Take Your Tastebuds On A Filipino Food And Heritage Village Tour

Islas Pinas by Margarita Forés is now open at DoubleDragon Plaza, Pasay City.

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It’s quite difficult to find a variety of Filipino dishes from all over the nation in one space. Plane rides and road trips would be required to get an authentic taste of Bicol’s laing or Davao’s sinuglaw.


The space is filled with all things Filipino from jeeps to banderitas hanging on the ceiling. 



Find a spot and enjoy your choice of Pinoy food for the day!


Conveniently we now have Islas Pinas, a Filipino food and heritage village that showcases a
wide selection of regional cuisines from all over the country. It’s located at DoubleDragon Plaza,
Pasay City which is the heritage center of the Philippines. The interiors of the place is designed
to resemble Philippine’s renowned destinations such as Cale Crisologo of Ilocos and the
Banaue Rice Terraces of Ifugao.




Overlooking the cuisine to be served at Islas Pinas is none other than Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2016, Margarita Forés. When asked about the process of selecting the food at Las Islas, she said, “What we want to do is to share the best of the Philippines precisely with the whole population of the Philippines. We want it to be something that’s attainable, affordable and nothing intimidating.”


Islas Pinas is divided into different sections, one of them is “Sinag” where they offer all-day breakfasts that can satisfy your sinangag cravings. “Pampang” for fresh catches like inihaw na sugpo at taba ng talangka. While “Alamat” is for signature dishes from different regions of the Philippines.




Treat yourself to biko, a classic rice cake made with sticy rice and coconut milk. 


Pancit Malabon can be found at the Bilao section


They also have “Bilao” where kakanin (rice cakes) and pansit (fried noodles) are served. The “Tusok-tusok” section offers street food such as barbecues and isaw (grilled chicken intestines).



Sample panaderya fare such as these assorted biscuits from Iloilo. 


For something lighter, one can opt to get from “Panaderya” which offers the nostalgic pan de sal and ensaymada from our neighborhood bakeries. And to wash it all down, various samalamig (cold Filipino slush drink) options are made available at the “Panulak” section.



For when you bring your family, friends, or OFW relatives that have missed Filipino cooking, be reminded that the dishes at Islas Pinas will change on a daily basis. And that can be a good and delicious thing, too. 


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Islas Pinas is located at the DoubleDragon Plaza, DD Meridian Park, Macapagal Avenue corner EDSA Extension, Bay Area, Pasay City, Metro Manila. For more information, you may check out their Facebook and Instagram.

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