Pioneer Street Market: Mandaluyong’s Hidden Food Gem

Bakmi Nyonya


Indonesian food takes its place at Pioneer with Bakmi Nyonya, an multi-award-winning stall which takes pride in its authentic Indonesian cuisine. With their tender Beef Rendang cooked in coconut milk for 6 hours and Batagor (described to be like the dimsum of Indonesia with peanut sauce), a new taste joins the Asian cuisine scene.

Fuego Amigo


Another thing you don’t see everyday: Portuguese style cooking. Fuego Amigo’s bestselling Portuguese-style chicken is not only generously large, but also has a spicy kick.

It also comes with side dishes like Japanese cole slaw. Want some more spice? Dip it in their chili sauce.

Monster Burger


Monster Burger offers traditional burgers and fusion burgers unlike any other burger chain. Aside from the interestingly flavored and must-try spicy caldereta burger, they also have sinigang and bulalo burgers on their menu. With 100% Australian beef, their patties are thick and full of flavor. They even have an up-and-coming crocodile burger, so watch out for that.

Shining DragonFire Bacolod’s Grill


For those who love authentic chicken inasal, this hearty meal comes with chicken oil that gives a little more heartiness to your chicken or your rice.

Current Swell


Current Swell specializes in micro roasted coffee, but they also sell brunch food that goes hand-in-hand with their coffee, like this fully loaded Chori Rice bowl. Chorizo, curry rice, and a poached egg – this unconventional mix of flavors is recommended for when you’re really, really hungry.

The Bad Apple


Of all desserts at Pioneer Street Market, this one is an absolute must-try. Though caramel apples always look too sweet and filling, this one overturned our expectations at first bite and left us wanting more.

The fresh crunch of granny smith apples coated with caramel and white chocolate is the perfect way to cap off your full meal. The Bad Apple also offers other flavors to suit your palate: gooey, crunchy, sweet & salty, smooth, textured, semi-sweet, or extra sweet – they got you.

Dairy Frost


Handcrafted and creamy ice cream that isn’t too sweet, Dairy Frost tastes fresh and smooth with flavors like Strawberry Cream, Japanese Green Tea, Mocha Almond Fudge, and Salted Caramel. (They even use twice as many real strawberries as other brands.) Aside from plain ice cream servings, they also come in pints, cones, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, and rootbeer floats.

Jan’s Kitchen


From the European-inspired Jan’s Kitchen comes large and thin flat dessert pancakes. This one has slices of granny apples inside the pancake and is sprinkled with cinnamon, sea salt and butter to top it off. Plus, they let you drizzle as much caramel sauce on it as you want!

Thirsty Turtle


Diet? Thirsty Turtle’s got your back with their fresh fruit and vegetable shakes. This banana, spinach, and avocado shake may sound unappetising, but it tastes great! Plus points for making you feel like you’re losing weight along the way (especially after everything that you end up eating at Pioneer Street Market).

Read on to the next page to see the rest of Pioneer Street Market.


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