ICYMI: Three Hidden Food Stall Gems More People Should Know About

Manila truly is a goldmine for amazing food.

Artwork by Gian Ferrer

With the surge of social media, finding places to eat is getting easier and easier. But it turns out we have only scratched the surface when it comes to discovering amazing eats. Below are three humble stalls that are so delicious, they deserve to be shared with others. Remember, sharing is caring!

1. Authentic Taiyaki made by a Japanese baker


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If you’re wondering where to get a good dose of those delectable fish-shaped cakes, we have the answer. This hidden gem-turned-Twitter sensation is a legitimate Taiyaki stall you should rave about. They have two different available fillings – Custard and Red Monggo, but whichever flavor you choose, you’re sure to get an authentic taste of Japan especially as it’s crafted by a Japanese. They’re open daily from 7am-4pm but we recommend you go extra early. These Taiyakis sell like hotcakes and we promise you that you wouldn’t want to miss out on ‘em!

Japanese Taiyaki is located at Poblacion, Muntinlupa

2. This might be the cheapest authentic pizza you’ll ever see

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Operating in a humble kiosk somewhere in Malate, this authentic pizza place has gained the respect of many people. Kolehiyalas from nearby universities swear on its bang-for-the-buck value. Their pizzas are affordable at only Php70 – very cheap for a box of pizza made with 100% authentic mozzarella from Australia. Unfortunately, they had to close their original shop in Harrison Plaza. But the good news is, they will be opening another branch soon which will be announced in their Facebook page. So keep your eyes open and be on the lookout!

For more information, you can visit their website https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Product-Service/Poppys-Pizza-And-Burgers-190099105059032/

3. One of the most sought-after Sisig by locals


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Last but not least, we have included an entry that’s one of our own – the beloved Sisig. This stall in Makati represents two things that have shaped Filipino culture – the Jolli-jeep where professionals usually flock to during lunch break and the Sisig, a staple in every Pinoy kitchen. But don’t be deceived. While their jolli-jeep looks like any other, their Sisig is beyond extraordinary. So while you’re at it, scour the busy streets of Makati CBD for the Jolli-jeep that started the craze. It’s not dubbed as “the best sisig ever” for nothing.

Sisig Rada is located at Rada st., Makati city

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