Ramen Nagi is one of the most popular restaurants in Japan that offer authenticity, quality, innovation and creative thinking when it comes to ramen. They already have branches in Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan Hongkong and the Philippines. They are most known for their Butao King which is original pork bone broth. Butao King/pork bone broth (P390) Other basic choices are: Black King/pork broth dyed dark with squid ink (P410) Red King/spicy miso (P410) Green King/an Italian fusion soup made from pesto-like combination of olive oil and basil (P410) They also let the guests to customize their ramen by filling out the Omotenashi sheet, their signature order slip. It’s a simple check list […]
Now, Singapore is within your reach! The famous food market of Singapore has finally come to Manila! Makansutra by Singapore’s Pte Ltd can now be found at its home in SM Megamall which features 12 of the best stalls that offer 60 dishes coming from the cuisines of Singapore, Hong Kong, Malacca in Malaysia, and more.
It’s not every day you’ll hear about a coffee shop that lies inside a furniture boutique bolstered up by great passion for local products and fostered under one roof of all voguish goodness – not until Caffeined by Mozaic Living. Opened in February 2016, Caffeined is a specialty coffee shop managed by the people behind Mozaic Living, a furniture store and lifestyle showroom established six years ago. Mozaic Living offers proudly Philippine-made, handcrafted fine pieces for the living, dining, and bedroom areas; then the management came up with the idea of establishing a café under the furniture shop’s name, thus the founding of Caffeined. “We decided that a […]
This is how you describe Cable Car in two words—“It’s home!” Cable Car also offers outdoor seating Having been in the industry since 1992, Cable Car is probably one of the most-trusted restopubs here in Manila. With four branches in the metro and one in Iloilo City, Cable Car has already conquered the after-work scene when it comes to merriment and relaxation. Cable Car Ortigas’ interiors Cable Car’s bar As you walk into its branch in Ortigas, you’ll already have a clue on what Cable Car is all about—it’s a restaurant slash pub that offers sumptuous food, signature drinks, and wholesome entertainment for all. Cable […]
This is not your ordinary street food. This is Street Food Na Pinasosyal. You may not be a fan of the street food you see along the busy walkways of Manila, but Lime 88’s version is an exception. Lime 88 is a restaurant owned by Chef Arch, who used to work as senior chef in M Café. Chef Arch converted their ancestral home to become a restaurant that serves “StreetFood Na Pinasosyal” (street food made exquisite). Now, you’ll know why it’s better than the rest. Devour on these pinasosyal street food offerings! Unlike other places where you’re not sure if the street food you’re eating was […]
Go to Alqueria for a great Spanish feast! Inside and out Alqueria Alqueria is a great place to go to if you want sumptuous Spanish food. As part of the Sumosam group, the restaurant serves Catalan dishes headed by its Spanish chef Adrian Nieto who grew up in an alqueria or a farm house. Spanish snacks, you say? (Photo by Cez Chosen, grabbed from Zomato) (Photos grabbed from Zomato.com) Aside from the food that they serve, what makes Alqueria a known restaurant is because of its ambience. It has a nice and cozy ambience which is perfect for those who want to spend a comfortable […]
Filipinos have a love affair with food, especially if it’s Filipino, Korean, Japanese, or Chinese. One restaurant has all four cuisines, and it serves it the way most Filipinos love: buffet style! Say hello to Tong Yang Shabu Shabu and Barbeque Restaurant. Tong Yang is Chinese for winter sun, which came from the Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year. The Chinese took this as a sign of better things to come, making it an event to be celebrated. This belief drives Tong Yang. They offer an extensive menu with over a hundred items to choose from. JAPANESE STARTERS. Just a few of Tong Yang’s […]
For music enthusiasts, for caffeine-dependent yuppies, for inspired young creatives—we present Satchmi to you. Inside SM Megamall is a hangout place called Satchmi, that is known for being a café plus music and vinyl shop. It’s where a community of audiophiles gather, to listen to good music produced by vintage turn tables while you sip a cup of coffee. As a hangout place inside a mall, it’s haven to those who would like to chill. A cup of coffee makes a day better Apart from drinks and vinyls, Satchmi also sells turntables. The music store is such a sight to see what with its beautiful lighting, cozy interiors, and wall […]
Can’t decide whether you want to go Japanese or Korean this time? Why not go both? See Sambo Kojin’s buffet offerings and feast on their sumptuous dishes. Sambo Kojin’s sushi offerings As you enter the restaurant, you’ll be amazed at how large the entire space is. This eat all you can restaurant offers Japanese and Korean cuisine so if you like Asian cuisine best, it’s one of the restaurants you should try. Choose your Katsu sauce Want some Korean appetizer? Choose your sweet treat! Aside from how big it is, they have a very clean and cozy ambience that will make you want to […]
For your charcoal-grilled cravings, visit Yaku Japanese Grill! Yaku started out as a restaurant that serves only Yakitori items, but now it has expanded into catering many customers with its extensive menu that serves various authentic Japanese dishes. As one of the first outlets found in The Podium ever since it opened, Yaku has always been a Japanese favorite for its variety of yakitori (Japanese barbecue). YAKU. Yaku has an interesting Japanese interior and setting. (Photo via Yaku’s Facebook page) Yaku’s Japanese interiors will welcome you as you come in to their dimly-lit setting perfect for a relaxed dining. The place is sandwiched between Toy Kingdom and Ang […]
Dining a la French is now a dream come true with Duck and Buvette! Found at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Duck and Buvette offers its guests French comfort food that’s delectable in every bite. Buvette in French means refreshment stalls that serve fresh snacks. These are small plates good for sharing, something one can do when dining in the restaurant. It’s well-known for its Duck Confit and several other duck dishes cooked the French way. They also use duck fat in some of their dishes which make these all the more flavourful and appetizing. Duck and Buvette took the place of Café Provencal in the mall, but they […]
Did you know that the ‘World’s No. 1 Gyoza’ is now in Manila? Head on over at Osaka Ohsho and see what makes their gyoza the best! Dubbed as the World’s No. 1 Gyoza, Osaka Ohsho takes pride in serving the most delectable gyoza in the world. It was in 1969 that Osaka Ohsho started and at present, it has over 300+ stores nationwide, including the two branches here in Manila. The most popular dish that Osaka Ohsho serves is their gyoza. What makes it better than any other gyoza is that each piece was made and prepared by highly-trained chefs to ensure that it maintains the freshness and the […]
If you love Kettle and its buttermilk fried chicken, you’ll love it even more as they build another restaurant that serves equally appetizing meals, in the name of Fireside. Fireside by Kettle is also an American restaurant that serves delicious comfort food. It serves the kind of food you would want to eat when you want to just relax as you dine in its spacious area. The place has a laidback interior perfect to bring your friends for company. With Kettle being known for their tasty buttermilk fried chicken, Fireside’s version of this will not disappoint you. Fireside’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers served with home-style gravy, honey, […]
Located at the luxurious EDSA Shangri-La hotel, HEAT offers sumptuous all-day dining for its guests. HEAT is an all-day restaurant that offers sumptuous serving for its guests, masterfully prepared by international executive chefs. The dining offers Asian and continental specialties through a lavish buffet with a live-kitchen concept. The spacious restaurant has a seating capacity of 426 people that also offers an outdoor setting that has a garden and a pool view. But if you want to dine there privately, you can do so by choosing among its private rooms called Celsius, Kelvin, Rankine, and Fahrenheit. As for HEAT’s buffet servings, you will see various dishes of international cuisine. The […]
If you’re a fan of Taiwanese cuisine, we have one great restaurant choice for you. It’s Din Tai Fung, a legendary Taiwanese cuisine restaurant. DIN TAI FUNG. The newest Taiwanese restaurant franchise in Manila. Photo grabbed from Din Tai Fung’s Facebook page Din Tai Fung is a world-renowned restaurant, famous for being a “xiao long bao heaven.” It started in Taiwan in the 1950s, and eventually branched out in several countries such as in US, Australia and all through Asia. It became celebrated for its xiao long bao, which is still their bestseller in all their restaurants. As being bestsellers, they have different variations of xiao long bao (steamed soup-filled […]
Frozen yogurts aren’t new in the business, but there’s a new yogurt place on the 2nd floor of SM Megamall that will make you say “whaaat?!”. #DARKSKIMYOGURT. Say hello to the newest froyo in town! BLK513, or Block 513, is currently making a buzz in the dessert biz because of its unusual product: Dark Skim Frozen Yogurt. This froyo is made of U.S. Premium Greek yogurt and all-natural ingredients. It’s also low in calories and fat which is a big deal for those who are health conscious. The dark colour comes NOT from artificial colouring, but from natural activated charcoal that is known for having health benefits such as detoxification […]
Classic artisan method meets state of the art baking machines — Boulangerie22 is a fusion of traditional principles with a modern twist, bringing forth melts-in-your-mouth bread and pastries, with a commissary that’s first of its kind here in the Philippines. White Chocolate Christmas Forest (P699) Set to open in four key areas in the metro, Boulangerie 22 is here to spoil you with mouthwatering croissants, crispy baguettes, and decadent cakes ̶ all, which are made fresh daily by a group of dedicated bakers, making their masterpieces from scratch. The passion poured into each recipe is enough for anyone to surrender to these savory treats. Open up your senses and let […]
Ukokkei Japan is a new ramen shop which features the local specialty ramen of 10 different cities in Japan. It is run by the franchisor of the famous Ukokkei Ramen Ron on Arnaiz Avenue in Makati City. In Japan, each city is famous for a certain type of ramen. For example, Osaka is famous for Curry Ramen, while Sapporo, Okinawa, and Hakodate each have their own version of shio ramen. Ukokkei Japan aims to bring these variants of ramen to the Philippines at affordable prices. All ramen dishes are available for only P230. KUMAMOTO The best-seller is Kumamoto Mau Ramen, a specialty of Kumamoto City, which is […]
Chelsea Kitchen is another Raintree Group offering that is the more casual version of its Chelsea Grand Café. The concept for it, according to the company’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan, is like ‘extension of the kitchen’ – open, casual, engaging. Its flagship branch occupies an inviting space at the ground floor near the main entrance of SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City while its 2nd branch is located in Eastwood Mall Libis, Quezon City. Chelsea Kitchen has a funky and friendly vibe with its no-walls design, stylishly put together modern pieces, and breezy set-up. There’s an open kitchen where diners can have a snap of the dishes to be […]
Treat yourself with some of the best premium-quality meat at Chops Chicago Steakhouse. Located in Shangri-La Plaza in Ortigas, this steakhouse promises to serve something that will fill your stomach without drilling a hole in your pockets. Its finest USDA Prime Beef steaks offering has made this steak house a prime place for dining especially with its special menu, the Cab Rib Eye Steak. If you aren’t sure what to choose, you can take a good look at some of their savory lumps of meat and pick from there. Additionally, there are a variety of meaty dishes including The Bone Marrow (P295) served with bread, filling you with its flavors. […]
Enjoy a wide variety of fresh and high quality fusion cuisine at Cucina, Marco Polo Hotel’s buffet restaurant. Here chefs create their masterpiece dishes at the counter and serve you fresh and hot food straight away. The theme of the menu changes every day offering Filipino, Spanish, Italian and other international cuisines. Sometimes Cucina serves special fare like a whole roasted young pig and a whole tuna that add extra excitement to its diners’ buffet experience. Cucina’s fresh cheese and cured ham are imported from Italy and France making the restaurant a global journey of the palate in many ways. Rich and flavorful options of creative world cuisines are made […]
Komoro Japanese Dining is one of the pioneers of affordable Japanese restaurants in the country and one of the first that introduced Japanese bento in the Philippines. It has been enjoying over two decades of success since it started with its authentic Japanese cuisine offering that are both delectable and reasonably-priced. In Manila, Komoro is nestled in SM Megamall. Customers will find all the quintessential Japanese dishes but for new comers it is recommended they try Komoro’s best-selling Katsudon paired with Soba. These 2 dishes are more than enough to satisfy a Japanese craving. Katsudon (P105); Soba (P88) Also highly recommended are the crowd favorites Gyoza and Ebi Tempura, and […]
Fun ice cream that tastes really cool, no wonder kids love them. Kool Kids makes ice cream frozen in seconds using liquid nitrogen. Enjoy a wide variety of ice cream desserts, like the warm doughnuts ice cream sandwich FroDough. Other bestsellers are their Black Forest Churro Buns and their Frozen S’Mores which are homemade marshmallows with a vanilla ice cream and chocolate center.
Treat yourself with Uncle Tetsu’s world-famous Japanese cheesecakes. Their specialty cheesecakes have soft and moist texture and come in a variety of delightful flavors. A whole cake is priced at P299. You may also their new product the Pastry Puff that recently came out. Handmade using the finest and freshest ingredients, each piece will make you ask for more. Visit their branches at SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM North Edsa.
Have a taste of heaven in your mouth with Hattendo from Japan. These excellent fluffy, pillowy cream buns with melting smooth texture have reached the Philippines and have been delighting Filipinos with its branches in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall, and Power Plant Mall at Baker’s Dozen Rockwell Center. These sweet treats with melt-in-your-mouth goodness come from Hiroshima, from the dough and cream to the wrapping, each item is handmade and delivered straight to the shop. Choose from among its seven flavors including custard and whipped cream.
Adding to SM Megamall’s crowd-drawing features is the Mega Food Hall. Aside from the food court at the main building, Mega Food Hall is the newest foodie destination in the city. The grub hub is located at the 5th floor of Fashion Hall, SM Megamall’s 101,000-sqm recent expansion that also houses retail shops, dining establishments, an IMAX Theater, a new Olympic-sized skating rink, a 14-lane bowling center. The Mega Food Hall has 12 food stalls offering scrumptious international and local comfort cuisines like Yakitori One, The Halal Guys, and more.
A popular Ramen Shop with branches in Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall and Glorietta 5. Kichitora of Tokyo is known for their chicken-based broth. The restaurant uses chicken as its base and not the normal pork or beef. Inside the Kichitora, a huge painting of a tiger adorns the walls in association with the restaurant’s name. ‘Kichi’ means lucky and ‘Tora’ means tiger in Japanese. One of their popular dishes is Paitan Ramen Zenbu Nose (P420). The soup is simmered for a long time. All available toppings such as Ajitsuke-tamago and Char Siu are included, which makes this dish very filling. Paitan Zenbu Nose (P420) – Kichitora Paitan Tsuke Men […]
Kettle is an American restaurant which is well known for their popular fried chicken marinated in buttermilk. It’s classy yet casual ambiance is very inviting, making it a great venue for gatherings, from a simple lunch out with friends to special family occasions. Their best-seller is the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. The meat is tender, juicy, and mildy sweet because of the buttermilk, while the breading is nice, crisp and has none of that oily smell. Buttermilk Fried Chicken (P559) Another best-seller is the Pork and Potato Strips, which are thinly sliced potatoes fried until crispy with a bit of pork belly. Its portion is huge and perfect for sharing. […]