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4/30/2008

Marikina Delights -- Macky's

Anyone who knows me would tell you how in love I am with Marikina. I have witnessed how this town has transformed from the rape capital of the Philippines to the thriving and bustling little town that it is now.
I love the cleanliness, the order and the friendliness of the people in this town. I would be a liar if I would not admit that the main thing which draws me to this town would be my food finds. One such food find would be Macky's.

To be honest, I have a bit of a complex when it comes to eating places. I am a bit afraid of eating in Carenderia's or Turo Turos...which I know is a loss of mine but I'm just generally uncomfortable in them. Luckily, I got to taste Macky's before seeing the place otherwise I wouldn't have dared go inside.
Macky's offers a variety of merienda fares but it's most famous for it's goto and tokwa't baboy. I have yet to taste it's goto but it's tokwa't baboy is to die for! The tofu used is always fresh, this could be due to the fact that this dish is always sold out before the day ends. The pork is replaced with Lechon Kawali which adds another dimension of texture and flavor to the dish. The sauce is addictive with it's wonderful mix of sour and slightly sweet. Those who, like Ruy and myself, fall in love with the crisp yet tender Lechon Kawali can order a separate order of it for 45 pesos, meanwhile an order of Tokwa't Baboy costs 25 pesos.
Macky's is found in San Roque and Concepcion Uno in Marikina City.

17 comments:

Sakai said...

hmm.. lechon kawali... sarap.....

Marvin said...

Yikes, the rape capital of the Philippines?!! I'm glad it's thriving now with good food finds.

carlotta1924 said...

hmm...i could practically taste that tokwa't baboy...

thanks for sharing

=)

Dhanggit said...

from the looks of it, this tokwat baboy is really to die for.;too bad i didnt knew of this turo turo before i left for philippines last sunday i was in marinikina last week..i'll better try this next time

Liv said...

Sakai: It's amazing how they keep the pork tender yet crisp...sarap talaga! =)

Liv said...

Marvin: I know! What a freaky title right? Glad that's all over though...

Liv said...

Carlotta: It's awesome....hope you get to try it sometime

Liv said...

Dhanggit: Hope we get to publish some of the other food finds in Marikina before you visit the town again. =)

caryn said...

wow! i am drooling! i can almost taste the crispy, salty juiciness slathered in mang tomas or similar. hahaha!

i love marikina too. i was there last december for a wedding and saw some interesting transformer-like recycled sculptures.

Anonymous said...

bluviolet(philippe from pex here, makisuyo, directions please from katipunan/aurora boulevard intersection. salamat!

Noemi said...

no doubt about it - their tokwa't baboy is to die for! didn't know about marikina being the ex-rape capital of the country, though. i KNEW it! haha.

Cynthia said...

I've never heard of this before... it looks lip-smacking good.

Liv said...

Caryn: Those droid-like sculptures are crazy aren't they? Hope you get to visit the town again soon!

Liv said...

Hi Philippe, I'll try to give you accurate directions coming from Aurora Blvd. If you're from Cubao, you go straight ahead to Marikina just go straight until you reach the Bridge. Once you cross the Marikina Bridge you turn right and you just keep going forward until you see the bright Yellow Sign of Macky's. The store comes before the Our Lady of the Abandoned Church

Liv said...

Hahaha...Numi ....I love how passionate you are over this Tokwa't Baboy

Liv said...

Hi Cynthia, It's basically fried tofu mixed with Deep Fried Pork Belly, with a sweetish vinegar and soy sauce mixture.

oliboy said...

i'm in marikina now!!! where is this!!! :) YUMMY!!! :)

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