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Photography By John Cachola
Marikina City is not just big on shoes. It's also starting to be a culinary bastion. The successful opening of Yohel's Bagnet Station last year is proof of this. Being the first blogger to head to the simple-looking restaurant that serves the classic Ilokano delicacy, bagnet, and bagnet-oriented dishes, I managed to return again and again.
Restaurant owners Joel and Karen de Mesa are continually reinventing Filipino dishes by creating new ones that bagnet fusion lovers crave for. The business is so successful that a new branch is in the offing! This means that not only residents and neighboring travelers in Marikina City will be the ones to sample the Yohel take on bagnet-ized viands.
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A Birthday Boy On Bagnet
My cousin Marlon could attest to Yohel's Bagnet Station's expertise in coming up with dishes that serve as good alternatives to commercialized fast food meals. He recently had his birthday meal surrounded by the small restaurant's piping orange and red hues. The environment made his meal time with his wife intense.
A resident of Marikina City, Marlon is aware of the emerging restaurant industry in the area. The options are bustling. From reservations-only, garden-type establishments to quick-serving eateries, the possibilities in the city are starting to look good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The experience was made more intense with servings of the restaurant's new set of selections such as the tangy Binagoongang Bagnet (P190), the sinful Sinigang Na Bagnet (P250), the flavorful Kare-kareng Bagnet (P230), the delectable Poqui-poqui (P105) and the inventive Laing Na Bagnet (P150). Most of the servings are hefty enough for two to three persons to delight in.
|Marlon with his wife and co-owner Karen, plus Yohel himself|
The Concepcion Uno establishment also serves Bagnet Curry (P200) and its newest addition to the menu -- the versatile Bagnet Paksiw (P200).
Yohel's Bagnet Station is located at 59-A Katipunan St. Concepcion Uno, Marikina City.
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