Hana of Little Tokyo in Makati, is hands down has the best Takoyaki balls in this side of the world. The location is right smack across Makati Cinema Square. No Takoyaki stall in the metro has come close. Takoyaki at its best. As authentic as can be. For one, their cooks except for one are all Japanese.
Let us just say you are not a homegrown Marikenyo if you live in Marikina and do not know Jesus Panciteria. Despite its not very attractive facade, patrons still come nonetheless expectant of the same old recipes they have come to love through the years.
We’re not sure who runs Jesus Panciteria. But it does look like appearance does not matter so much more than keeping the same recipes that are soon to be tagged as heirloom ones even as years progress. Â This humble looking panciteria situated in Marikina has barely added a recipe to its list.
The same old recipes even balikabayans would come home for.
Maxâ€™s Restaurant is a default place for families for generations now. For our own family, it can be traced back to my fatherâ€™s influence as he very well favors the place like no other. Whenever we have a get together, Maxâ€™s will be no doubt on top of the list.
In celebration of Maxâ€™s 65 years, they are choosing to go down memory lane and serve their patrons with secret family heirloom recipes, namely: Maxâ€™s Pork Binagoongan and Maxâ€™s Chicken Caldereta. â€œWe want to offer our customers something different, yet something very familiar to their taste buds. We came up with two of the original recipes of Nanay Ruby, the restaurantâ€™sÂ first cook who developed the secret recipe for Maxâ€™s sarap-to-the-bones chicken. Our present- day food crowd is in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat as they sample exquisite dishes that have been in the Maxâ€™s family tradition since 1945,â€ said Marc San Juan, Maxâ€™s Assistant Marketing Manager for Core Products and Innovations.