It was my first time Baclaran last weekend, and I went there with zero expectations. Always Hungry had invited Phantasm Darkstar and me to one of his invites down south. We thought Pista Food Hall was a restaurant, but when we entered the bustling street, we realized it couldn’t have been a restaurant in the middle of a tiangge. Reading the email properly this time, we imagined a food court like the one you’d find in a mall, which made a lot of sense for that location. The conjo in me was starting to panic.
The traffic on that short strip was horrendous! My car was stuck on that road for an entire hour, so we all agreed to walk. Apprehensive and cautious, we filed out of the car and started towards where we thought Pista Food Hall might have been. Google–our trusty friend–might have pointed us to the general direction, but it was the sight on the road that ultimately helped us spot the building Victory Food Market. Located on the last floor, Pista Food Hall was an oasis in the middle of a desert! The moment we stepped off the lift, we were utterly impressed by how snazzy the place was! The furniture and fixtures were modern and upscale, a far cry from the scene beneath Pista Food Hall.
Pretty much like a food court but with a consistent theme and better quality, Pista Food Hall serves some favorite Filipino dishes originating from different parts of the Philippines, like the Ilocano Bagnet, Sizzling Sisig with egg, creamy Kare Kare, and even street food like Fishball and Isaw. For only PHP 280*, you get a chance to eat-all-you-can from so many options! There’s a stall for grilled food where you’d find isaw and other barbecued goods. While it generally serves Filipino cuisine, some of the dishes have Southeast Asian influences, like the Garlic Spicy Fish commonly found in Singapore and the Zamboanga Soup which has some Malaysian traits given how Zamboanga is only a boat’s ride from Malaysia. I’d say the quality isn’t bad given the price. It’s great for people who stay near Baclaran whenever they crave for Filipino comfort food.
PHP 99 Solo Meal with Unli Rice
PHP 599 Salo-Salo Meals with Unli Rice (3-4 Pax)
PHP 280 Eat-All-You-Can (Wed/Sat/Sun Buffet)
Location: 5/F Victory Food Mall, Redemptorist Road, Baclaran, 1702 Parañaque
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pistafoodhall/