My foodie friends and I spent one sunny afternoon in one of the newest foodie spots in Pasig City: Gastro Park Kapitolyo.
Gastro Park Kapitolyo is an expansive (not expensive) space with 15 food stalls of different cuisines and specialties, wooden tables and chairs, and music.
We tried as much food as our tummies could handle, and here are the dishes or drinks that we tried that day:
1. El Phante
El Phante is a stall that offers a fusion of Thai and Mexican flavors in their dishes. We got the Sriracha Carnitas Soft Tacos (Php 150) and the Pad Thai-Mex (Php 175).
|Sriracha Carnitas Soft Tacos|
|Pad Thai Mex|
The Mex-Thai flavor combination is perfect with the Sriracha Carnitas. It was well-presented, and the
level of spiciness was adequate for me. I would love to have this again. The Pad Thai-Mex was also spicy, probably leaning more on the Mexican flavor than Thai. If you love your Pad Thai with more herbs and spice, this one is for you.
Niku-Q is a promising yakitori stall with amazing yet sizeable choices. My friend got sticks of Chicken Thigh or Momos (Php 40), Pork with Asparagus or Asuparabekon (Php 45) and Angus Steak (Php 60).
They probably used the same marinade for all meats, but hey, it works so why change it.
3. Tolyo's Soup & Grill
Named after the area they are located, Tolyo serves mostly wagyu beef dishes. We tried their Grilled Wagyu Beef with Rice and Egg (Php 150). The meat was tender, alright, but it could have been juicier and flavorful if it was cooked until medium rare, and not well done.
4. Brick Plate
Brick Plate offers comfort food like pasta, ribs and pizza. We had their Pulled Pork with Veggies Pizza (Php 145).
|Pulled Pork with Veggies Pizza|
Their pizza reminded me of the local pizza that started during the 1980's. For the price, it was good enough and the serving is more than enough for 3 persons.
Bagneto specializes in Filipino dishes served with bagnet, an Ilocano deep-fried pork dish. We ordered the Kare-Kareng Bagnet (Php 135), served with rice and bagoong.
I really love Kare-kare, and their version was more than what I expected. I would love more Kare kare sauce though. :)
6. Jap Box
We only tried the Gyoza (Php 80) from Jap Box, which didn't look like the gyoza that I love eating. Jap Box also has misono, teriyaki and donburi, which I would prefer to try when I have the chance.
SurFries is known for the blow-torched cheese on top of their fries, but they are also popular with their Raspberry Bowl (Php 85), a huge juice bowl good enough for 2-3 persons. Almost all the tables order this drink. :P
8. The Seventh Element
|Hazelnut French Press|
The Seventh Element serves liquid nitrogen ice cream and coffee. Since I was feeling quite full, I had their Hazelnut French Press (Php 50). I love that the French Press was served on our table, complete with sweeteners and creamer. I must say that the coffee was amazing and hazelnut flavor was spot-on. I should try the ice cream next time.
9. Sweet Nothing
One of the most popular stalls in Gastropark is Sweet Nothing, which serves juices, milkshakes and desserts. We tried the Strawberry Shortcake Shake (Php 120) and the S'mores Milkshake (Php 120).
|Strawberry Shortcake Shake|
Though I'm biased with chocolate, I was more impressed with the Strawberry Shortcake Shake, topped with cotton candy. I enjoyed sipping the Strawberry Shortcake Shake more when I mixed the cotton candy with the shake.
However, the service was quite slow because they ran out of vanilla ice cream at some point that they needed to buy more. I do hope they'll fix the supply problem soon.
We had a great time trying out various dishes and drinks at Gastro Park Kapitolyo. The prices are reasonable and the choices are numerous that one visit is not enough to try everything. I would love to visit this again and try out more food stalls soon.
Gastro Park Kapitolyo
Monday 4:00pm to 12:00mn
Tuesday to Thursday 12:00pm to 12:00mn
Friday to Saturday 12:00pm to 1:00am