My cousin and I recently went to the most popular food markets in the metro: StrEat, located in one of the main foodie destinations in Manila: Maginhawa Street in Quezon City.
StrEat Maginhawa Food Park has both food trucks and food stalls to satisfy your cravings with just about anything.
Good thing we arrived early because the place gets packed really quickly, especially at night. Here are the few things we had during our visit to StrEat:
1. Great Burgers
This cute little red truck caught my attention, so I ordered their Original Burger (Php 160), topped with cheese, tomatoes and lettuce.
The patty is thick and juicy, and though the toppings were not as premium, it was well-presented and good enough for the price.
2. Schmidt's Hotdogs
I have always loved Schmidt's Hotdogs and I was so happy to see their food truck at StrEat. I got my favorite, the Wagamama (Php 130).
Wagamama has Japanese curry, cabbage, shredded nori and Japanese mayo. I really really love the Wagamama that I couldn't find myself to order anything else. Still, I would love to try their other hotdog sandwiches next time.
3. Me Love You Long Time
Though not evident with their name, Me Love You Long Time is an food stall serving Southeast Asian dishes. Not wanting to be too full, I skipped the rice meals and got us a serving of Pad Thai (Php 129).
Sadly, their version of Pad Thai is far from what I have tried in the streets of Bangkok. The noodles are sticky, the egg was put as toppings instead of mixed to the noodles, no tofu and too spicy.
4. The Soul Food Truck
The Soul Food Truck's menu is straightforward yet intriguing, that's why I couldn't help not having their Sour Cream and Rosemary Fries (Php 70) and Deep Fried Cheese (Php 70).
|Sour Cream and Rosemary Fries|
5. The Lost Bread
The most popular food stall in StrEat Maginhawa is not a bakery but a milkshake shop. To order, you should line up early because the queue can get really long. Good thing the service was quick when we visited. My cousin got the bestseller, The Carnival (Php 120) while I got Nut Interested (Php 99).
The Carnival has caramel popcorn and butter cake with a humongous cotton candy on top while Nut Interested has peanut butter, banana and brownie.
I love the presentation of the milkshakes, each cup is indeed instagram-worthy. However, I found the flavors lacking as I couldn't taste the toppings put in but instead tasted mostly milk and sugar. I do hope they'll improve on this though.
Overall, we had a great time with StrEat Maginhawa. The price points are reasonable, the variety of the food is impressive and the food is ranging from satisfactory to amazing. I would love to go back and try more food stalls soon. :)
StrEat: Maginhawa Food Park
Tuesday to Sunday: 5:00pm to 12:00mn