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.
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 […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fall in love with Italian cuisine over and over again at Linguini Fini at SM Megamall. Having found much success in Hong Kong—this chic Italian restaurant opened its doors in the Philippines just a year ago. The interiors take inspiration from New York while the food is, of course, another story. Linguini Fini serves one of the finest Italian cuisines in the metro as it only serves the freshest ingredients, and whenever possible—source the ingredients locally as a way of giving back to the local farmers. Treat yourself with some truffles goodness with the Truffle Cream Fettucine. The pasta dish has a striking aroma rooted from the muskiness of the […]
Photo from The Halal Guys Facebook The New York Post calls The Halal Guys “perhaps the city’s most famous open-air dining destination.” The longest-running food craze that has become an NYC staple streetfood and a worldwide favourite has made its way to Manila at SM Megamall. Find out why New Yorkers are lining up for it like there’s no tomorrow, not minding the long queue as long as they get their platter of the famous gyro and chicken over rice from these guys. Halal is an Arabic term meaning “lawful or permissible”. With over 25 years and counting of great food fame, The Halal Guys are the pioneers of American Halal Food. American […]
Japan’s most popular cheese cake has invaded the Philippines! Uncle Tetsu is a takeaway store that specially serves unique cheese cakes. Unlike the dense, heavy Western-style cheesecake, Uncle Tetsu’s version of this well-loved cake is light, fluffy and not too sweet. Rich in vitamins and minerals, they are prepared using the freshest of eggs and milk and the best quality cheese and butter and contain no preservatives added. These cakes are also low in calories and sodium and high in protein. Originally from Fukuoka, Japan, Uncle Tetsu cheese cakes have been around since 1985. Tetsushi Mizokami, the inspiration behind the loveable Uncle Tetsu character we see as their logo, grew […]
Located on the 3rd floor of Mega Atrium in SM Mega Mall, Eri Curry is a restaurant that specializes in Japanese curry. Chef Erica, owner of Eri Curry, is a Filipina who grew up in Japan. Her love for Japanese curry inspired her to put up her own restaurant. She wanted to introduce her favorite dish in a way that Filipinos would love – a little sweet in flavor without taking away the genuine Japanese curry taste. At Eri Curry, customers can adjust the amount of spice and choose the toppings for the curry dish. There are three levels of spiciness: Just Right, Spicy and Firey, which is recommended for […]
Filipinos have embraced the hearty ramen dish and are extremely fond of these satisfying bowls of heaven – flavorful broth with al dente noodles and a range of tantalizing toppings to boot. World-famous ramen emporium IPPUDO is set to take Manila by storm, with a slated opening in September 2014 at the 3rd level of the Megamall Fashion Hall. Founded in 1985 by Shigemi Kawahara, the internationally-renowned Ramen King, IPPUDO PH is the newest addition to other global stores in places such as New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Sydney, Malaysia and Thailand. Backed by a huge following around the world, recognitions from the top dogs in the culinary industry, and boasting […]
ROSANJIN is a casual Japanese restaurant at SM Mega Fashion Hall that specializes in Japanese bento sets. The restaurant was named after the famous Japanese potter Rosanjin Kitaoji. – – Rosanjin’s interior is simple and straight to the point. Wood and bamboo shoots with splashes of red color are visible in the place. The long wall covered with Mt. Fuji art is also the highlight of the restaurant. – – Most people think of sushi or ramen when they think of a Japanese food, but there is a lot more than that. Rosanjin’s menu consists of all-time Japanese favourite home cooking. There are plenty to choose from while in here. […]
St. Marc Café is a specialty bakery and patisserie that offers freshly baked bread and pastries, drinks, and desserts. The first ever café opened was in the upscale Ginza, Tokyo in 1993. As of 2014, the brand have managed to establish more than 350 St. Marc Café stores across Japan, of which are all directly-managed. St. Marc Café features a stylish, warm interior that encourages relaxation and friendly conversations. The store concept combines a well-loved, quality “Japanese dessert place” with a premium coffee shop. It is designed to appeal to upper middle to high-end market that enjoy artisanal alternatives, and appreciate brand provenance. St. Marc Café is best known for […]
Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken is a restaurant for groups and families. Here, you can taste different cuisines from Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Mexico. Some of their recommended dishes are chicken char grilled platter (PHP 198), chicken char grilled on stick (PHP 180) with pasta, combo rice, corn and gravy; mozzarella cheese (PHP 170 for 6 pieces) is also recommended. The mozzarella cheese (PHP 170 for 6 pieces) is also recommended. It is fried mozzarella cheese rice cake in bread crumbs perfect with chili sauce. Another dish is the grilled chicken quesadilla (PHP 288) with tacos or chicken sandwich, tomato, sour cream, and usuyaki tortilla.
Yabu is a restaurant that offers tonkatsu with very crunchy coating and soft meat. You can eat this without adding any condiments! If you are craving for a bowl of rice, fried pork cutlet and curry, then come and visit Yabu! This restaurant has a Japanese chef that supervises the dishes that are being served, maintaining a high-level quality to its food. Berkshire Pig (Black Pig) Premium Set is a dish with a crispy coating, chewy and soft texture, and rich gravy. This food is certainly like its name suggests. Yabu’s Katsudon will make you feel that you’re in Japan just by eating a grain of its rice. Hiroshima’s Deep Fried Oysters (P450) is […]