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Yanzi by Lido Cocina Tsina


Yanzi by Lido Cocina Tsina is the newest and trendiest Asian culinary treasure in Marikina City, is quickly making a big name for itself and its delectable dishes as the go-to destination for Chinese cuisine lovers and enthusiasts. With its innovative twist and passion on the traditional flavors of East Asia and a commitment to good quality food, Yanzi has taken the local dining scene by storm and is rapidly making it to the hearts of the dear Marikeños. 

What sets Yanzi apart is its signature hot pot rice, a mouthwatering dish that combines perfectly pressure-cooked rice with an array of fresh ingredients, all simmering in a rich, flavorful sweet salty sauce. This new yet familiar dining experience has captured the hearts of the Marikina residents and foodies alike. Beyond the hot pot rice, Yanzi boasts a large menu filled with creative yet delectable Chinese dishes that push the boundaries of traditional Chinese cuisine. From delicate dumplings bursting with savory fillings to fragrant stir-fries and savory, saucy delights, They are a culinary journey through the diverse flavors of China. Whether you're a fan of classic Chinese dishes or eager to explore inventive interpretations, Yanzi is the place to be for an unforgettable dining experience in Marikina City.

• Yanzi Pressure Pot Rice, the star of Yanzi is a modern twist on the classic Chinese pot rice dish, expertly combining pressure cooking with the same delightful flavors, ensuring a quick yet savory meal for people of all ages. You may choose from pork, chicken with chorizo, salted fish with pork liempo and vegetarian. Watch the video below to know more. 
Macau Baked Rice is a delightful fusion of Chinese and Portuguese flavors that offers a tantalizing medley of ingredients baked to perfection covered in cheese, creating a masterpiece that's loved by everyone, especially me. 
• Sweet and Sour Fish with Lychee is a blend of crispy, tender fish fillets smothered in a luscious, shiny,  tangy-sweet sauce with succulent lychee fruits, creating a symphony of flavors and textures in your mouth.
• Kung Pao Chicken is a fiery Sichuan-inspired classic that features tender chicken pieces, stir-fried with roasted peanuts, dried chili peppers, and a bold, bright spicy sauce that results in a mouthwatering combination of fire and savory goodness. Perfect with rice. 
• Stir Fried Radish Cake with XO Sauce is a Cantonese dish that mixes the crispy pan-fried radish cakes with the rich flavors of XO sauce, resulting a savory and unforgettable culinary ride.
• HK Wanton Soup is my new comfort food and an iconic Hong Kong dish, that has dumplings filled with succulent meat, mushroom and thin glass noodles, floating in a clear, flavorful broth.

With their innovative yet conventional approach to Chinese cuisine and their commitment to cooking excellence, Yanzi invites you to savor a flavor journey that will leave your taste buds delighted and your dining experience unforgettable. 

Yanzi by Lido Cocina Tsina is located at #71 Gil Fernando Avenue, San Roque, Marikina City with telephone number 63 2 88885436. Open daily from 10AM to 10PM. 

Posted By Marikeño11:12:00 PM


Forget Me Not Cafe Marikina


Forget Me Not Cafe is situated on the very charming and trendy little street of Lilac Street in Marikina. Their cafe's doors opened with a warm pioneering spirit, setting itself apart as a true foodie trendsetter in this quiet neighborhood. With its inviting atmosphere and a seamless blend of modern and rustic aesthetics, Forget Me Not Cafe quickly became a beloved destination both for locals and visitors alike. The aroma of freshly ground coffee beans and delectable pastries fills the air, enticing their curious customers to indulge in a moment of tranquility and contentment. As pioneers, the cafe boasts an innovative menu, offering a delightful fusion of flavors inspired by local and international cuisines. From their signature pork salpicao to their mouthwatering artisanal cakes, each bite carries the essence of creativity and passion. 

Their shop has a warm homey feeling to it, decorated with very cutesy intricacies. Once you enter through the door, you will be immediately greeted with their yummy cakes and pastries nicely placed in their cake shelves. Here are just some of the food we tried. 

• Garden Salad: A colorful and refreshing salad boasting with a vibrant crispy, leafy greens, adorned with delectable slices of perfectly boiled egg. 

• Seafood Aglio Olio: A mouthwatering pasta dish that tempts the taste buds with a delightful blend of succulent seafood, garlic-infused olive oil, and cream. Highly recommended. 
• Forget Me Not Burger: Big fat juicy burger filled with fresh greens, sided with crispy fries. 
• Roast Beef in Mushroom Sauce: One of my favorite FMNC dishes. Comes with rice and side salad. 
• Pork Salpicao: Pork meat sautéed in lots of minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, and seasoning. Perfectly accompanied with plain white rice. 

As the pioneer of this vibrant street, this cafe has left an indelible mark, not just in Marikina, but in the hearts of all those who seek a delightful escape from the bustling city life. Visit Forget Me Not Cafe Marikina at #24 Lilac Street, Marikina City. You may call them at 09178699104 . Opens daily, Mon-Thu, 7AM to 11PM, Fri-Sun, 12NN to 11:45PM.

Posted By Marikeño12:53:00 AM


Hannsmat Restaurant


Hannsmat Restaurant is a beloved restaurant located right in the heart of our dear city, faced a daunting challenge when a devastating typhoon struck the city. The typhoon wreaked havoc, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Despite the overwhelming challenges they faced, Hannsmat managed to withstand the storm and emerge as a symbol of resilience in their community. The restaurant's survival can be attributed not only to its business but also to its commitment to serving good comfort food that brings joy to its patrons.

With a menu filled with delectable delights, Hannsmat has become a culinary haven for the people of Marikina. The restaurant's mouthwatering dishes, prepared with passion and expertise, have captured the hearts and taste buds of its loyal customers. In the aftermath of the typhoon, Hannsmat's reopening became a beacon of hope for the community, providing a continuing sense of normalcy and a place where people could find comfort and joy as they celebrate the flavors of life. Through their dedication, Hannsmat continues to uplift the spirits of its customers, reminding them that even in the face of adversity, joy and delicious meals can still be found.

Cucumber salad is refreshing and a delightful blend of crisp cucumbers, tangy vinegar dressing, and a generous slices of onions and tomato, creating a burst of cool flavors and colors on a hot summer day.

Chicharon bulaklak is very crispy and flavorful. It can be enjoyed with or without rice. 

Buttered shrimp is succulent and plump, sautéed in a rich blend of garlic, melted butter, and aromatic herbs which gifted our taste buds with delightful explosion of flavors and silky texture that melted in my mouth with every bite.

T-bone steak was perfectly grilled and seasoned, sided with mashed potato and mixed vegetables. It was a carnivorous delight to a steak enthusiast like me. 

Lechon kawali was super crunchy and perfectly seasoned. A traditional Filipino pork dish that is popular for its crispy skin and very juicy meat. 

Beef caldereta has tender chunks of beef, slowly cooked and simmered in a rich tomato-based sauce. Added with a generous amount of red bell peppers, crushed peppers, carrots and baked potatoes. It was the ultimate comfort food that we were looking for. 

Korean chicken wings is cooked just right. Cooked in the popular Korean yangnyeom chicken style, smothered in red gochujang sauce and sesame seeds.

At Hannsmat Restaurant, you will surely have an enjoyable and unforgettable dining experience as you savor their food while being serenated by a good musician. Savor their mouthwatering food cooked to perfection by their trained chef, serving with a side of warm hospitality. 

They are located at #79 Street Mary's Avenue, Provident Village, Tañong, Marikina City. Open daily from 4PM to 2AM. You may contact them for reservation at 09173085526 / 09165779449. Also visit their HD Cafe by Hannsmat.

Posted By Marikeño2:46:00 AM