Saturday, November 12, 2011


And then there are times when you feel like eating nothing but steaming hot rice with your favorite ulam.

Nothing fancy, just something somewhat similar to what your mom would cook for you for dinner when you come home.

These are times when you don't really care about posh restaurant interiors, or air conditioning. All you want is real, good food. Period.

In Marikina, when we want meals with the "home-cooked" feel which are fast and affordable, we don't go to fastfoods, of course. We go to panciterias. These are small eateries that serve short orders, mainly variants of pancit, and can be found in practically ever other block of our lovely city.

One of the most talked-about panciterias in Marikina is Panciteria ni Edong, I could say in the same league as Tabo or Jesus panciteria. The owner of this place is Tito Japs, who is also the owner of Japs shoes. (Let me tell you, they make really mean customized shoes. You can even tell them your idea of the perfect shoe, or rip something off a magazine for their reference, perhaps?)

The other week, after scouting for the perfect toilet set (ooops, appetizing much?) to replace our existing one, we were very hungry and exhausted and we just wanted to eat. A lot. Since Edong's is just on the other side of Marcos Highway from Sta. Lucia and Robinson's Metro East, we easily nominated the place and found ourselves heading that direction within seconds.

Their menu is BIG. From pancit variants, to meat, or veggies, or seafood, you will feel your mouth begin to water as you browse their menu. After placing our orders, Mom began working on the sawsawan (dipping sauce) made of soy sauce, calamansi and chili.

And then our orders arrived. "Rawrrrr", our stomachs said.

 Hototay soup - always a perfect starter for a homey lunch (170 PhP, serves 6-8 persons)

Torta con Hipon - huge serving of crunchy on the edges, soft in the middle omelette of veggies and shrimps. Soooo good. (195 PhP)

Tokwa con Lechon - Tofu cubes with Lechon Kawali. Sarap. How can you go on a diet with dishes like this one? (Well, at least the tofu part is healthy.) (155 PhP)

And our favorite: Steamed Pla-pla served with Mayo-Crunchy garlic dressing. The fish was gone in 60 seconds - yes, just like the film. Really, really, good. (220 PhP)

The hot and humid weather that day gave us the perfect justification to order mais con hielo. :D (25PhP)

*Burp*. Enough said. ;)

#34 Pikador St. corner Dragon St., Midtown Subdivision,
San Roque, Marikina City, Philippines
Opens daily from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM / 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Tel. No.: (02) 645-1350 / (02) 903-7389 / 09192955555
THEY DELIVER! Minimum 250 PhP. Allow 45-60 minutes delivery. Delivery is limited to coverage area.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

Marikina, aking hirang.



  1. hello pinkc00kies! yup, super yummy ng torta. it's our favorite from Edong's! :D

    1. the torta tastes and feels incredibly fake. all flour.. yuck

    2. awww... believe it or not, that torta has a following :-) sad to hear it doesn't suit your taste... maybe you can try other items on their menu next time too ;-) ciao!

  2. hi Roni, I was looking for something else via Google and the search results led me to your page. One of the best search engine mistakes ever! Love the food! Keep blogging!

  3. awww, thanks so much Nomer, I am honoured! ;)

  4. OMG! This is one of my favorite eating spots here in mArikina! I miss torta con karne the most! hehe

    Thanks for sharing this! Great blog! Following you now! You can check out mine and follow if you want. ty :)

  5. thanks so much Sushee!! great make up art you got there. ;)

  6. i miss this place. we use to go here almost every weekend when i was living there in marikina. I looooove their food, no exception. I have been telling my friends here in cali about edongs. this is one of the places that i will surely visit when i go back there. thanks for the post. i missed philippines and i missed Pacinteria ni Edong.

  7. hi BeBe! Glad I was able to share Edong's with you again, even virtually. :) I do hope you can come home soon and visit the panciteria! ;) it is truly an institution in Marikina :D thanks for dropping by!

  8. I love hole in the wall places like these. I really need to visit Marikina soon :)

    1. I'm sure you'll love their torta con Hipon... and the rest of the menu like we all do. ;-) do let me know how your Marikina food trip goes! Thanks so much for dropping by, I really appreciate your comments. ;-)


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