Apart from its preserved heritage, Malabon offers quite an interesting culinary experience, A bit more varied than one might perceive. I was lucky to be part of a food trip around the city to experience Malabon cuisine, and some other interesting sidelights along the way.
Our first stop was a carinderia or eatery called Mely’s Carinderia. While on the outside it has the appearance of a regular carinderia we see on any neighborhood here, Mely’s has quite a reputation actually of being Malabon’s best carinderia. It’s not hard to see why, as this humble establishment offers quite a menu, most especially the famed tapang kabayo or horse meat. Not to mention the food there tasting that good. Of course taste is subjective.