Explored the popular street of Maginhawa to fill in our hungry tummies! :) It was quite an experience, but I don’t think I’ll go come again.
Gerald and I have always wanted to go on a food trip to Maginhawa, since the street is known to have a lot of must-try restaurants. He’s supposed to go with his officemates and promised me he’ll take me there if it’s worth going to. But they weren’t able to go, so he went with me instead. (So I’m second priority now, huh? Haha)
We listed few restaurants to visit and we even had a strategy, thinking we’ll hop from one restaurant to another but nope, we just went with the flow, haha, until we found StrEat.
I was expecting it to be bigger, while Gerald expected it to be more crowded and lively. I don’t know what’s with him, he likes crowded places now! He likes seeing a lot of people.
Maginhawa’s StrEat Food Park
Because we were so hungry that time (I came straight from work), we hurriedly ordered from different stalls – The Soul Food Truck, Great Burger, Egg-It Asian Street Food and The Lost Bread.
If you were to order what we had, do you think you’ll already get full? We were not. I think we didn’t get the worth of what we paid for. :( The taste was so-so for their price. Nothing special!
On the other hand, I was quite impressed with The Lost Bread. We ordered Carnival because yes, sweets overload and I’m about to say sorry to my tonsils again. But, when I tasted it, it isn’t too sweet! My tonsils can handle it, yey! This might disappoint those who love sweets but for me, it’s just perfect. :)
For our next restaurant, we tried Crazy Katsu as recommended by a friend. We only ordered Gyoza and Chicken Katsu to save more space in our tummy because we wanted to visit another restaurant after. Hehe.
Their best seller, Chicken Katsu, is really good! It’s definitely a must try. :) For the gyoza, we didn’t like it. :( They have few items on the menu and I hope they add more, even if it’s only Takoyaki. Hehe.
We wanted to go to RBCTY because it was also recommended but we couldn’t find it. We were only able to find it when we’re already in the trike going home. Next time! Haha
This is our last stop and probably the highlight of our day. We enjoyed our long stay in Iscreamist. Hehe
It was difficult to find it, we even thought Google Maps is betraying us. Thanks to Gerald’s keen eyes he found it inside a building. There were no signage and we just assumed based on the light inside, as we compared to how we see it in photos online.
Up to now, I am doubting if it’s the branch that I see on blogs because it looks really different. If you know anything, please tell me! Haha
Now going back to the experience…
We wanted to try the macarons but it’s out of stock so we ordered Dragon’s Breath instead. Gerald tried it first and he told me it’s too cold and it sticks on your tongue.
I was really afraid because I’ve read it might give you freeze burns, plus, I have sensitive teeth. I can’t even bite soft ice cream, guys! And that is why I don’t eat popsicles.
But later on, I was able to do it! I was just struggling how to remove the smores from the stick, because I can’t bite the smores. Haha. We enjoyed it so much, I think we ordered three sets of Dragon’s Breath. Haha.
Overall, we were disappointed with our Maginhawa experience. It’s not something that we’re willing to do again, unless maybe if we’ll be with friends next time. We still want to try the other restaurants because they might really be good and it would be a waste not to try them. Also, there are a few establishments around that we want to visit. I’ve seen a music store that sells good cymbal and I’d like to try them.
It’s your turn!
- Have you been to Maginhawa? Tell me your experience! :)
- Any good restaurants you could recommend?