After an hour of badminton session last rainy Sunday with my friend, we head to Maginhawa, a street in Quezon City with a stretch of different restaurants and cafes, to eat dinner. We stumbled upon Malingap Marketplace, a small food plaza, just around to the right corner of Maginhawa Street.
Location: 49 Malingap St. Teachers’ Village East, Quezon City
Store hours: 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM
I find it interesting because inside this small marketplace are mini food stalls that sell different types of dishes. It’s like a concept of group of chain restaurant located in one place. So we tried some of the dishes that enticed our eyes.
Original Spam Musubi: A sticky rice and original spam wrapped in nori with a special sauce in between and sesame on the top.
Verdict: Nothing special, just a typical sticky rice with spam. It can be a good food-on-the-go or breakfast. Price: Php.65
Kiwi Smoothie: Crushed ice, tons of sugar, a bit of kiwi and milk.
Verdict: It’s so sweet to the point that I can no longer taste the All Natural fruit their talking about. I don’t like it, and it’s a bit pricey for Php.85.
I really regreted that we ordered this. Aside from the fact they burn it, the price is also a bit expensive. One stick of Isaw costs Php.15 which only has 4 tiny pieces of pork intestine.
I could’ve bought 3 pieces of Isaw for Php.15 at Mang Larry’s Isawan in U.P. Diliman, which is way cheaper and tastier than this one.
There are more food stalls to try inside this mini food plaza. I would want to go back to try the other stalls, which I think offers better dishes than the ones I mentioned. I was just disappointed because we drive here on a rainy night, but we had a pretty bad experience on the food the food that we chose.