Dare We Say:
The Metro’s Gr8est
By Shen Mascariñas
The glorious combination of tapa, sunny-side up egg and garlic rice (with suka and atchara on the side) is one of the most comforting Pinoy meals there is. It can make a nasty hangover disappear and a good mood guaranteed—provided of course that it’s done right.
Erase the probability of disappointment; satisfy your tapsilog cravings in these joints!
Maty’s Tapsilog & BBQ
Quirino Avenue, Don Galo, Parañaque City
(02) 854 0889 | Facebook
Open daily from 7am to 3am
Budget for two – P300
Being one of the oldest and most revered, Maty’s is pretty much a tapsilog institution in the South. For only P75, you get to enjoy a generous serving of tender tapa with the right balance of saltiness and sweetness.
What started out as delicious refuge for the hungry bellies surrounding UP Diliman has now expanded into seven branches. One bite of Rodic’s tender, flaky meat that’s almost like floss will surely get you hooked. Don’t forget to douse it with sinamak!
Salcedo Saturday Market, Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati
Legazpi Sunday Market, Herrera cor. Legazpi, Legazpi Village, Makati
The Pantree Food Hall, 119 Dela Rosa Street, Legazpi Village, Makati
Facebook | Budget for two – P400
Try this family secret recipe, and find out why the discerning palates of Makati dwellers have fallen in love with this humble tapsilog stall. Old-Fashioned Tapa is actually the successor of an 80s Spanish-Filipino catering company, Old Fashioned Bibingka at Iba Pa. Their customers craved for their tapa so much that they were forced to make frozen, take-home versions.
How many times has Tapa de Morning sobered you up after a tad bit too many drinks in BGC? While many of you have probably first encountered Recovery Food this way, there’s no doubt that its comforting silogs satisfy all day, every day.
Angus Tapa Centrale
Here, the quality of the beef is supreme, and it definitely makes a difference. Angus Tapa Centrale offers a variety of tapsilogs in different flavors and forms. The signature U.S. Angus Beef Tapa comes in Original, Tropical, Hot n Spicy, Tropical Spicy and Korean BBQ. You can even make it leaner for those of you health-conscious!
Locate the branch nearest you here | Website | Budget for two – P400
Tapa King has been patronized for 30 years, and that’s no simple feat. It may be commercialized with over 30 stores nationwide now, but who can even resist the royal tapa family? Heck, you’ll get to know a person more depending on his/her pick from the King, Queen and Prince. Which one’s your ultimate favorite?
3 Carriedo Street, Old Balara, Quezon City
One of the most famous carinderias in the area—Mang Jimmy’s Tapa Mix is tender, flavorful and deliciously cheap. While you’re here, don’t miss trying the other crowd-favorite sisig.
Jam Foods & Co.
(02) 622 974, 0917 533 1371 | Facebook
Surprise and impress your loved ones by cooking them excellent Angus beef tapa. Order your breakfast viand by the kilo, and start each day with a fully belly and a great mood. Jam Foods offers a hot & spicy version, too!
Where else do you satisfy your tapsilog cravings without fail? Sound off below!