Kapitolyo, Pasig’s food strip, is known for it’s good eats and awesome finds. One of the most famous restaurants here is Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats; a hole in the wall that serves authentic and affordable steaks and creamy homemade ice cream (well according to the reviews!)
It was my first time to try this restaurant, and when we got there at around 6pm, at my surprise it was a full house. We waited for a few minutes to get a table, but the wait was definitely worth it. We didn’t order their famous steaks because we were quite full since we ate some donuts at Scarsdale, but we got to taste the “underdogs” in their menu.
I ordered the only pasta dish in their menu: East Meets West Pasta (half), al dante pasta in sweet shiitake mushroom sauce topped with cream dory fish fillet with Cajun sauce (PHP 190). For me, the look was not that appealing, but the taste was an amazing surprise! It reminded me of Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan pasta, but a sweeter version. For this dish, you can choose either fish or chicken for the topping, but I recommend you to get the fish since it really complements the sauce.
We also ordered Zing Wings (PHP 170), 4 pcs of wings dipped in their BBQ Cajun sauce. The serving was big and can be shared by 2-3 people.
To top off our Mad Mark’s visit, we ordered two scoops of their famous Half Baked Madagascar (P110). It was a creamy vanilla ice cream with chunks of what I’m not sure of — hmm cookie dough? It was so yummy and creamy and will definitely go back for more!
I haven’t really explored Kapitoloyo’s restaurants, but I’ll surely go back here and maybe next time order their famous steaks.
PS. It’s quite hard to look for a parking space and there are only a few tables, so I recommend to go here on off peak hours so you could really enjoy your visit.
Value for money: 10/10