Up for some tasty grub at the South? Check out this café and bar called The Pig Pen Cafe at the newest suburban destination at Solenad in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. THE PIG PEN. See their modern aesthetic interiors as you go inside their restaurant. The restaurant derives its name from the casual dining restaurant in Alabang called The Black Pig. The same group of friends who owns The Black Pig thought of producing another restaurant that focuses on having a creative culinary venture, hence The Pig Pen Café was born. In December 2015, it opened its doors to the public as it served freshly-prepared dishes. This hangout place located in […]
Hola, señoritos y señoritas! Make your break times delightful with Don’s Churros in your hand! Caption: CHOMP ON CHURROS. Handy packaging. Delicious fillings. Don’s Original Spanish Churros is just one of the few stalls that can give you yummy sweet bites, perfect for good to go snacks. Caption: DON’S CHURROS. Don’s Churros stall in Solenad, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The owner is a lover of Spanish restaurants which is why he decided to come up with a kiosk that sells his favourite Spanish snack – churros! Don’s makes eating churros convenient through its thoughtful packaging. Choose from among their 4 variants of dips. You can have Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, Strawberry, […]
Affordability. Flavors. Aesthetics. Enjoy scrumptious yet affordable Japanese meals in Ryuma, a Japanese restaurant located in Paseo de Sta. Rosa Laguna. It features lively interiors with a kawaii staff welcoming you with their warm greetings. WELCOME TO RYUMA! A restaurant with delicious and affordable Japanese meals you can devour. HUNGRY? Look at this boat filled with delectable maki and sushi served by their kawaii staff THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT. Performers roam around the resto to sing customers’ requested songs. When it comes to the menu, Ryuma serves rice meals, appetizers, hot and cold noodles, drinks, and desserts. What makes Ryuma great is its combination of tasty and affordable menu with […]
Nothing beats the feeling of slurping a warm beef soup on a rainy day. Experience this very Filipino way of savouring the day with a delightful dish at Rose & Grace Restaurant located south of Manila. ROSE & GRACE RESTAURANT. The welcoming entrance of this classic Filipino restaurant This 45-year old heritage restaurant opened its first branch in Santo Tomas Batangas and a second branch was recently opened in Santa Rosa Laguna. In both branches, you can have a taste of traditional Filipino dishes and experience the locals’ brand of warm hospitality. ALL-TIME FAVORITE BEEFY GOODNESS. Headlining its menu is the hearty ‘Bulalo.’ Its famous home-cooked style Bulalo dish (beef […]
Hungry for freshly baked goodness? Hop on to The Little Corner Bread Shop, located in Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Laguna. See what delectable pastries they serve at very affordable prices! PALATABLE PASTRIES. The Little Corner Bread Shop is a little nook of heavenly pastries. The Little Corner Bread Shop is a 24-hour bakery that first opened 13 years ago. It serves delicious freshly baked bread products that are baked every hour. Tasty but not pricey, their breads cost only P20 or less! HAPPY TO SERVE. The shop’s bakers working on the dough. BREAD LOVIN’. Check out these tasty and affordable pastries at the shop. This straightforward bakeshop […]
Can’t decide on what cuisine you’d like to try next? Check out Little Asia’s creation Bistro Charlemagne, a restaurant that offers sumptuous “European meets Asian” menu located in Laguna. Bistro Charlemagne is owned by third-generation restaurateur Charlemagne Lim, who, along with a celebrity chef created the menu that features fresh renditions of classic favorites. The restaurant’s interior is all about quiet elegance and sophistication. DIG THIS SISIG. Discover Bistro Charlemagne’s Sisig Fries creation (P245) VEGGIE VARIETY. Bistro Charlemagne offers an array of vegetable dishes like this Grilled Vegetables made with zucchini, eggplant, tomato, onions, and bell peppers (P245) SEAFOOD FEAST. Try their Fish Roulade in Pumpkin […]
Intense hotness! Experience Soo Jung’s no-nonsense spicy Korean cuisine and love every bit of it. If you wanna go Korean and indulge in some spicy goodness, a visit to Soo Jung in Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Laguna is a great idea especially when you’re heading south anyway. This restaurant serves delectable dishes for that sumptuous Korean food feast perfect for families and friends. Here, the culinary adventure starts with an intense aroma followed by a burst of fiery flavors. DINE IN. Warm and clean interiors that complement the hot and savory menu. The restaurant’s name means “crystal” in Korean and yes, Soo Jung’s authentic menu makes it a real gem. […]
Craving for desserts? Check out this town-favorite pastry shop located at Solenad 2 in Sta. Rosa Laguna and delight in their delectable pastries, perfect for your quick snack fix. PASTRY HEAVEN. Aroma and flavors to fall for. Purple Oven is a dainty white shop where you can find freshly-baked homemade breads and other pastry goodies. Every morning, there is a long queue of customers here all wanting to start their day right with the bakeshop’s warm and tasty bread that’s perfect for breakfast. Purple Oven also offers a lot of tasty delicacies you can try like their Spanish Chorizo and Sausage Turnovers that are great for snacks to go. You can get […]
Now you know it! Go ahead and gorge on Greek grub in this place The owner’s love for Greek food led to the birth of this Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. The place’s intimate setting can seat up to 40 diners. Its blue walls evoke the cool Grecian islands Its name is a shout-out to the great ancient Greek philosopher and the logo and the interiors feature an owl that symbolizes the goddess Athena. Its bestseller is Moussaka which is made with baked eggplant, mashed potatoes, and lamb topped with white sauce. Enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine here and fall in love with its healthy, tasty goodness. This dining spot situated in a laidback […]
Whimsical ambiance, wonderful breakfasts. Its pink and art painted walls. The artful design of the restaurant makes for a lovely setting to start a day right. The owner believes that an unhurried breakfast is important and so the restaurant offers a menu with hearty breakfast meals. A hearty breakfast! ‘The Early Bird Full English’ (P495) Try the crispy rod-shaped French toast with cinnamon flavor. You can sweeten it up a bit by dipping it in chocolate or caramel. The healthy and filling ‘The Early Bird Full English’ (P495) is a satisfying medley of fried egg, beans, toast, sausage, tomato, mushroom, potato, and bacon served in one plate. Grilled cheese paired […]
Gorge on scrumptious crab meat with your friends! The restaurant has the iconic American red-white-and-blue-designed chairs. Claw Daddy’s is located in front of the Nuvali Koi Fish Feeding area. This seafood and American grill-themed restaurant is famous for its crab dishes that are meticulously prepared by its chef from sourcing to cooking. Crab Maritess is a crab dish dipped in garlic oil that is savory in every way! Claw Daddy’s Baby Back Ribs is also a hit because of its all-American style taste and texture. The choice meat is drenched in a sweet BBQ sauce with a hint of ginger that makes it delectably savory, tender and juicy. The chef […]
Spicy Indonesian food anyone? The interior features a classic American color theme. It is under the same management as Claw Daddy’s and shares the same American style ambiance. Its dining area can accommodate up to 60 persons making it ideal for small events too. John Bamboo offers Indonesian-American cuisine known for its distinctive exquisite taste of sweet and spicy fusion of flavors. Good for threesome sharing, the Seafood Sate Sampler (P579) One of its hit dishes is the Seafood Sate Sampler, a platter of skewered shrimps, white fish, and squid with sweet savory peanut butter sauce that perfectly complements this seafood medley. Enjoy this and more at John Bamboo located […]
Enjoy the ‘world breakfast’ on a refreshing morning. A stylish green-and-red interior This unique restaurant opened in May 2015 with the concept of ‘world breakfast’. Fresh mornings and invigorating breakfasts are what the owner wants the customers to experience when dining in this breakfast and brunch cafe. Advocating wellness and clean living, the owner ensures that the dishes they serve do not have any artificial seasoning. Its bestseller is the ‘Truffle Shitake Mushroom’ that bursts with Japanese and fusion flavors. Another one is the ‘Sausage Mushroom Risotto’ that’s made with sausage and soft-boiled egg and partnered with Italian rice. It has a gentle creamy taste, the kind that lingers in […]
Japanese flavors, reasonable prices, unruffled setting. Enjoy a generous serving of TERIYAKI CHICKEN DON (P252) Owned by the city’s mayor, Umenoya Japanese Restaurant is tucked away in a tranquil village allowing diners to quietly savor their meal. Its TERIYAKI CHICKEN DON dish is popular with Japanese tourists visiting the town. Enjoy this plump glutinous Japanese rice cake, topped with teriyaki chicken that’s tender enough to cut with chopsticks. There’s a long list of exciting dishes on their menu worth checking out so don’t forget to add Umenoya to your itinerary when you head to the south!
For mediterranean cuisine lovers, go to Azzurro! The restaurant’s warm lighting gives off a cozy and calm vibe. For people who want to try Mediterranean cuisine, go to Azzurro at Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The restaurant is located at the Paseo Premiere Hotel which is close to the industrial park. Many Japanese expats working in the area frequent the dining place for its tasty Mediterranean menu. One of its best sellers is the Seafood Marinara that’s made of hosomen (thin noodle) and thick tomato sauce that bring out the rich seafood flavour of the dish. Azzurro also offers lots of seafood and vegetable dishes available for those who do not want […]
Experience mouth-watering Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine House of Bawai is a Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine restaurant located in Solenad 3 in Nuvali Sta. Rosa Laguna. Another branch can be found in the cool city of Tagaytay. ‘Bawai’ means ‘grandma’ in Vietnamese which characterizes the overall feel of the restaurant – warm, fussy, and laidback. About 80% of the ingredients used here are all imported from Vietnam making its flavours truly Vietnamese. Have a bite of the crispy lettuce and shrimp wrapped together in a spring roll, the Goi Cuon Enjoy its Goi Cuon (P220), Vietnam’s well-loved comfort food made from fresh vegetables, noodles, and shrimp wrapped together in a spring […]
Get your fill of authentic Chinese cuisine and enjoy a luxurious fish dish made affordable in this seafood haven. Le Garden Seafood Restaurant has been drawing seafood lovers since it opened in 2008. Its bestselling dish is the Steamed Lapu-Lapu Fillet with Bean Curd Tausi Sauce (P380) that is favored for its flavorsome goodness and soft texture. The tasty fish locally called Lapu-Lapu is usually served in expensive restaurants but Le Garden offers this fine dish in a special but affordable way. The Lapu-Lapu and tofu combo is simply perfect. Seasoned with soy sauce and other ingredients that bring out the fish’s flavour to the fore, the quality of the […]
Have a beautiful plump skin with Bulalo. Aviles Restaurant is famous for its Bulalo, a well-loved Filipino boiled soup made with beef shanks and beef marrow bones. The beefy soup is said to be good for the skin because it is rich in collagen. You may also add calamansi juice or soy sauce as desired. You can order a generous amount of tender meat in Bulalo for P 520.
Savor an affordable and tasty fusion cuisine. Bonito’s warm and cozy air ‘Bonitos’ is a Spanish word that means pretty boys and was used to name the café to allude to its owners who are also brothers. It offers a fusion of American, Italian, and Filipino cuisines. Here, you can savor the hearty, crispy, and meaty Kare-Kare for P 600. Its crunchy fried pork goes well with the creamy sauce. Adding a bit of bagoong (fermented shrimp paste) makes it even more delectable. Its pleasing menu and restaurant ambiance draw foodies from all over town making it a popular culinary destination. The hearty Kare-Kare is good for sharing Spaghetti Aglio […]
Experience a family legacy of good food and sweet memoirs. Rustic wooden tables and chairs. This heritage restaurant teems with good food and homage to its original owner Faustina. Its current owner took over his grandma’s restaurant and then re-styled it as a café restaurant that serves comfort food. Here, you can try a variety of sweets such as blueberry cheesecake, waffles, and the Banana Choco Hazelnut Crepe (P115). The menu offers a wide variety of home-style dishes as well as pastas, pizzas, and many others. Delicate and sweet – the yummy crepe. The Rib steak plate is popular among its patrons.
Witness a flaming chicken cooked right before your eyes. Bertito’s Anyhaw Restaurant is well-loved among locals as an ideal place to chill out with friends over beer or some grill. It is also popular for its bestselling ‘Flaming Chicken’ which is cooked by pouring it with a specialty rum sauce that makes the chicken burst into flames giving its skin a nice crispiness.
Indulge in a secret sanctuary in this vegetarian restaurant owned by a lacto-vegetarian. Satya Graha is both refreshing and relaxing. Satya Graha is a restaurant conceptualized and owned by a vegetarian which first opened in 2008. It offers vegetarian dishes that are inspired by Filipino food like adobo and sisig. Here, soy beans and mushrooms are used instead of meat, along with healthy coconut oil. This place is worth a try for people who don’t favor vegetables because the dishes are tasty as much as they are healthy. All the dishes are vegetable-based. Discover this hideaway restaurant as you walk through its rear pathway.
Hana Japanese Restaurant is a small restaurant in Laguna that offers authentic Japanese cuisine, such as soba, udon, maki and katsudon. The food servings are good for solo or sharing. Have an exquisite taste of a Japanese bento for around P 90 – P 300. Ebi tempura Not only are the food authentic, but also the restaurant has a Japanese feel. It may be small but it gets easily packed especially during weekends.