Recreating Street Food

The past weekend was sleepy and rainy. We did not have anything planned other than to burrow under the sheets. To be more accurate, the "plan" was to do nothing for the whole two days. But, we spoke too soon, we got hungry and were too lazy to prepare anything for merienda. Lucky for us, we live right by Marikina's food street. Lilac Street is peppered with food finds from DIY noodles to baby back ribs and burritos. We chose to have a quick chow at Urban Street for some "street food". The concept of the place is to serve global street food. They have a variety of street food from around the world: chicken satay, kwek-kwek and fish balls, hotdogs, pizzas, fries, tacos, etc. The place looked instagram-ready.

Urban Street
Urban Street

I got the Chili Cheese Fries and the Tusok-tusok, which is an assortment of fishballs, squid balls,and kwek-kwek. The serving for Chili Cheese Fries is big enough but I still don't think you can share it. Mine was wiped out in no time. :) Just the right salty cheesiness. The Tusok-tusok tastes ordinary but I get comfort that it is being prepared in a more sanitary environment and no-one is double dipping in the communal sauce jar. :) This place has also become my go-to for some good iced tea. Not your sugary powdered iced tea, but real brewed black tea sweetened with honey with real fruit flavors.

Chili Cheese Fries
Chili Cheese Fries
I think this is called Manila Tusok-tusok or something like that :) It's an assortment of fishballs, squid balls, and kikiam
I think this is called Manila Tusok-tusok or something like that :) It's an assortment of fishballs, squid balls, and kikiam

Plus points, for allowing Loki inside the resto. He was very well-behaved.

Loki the Frenchie
Loki the Frenchie

Great place to hang out for some comfort street food and no diet days. :)

xoxo,