10 Dishes to Try at Gastro Park Kapitolyo

Christa De La Cruz
Christa De La Cruz | May 12, 2016
10 Dishes to Try at Gastro Park Kapitolyo

Food hubs in pocket locations across Metro Manila have become rampant in the recent years. There's Maginhawa Street in Quezon City, BF-Aguirre in Parañaque City, and Kapitolyo in Pasig. Foodies now have their go-to spots especially as new restaurants pop up in these locations almost every week.  To add to the variety of choices, food parks within these food hubs have also become popular. These open-air food courts feature food trucks and stalls that sell international street food, easy-to-eat munchies, and just about anything that can go down your throat. 

On the east side of the metro, there's Gastro Park Kapitolyo which opened last November 2015. It showcases 15 food stalls that offer interesting fusion dishes, mouthwatering burgers and steaks, and sweet dessert. Unless you're a group of 10 or so, it'll be hard to select just one meal for yourself. So after trying each stall's bestsellers, we came up with 10 dishes that you should try if you find yourself lost in the Kapitolyo food hub.


1) Pik-a-Boo! Fries

The Surfries! stall has a long list of french fries: both the classic ones like cheese and sour cream and the more experimental premium ones. One of the must-try is their Pik-a-Boo! fries, which is topped with ground beef, white onions, tomatoes, bell pepper, melted cheese, and their signature cheese sauce.

L: Kaboom! (PhP 145); R: Pik-a-Boo! (PhP 165)


2) Sweet Yet Cheesy Pizza 

BrickPlate's specialties include pasta, ribs, chicken, and pizza. Their "Sweet Yet Cheesy" Pizza is your classic three cheese but with a drizzle of honey. Remember that 5-peso slice of pizza you'd always buy from your school canteen as a doe-eyed child? This plate will surely remind you of those fun days!

Sweet Yet cCeesy Pizza (PhP 180)


3) Yakitori BBQ

Niku-Q serves yakitori on a barbeque stick. Their must try are the Asuparebekon (pork with asparagus, PhP 45), Quail Eggs wrapped with Bacon (PhP 45), and Kawa (chiken skin, PhP 30). 


4) Quesadillas

The Masala Bar is an Indian restaurant within Gastro Park. Try their chicken curry and quesadillas.  

Beef Masala Quesadilla with Pico de Gallo and Garlic Dip (PhP 160)


5) Double Burger

At Stuffed by Offbeat, your wish is their command. Your double burger can come with two patties of your choice (offbeat or chorizo), your favorite sauce (jalapeño cheese, cheese, garlic mayo, or meat sauce), canadian bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and cheese.

Make Your Own Double Burger (PhP 200)


6) Mee Goreng

The Wok stall features Singaporean street food. Grab a plate of their Mee Goreng, a popular noodle dish not only in Singapore but also in Malaysia. They also serve Hainanese Chicken Rice, Nasi Goreng, and Char Kway Teow.

Mee Goreng (PhP 150)


7) Mexican Bulalo

Tolyo's Soup N' Grill gives you a fusion of Tex-Mex and Filipino through their Mexican Bulalo. 

Mexican Bulalo with Wagyu Beef and Marrow (PhP 190)


8) Bagnet Rice

You can never go wrong with bagnet! Bagneto also serves bagnet sisig.

Bagnet Rice (PhP 125)


9) Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

As an ex-chemistry major, I remember playing...I mean, experimenting...with liquid nitrogen. It is a colorless liquid, which when poured out from its container quickly turns into gas. The cryogenic fluid is also known to cause rapid freezing on contact with living tissue.

This seemingly dangerous chemical, however, is being used in frozen desserts, spefically ice cream because of its cooling (and cool) properties. The rapid chilling caused by liquid nitrogen leads to the formation of smaller ice crystal, thus providing smoother and creamier ice cream. Check out the Seventh Element stall for some molecular gastronomy.

Avocado, Blueberry Cheesecake, Oreo x Cream Cheese (PhP 150/cup)


10) Cake Shakes

Sweet Nothing is the answer to your sugar addiction. Can't choose between cake and shake? Sweet Nothing gives you both through their signature product, cake shakes. They have strawberry Shortcake Shake, Molten Lava Cake Shake, Birthday Cake Shake, Banofee Pie Shake, S'mores Shake, and even your favorite Matcha Green Tea Shake.

Frozen Hot Chocolate (PhP 120)


Have you been to Gastro Park? What's your favorite? Share your own recommendations!


Gastro Park is located at No. 12, 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig. It is open Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 12 mn; Friday to Saturday, 12 nn to 1 am; and Sunday, 12 nn to 12 am.


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