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Top 10 Pinoy-style Spaghetti
The best of this sweet-sauced, hotdog-punctuated pasta in Manila
By: Lynn Lopez  |   Published on: Jun 14, 2013 - 8:00am

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5. Wham! Spaghetti (P95) at Wham! Burgers

This is not necessarily the best-tasting spaghetti ever, but trust us when we say that taking one bite will make you think that you’re right in the middle of a kiddie party. It’s so familiar that you’ll be marveling with every bite, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve had Pinoy-style spaghetti. It’s very much like the party spaghetti you used to eatyou know, the kind that was served on paper plates along with red hotdogs and marshmallows on a stick.

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4. Spaghetti (P165) at Cafe Breton

It seems strange to find Pinoy spaghetti in a creperie, but, well, life’s full of surprises. Although it’s simply called “spaghetti” on the menu, you’ll find the taste very familiar. Expect a refined, subdued take on Pinoy spaghetti.

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3. Spaghetti in Chunky Meat Sauce (P115) at Tsoko.Nut Batirol

Sliced sausages and mushrooms work together to add heft to the meat sauce of this spaghetti. They’re not typical Pinoy spaghetti fixtures, but they make Tsoko.Nut Batirol’s spaghetti different. This toes the line between being Pinoy spaghetti and being spaghetti bolognese, as it’s not too sweet and the tomato sauce is pretty rich, but the Pinoy aspect wins out.

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2. Jollibee Spaghetti (P46) at Jollibee

It’s the epitome of Pinoy spaghetti these days. Sweet? Check! Hotdogs? Check! Ham? Check! Unusual redness? Check! And a definite plus: you can find it everywhere. The best thing about the Jolly Spaghetti is that its taste has remained the same for as long as we can remember, and we can be sure that its chopped-up hotdogs and ham slices will never, ever go away.

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1. Spaghetti (P70/small) at Buddy’s

It’s a bit of a cop-out to say that homemade spaghetti is still the best spaghetti in town, so we’re going with the closest thing. All we really wanted to say about Buddy’s spaghetti is, “Wow, this is perfect,” but we know you’re looking for a lot more than that. The sauce-meat ratio is just right, as is the mix of sweetness and tanginess. One bite and all your happy childhood memories will come rushing back to you.

Buddy’s has branches in Kakarong Street, Makati; Ayala Center, Makati; Timog Ave., QC; Market! Market!, BGC; and Pearl Drive, Ortigas

 

 

SPECIAL MENTION

 


Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (P175/regular, P278/large) at
Pancake House

It’s nothing like the usual Pinoy spaghetti, but it deserves a special nod because it’s an old favorite whose flavor has remained consistent throughout the decades. We love its somewhat sweet, mostly meaty taste, and you can count on its sauce to always be thick, with a texture you’ll definitely savor.

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20 Comments
  • browneyedmyope
    Tropical hut spaghetti is good too!
    5 months ago     Reply  
  • AJ
    Makati Supermarket spaghetti is love!
    8 months ago     Reply  
  • MMA
    My No. 1 would be AMBER'S MEATY SPAGHETTI!
    8 months ago     Reply  
  • kuko martin
    we all love jabbeee spaghetti
    10 months ago     Reply  
  • kat
    why kfc spag not included???
    10 months ago     Reply  
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  • Chinkee
    Wow! Buddy's?! As a Quezonian, I'm ashamed to not have known this. Will definitely try this soon!:-)
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • spag
    I like tropical hut's pinoy spaghetti. Shakeys' is good too (less sweet than the usual pinoy spaghetti).
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • Karly
    Love the spag from Mister Donut! I totally agree that the spag from Pancake House deserves a special mention :)
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • v. carter
    Anyare sa tropical hut?
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • Jollibee kid
    Jollibee's always been my favorite since I celebrated my birthdays there as a young kid (I'm now in my 20s). Where to try Buddy's kaya?
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • spurs
    Country Style Spaghetti is very good!
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • mfkfm
    Try amber's spaghetti.
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • mommyau
    I think Makati supermarket's spaghetti should be ranked higher, masarap sya talaga :-) pati Tropical hut spaghetti dapat kasama rin
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • gudeliamarcelo
    wow, Buddy's scores a hit with this one.
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • PM PhD
    Jolly Spaghetti... yum yum.
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • joshoncreek
    Don't know any of some of the places, but I grew up with Jolly Spgahetti though.
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • Lawrence
    I expected Jolly Spaghetti to be on the top spot. Now, I must try this Spaghetti from Buddy's. San ba may Buddy's? :)
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • lucenahin from pasig
    Wow Buddy's!!! Pride of Quezon. So delicious...
    na-miss ko tuloy ang hardinera at habhab
    11 months ago     Reply  
  • mserr
    You forgot Amber's!
    11 months ago     Reply  
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  • Golden Boy
    My ultimate go-to place for a good fix of pinoy spaghetti would still be Amber's!
    11 months ago     Reply  
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