While Tiendesitas has gained the reputation for being the most pet-friendly mall in the Metro, you don’t immediately think of it as a “foodie’s paradise.” However, Tiendesitas offers some of the most underrated cuisines in Pasig. We’ve listed below some of the most notable dining destinations you can find in Tiendesitas.
Price range: Php 130 – 350
When you think you’ve scoured every trendy restaurant and every viral food trend in the Metro, it’s time to go back-to-basics. The Tiendesitas Food Village is an open fiesta food hall popular to Balikbayans for their classic Filipino offerings. And if you’re lucky, you can also find a lineup of your favorite local acts performing on-stage.
To start, go for the sisig at Aysee’s Sisig and discover exactly why it’s a cult favorite. Next, a no-brainer choice for your main course – you can find the ever-famous Kapitolyo restaurant Three Sisters Barbecue here and get scrumptious servings of their Grilled Pork Liempo with Java Rice.
Price range: Php 1500 (for two)
With Korean barbecue spots popping left and right, it is without a doubt the “in” food for barkadas and families these days. After successfully opening in Orbano, Masil opened a bigger branch at Tiendesitas and still offered some of the most tender and flavorful meats in the KBBQ scene. You can order the usual Samgyupsal and have someone cook it for you. You can also opt for cooked dishes like Galbi Jjim (Korean Beef Stew) or Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew). Plus this place is popular with Koreans, if you need any more validation to eat here, it’s that!
Gabriele Italian Restaurant
Price range: Php 800 (for two)
If you’re craving Italian food, then it’s got to be Gabriele. Gabriele serves authentic Italian staples like pizza, pasta, antpasti, and wine at friendly prices. Just how authentic, you say? Gabriele makes their pizza dough from scratch as you order! Don’t forget to pair your meal with their wine selection (order by the glass or by the bottle!)
Tom Sawyer’s Old Fashioned Fried Chicken
Price range: Php 400 (for two)
This favorite from the 70’s and 80’s is back, and if you were around that time, you can bet that it’s as good as you remember. The fried chicken is the star of the menu: big pieces of chicken fried to pale gold perfection. Pair it with mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or hickory rice and you’re good to go!
After getting your money’s worth on these gastronomic delights, come to hang out and be serenaded by the featured night bands.
Tiendesitas just might be the place where you find your next hidden food gem!