Just when I thought I’ve already visited all the awesome places along Lilac Marikina, comes this whole strip of foodie places intersecting along Sapphire street- and Mad Mustard’s Hotdog Joint happens to be one of them!
Directions: Let’s start at Lilac- here’s a map if you’re coming from outside Marikina and you don’t know where to go. There’s a church called St. Paul of the Cross along Lilac, and it’s located between two sub-streets: Rainbow and Sapphire. Coming out the church going to Sapphire street, you’ll see Mad Mustard right away beside another restaurant called Chopped Grill– you won’t miss it!
Good thing I biked around Sapphire street– well I’ve already spent about a good 30 minutes trying to decide where to eat for dinner. I wanted to try something new, and as fate would have it, comes Mad Mustard- the first legitimate hotdog place in the area! At first I was hesitant but I decided to give it a try after seeing their menu.
The hotdog joint is a humble one– your generic square-shaped aluminum tables fashioned with comfy leather seats, while some others having a grungy barrel-like design. It has both indoor and outdoor areas you can dine at, capable of seating around 20-25 people at once. On the resto’s yellow-themed walls are prints of the first issues of popular DC and Marvel comics such as Batman, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men and many more.
My order? Among their various choices of hotdogs- I asked for their bestseller: the Beer Sausage. Originally the Beer Sausage is P150, and there’s additional P50 for the Fries and Iced Tea, P25 for the Bacon, and P15 for the Caramelized Onions. So all-in-all my set was P240. Expensive? There are cheaper alternatives in the menu!
Iced tea was really good! Definitely not your cheapo-powdered type. And of course, no burger or hotdog meal can be complete without the legendary Sriracha Chili Sauce! Just having this bare essential makes me respect the restaurant even more. They pretty much know what they’re doing and they know what the people want.
Here’s the rest of their menu and hotdog prices:
These guys just opened their gates last December so they’re still in their soft-opening stage. I noticed this when I asked the server what the Beer Sausage was, and she didn’t know. But that’s okay. The food was still good! The hotdogs in the P150-160 mark are definitely authentic- big and juicy as imported German Franks should be!
Anyway, will definitely be back here to try out their other hotdogs soon. You better, too! :)
Post-biking pre-dinner selfie lol
60 Sapphire Street SSS Village Brgy. Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
Mobile No. 0920 973 61 91
Business Hours: Mon-Sun 12nn-9pm