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I finally visited Malabon for the first time!



Last week, I was invited by Kat of Meow Bites (follow her food trips!) to join her plan to do food crawl in Malabon for a day. So this Wednesday we went with our foodie friend, Basti of Consuela PH (listen to their songs!) for the gastronomic experience.

Us at Nanay's Pancit Malabon

Also check my BINONDO FOOD CRAWL

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LOOKING FOR KITCHEN OR DINING NEEDS?

Here are the best options to shop for your kitchenware and dining essentials:

Shopee is my go-to app for things I needed like the ones above. If you'd like discounts and vouchers, you may get the best offers here:

Malabon Food Crawl

In the recent years, Malabon is gaining its reputation in food industry. Besides the well-known and established delicacies like Pancit Malabon and kakainin, the city is now becoming popular with the new food and brands that you should try, too!


Here are the restaurants, eateries and food shops we found that are worth to visit in Malabon!


Aling Mely's Carinderia

Prior to us going to Malabon, we already heard about this carinderia that has been catering Malabone├▒os for years since 1966, making it the oldest eatery in the city.


Upon entry, we already noticed its classic carideria atmosphere where you can see a typical Filipino house with tables and monoblocks that are flocked with patrons, and a long table that showcases all the dishes they sold.

We arrived at Aling Mely's Carinderia passed 1PM, just a little late for lunch. But the whole place was still jam-packed with customers even at that time.

We asked the staff for their bestsellers. Their suggestions are the following:
  • Beef Mechado (Php140.00 per serving) - their version of greasy and saucy Filipino dish with a big chunk of a slice of beef.
  • Beef Caldereta (Php140.00 per serving) - another beef recipe, Beef Caldereta is my favorite dish because of its thick sauce with a little spice.
  • Tortang Alimasag (Php90.00 per serving) - this one is the first time I tried in my life. Their Tortang Alimasag is a fried egg mixed together with crab meat and ground pork.
  • Relyenong Pusit (Php100.00 per serving) - just like Tortang Alimasag, they use ground pork to stuff the squid, then cooked in oil and soy sauce.


The serving size of their dishes is common to most of the cariderias in the Philippines. However, their pricing is much higher compared to others. To give you an idea, I can order the same dishes with the same serving for only Php50.00 - Php70.00 per dish.

But for the taste and experience, they definitely exceeded my expectations. Visiting Aling Mely's Carinderia in Malabon is absolutely recommended!

Budget for two: P300.00
Address: 10 A. Bonifacio St, Malabon, 1470
Store hours: 5:30 AM–10 PM daily
Delivery: GrabFood, FoodPanda



Mr. Shaw

After our fast lunch at our first stop, we took a 15-20 minutes walk to Bazaar sa Flores to check this trendy shawarma rice in Malabon.


Recently opened this year, Mr. Shaw is already making noise on social media because of their Shawarma Rice meals. All their shawarma rice is priced at Php79.00 only. That's why you'll notice that even students come and order a meal.


As for their serving, it's very generous and packed with java rice. We tried all of their shawarma rice meals (yes, we really did!) So imagine, after a rice meal from Aling Mely's and this? The 3 of us at least took a spoon or two to get to taste each of them.

Budget for two: P160.00
Address: Bazaar sa Flores, Hulong Duhat, Malabon
Store hours: Monday-Friday 11am to 11pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 9pm
Delivery: Pick-up via Lalamove or GradPabili


Aling Tessie's Puto at Balencia Triangulo

Located at the back of Bazaar sa Flores is Flores Street where this well-known small stall can be found.


Aling Tessie who has been selling puto (bagets) and valencia triangulo, two of her famous products since the 90s.

We also got to taste her version of buchi - a sticky fried rice flour filled with monggo.

Budget for two: P80.00
Address: 46 Flores St, Malabon, 1471
Store hours: 2PM (onwards, until supplies last) daily
Delivery: Pick-up via Lalamove or GradPabili



Okoy ni Jay-R

From Flores area, we headed down to Malabon's city proper for our next stop. D' Original Okoy ni Jay-R is located inside the public market of Concepcion.


It was already 4PM when we arrived at the wet market. We were lucky to get to see kuya Jay-R, the owner of the store and who were cooking the okoy - a crispy deep-fried fritters made with glutinous rice batter with various vegetables, including calabaza and sweet potato.

Kat and I bought one to try the okoy ourselves. It's very crispy and tasty. The shrimps are normal to medium size compared to other okoys. It's definitely a must try! Kat even took another one home.

Budget for two: P80.00
Address: Inside Concepcion Market, Malabon
Store hours: 8AM–8PM daily
Delivery: Pick-up via Lalamove or GradPabili


Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon

Just a few minutes walk from Concepcion Market is the famous kakanin in Malabon. Kakanin may vary from different colors, tastes or origins. But most of them are a sweet local Filipino treats made with rice flour, sticky rice, and coconut milk.


Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon is known for selling their version of this kakanin in the country. For a small bilao, you can get a bunch of different kakanins such as sapin-sapin, maja blanca, kutsinta and biko.

Besides their popular kakanin, Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon actually serves other Filipino delicacies such as rice meals and pancit. This branch has dining area, too. Of course, I bought one bilao for me to take home!

Budget for two: P200.00
Address: Gov. Pascual Ave, Arellano Side, Malabon, 1470
Store hours: 5 AM–7 PM daily
Delivery: GrabFood, FoodPanda



Nanay's Pancit Malabon

A few meters away from Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon along Gov. Pascual Ave. is one of the oldest stores to serve the famous Pancit Malabon


Pancit Malabon uses thick rice noodles and sauce that has a yellow-orange hue, attributable to achuete, shrimp broth, and flavor seasoned with patis and taba ng talangka.

For Nanay's Pancit Malabon, they uses tinapa to give you more flavor of the noodle dish. If you are into old house, you are going to love their interiors. I just didn't like the darkness of the ambiance when we visited there past 5PM.

It is said that in 1980's, Miss Remedios Cruz, daughter of Nanay is the person behind the taste of the famous Nanay's Pancit Malabon. It started only as an experiment and became a family business. They sold their special Pancit Malabon in their house along Governor Pascual Avenue.

Budget for two: P150.00
Address: 37 Gov. Pascual Ave, Malabon, 1470
Store hours: 8 AM–6 PM daily
Delivery: GrabFood, FoodPanda


Koneksiyon Bistro Cafe

Last but not least on this list (originally not included to our itinerary) is this bistro cafe which is also located along Gov. Pascual Ave. (literally a block away from Nanay's Pancit Malabon). So if you are looking for a place to chill after a tour or shopping (just like we did) in Malabon, Koneksiyon would be a nice choice!

Koneksiyon Bistro Cafe - Baritan

Koneksiyon gives you a nice modern vibe of a cafe. Not only their serving coffee, but a plenty of food choices and drinks (even alcoholic ones). Koneksiyon is a perfect definition of tambayan.

Budget for two: P400.00
Address: 37 Gov. Pascual Ave, Malabon
Store hours: 10 AM–11 PM daily
Delivery: GrabFood, FoodPanda

Also read my MAGINHAWA FOOD TRIP


Malabon Food Trip Itinerary

Here's the itinerary we followed for our Malabon Food Trip (which you can rearrange depending to your preferred restaurants to try and schedule):
  • 1:00PM - Aling Mely's Carinderia
  • 2:00PM - Mr. Shaw
  • 2:30PM - Aling Tessie's Puto at Balencia Triangulo
  • 3:00PM - Okoy ni Jay-R
  • 3:30PM - Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon
  • 4:00PM - Nanay's Pancit Malabon
  • 5:00PM - Koneksiyon

Check out my Navotas Food Trip guide, too!


ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA 

Klook.com

How to Get to Malabon

Malabon is located northwest of Metro Manila with neighboring cities Manila, Navotas and Valenzuela.

Via Public Commuting
There are PUJs from Manila and Caloocan that en route to Malabon available 24 hours. Here are routes you may take going to Malabon:
  • Divisoria-Gasak (Malabon)
  • Malabon - Monumento via Letre
  • Gasak - Recto via Dagat-dagatan, C-3
  • Malabon (TP) - Navotas (TP)
  • Hulo (Malabon) - Daang Bangko (Navotas)


Getting Around Malabon
There are tricycles and e-trikes around the town proper area. However, the most common public vehicle used here is their own version of pedicab.


Via Private Vehicle
For like us from Pasig and Taguig, it is better to bring own vehicle or hire a GrabCar or JoyRide.


Number Coding in Malabon
Navotas doesn't follow number coding.


Parking in Malabon
Parking may be available depending to the establishment you're going to.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please message us on Facebook.


Where to Eat in Malabon (Food Trip Guide & Day Tour Itinerary)


I finally visited Malabon for the first time!



Last week, I was invited by Kat of Meow Bites (follow her food trips!) to join her plan to do food crawl in Malabon for a day. So this Wednesday we went with our foodie friend, Basti of Consuela PH (listen to their songs!) for the gastronomic experience.

Us at Nanay's Pancit Malabon

Also check my BINONDO FOOD CRAWL

Loading...

LOOKING FOR KITCHEN OR DINING NEEDS?

Here are the best options to shop for your kitchenware and dining essentials:

Shopee is my go-to app for things I needed like the ones above. If you'd like discounts and vouchers, you may get the best offers here:

Malabon Food Crawl

In the recent years, Malabon is gaining its reputation in food industry. Besides the well-known and established delicacies like Pancit Malabon and kakainin, the city is now becoming popular with the new food and brands that you should try, too!


Here are the restaurants, eateries and food shops we found that are worth to visit in Malabon!


Aling Mely's Carinderia

Prior to us going to Malabon, we already heard about this carinderia that has been catering Malabone├▒os for years since 1966, making it the oldest eatery in the city.


Upon entry, we already noticed its classic carideria atmosphere where you can see a typical Filipino house with tables and monoblocks that are flocked with patrons, and a long table that showcases all the dishes they sold.

We arrived at Aling Mely's Carinderia passed 1PM, just a little late for lunch. But the whole place was still jam-packed with customers even at that time.

We asked the staff for their bestsellers. Their suggestions are the following:
  • Beef Mechado (Php140.00 per serving) - their version of greasy and saucy Filipino dish with a big chunk of a slice of beef.
  • Beef Caldereta (Php140.00 per serving) - another beef recipe, Beef Caldereta is my favorite dish because of its thick sauce with a little spice.
  • Tortang Alimasag (Php90.00 per serving) - this one is the first time I tried in my life. Their Tortang Alimasag is a fried egg mixed together with crab meat and ground pork.
  • Relyenong Pusit (Php100.00 per serving) - just like Tortang Alimasag, they use ground pork to stuff the squid, then cooked in oil and soy sauce.


The serving size of their dishes is common to most of the cariderias in the Philippines. However, their pricing is much higher compared to others. To give you an idea, I can order the same dishes with the same serving for only Php50.00 - Php70.00 per dish.

But for the taste and experience, they definitely exceeded my expectations. Visiting Aling Mely's Carinderia in Malabon is absolutely recommended!

Budget for two: P300.00
Address: 10 A. Bonifacio St, Malabon, 1470
Store hours: 5:30 AM–10 PM daily
Delivery: GrabFood, FoodPanda



Mr. Shaw

After our fast lunch at our first stop, we took a 15-20 minutes walk to Bazaar sa Flores to check this trendy shawarma rice in Malabon.


Recently opened this year, Mr. Shaw is already making noise on social media because of their Shawarma Rice meals. All their shawarma rice is priced at Php79.00 only. That's why you'll notice that even students come and order a meal.


As for their serving, it's very generous and packed with java rice. We tried all of their shawarma rice meals (yes, we really did!) So imagine, after a rice meal from Aling Mely's and this? The 3 of us at least took a spoon or two to get to taste each of them.

Budget for two: P160.00
Address: Bazaar sa Flores, Hulong Duhat, Malabon
Store hours: Monday-Friday 11am to 11pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 9pm
Delivery: Pick-up via Lalamove or GradPabili


Aling Tessie's Puto at Balencia Triangulo

Located at the back of Bazaar sa Flores is Flores Street where this well-known small stall can be found.


Aling Tessie who has been selling puto (bagets) and valencia triangulo, two of her famous products since the 90s.

We also got to taste her version of buchi - a sticky fried rice flour filled with monggo.

Budget for two: P80.00
Address: 46 Flores St, Malabon, 1471
Store hours: 2PM (onwards, until supplies last) daily
Delivery: Pick-up via Lalamove or GradPabili



Okoy ni Jay-R

From Flores area, we headed down to Malabon's city proper for our next stop. D' Original Okoy ni Jay-R is located inside the public market of Concepcion.


It was already 4PM when we arrived at the wet market. We were lucky to get to see kuya Jay-R, the owner of the store and who were cooking the okoy - a crispy deep-fried fritters made with glutinous rice batter with various vegetables, including calabaza and sweet potato.

Kat and I bought one to try the okoy ourselves. It's very crispy and tasty. The shrimps are normal to medium size compared to other okoys. It's definitely a must try! Kat even took another one home.

Budget for two: P80.00
Address: Inside Concepcion Market, Malabon
Store hours: 8AM–8PM daily
Delivery: Pick-up via Lalamove or GradPabili


Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon

Just a few minutes walk from Concepcion Market is the famous kakanin in Malabon. Kakanin may vary from different colors, tastes or origins. But most of them are a sweet local Filipino treats made with rice flour, sticky rice, and coconut milk.


Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon is known for selling their version of this kakanin in the country. For a small bilao, you can get a bunch of different kakanins such as sapin-sapin, maja blanca, kutsinta and biko.

Besides their popular kakanin, Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon actually serves other Filipino delicacies such as rice meals and pancit. This branch has dining area, too. Of course, I bought one bilao for me to take home!

Budget for two: P200.00
Address: Gov. Pascual Ave, Arellano Side, Malabon, 1470
Store hours: 5 AM–7 PM daily
Delivery: GrabFood, FoodPanda



Nanay's Pancit Malabon

A few meters away from Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon along Gov. Pascual Ave. is one of the oldest stores to serve the famous Pancit Malabon


Pancit Malabon uses thick rice noodles and sauce that has a yellow-orange hue, attributable to achuete, shrimp broth, and flavor seasoned with patis and taba ng talangka.

For Nanay's Pancit Malabon, they uses tinapa to give you more flavor of the noodle dish. If you are into old house, you are going to love their interiors. I just didn't like the darkness of the ambiance when we visited there past 5PM.

It is said that in 1980's, Miss Remedios Cruz, daughter of Nanay is the person behind the taste of the famous Nanay's Pancit Malabon. It started only as an experiment and became a family business. They sold their special Pancit Malabon in their house along Governor Pascual Avenue.

Budget for two: P150.00
Address: 37 Gov. Pascual Ave, Malabon, 1470
Store hours: 8 AM–6 PM daily
Delivery: GrabFood, FoodPanda


Koneksiyon Bistro Cafe

Last but not least on this list (originally not included to our itinerary) is this bistro cafe which is also located along Gov. Pascual Ave. (literally a block away from Nanay's Pancit Malabon). So if you are looking for a place to chill after a tour or shopping (just like we did) in Malabon, Koneksiyon would be a nice choice!

Koneksiyon Bistro Cafe - Baritan

Koneksiyon gives you a nice modern vibe of a cafe. Not only their serving coffee, but a plenty of food choices and drinks (even alcoholic ones). Koneksiyon is a perfect definition of tambayan.

Budget for two: P400.00
Address: 37 Gov. Pascual Ave, Malabon
Store hours: 10 AM–11 PM daily
Delivery: GrabFood, FoodPanda

Also read my MAGINHAWA FOOD TRIP


Malabon Food Trip Itinerary

Here's the itinerary we followed for our Malabon Food Trip (which you can rearrange depending to your preferred restaurants to try and schedule):
  • 1:00PM - Aling Mely's Carinderia
  • 2:00PM - Mr. Shaw
  • 2:30PM - Aling Tessie's Puto at Balencia Triangulo
  • 3:00PM - Okoy ni Jay-R
  • 3:30PM - Original Dolor's Kakanin ng Malabon
  • 4:00PM - Nanay's Pancit Malabon
  • 5:00PM - Koneksiyon

Check out my Navotas Food Trip guide, too!


ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA 

Klook.com

How to Get to Malabon

Malabon is located northwest of Metro Manila with neighboring cities Manila, Navotas and Valenzuela.

Via Public Commuting
There are PUJs from Manila and Caloocan that en route to Malabon available 24 hours. Here are routes you may take going to Malabon:
  • Divisoria-Gasak (Malabon)
  • Malabon - Monumento via Letre
  • Gasak - Recto via Dagat-dagatan, C-3
  • Malabon (TP) - Navotas (TP)
  • Hulo (Malabon) - Daang Bangko (Navotas)


Getting Around Malabon
There are tricycles and e-trikes around the town proper area. However, the most common public vehicle used here is their own version of pedicab.


Via Private Vehicle
For like us from Pasig and Taguig, it is better to bring own vehicle or hire a GrabCar or JoyRide.


Number Coding in Malabon
Navotas doesn't follow number coding.


Parking in Malabon
Parking may be available depending to the establishment you're going to.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please message us on Facebook.


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