Tutuban Center’s Foodstreet : Shopping and Affordable Meals for Barkadas and Whole Family

Tutuban Center’s Food Street, Manila -Philippines

grilled seafood , squid , stuffed tilapia , stuffed milk fish , liempo ,prawn ,chicken and pork barbecue

Almost every street corner of the city , you can find pushcart of makeshift stall selling different kinds of your favorite foods.

Tutuban Center is not only known for their great bargain sale items , but it is full of history and great destination for foodies . There are different food stalls located near the parking area at the back of the main mall .

Snack Stop

Snack Stop sells different kinds of burger , french fries , spaghetti , hotdog sandwich , gulaman , ice scramble

It had been in existence for the past 10 years . I remember that we always eat there whenever we shop at the night market .

Mr. Don Melo -Marketing Officer , Tutuban Center

Now , with the advent of Yuletide Season and Bargain Hunting, a visit to this place is simply irresistible .

French Milk Band

There will also be live band that will perform on October 30 and November 6, 2015.

sizzling sisig with san miguel beer light

There are a lot of events that the mall had lined-up like Trick or Treat on October 31, 2015 saturday until the lightning of a Gigantic Christmas Tree on November 14, 2015. This is aside from the in-house promotions and BIG Discount SALE.

dining area

The dining area boast of a sitting capacity of between 350 to 360 at any given time of the day .

Gil-An Ihaw-Ihaw

Gil-An Ihaw-Ihaw is one of the popular grilled style food serving different kinds of grilled foods.

AlJay Ihaw-Ihaw

Some of the stall holders are open from 9:00am until past 12mid- night and some of the stalls may even extend their operations up until past 1:00 to 2:00am whenever it is possible.

chicharon bulaklak

The stalls at the Foodstreet offer value -for-money food in casual setting. You can choose your chosen finger food ( pulutan ) side dish when drinking alcohol or beer.

Tutuban night market

There is already the ongoing daily night market in which about 600 stalls selling different kinds of CHEAP items from kids toys Php 10 each , imported t-shirts , home decors, school supplies among others.

Note: I would like to sincerely ” Thank” Mr. Jerome Samson AMPR team and Tutuban Center management for the accommodation extended to the group.

Website: http://www.tutuban.com.ph

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TutubanCenter

Titter: https://twitter.com/tutubancenter

Instagram: https://instagram.com/explore/tags/tutuban/


Salliano’s Bar and Restaurant: Offering Home-Style Traditional Recipe in Marikina

9 Guerilla Street, Corner  Mayor Gil Fernando Street , Barangay Santo Niño , Marikina City – Philippines

facade of the bar and restaurant

Origin and Brief History :

Salliano’s Restaurant and Bar is a modern , chic , dining restaurant occupying roughly 600 square -meters of lot  with garden style setting and indoor area within the most important part of Marikina City. What is also nice about the restaurant is that the partners had help each other with the interior designs and construction of the place. It used to be a former ranch and property of Don Agusto .

fellow bloggers enjoying their night

It is very accessible via all major public transportation like jeepney, auv express and just 1 ride from MRT Cubao-Araneta station or LRT line 2 Araneta- Gateway Center.

Bluewave and Robinson appliance center

It is founded by a group of friends who have known and been with each other since Grade 1. It is near Blue Wave Center, Marikina Valley Hospital and within 1 ride away from Marikina town.


There is an outdoor patio area which can accommodate between 80 to 120 people at any given time and there is also an indoor area with air-condition , small bar and flat screen television which can accommodate 60 people maximum . There are several celebrities and even local politicians which were  slighted eating at this place.

stylish outdoor setting with tents

Over the course of several decades ,  Their friendship had nurtured one big extended family including their wives , respective families and close friends . Many of the recipes of the restaurant were handled down from several generations from  the proprietors families  . These recipes are not normally the common ones , but they are served during special gatherings and important occasions.

Mr. Essex Polintan -one of the co-owners of the restaurant

Friends would normally gather during important events and  They would share each other’s recipes eventually led to the transformation of their love , passion and desire for good food and business. Salliano’s was the name that the group had conceptualized because it is easy to pronounce and name-recall among its customers.

Mocha and Caramel FrappuccinoPhp 150 per serving

The Mocha and Caramel Frappuccino is comparable to a well-known international coffee store chain. They also serve juices and beers .

Truffle Carbonara– This is one of the unique pasta specialties of the restaurant, They use generous amount of truffle and topped with fresh basil leaves.  Ideal for 2 to 3 person sharing. Php 280

Meatballs ala Salliano- served with grilled pita bread -What i liked about the meatballs is that herbs and spices were properly mixed within the meat and it is tender and their sauce is just a perfect blend .  Ideal for 3 to 4 person sharing Php 380

Osso Bucco with Gremolata Sauce is an Italian dish which uses the veal or beef shanks, or bone with a hole , it is in reference to the bone marrow hole at the center of the cross-cut veal shank.  Gremolata or Gremolada is a chopped herb condiment classically made of lemon zest, garlic and parsley.  Ideal for 3 to 4 person sharing Php 320.

The beef marrow is tender and very tempting , which is not for the faint hearten ones!

Callos  is also known as ox tripe stew, It is a Spanish / Mexican – Filipino dish . Ideal for 3 to 5 person . Vegetables used are carrots, chick peas (garbanzos) bell pepper , black and green olives topped with chopped parsley . The meat is tender and the strew is a perfect blend -not salty.  MUST Try . Php 270

Pugon Fired Salliano’s Pork Crackling – I think this is another home-style recipe that survived generations of family members. It is rare now-a day to cook pork in pugon ( fire brick oven) This is a style that was introduced several- centuries ago by the Chinese and perfected by the Spaniards . Since pork crackling takes time cooking , meat is tender and the pork skin is crispy. 1-kilo cost around Php 420. MUST Try . There is also a special condiment  which is not the typical lechon sauce made from pork’s liver .

The idea is to bring back the heart and the familiar in comfort dining. Not the fast- food type or fusion type of dishes which now is quite common in restaurants all over Metro Manila.

Three Cheese with Artichoke Dip serve with Toasted Baguette – This is good for appetizer and ideal as a starter before the main dish . Ideal for 2 to 4 people. Php 220 .

Country fried chicken with sauce it is cooked with home-style batter mixture , deep fried  chicken wings and legs  presented in bucket serve with sauce . Ideal for 3 to 5 people sharing .  Php 390

Classic deep fried fish and with Chip– The fish fillet is deep fried and with potato and mayonnaise.  Ideal for 2 to 4 people sharing Php 220

Pasta Mariscos-This flavorful and saucy dish has a kick. It is spiced up with bits of tomatoes in oil , mussels ( tahong ) shrimps and garnished with basil leaves . It is deal for 2 to 3 persons . Php 290

Castarones de Salliano– ( Custaroons) This is a personal dish by one of the owner. It’s a  mix of several local desserts like leche flan ( crème caramel / caramel custard ) yema  (a custard candy made from egg yolks and condensed milk ) and with grated coconut meat , mixed into a small cup topped with cream and fresh mint leaves. It is good for 2 to 3 person sharing and a MUST TRY for those with sweet tooth. Php 130 small .

The restaurant is also coming-up with a larger size , but i have no idea on the pricing

Paella ala Salliano–  This is a heirloom dish by one of the proprietors of the restaurants, with 3 kinds of rice , one of them is Spanish variety which gives texture to the paella. It also had a generous mixture of seafood like shrimps, green mussels ( tahong ) and special cooking wines added extra taste. I have tasted several local paellas and i think , it is the ingredients and style on how they cooked that makes it quite different . The Pricing is relatively CHEAP compared to others in Metro Manila. Php 490 SMALL and Php720 Large. MUST TRY .

Another special mention is their barbecue with rice , Its is tender and marinated to perfection similar to a well-known restaurant chain in Malate area.

It is what we called the traditional family- style recipe which were handed down from several generations ( heirloom recipes)  and i think they must share their culinary menus with the public.

They had their soft opening scheduled last July 18 , 2015 and followed -up with an opening last September 19 with a concert of UP Dharma . Due to the world of mouth and social media – There were a lot of attendees and walk-ins that the management had to turn down some of their guests.

I must give both thumbs -up for the quality of the food, ambiance , home -style heirloom dishes and the service . I will definitely come back for more of their signature dishes together with my friends and loved-ones.

Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 12midnight with extension up to 1:00am especially on weekends.

For reservations , parties and corporate events: call 0927-8120917.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sallianos

Note: Prices of their menu are subject to change without prior notice. I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Brian Macasa  the owners of the place for the warm accommodation to the group.

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