MALINGAP CENTRAL FOOD HALL: NOT YOUR USUAL FOOD HUB
With food parks popping up like mushroom around the area of Maginhawa and nearby areas, it seems foodies are starting to crave for quality food. Good thing, Malingap is starting to make a name for itself as a new food hub around the area. Last October 2017, Malingap Central Food Hall opened its doors to cater the foodies who are looking for a different experience (Pinky swear, this one stands out from the rest!)
Food hubs lack of parking spots? Say no more. Guaranteed 14-slots parking!
Malingap Central Food Hall is a unique establishment that stands out from the rest as it offers ample parking (14 slots), comfortable seating through rain or shine, and cool vibes. The food hall consists of two sections, one is the air-conditioned area and the al-fresco one.
Every nook and cranny of this place is really interesting!
This mural is located at their al fresco area. And yes, the best feeling is in your loved one's piling. | Photo by @malingapcentral
Malingap Central Food Hall is a brainchild of Chef Edward Bugia (same person behind the famous Pino restaurant, and Pipino). Every food from each stall went through a stringent selection process of Chef Ed – talk about quality of taste and presentation. Chef Ed meticulously chose 12 ‘lucky’ concessionaires to offer sumptuous and diverse food choices inside the food hall. The food hall is really spacious (600-square meter space), not your usual food hub wherein it is crowded and has poor ventilation. During our visit, we have tried just a few stalls and we cannot wait to go back for more!
El Sombrero – A modern Mexican cantina (Price starts at P55)
Nacho Grande(P190) – Generous servings of everything! We love that El Sombrero aren’t skimping on ingredients. Worth it!
Journey Freaks’ tip: Eat the nachos while it’s fresh, it can get soggy and sad after few moments.
Meat Burrito Carnitas (P190) – We like the flavor (and extra sauces) except for the tortilla wrap (maybe we just got served with a bad tortilla)
Taza Platito – A dessert haven for foodie (Price starts at P70)
Top off your visit to Malingap Central Food Hall with these! | Photo by @malingapcentral
One of the crowd favorites! Taza Platito’s Polvoron Cheesecake (P140) – rich, magical, creamy, but not too sweet!
Hapitori – A Japanese-styled umami haven (Price starts at P30)
We love the umami flavor of each yakitori! Our favorites are US rib fingers (P55/stick) and Chicken thigh + leeks (P45/stick)
Journey Freaks’ note: Hapitori’s white sauce is really goooood!
Wr have yet to try other food concepts such as Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Bulgogi Garden, Nice to Meat You, Quixote, Alfred’s Roast Beef Station, Shish-K, Sticky Pig, and Sweet X. We cannot wait to go back!
Obey these 5 golden rules and you'll be happy. 'I got new rules, I count 'em' -Dua Lipa
What we really loved about Malingap Central Food Hall is their CLAYGOC rule which means Clean As You Go, Cutie. As per the management, they got the inspiration from school cafeterias which typically implement the CLAYGO rule. This CLAYGO rule reminded us on how German restaurants usually work.
Malingap Central Food Hall is open daily from 11:00AM to 10:00PM
P.S. The management of Malingap Central Food Hall plans to have arcade games in the al fresco area by early 2018 – this is worth watching out!
Quality of food: 6/5 (Yes, because they are really good!)
MALINGAP CENTRAL FOOD HALL
Address: 40 Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City.
Contact: 02 7996213
Facebook: Malingap Central Food Hall