The best dipping noodle house is now in town! Mitsuyado Sei-men’s secret lies in the refreshing acidity and careful stewing that creates depth in flavor of their broth and the sticky and consistent elasticity of their noodles. Hiroshima Spicy Tsukemen (P280) Nagoya Tan Tan Men (P340) From more than 10 kinds of tsukemen (dipping noodles), the bestseller is the Marutoku Tsukemen (P400, regular; P440, large), but another popular kind is the Cheese Sauce Tsukemen (P350, regular; P390, large). There is also the Karashi Tsukemen (P280, regular; P320, large) for those who love spicy dishes. Watch out for their Miso Tsukemen, which they have recently added to their menu this year! […]
Comfort food has always been, and will always be a part of anyone’s diet. It’s what we go for when we’re not even thinking about what to eat. At Come Forth Kitchen, comfort food is taken to a new level. #ComeOneComeForth. It’s a place where you’re beckoned to come forth and dine on comfort food. Come Forth Kitchen’s name is a play on the word comfort, as well as an invitation to enjoy it. This family-run restaurant specializes in comfort food that’s inspired by food from all over the place. AAAAAHDOBO. Yes, that’s what this dish is called. Yours at only P250. This is not your […]
When Makati is becoming too chaotic for your senses, it’s time for you to discover refuge that is the Happy Garden Café. Located along the busy street of Jupiter, Happy Garden Café is a haven that will make you feel at peace. Here in this restaurant, you will find all sorts of healthy options which make it stand out among the fast food hubs surrounding the place. FLOWER SALAD WITH CARROT DRESSING (P425). Have a taste of their bestselling edible flowers mixed with fruits, nuts, and greens for a healthy dish. SPINACH AGLIO OLIO (P295). Happy Garden’s own take on Spinach spaghetti is worth the price! […]
A burger den of ridiculous comfort food Looking for the best burgers and hotdogs in the metro to satisfy your craving? Lazy Bastard seamlessly fills your raging tummy. Get ready for this hole-in-the-wall late night burger joint situated in an underground place along Jupiter Street, Makati City. This New York-style burger chain serves ridiculously amazing premium burgers, epicurean hotdogs and satisfying all-day breakfast sandwiches. The burger joint’s distinct name sounds comical and ambiguous in some aspects, but according to its managing owner, Patrick Cuartero, “the name is what you become after eating our food’. Lazy Bastard resembles a cool, hip New York pub – minimalist yet trendy interiors, […]
YOKOHAMA Meat Kitchen, originally from Yokohama, opened in October 17 at Jupiter, Makati. It is brought by Yakiniku Zanmai, a famous barbecue restaurant that has been successfully operating several branches around Japan for at least fifteen years. The restaurant has a modern concept that lets customers feel the Japanese-style of hospitality. It is owned by two Japanese who aimed to deliver the luxurious beef flavor from Japan to Manila. Find fresh and quality meat in Manila. Enjoy a banquet of grilled meat here. The owners highly recommend two dishes: Wagyu-Tokujo Karubi and Harami which are both for P690. The restaurant has 12 tables good six people each. It also offers […]
Fancy an all-nighter? You know where to go! Originally established in 1977, Whistlestop is the first 24-hour business in Manila. It closed in 2005, but was revived again in 2009 with three of the original chefs leading the kitchen. Their comeback has been a resounding success. Now with three branches, this restaurant continues to serve comfort food to all night owls. From Philippine and Singaporean cuisine to American hamburgers, people can enjoy different international dishes from their rich menu. Their Crispy Pata Medium (P380) has such crispy skin that’s so addicting. On the other hand, the Morning Lightweight (P165), corned beef hash and eggs with rice, is also a great […]
Anyone could easily mistake this place for just another dessert café. That’s where they are wrong. Ferrero Hazelnut Crunch Cake Maitre Chocolatier is said to be the first boutique café in the country. They not only serve rich chocolate desserts but unique dishes as well. Their Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Chocolate Sauce (P135) and White Chocolate Vegetable Omelette (P122) would pique the interest of anyone’s taste buds. White Chocolate Carbonara Quality chocolate brands, such as Lindt and Merci, can be found in this chocolate haven. You can buy these as gifts or souvenirs for your loved ones, but why not make it special? Chocolate gift baskets, trays, hearts and […]
Known for serving traditional Filipino and Asian dishes since 1936, The Aristocrat, has also put up its own bakeshop. The Aristocrat Bakeshop offers premium quality products at reasonable prices. As a humble start, the bakeshop was only given a small spot in the kitchen of its main branch along Roxas Boulevard to cater its dessert needs. Because of the positive feedback from its customers and the management’s desire to serve quality desserts, the bakeshop’s production area was then moved to another location in Adriatico, Manila to have its very own space. Here are some of the best-sellers: Torta delos Reyes – The Aristocrat Bakeshop’s delicious 5-layered crisp wafer cake with […]
The Aristocrat Restaurant is famous for its world renowned Chicken BBQ & Java Rice combination. The Aristocrat also carries a wide variety of delicious Filipino & Asian inspired cuisine and has been serving customers from all over the globe since 1936. That’s 78 years of good food and fond memories. It has grown to become a staple in Pinoy culture and iconic in the Filipino food universe. BBQ Family Be sure to visit one of their branches when visiting Luzon. Open 24 Hours in Roxas Blvd. (Manila) & Jupiter St. (Makati). Our other branches are located in: SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, SM San Lazaro, SM Dasmarinas (Cavite), Robinsons […]
(1) Palak Paneer (P280) (2) Dahi Puri (180) (3) Mutton Curry (4) Vegetable Biryani (P350) This restaurant wants to give its customers the taste of India, preparing their dishes beautifully, Indian-style. Their interior is elegant and shiny. Most Indian cuisines are spicy but at Legend of India, there’s no need to worry because they have dishes that are so mildly spiced that even children can eat it! Preparation is overnight to achieve that perfect taste. The Mutton curry (P440) is a must-try. The restaurant uses many vegetables.
“Is Filipino cuisine delicious and does it have stylish presentation?” At first, our editor K thought that Filipino food tastes simple and lacks in variety. However, K’s opinion changed dramatically when he encountered the Romulo Café. The restaurant’s sumptuous Chicken Relleno (P 615) is a stuffed chicken dish that has a lot of ingredients in it. Also, Romulo’s original dessert, Crispy Suman (P 65), is a traditional fried rice cake. The dishes in Romulo Café are quite surprising because of their delicate presentation and deep flavour. Black and white photographs are hung around the store, narrating the history of the Philippines. This design gives a very chic feeling to the […]
This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Manila. Mangetsu is known for its one-of-a-kind sashimi. This restaurant uses fresh and high-quality ingredients in order to create succulent sashimi, making an impact that is different from all other sashimi dishes. This restaurant’s Japanese executive chef makes its sashimi and sushi earnestly to be able to make their full flavors come out. Salt Ramen is also served in Mangetsu and it is also one of the restaurant’s popular dishes. The soup that is used in this ramen is stewed for 20 hours or more and its noodles are homemade. Customers will be satisfied with this dish because of its big […]
Kaya is a Korean restaurant that is patronized by a lot of people, especially foreigners. One of its 6 Manila branches is located on Jupiter Street. When inside Kaya, you’ll notice its modern Korean interior that gives off a stylish ambiance. Customers can also grill some meat on the table and have a good time with their friends in the private room located on the 2nd floor. They can also add spices to their meals according to their tastes and choose from the wide range of kimchi and grilled meat available. Kaya is a restaurant recommended to those who wants to eat a lot because it offers free appetizer refills. *** Suggestions: Casual dinner […]
Although Dongwon Garden is famous for its grilled meat and pot dishes, its Cold Noodles (P300) is an item worth eating too. According to the owner, the noodles are manufactured in the only potato starch production factory in Manila. After boiling the noodles for 20 seconds, it is ready to be served and eaten.
In Makati City, there are varieties of restaurants lined up on Jupiter Street. However, there is one restaurant that stand-out the most because of its noticeable sign that says, “Lutong Macau.” This restaurant is already in its 8th year and still continues serving authentic Cantonese cuisine, as well as Western and Chinese food. Its veteran chef, who has been cooking for 36 years, is the one who is responsible for Lutong Macau’s menu. In addition, the taste of its dishes is quite unique, a flavor that you will only find in this restaurant. The first dish that Lutong Macau’s chef recommended is the ‘Seafood Egg White Fu Young’ (P300), which […]
For 27 years, Mey Lin Bistro has been serving a variety of Chinese dishes in the Philippines. They already have 7 outlets in very strategic locations, such as SM MOA and SM Megamall. Mey Lin’s food is lightly seasoned and is not greasy. Customers can also enjoy watching how this restaurant makes its noodles. Not only will your taste buds be satisfied, but your eyes as well! This restaurant’s seafood noodle (P190) is the perfect meal to eat with your family during the weekends. Mey Lin also has individual meals such as fried rice and dumplings.
If you are looking for the perfect place to drink with your friends, then the Hao Hong Kong Diner might be the perfect place for you! This diner offers affordable and delicious rice wine. Hao offers Japanese cuisine. It also has a casual atmosphere, making its customers feel comfortable. Aside from serving good food of high quality, Hao also offers tasty mixed alcohol drinks such as ‘Jam Juice,’ which is popular among women because of its fruity taste. Coming to this place will not hurt your budget! Noodles are only Php 78 and its snacks are around Php 30. The meaning of the store’s name, hao, is ‘GOOD’. As the name suggests customers will surely […]
THE DISTILLERY is a pub that excites most people, especially men, because it is like a hiding place. This bar has various kinds of imported beer and whiskey. People who love high quality liquor gather here every night. The prices of its beers is at around P100 and up. Because of its friendly atmosphere, people who are new the place start to drink beer cheerfully as time goes by. For now, THE DISTILLERY has three branches: one in the Fort, on Jupiter Street and in Eastwood.
Because cova means cave in Spanish, COVA Tapas y Sangria’s interior seems like an underground hideout, but with a touch of elegance. This restaurant is becoming a hot spot for celebrities in the Philippines. It was also nominated under the category ‘Best Spanish Cuisine’ in the MBKRS awards. COVA’s tapas has an authentic taste that you will surely love. This restaurant also offers the very refreshing summer white wine (P447),’ which is made from peaches and white wine.