Yummy Delights at Chef Ferdie’s Burgers Wings and Dip at Nangka, Marikina City

Chef Ferdie’s Burger and Wings started their operations at their backyard around late 2015 and was named after the proprietor Chef Ferdie’s .  It started as a simple snack house within their neighborhood area. Eventually, more people came and their house garage became too cramp for their expanding business.

The husband and wife tandem decided to open a restaurant outlet near their house last  November 8, 2016 .

Chef Ferdie’s Burgers , Wings and Dips Restaurant

Chef Ferdie’s Burger , Wings and Dip Restaurant open at M and J Square 2nd Floor, J.P. Rizal corner Buenamar Street near Puregold ,  Nangka , Marikina City .

Chef Ferdie’s interior

The restaurant can accommodate between 25 to 30 people at any given occasion, But a pre-reservation is a MUST for those planning to book the restaurant for their event.

Chef’s Ferdie’s Burger , Wings and Dips Specialties 

lemonade and cucumber drink

Lemonade and cucumber drink at Php 38

 Chef’s Barbecue Spare ribs with a Choice of Mashed Potato, Fries and Coleslaw

Chef’s barbecue spare ribs only cost Php 188.00

Burger Extreme

Burger Extreme is only priced at Php 148.00

Garlic Buttered Wings with Dip

Garlic Buttered Wings with Dip Php 178.00 ( 6 piece)  just add Php 38.00 for unlimited rice

Spicy Red Buffalo Wings at Php 178.00 

Nutty Banana Split Extreme

Nutty Banana Split Extreme with marshmallows , topped with vanilla ice cream, peanuts , glazed with sugar and chocolate syrup MUST TRY at Php 258.00 ( for sharing )

Kawaling Pinoy members

Operations: Everyday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm 

Last Order : 9:30 pm 

Contact : 9851380 / 0918-6690296

Address:  M and J Square 2nd Floor, J.P. Rizal corner Buenamar Street near Puregold ,  Nangka , Marikina City . 

How to commute : From SM North EDSA or Trinoma , there are jeepeney and AUV express which ply San Mateo . Then take another jeepney ride going to Marikina .


Delectable Dishes at Heat Stroke Grill within Montare Food & Venue Place

Delectable and mouthwatering grill dishes , burgers , kebab and ribs are just a few sample of menus that can can try when they visit Montare Food and Venue Place . The venue is classy and not your ordinary food hubs or food parks . The outdoor garden area is neatly manicured in lawn grass with dozens of date palms , ornamental flowering plants and can accommodate between 150 to 200 people at any given time. Aside from the main function rooms.

Heat Stroke Grill stall

One of the MUST TRY food stalls located within the place is the Heat Stroke Grill stall . Their menu is perfect as finger food and best accompanied with cold beer .

Here are some of the Best Sellers in the Menu

Baby Back Ribs ( Php 160 ) per order , Chicken Kebab ( Php 160 ) and Grilled Pork Binagoongan  ( Php 160) 

pork sisig

This is one of the signature dishes offered in sizzling plate with egg and chopped spring onion leaves . ( Php 150 ) ala carte and (Php 300 )platter

Pork Belly Inasal with Jaun Rice and Chimichurri sauce – This is another dish which is a fusion of Filipino and Latin American . Chimichurri sauce made from finely chopped parsley , minced garlic , olive oil , oregano , red pepper flakes , white or red wine vinegar . It depends on what country in Latin America as the sauce can have slightly different variation .

The pork belly is cooked just right with the right chimichurri sauce and pickled cucumber and radish  as side dish. This is ideal between  1 to 2 person sharing .

Heat Stroke Chicken in Asian Style – The marinated chicken is tender with a savory taste , This is a complete meal with egg , pickled cucumber and radish .

Rice Options– Jaun Rice is a type of yellowish rice with fried garlic , Spiced Melano Rice is sweet and a little bit spicy , Albino or Plain rice.

Sauce Options : Chimichurri green sauce , This is a Latin American sauce . Harissa -Grilled pepper ,garlic , spices and cumin . Teriyaki – A Japanese which gives an Asian flavor.

There is also Heat Stroke Grill sweet sauce and sinamak ( local vinegar with spices )

Pork Binagoongan with Rice is another MUST TRY dish at Heat Stroke Grill – The pork is well marinated  with bagoong ( shrimp paste mixture is just right ) a few chopped tomatoes, finger chilies and chopped onions add more colors and spice. Not your typical salty Binagoongan dish.

Baby Back Ribs or Pork Ribs with Rice and Sauce is another MUST TRY dish . The meat is tender and the sauce is amazing . This can be shared between 2 persons .

Cucumber lemon juice

Note and Full Disclosure : prices and menus are subject to change without prior notice , author was just invited to have an honest review of the place and heat stroke grill.

Operations : Everyday 3:00 pm to 12:00 midnight

Address: Lot 12 Centro de Buenviaje Commercial, Mayor Gil Fernando corner Aquilina Street , Marikina City .

Telephone : (02) 907-1382

For more information about their menus , reservations and catering -Please visit Heat Stroke Grill











Montare : Food and Event Hub in the Heart of Marikina City

Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue, Marikina City 

Montare Events and Food Hub is one of the newest event and food hub near the famed Lilac street within Marikina’s Food strip street .  What makes this place unique from other food hub is that the place had a large manicured garden and an air-conditioned rooms which can also double as venue place. Montare food hub just opened its business during the first quarter of this  year, thru word of mouth and repeat customers. The place is now slowly enjoying the prestige and people coming back .


The garden area can host between 150 to 200 people at any given day , while the indoor rooms and function rooms can host between 150 to 200 people .

The venue place used to be owned by a well-known artist before the current proprietors renovate and restore the place .  There are 8 different food concessionaire serving different kinds of menus ranging from appetizer meals , grilled foods, pasta, burger , dimsums, fried chicken , nachos , steak , shrimps , beverages and milk shakes .

The Food and Events Center 

Address: Gil Fernando Avenue, Marikina City 

OpenS Everyday from 3:00pm to 12 midnight and until 1:00am on weekends.






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.

Marikina Biyaya Industriya Organismo Expo 2010

Event: Biyaya . Industriya . Organismo Expo 2010

Venue: Marikina Riverbanks- ECOM Building

Date: September 15 to October 15, 2010 with possible pre-Christmas Bazaar extension

Theme: Pagkalinga at Pagpapahalaga sa Kalikasan

Event Venue: Riverbanks Center, the most unique commercial and recreational, one stop family destination in Marikina City. Riverbanks Development Corporation (RDC) established Riverbanks Center to develop the Marikina riverside into an urban center, enhanced by the river, preserving the ECOlogy and promoting people’s love for nature. With this in mind,  the company tag-line is your  ECO-friendly destination came about, “ECO” referring to ECOlogy, ECOnomy and E-COmmerce.

Marikina Riverbanks B.I.O. Expo 2010 poster

Visitor Profile: Riverbanks E-Com building is accessible to the residents of   Libis, Cubao , Xavierville Village in  Quezon City, Pasig, Antipolo, Cainta, San Mateo , Marikina and other nearby communities come in droves to check out the Riverbanks Mall housing popular retail stores, branded outlet stores, restaurants and favorite fastfood chains at ECO-friendly prices. And with the declaration by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) of two of Riverbanks Center’s buildings as information and technology (ICT) buildings, more spaces will be available for E-COmmerce services, restaurants and much more. Parking is not a problem with ample space for everyone.

Riverbanks E-Com building

E-COM Building :

PEZA registered E-com Bldg. of Riverbanks Center with more than 20,000 sq.m. open floor space to offer is now available for business process outsourcing (BPO) firms and other office tenants. Located at the portal of Marikina City, the new building is very accessible to public transportation like the MRT / LRT and the local public utility vehicles terminal. It is also adjacent to the Riverbanks Mall which houses a food court that offers several food choices at very affordable prices, fast food chains as well as restaurants that are open 24 / 7 . Parking and security will not be a problem with the ample covered parking situated just beside the new ICT building plus the presence of a police station within the area.

Vicinity Map Location:

How to get Here:
1. From Cubao, you may take the Jeepney or FX going to SSS, Fortune, Parang, Calumpang and San Mateo.
2. From Cubao, you may also take the LRT and get off at the Katipunan station and take the Jeepney or FX route mentioned above.
3. From UP, Tandang Sora and Commonwealth, you may take the Jeepney going to Katipunan and get off at the corner of Aurora Blvd. and take the same Jeepney/FX route stated above.

Event Brief:

B.I.O. stands for Biyaya , Industriya , Organismo a term used for the expo which will showcase the bounty of nature , industry and organism will be held at the Marikina Riverbanks E-Com Building . This bazaar trade fair will be held from September 15 to October 15, 2010 . The expo is a major event which caters primarily to showcase some of the country’s top producers from health and wellness products, agriculture , orchids, ornamental plant wholesalers, retailers, pet animals such as reptiles, dogs, cats, insects , fishes , pet accessories, leather , fashion , lifestyle ,travel, handicrafts, landscape artists , food , native products, environment friendly products and services, Non-Government Organizations , Cause – Oriented Association , Advocacy groups , Environmental Advocates.

Trade Fair and Exhibit

Exhibitors and company can join for a minimum period of 15 days and a maximum of 30 days . With its unique feature of different themed sections from petting zoo, reptile center , handicraft area, landscape theme gardens , eco -friendly products and services, organic produce , food section , an activity area and an interactive secretariat , Expect that there is something new every month !

Trade Show Partners and Exhibitors:

Reptiles Amphibians and Pet Center one of the event partners will showcase several exotic and rare pets such as reticulated pythons, tarantulas , caimans, turtles and several unique kinds of pet.

Mandaluyong Garden Club was formed more than 20 years ago when a group of garden enthusiasts formed a group that would educate the people the basics of gardening, plant appreciation and to nurture the environment . through several villages , subdivisions and condominiums within Mandaluyong City. Some of these villages include Wack- Wack, East  Greenhills, Acropolis and some high  rise condominium units. The trend of gardening on condominiums is also encourage by the group.

Metts’ Plant Art – Professor Serapion Metilla will have a landscape exhibit on the venue. His unique tray landscaping styles had earned him numerous awards and commendation from local and intentional  garden , ikebana and ornamental clubs.

Stella Blu – is a catering service with a mix fusion of Asian and Italian style of menu with branches located in Mandaluyong and Makati.

Planet Earth – a company known for their quality t-shirt and glow in the dark -t shirt.

Buy and Sell Philippines– Asia’s first Free Ads newspaper and Philippines #1 Free Ads newspaper will release a pre-event and a post event write-ups.

People’s Tonight – One of the Philippines largest English tabloid will help cover the event.

Manila Bulletin – One of the country’s leading newspaper

Tulay Newspaper – one of the leading fortnightly digest that caters the Filipino- Chinese community . This bi-monthly digest is part of the World News .

NBN channel 4 – a government station will help televised the event.

Pinoy Exchange Forum– One of the leading forum sites in the Philippines

World Vision Philippines – World Vision is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organization dedicated to
working with children, families and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice.

Philippine Science Centrum – Located adjacent to the B.I.O. Expo .

RK Fashion Design – Quality Philippine made fashion accessories with  international awards and recognition for its designs and the use of natural and organic materials and components.

Trade Show Committee:

This trade show was organized by Design Concept and Event Management for Marikina Riverbank Company . This event company started as a small venture 3 years ago which handles corporate functions, event coordination, trade shows , bazaars and exhibits .

Contact Details:

Ms. Erika Ramirez, Mr. Dan Del Rosario , Mr. Louie Rivero – Event coordinators
Telephone # 468-9277
Cellphone # 0916-402-3572

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