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Rekado Modern Filipino Cuisine

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Rekado Modern Filipino Cuisine is derived from the word "rekado" which means ingredients in Filipino. Filipino food is known to be "marekado" or has so much ingredients. It is a very catchy name for a restaurant and it is the name of the newest food place in Concepcion Dos.  It is a modern Filipino restaurant with a twist. They make your familiar old-style home Filipino cooking and turn it into their own. The place is little small yet warm and cozy. Everything looked so clean and fresh to the eyes.

Rekado is managed and owned by several courageous entrepreneurs who had decided to quit all their cool but tiring jobs abroad and opened a business in Marikina City.  Chef Marco Bitong, their main man, drew inspiration of his dream from his biggest inspiration and idol, his mom. When he was young, he was his mom's assistant during cooking. He would help her by preparing all the ingredients. He would cut the vegetables and prepare all the meat. He did not want to be a chef before, he admitted, but he just could never stop watching his mother cooking. He loved her Caldereta, Dinuguan and Kare Kare. He told us how he would ask his mom to teach him her secrets in cooking but she just encouraged him to watch and to make his own versions of those dishes. We were fortunate enough to experience and taste some of his masterpieces.

Chicharong Bulaklak is a deep-fried ruffled fat made from pig's intestine, a very popular "pulutan" or appetizer. It is best consumed with alcohol but can also be enjoyed with hot steamy rice. It is an oily food and can be lessen by dipping into spicy vinegar. It was not as crispy as I thought it would be but it was perfectly and evenly seasoned though.  If it was made crispy enough, it would be my personal favorite.

Tinapa Roll is another deep-fried appetizer made from tinapa flakes, diced vegetables, salted egg and lumpia wrapper. The lumpia wrapper was a little thick but the filling was tasty and the light tangy vinegar sauce complimented it quite well as it felt light, not oily.

Bam-I or Pancit Bisaya is a Filipino noodle dish which first started in Cebu City. It is quite similar to our favorite pancit canton flavored with chopped vegetables, small shrimps and garnished with calamansi fruit. The serving is a little small, I think. I hope they will side it with small pandesal bread.
Laing is simple and spicy yet true to its taste. Very tasty and perfect with hot white rice.

Sweet and Spicy Garlic Chicken reminds me of Bonchon's Soy Garlic Chicken. Perfectly crunchy glazed chicken.  You can enjoy it with or without rice.

Curry Bicol Express is your favorite spicy Bicol Express enhanced with curry and spice. Another cup of hot rice, please.

Prawn Spicy Aligue has this rich tasty vibrant sauce that is not just visually stunning but also satisfying.
Sinigang na Bulalo is one of their most popular dishes. Served hot and sour, this is definitely one of our Rekado favorites.
Beef and Tripe Kare Kare is creamy and has a rich texture. Marikeños will love this.
Boneless Crispy Pata is literally a killer and a monster, both in size and taste.  Drooling?

Crispy Leche Flan is new and definitely different. Leche Flan strips carefully wrapped in lumpia wrappers and deep-fried into sweet perfection, then beautifully decorated with chocolate syrup.

Rekado Modern Filipino Cuisine is a combination of something modern yet familiar, old yet new, truly Filipino but with a twist. They have a really big menu and lots of foods to choose from. Quality yet affordable food for big groups and families. Chef Marco Bitong had experiences working professionally in big restaurants like Red Crab, Victoria Sports Tower and Mesa. They are open daily from 11AM to 2PM and 5PM to 11PM. Visit Rekado along Katipunan Street, Concepcion Dos. Click here to follow them on Facebook. Click here to view their map for directions.

Posted By Wencel12:21:00 AM

Flat Bread Café

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This is their Signature Warm Chocolate Cookie and Iced Cold Milk. Probably our most favorite item on their menu. It was so good it put a big smile on our faces. Cookie was served hot, chewy and gooey, partnered with a big bottle of cold milk.
Flat Bread Café is composed of several young successful entrepreneurs and individuals who just want to share their great love and passion for cooking and food. They find joy in grouping their selves together. They rely on each other on creativity and talent to be able to share it to the people of Marikina.

They first opened at Crave Park in October 2016 where they were embraced with open arms. However, because of some restrictions on their menu, Flat Bread has finally decided to open their very own café on May 14, 2017 where they serve everything that we love. Do not worry, Crave Park fanatics,  Flat Bread has not left Crave Park. Remember their Smores on a Bread made it to our Top #2 on our Crave Park Special? Click here to read it.

With the Flat Bread Team
Shrimp Po Boy is loaded with juicy shrimps and smothered by lots of cheese.
Are you bored with your everyday food? You want to be challenged? Try this if you aren't a coward. Try Flat Bread's Korean Beef and Kimchi Flat Bread. Soft and fluffy bread topped with real beef and kimchi on top.
Flat bread can be very versatile. You can literally put anything on top of it and love it dearly. You can make it into a Philly Cheesesteak, Beef Kimchi, Meaty Pizza, Smores Flat Bread and many more. It is a combination of something that is both new yet familiar.  Why do you have to check their café? Regular and new customers of their store in Crave Park need to come to Flat Bread Café because they have a much bigger space, a bigger menu and more food to choose from. They do not just offer flat breads anymore. They have full meals, breakfast, desserts and of course, their much loved flat breads. The Flat Bread Team are mean foodies. When it comes to food, they are serious.
Yummy yummy Fish and Chips by Flat Bread. Battered deep-fried fish topped with potato crisps, vegetable sides and capers. Less the guilt because it is fish. 
Chicken Supreme, tender but a little dry. Still tasty though although not our favorite.
Beef Pot Roast is our favorite rice meal. Slowly cooked over low heat. Very tender and so tasty.
Tres Leches is soft and moist. Not too sweet, made just right.
Creme Brulée tasted good. A little dry though and not as creamy as we though it should be. Presentation was impressive though and very pleasing to the eye with a very thin hard caramel on top. Was not our favorite but you should give it a try.
Flat Bread's version of Cabanatuan Longganisa, Spam and Eggs and Garlic Yakiniku Beef Tapa.
Their Corned Beef was really good and juicy. Matched with hash brown and fried eggs.
Flat Bread offers a really great breakfast lineup. They have everything you want from Cabanatuan Longanisa, Spam Brekkie, Gourmet Sardines Flakes, Garlic Yakiniku Beef Tapa and more. My personal favorite is their Corned Beef which tasted really good. It was not too salty with eggs cooked perfectly. One thing that I assure you, they know sh#t about eggs. Just tell them how you want them, whether you want them sunny-side up, scrambled or omelet. They surely know how to do them right. Try their breakfast daily from 7AM to 10AM.

Flat Bread Café is a perfect hangout for friends and families. They don't just offer good comfort foods but reasonably priced as well. They have breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. They also serve pork, beef, chicken, fish and desserts. They have everything you are looking for. Visit them daily from 7AM to 10PM along Sparrow Street, New Marikina Subd., San Roque, Marikina City. Click here to see the map for directions.

Posted By Wencel4:54:00 PM