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WEEKEND EATS: Save The Best For This Weekend From Mexican Tacos And Lechon, To Delicious Empanada

La Chinesca

The Grid Food Market, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City


There’s no need to go all the way to Parañaque anymore for what many consider the best tacos in town! La Chinesca is finally open at The Grid at Power Plant Mall. You’ll be glad to know that the prices are the same as Chef Bruce Ricketts’ BF Homes outpost. Aside from specialties like the 6-inch soft corn tortilla tacos with a combination of meat, vegetables, fruits, and Mexican sauces, and the guacamole made from Mexican avocados, this sought-after taco shop also offers off-the-menu specials. Just ask the cashier about them. 


Tripitas with beef intestines, watermelon, chile de arbol, chopped onions, and cilantro 

(Photo by Cyrene de la Rosa)



G/F BGC Stopover Pavilion, Rizal Drive corner 31stStreet, Bonifacio Global City


You don’t need to book a flight to Cebu just to get a taste of “the best pig ever” as proclaimed by the late Anthony Bourdain. You can now literally “pig out” because Zubuchon just opened at BGC Stopover, and they’re now offering other dishes aside from the Classic, Boneless, and Spicy Lechon favorites. Now on the menu are familiar Filipino dishes infused with their signature lechon, like Lechon Kare-Kare, Zubuchon Pansit, and Zubuchon Monggo. 


Lechon Kare-Kare 

(Photos courtesy of Zubuchon’s Official Facebook page


Casa Daza by Chef Sandy

2/L, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, UP Campus Diliman, Quezon City, (02) 720 2290

Aside from Casa Daza’s bestsellers like the Kare-Kare, Crispy Pata, and Crab Pansit, owner Sandy Daza now offers a very luscious and affordable empanada. Crunchy on the outside and soft and buttery on the inside. For only P55 per piece, you can now enjoy a very warm and packed Filipino snack that you can enjoy either on its own or by the dozen.

Photo courtesy of Casa Daza by Chef Sandy’s official Instagram Account