2: Hazel's Bakery
Hazel's Bakery is the home of the purest white Puto and Puto Pao.
|Puto (13 php)|
|Puto Pao (15 php)|
Food Stop #3: Nanay's Pancit Malabon
Nanay's Pancit Malabon has a humble home-like facade. It has a small almost unnoticeable sign.
It has a very busy kitchen with big pans and toppings are laid out.
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
The highlight of our food tour is Jamico's Restaurant which is the home of Judy Ann Crispy Pata.
Judy Ann Crispy Pata has won the hearts of diners since 1974.
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 Pata, Torta 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
I'm so glad to visit it's original home where I got to capture how it is made.
Check out the video below.
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.
Breadsticks and Macarons that's makes a good gift item.
Food Stop #6: Betsy's Cakes
Betsy's Cakes where we exchanged our coupons for 4 pieces of their specialty Broas.
|Broas (17 php) and Ube Macapuno Broas (30 php)|
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