Mandaluyong is turning out to be a great place for cafe hopping while riding a bike. Since I came from Rockwell crossing the recently opened Estrella-Pantaleon bridge, I was looking to find a nice place for coffee and snacks nearby. I saw Nihon Cafe just along the stretch of J.P. Rizal in Mandaluyong. Since I have a a penchant for anything Japanese, I found the place interesting to ride for.
No fancy chefs here. Only creative street chefs (and some out-of-school youths) with natural talent in cooking. It doesn’t mean that the food isn’t fine-dine quality but the Filipino and street food served here at Street Chef Resto Bar in Mandaluyong is a product of a creative concoction. Co-owner Ajun Vellenzuella, who is an advocate of helping out out-of-school youths, encourages his cooks to find their unique flavor. The result is something surprisingly enjoyable.