Food Nostalgia: Rosy’s Pancit Malabon

By Kitchyart on 6 July, 2011

Point and chew.

As far as I can remember, my family and I enjoy driving around Manila when it’s a holiday since most people prefer to go out of town.  My parents like to show us kids where they used to work, to go see a movie and of course, to eat.
One of the few places we’d visit after shopping in the old Philtrade Hall of the Department of Trade and Industry (located along Roxas Boulevard, across the Department of Foreign Affairs) was Rosy’s Pancit Malabon, which is also conveniently located inside as well.

Killer kinilaw na dila.

Rosy’s is set up like a cafeteria.  Pick up a tray, choose what to eat and pay.  Of course a visit to Rosy’s is not complete without an order of Pancit Malabon (P80).  The perfectly cooked rice noodles, the fresh cooked shrimps, the crunch from the celery and Chinese petchay and the magical orange palabok (sauce).  The secret is in the sauce, I remember when my lola used to make pancit she would use shrimp fat to give it flavor and perhaps Rosy’s uses the same technique.  My dad always tells me that authentic pancit Malabon is accompanied by adobong talaba (oysters) or kinilaw na dila (P70 – pork tongue ceviche).
My family likes to order other items on the menu such as bopis (P70 – pork lungs and heart), bistek style atay (P70 – pork liver) and for the less adventurous palates, they also serve tinapang bangus (smoked milkfish) and leche flan.  Their menu varies so best to call ahead of time.

piece de resistance. real pancit malabon

The Rosy’s branch in Manila has been around for 30 years or so.  Not much has changed through the years, it’s a little run down but the quality of the food they serve has been the same ever since.  It’s what keeps my family coming back again.

bistek style atay (liver)





Rosy’s Pancit Malabon
Philtrade (Buendia corner Roxas Boulevard)
Telephone: (02) 232 82 11
Opening hours 11.30am – 6pm

*closed Mondays / Sundays


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  • JULY 6, 2011 2:54 PM

    Anonymous Paul said...

    My family originates from Malabon as well and my folks used to take us kids here back in the 80's. Got quite nostalgic myself. Aside from having the kilawing lengua as a side to the pancit, Malabonians also usually have camachile cookies to match the noodles. Carbs on carbs. But tasty.

  • JULY 6, 2011 5:20 PM

    sanju said...

    You had me at sauce.

  • JULY 6, 2011 9:04 PM

    kitchyart said...

    Paul, forgot about camachile cookies. They're usually in a glass cookie jar next to the cashier. I'm a fan of the fish crackers which they sell in large bags! Do you still remember the Sto. Nino cooking pancit? It's still there. Sanj, sauce? And not dila?

  • JULY 6, 2011 9:10 PM

    u8mypinkcookies said...

    pancit looks so yummy!!! :)

  • JULY 7, 2011 10:38 AM

    sanju said...

    You also had me at dila! Haha

  • JULY 7, 2011 2:51 PM

    Mommy Marie said...

    I miss Rosy's! Yum-yum. No comparison.

  • JULY 7, 2011 11:12 PM

    kitchyart said...

    pinkcookies: Hope you get the chance to try Rosy's, it's really good! Mommy Marie, are you from Malabon?

  • JULY 18, 2011 10:17 PM

    entrepgirl said...

    the pancit looks so colorful and yummy! i love food too, hope you could drop by my blog. :)

  • JULY 20, 2011 10:41 AM

    Eileen said...

    Rosy's is a family favorite of ours. The food remains good, however I hope that they renovate the place soon. I know you come there for the great food but the place needs major repair, ambiance is also important.