Stick to your Favorites at Skinita Street Foodz
Street food is the best way to appreciate a country’s local cuisine. There is something magical about simple food cooked or grilled with no fuss, yet incredibly flavorful and satisfying.
In the Philippines, street food is considered by many as comfort food. Whether it’s isaw, or chicken intestines, with your classmates after school, fish balls with your officemates while clocking in yet another overtime, or barbecue grilled to perfection while out with your family on vacation, it’s the kind of food we keep coming back to—no matter how bad for us.
So at Skinita Street Foodz, you can definitely expect to have your favorite food served on a stick, albeit in a more sophisticated manner. All one’s tusok-tusok (skewered) favorites are here—from your fish balls and squid balls to your essential isaw and balun-balunan (chicken gizzard).
The first thing that strikes you about Skinita’s decor is a long mirror covering one side of their space. The mirror is covered in random thoughts from diners—mostly hugots, or sentimental musings and cheesy jokes. However, this really sets the tone of what Skinita’s vibe is—incredibly casual and no fuss.
Manage your expectations if you decide to eat at Skinita. It is best for an inuman or drinking session with your friends and officemates after a long day. It is also a perfect place to gripe with your friends over the ex that just won’t get out of your head—over bottles of beer and plates of food that provide the perfect pairing.
Skinita’s bestsellers are their rice toppings called patongs. Their Chicken Karate is chicken karaage with a chili paste and mayonnaise topping. Another dish called Tapa Sofia is your unsinkable US Angus Tapa with egg and garlic rice combo—but the most interesting thing about this is the fact that the person who cooks it for you is Sofia herself.
Other menu items worth trying are their Sisig Nachos, Longga-Gaga Fried Rice and Kimchinita Fried Rice.
Basically, if you’re looking for a place to hang out with friends while tipsy, or comfort food to chow down after you’ve downed a few bottles, this is your place. And if nothing else, come and stay for the casual vibe and the cheap beer—they promise it’s as cold as your ex’s heart.
Skinita Street Foodz is located at D-Strip, 20 United St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City. They are open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PHT and 6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. PHT.