We spotted something new in Quezon City, Scout Rallos Area. We were just here the day before to try out Hungry Samurai
There are a lot of new restaurants in Tomas Morato. This is more of Tina’s area but this is quite far from me but I am always curious to try new things. We were invited to try out the establishments in Elements Hall at Rallos and we of course, said yes.
One thing noticeable about Elements Hall, is that they have a parking space exclusive for their customers. Parking is one of the issues people have about restaurants in Tomas Morato so it’s good to know that they didn’t scrimp and provided their customer with parking area.
Elements Hall at Rallos Street is not only a food hub but a community as well. Through food hall like this, the Elements Hall and the individual stores are able to observe the market, innovate, and make improvements. And, create even a trend. For the part of customers, they can conveniently expand their taste palate in one place.
In Elements Hall, they have a food court-like area ( Picnic Grounds) with several restaurants inside. But they also have stand-alone restaurants. One thing that is convenient for customers of Elements Hall @ Rallos is that while eating at one establishment, you are allowed to order your favorite dishes in the other restaurants.The server will order them for you as long as they know where you are mainly sitting. They may even combine two different products into one delicious dish. See, that solves the need to choose one restaurant. You can order everything you are craving for in one place. Just note, that as of now, Elements Hall @ Rallos is cash basis only.
So, anyway, when ordering, you may pick dishes even those coming from the other stalls or restaurants.
Read more below to learn about some of the highlights during our food crawl in Elements Hall @ Rallos.
Ground Floor of Elements Hall @ Rallos
The Cold DeliBeery serves up Cold Deli Beers, perfect to end a long day or week. For something to pair with the cold drinks, they offer grilled Filipino street food like Liempo (Grilled Pork Belly), Isaw (Pork Intestine), and Tenga (Pork Ears).
We tried their Barbecue with dip sauce Suka (vinegar). Overall, it was tasty sweet and savory. It is definitely one of my favorites. This Barbecue is already tasty on its own. It was a consensus, we all enjoyed it. Pefect for pulutan.
It comes in huge servings and with a reasonable price of P 100 per serving of three (3) sticks of barbecue.
Also on their menu are sodas, juice, and Hungarian Sausage with onion.
Mantaro Peruvian Restaurant
The Mantaro is a top bet during the event. Everyone seems to really enjoy the food here. The Mantaro offers authentic Peruvian dishes which are not total strangers to Filipino taste buds as they are similar to Spanish-inspired Filipino dishes. We had just tried one in Mckinely Hill, Yuca, where we enjoyed the food too.
So, we sampled their Arroz con Mariscos and Ceviche con Pescado. I have always been a fan of ceviche and Mantaro was able to live up to that expectation. A plate of this costs P 360.
Then, their Arroz con Mariscos or Peruvian Paella was a burst of flavors. It was like everything’s already on one plate. It comes with a generous portion of seafood and spices for P 470 per servings.
Nina’s Sweet Delicacies by Eurobake Quezon City Branch
By the entrance of the Elements Hall Rallos, you can already see the branch of the Nina’s Sweet Delicacies. They offer Filipino snacks and sweet delights for takeout.
On their shelf, we found their Inipit de Leche and Ensaymada Malolos. The Ensaymada Malolos plays around P 75 to P 360, depending on the size. The Inipit de Leche comes in a small pack or individually packed for around P 190 to P 285, or more or less.
2nd Floor – Inside the Picnic Grounds
Picnic Grounds is a food court with five (5) food stalls.
18 Days Coffee Roaster
The 18 Days Coffee Roaster lets you choose the right blend for your coffee while showcasing a menu of Filipino homegrown coffee products. It was like a café-hopping around the Philippines like Sagada, Cavite, Matumtum, and Mt. Apo.
We were able to try Arabica Sagada, Arabica Mt. Apo, Liberica Mindoro, and Arabica Matutum. Each was freshly brewed for P 70 per cup. Maybe next time, we’ll try their prepacked ground and roasted coffee.
I have tried the Excelsa and Robusta before during our stay at the Coffee Estate in Cavite so I wanted to try something else. I asked the barrista for something light and he suggested Arrabica Matutum. This was exactly what I needed.
The 18 Days Coffee Roaster at Elements Hall – Rallos is already the fourth branch. They can also be found in Nuvali, Alabang and Las Pinas.
The Clucky’s Chicken offers mainly Asian flavors through comfort foods that Filipinos love. So, this includes burgers, noodles, salad, fried, rice with toppings, and chicken with Asian dipping sauces as well as Western sauces. The Clucky’s Chicken has nine different flavors of dipping sauces.
During the event, we had an assortment of chicken wings with three different coatings which are Original Sweet and Spicy, Soy Garlic, and Garlic Parmesan sauces. You can get an order of this for P159 to P309 per 4 to 8 pieces or for P779 per 20 pieces.
Amongst all, I liked the Spicy one and Garlic Parmesan but the others were also very tasty.
Also, we had the Pork Kimchi Yakisoba for P 75 per servings and Dirty Rice for P 75 per bowl. Dirty Rice is a decent rice meal rich in meat, spices and herbs. The Pork Kimchi Yakisoba is just perfectly spicy.
Yes, another dessert factory in Elements Hall at Rallos! What’s impressive about the Gelato Lab is that they only produce certain amount of stacks of gelato. Thus, minimizing surplus. Aside from that, they mainly use natural ingredients.
On our visit, they offer Matcha Choco Chip and Raspberry Yogurt Swirl. Both are premium flavors and cost at least P 120 per cup.
But, I loved most their regular flavors. These are Vietnamese Latte, Seasalt Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Oreo Cheesecake. These regular flavors served in a cup can cost P 100. I seriously couldn’t decide what I wanted most but then again I went for my usual Seasalt Caramel but depite enjoying that I couldn’t forget the flavor of the Vietnamese Latte. I would take that for the next time.
For takeout, they also offer P 360 to P 400 per pint and P 740 to P 840 per biggest tub.
The BibiWaf is a portmanteau word. It came from the word Pinoy “bibingka” and American “waffles”. The nice crisp of the American breakfast, but soft in the inside, matches the soft spongy Filipino rice cake. This rice cake is sometimes even topped with grated cheese or salted egg.
You have BibiWaf in a classic way or have it on the side with Bolognese Pasta or Carbonara. Or, you can stuff your BibiWaf with fillings like savory Spam and Cheese. Each of these is P120 per order.
Also, on their menu are BibiWaf with sweet fillings and all-day breakfast meals. For the beverages, they have tea, coffee, and hot choco. Their hot choco is proudly made from a Davao chocolate tablea.
One more thing, you can even partner your BibiWaf with other products from the other stalls. Try stuffing it with chicken tenders by Clucky’s or lechon by Mang Max Big Belly Lechon, the next stall.
Mang Max Big Belly Lechon
Now, I know where to order next to feast on lechon.
At Mang Max Big Belly Lechon in Rallos Street, they serve Lechon Belly in portions. So, they have a rice meal (P128), quarter kilo (P228), half a kilo (P428), one kilo (P 828) up to a whole Lechon Belly (P 2,588).
In any portion, the Mang Max Big Belly Lechon makes sure that the customers get all the best parts of the Lechon Belly. These are the crispy skin and juicy meat. The Lechon Belly can also come in classic flavor or spicy flavor.
In addition to the Lechon Belly and whole Native Lechon, the Mang Max Big Belly Lechon also has Lechon Sisig. It costs P 180 per plate or 150 grams.
2nd Floor – Outside the Picnic Grounds or Stand-Alone Restaurants in Elements Hall @ Rallos
Twa Pak To (Big tummy)
Pork belly is featured as well in Twa Pak To restaurant at the Elements Hall in Rallos Street. The Twa Pak To restaurant prepares and roasts it in Chinese style. Their Crispy Pork Belly cost P 300 to P 600.
They also offer Char Siu or Chinese Barbecue Pork for P250 to P450. A rice meal with Crispy Roast Pork cost P 240.
Aside from aforementioned, Twa Pak To restaurant offer noodles, side dishes, milk tea, ice tea, and desserts. For dessert, they include Filipino favorites. These are Halo-halo and Leche Flan in the form of a milkshake.
Like the Twa Pak To, the Red Pineapple in Rallos features Chinese theme. But, here, they serve carefully prepared Chinese comfort foods like Dimsum, and Noodles.
We sampled a Wanton Soup (P 175) and Tai Pao (P110). For the dim sum, we get to try Scallop Dumpling, Pork Siomai, and Polonchay which all costs P 95 each order. All are served hot and well-seasoned, just right to satisfy your cravings for your favorite Chinese comfort food.
Don’t Tell Speakeasy Bar
We didn’t get to try the Don’t Tell Speakeasy Bar. But, basically, it is a hidden bar. It opens from 8 in the evening until 4 in the morning.
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