Aside from eating, we Filipino loves to sing or rather with or without any occasion karaoke is part of our system. We find it pleasurable and entertaining any time of the day. Tolits Marikina is a one-stop for people who wants to chow and enjoy. They have spacious dining area, small stage for live band performers and even KTV rooms.
In-house bar will got you covered if you want to have some night out with your family and friends.
For a meal starter we had the Tolits Chef special salad (P180) made from lettuce, croutons and carrots. Plain and simple, good thing the leaves are fresh.
Upon seeing the Binagoongang Platter (P220), I find it awkward for our meal as our viands are either with soup or sauce. I usually prefer plain rice so I can enjoy the taste of the dishes. Don’t get me wrong, this is one is so good it was so flavorful that I can eat it alone.
Of course you need something to pair with your rice, choose among Tolits meat choices. I must warn you that some of it are “putok batok” dishes. Let’s start with the Bulalo Steak (P300), imagine the beef was so tender and succulent, the gravy alone was flavorful. The bone marrow was my favorite part as it was so tasty and so sinful. The vegetables and the corn were nicely cooked.
Next one, is the Crispy Kare Kare this is quite unique as I am used to Kare Kare served in one bowl. This one you have to mixed together all the ingredients to have your Kare-Kare. It stand to its name “crispy” with generous serving of bagoong to complete the dish.
If you want something refreshing and light, Tolits has their version of sinigang they infused fruits as a base for the soup.. The Beef Sinigang sa Bayabas (300) is not the usual sinigang with an “asim” taste, it has the fruity taste of the bayabas.
Same with the pork Sinigang sa Pakwan (P320) you can’t see any hint of pakwan in the soup because it’s color is still the same they used the yellow watermelon instead of the regular ones.
It was my first time to see an Everlasting (P310), according to the waiter this is the Marikina version of meatloaf or embutido. It actually taste like one, the only difference is the shape. I kinda like this dish because it was not dry.
For dessert we had mini turon topped with vanilla ice cream or the Turon ala mode (P150.00) drizzled with chocolate syrup. This is a perfect meal-ender especially if you consumed a lot of meat in your dishes.