The city best known for its shoe and leather industries has become an ultimate food destination with restaurants offering their take on international fare. If you want an out-of-the-ordinary food trip, these 4 restaurants give you a taste of Southeast Asian flavors and can only be found in Marikina City:
- Krung Thai
Located in the heart of the city, Krung Thai restaurant offers an impressive list of Thai food. The interior definitely exudes Thailand’s exotic charm with colorful linens, traditional patterns and religious ornaments. Find Thai food staples here like Pad Thai (spicy stir-fried noodles with tofu, seafood, and roasted legumes), Tom Yum soup (a hot and sour soup made with coconut milk and seafood) as well as Spicy Green Mango Salad. Of course, a Thai meal won’t be complete without a glass of Thai Iced Tea.
Burgos St. Sta. Elena, Marikina City.
Photos from Krung Thai Official Page
- Ca Phe Saigon
Ca Phe Saigon offers hearty Vietnamese dishes with a garden-to-table concept. Herbs used for cooking are grown in the garden inside the house’s compound. Some of the must-tries here are Banh Cuon (steamed rolls made with pork, shrimp, mushrooms, lettuce, carrots with sweet fish sauce dip) and Pho Bo Kho or beef stew. Aside from Vietnamese coffee, they also have healthy coolers like the Basil Smoothie.
Ca Phe Saigon
Red Cedar St., New Marikina Subdivision, Marikina City.
Photos from Ca Phe Saigon Official Page
- Singlish Cafe
Want to experience some Singaporean hawker-style dishes? Singlish Cafe is the right place for your appetite. Aside from Singaporean dishes, Singlish Cafe also offers Indian, Malaysian and other Asian delicacies. Try some of their bestselling Singaporean dishes like Katong Laksa or coconut milk soup with fish cake, shrimp and squid and Hainanese Chicken Rice.
60 Lilac St., Marikina City.
Photos from Singlish Cafe Official Page
- PappaRam Malaysian Kitchen
PappaRam Malaysian Kitchen is a hole-in-the-wall that offers authentic Malaysian fares prepared by Malaysian native chef and owner, Ramzu Nasri. Try their Nasi Goreng or tender beef side with krupek (Malaysian fish cracker) and vegetables, Teh Tarik, a Malaysian classic tea composed of black tea and condensed milk, and of course, Beef Rendang.
PappaRam Malaysian Kitchen
45 J. P Rizal St., Calumpang, Marikina City
Photos from PappaRam Malaysian Kitchen Official Page