BUTAMARU is a ramen joint in Westgate, Alabang that specializes in pork-based broth, it is inspired by the variations of Hakata style ramen from Fukuoka prefecture. In Japanese, ‘Buta’ means pork and ‘Maru’ means circle. The interior inside is simple and straight to the point. The first floor has a counter/bar area which is patterned from the restaurants in Japan while the second floor has a bigger space and serves as the main dining of the restaurant. – The restaurant’s bar/counter found on the first floor. – The Filipino owner himself flew to Fukuoka to research and learn about the ways of making a perfect ramen. Butamaru’s masterpiece – Tonkotsu-based […]
Delight your tongue with a better twist in the classic Filipino cuisine by Chef CK Kalaw of Lasa Bistro. His restaurant opened in 2014 in Commerce Center Alabang, serving flavorful, fresh and comforting Filipino dishes. People from the south will definitely love how Lasa Bistro is giving new flavors to popular Filipino dishes. Their menu will parade a long list of unique formula of foods popularly known in the Philippines, like kare-kare (beef stew in peanut sauce), sinigang (pork stew in tamarind sauce), crispy pata (deep fried pig trotters or knuckles), empanada (stuffed bread) and lots more. They offer foods that are perfect for some gatherings or celebrations with family […]
A restaurant that embodies both history and a sense of comfort best describe Romulo Café. The restaurant got its name from the family patriarch, the late Carlos P. Romulo. The man known to his colleagues as “Mr. United Nations” is seen as the most important figure in international relations for the Philippines. He served the country for 27 years: 17 as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and 10 as the country’s ambassador to the United States. Romulo Café is owned and operated by Sandie Squillantinim, granddaughter of the man they call “The General”. Romulo Café’s interiors are very elegant and sophisticated, so one should dress appropriately whenever they go into […]
Bingsu, a Korean shaved ice desert usually topped with fresh fruits or sweet garnishes, is becoming more and more popular in the Philippines, thus Ice Flower Snow Falling Korean Desert Café will give you your unforgettable bingsu experience in New Alabang Height Village! Their first branch became an instant hit not only with kids, but also with dessert enthusiasts who are looking for something unique that will satisfy the crave of their sweet teeth! Their bingsu comes in eight different flavors as follows: injeolme, black sesame, red bean, strawberries, mango, blueberry, mixed berry yogurt and chocolate. They also offer espresso, fruit juice, fresh shake and sandwiches. Their bestseller flavors are […]
Rooftop venues always make a great dining place for hotels, especially if it offers a spectacular view of a landscape setting. Check out The Nest at Vivere Hotel at the South, where you can have a pleasurable dining in the sky, day and night. THE NEST. Found at Vivere Hotel in Alabang where you can have a romantic dining experience Located at the topmost floor of Vivere Hotel in Alabang, The Nest takes pride of its 360 degree scenic view by the bay. It is known as the tallest building among the hotels nestled in Alabang. In its veranda, you can have an early evening sunset as a […]
You’ve never tasted churros this good. Alabang Town Center is known to be a haven of foodies. Here, you’ll see various restaurants, buffet, café, and food stalls you may enjoy when you’re suddenly up for some food adventure trip. Every time you go here, you’ll find out that there are food you never actually thought would taste so good. One of the restaurants that offer good food would be La Maripili Churreria. This quaint café that has a laidback atmosphere offers sweet delights. Offering mostly Spanish delicacies, you’ll love going here in the afternoon, just grabbing a light bite while juggling work duties. This nice and cozy café will […]
Filipinos have always had a love affair with food. Anytime a new restaurant opens, we make sure to try it out, regardless of the type of cuisine; however, we’ve become accustomed to a particular type of cuisine that we forget to simply enjoy food without bias. Soil, aims to give Filipinos just that. FARM TO TABLE. It doesn’t succeed as much as other concepts, but Soil is showing promise. Soil is the brainchild of Chef Lorenzo Pimentel and his brother, Iñigo. Inspired by the hard work that farmers and fishermen go through to put food on the table, they came up with Soil to bring out the best […]
Here’s another burger joint you should try! For the burger lovers down South, you should see Burger Geek. Located in Alabang, this burger joint will let you experience a one of a kind burger madness you will surely like, especially if you’re a fan of patties, veggies, and big buns. INSIDE BURGER GEEK. See their quaint place in Alabang for some burger lovin’ day. Burger Geek is a chill place where you can feast on delicious burgers and snacks that they serve. It has a relaxing interior, with its wooden seats and well-lit bright spaces. Although the place is relatively small, it is still comfortable especially […]
The café for coffee devotees and connoisseurs, Picked Café satisfies even the picky urban coffee drinkers as the people behind it carefully handpick the coffee beans they use in the coffee they serve. Picked Cafe, perhaps the only coffee shop present along Muntinlupa Highway, boasts of its authentic coffee drinks brewed fresh from premium and straight-from-the-farm coffee beans. This new cafe, established July this year, was actually an offshoot of the family’s original business—coffee distribution. Having been to different places, owner Cherry Cruz has tasted many different kinds of coffee and identified the distinctness of each. Picked Cafe, then, was supposed to be only a showroom of the different coffee […]
Located in Molito Alabang, Wooden Horse Steakhouse serves high-quality US Angus beef. This popular restaurant in the South is owned by a Japanese chef and the only certified Angus beef licensed steakhouse in the Alabang/Muntinlupa. This restaurant’s owner, who is also the head chef, used to be beef expert in a steakhouse in Saipan, Japan. Wooden Horse Steakhouse seasons its steak with soy sauce, which many Japanese customers like. Juicy Ribeye Steak (P1,200/8 oz.) Homemade Hamburger Steak (P310/7 oz) Green Pomelo Salad & Mango (P280) From Monday to Friday, they serve lunch at about P220. On Tuesdays, get an 8 oz Ribeye steak (solo price: 1,200 pesos) for only P988 […]
The newest addition to Riverpark of Festival Mall, RED Kitchen + Bar exudes a lively yet soothing vibe. This new restaurant-bar perfectly captures the balance between subtlety and magnificence. If you are looking for a place where you can unwind, fill your tummy and pour cold beverage down your throat, then head over here. You can do three things in RED – relax, eat, and drink. Relax to the good music provided by the resident DJs. RED has a vast music library ranging from retro to new wave to rock. And with the DJ dishing out the tunes live, you can be sure he will tailor-fit the playlist for your […]
Meet the perfect sushi craving-buster in Alabang! Among the clusters of shops and restaurants in Westgate, Alabang is Sushi Ninja, a hip restaurant serving Japanese food and scrumptious varieties of sushi. The restaurant space resembles a cool warehouse, with its quirky sushi clock and Japanese countertop figurines and wood and metal elements. Conceptualized by Matthew Floro Tanjuakio, who left his marketing gig to study at the California Sushi Academy in LA, the restaurant started out as a stall in weekend markets like Soderno and Mercato and later branched out as a catering business and finally as a full-fledged restaurant. Spicy Tuna Salad Sushi Ninja has a diverse menu, ranging from […]
Soga Miga is Korean restaurant located at Molito Commercial Complex in Alabang. It has a modern look and atmosphere when it comes to its interiors. Most of the patrons are Korean which only means that the food served is authentic. Inside Soga Miga The restaurant boasts its Korean-style chargrilled meat. Each table has its own hose on top, hanging from the ceiling. It is used to suck the smoke from grilling, so that there is no burnt, smoky smell. A variety of high-quality U.S. beef The beef served, such as the premium galbisal (P800), wagyu sirloin steak (P1,200) and wagyu chuck eye (P1,000), are from U.S. high quality. One […]
Barcino is known for serving only the most authentic Spanish cuisines. They also have a wide selection of Spanish wines. Aside from SM Aura, they also branches along J. Vargas in Ortigas, Rizal Drive in Fort Bonifacio, Greenbelt 2 and 5 & Rockwell in Makati, and in Alabang. Gambas Alajillo (Php 595) is one of the classic and most popular dishes. It is grilled in olive oil with plenty of large shrimp. A kind of dry wine is said to match this dish. We recommend the Tio Pepe Dry Shery (Php 1,350/bottle). Another must-try is the Jamon Serrano (Php 245) that best eaten with a glass of Ponte da Boga. […]
THE BLACK PIG is a charcuterie, bar & restaurant headed by Chef Carlos Garcia, a Spanish chef who previously worked for Michelin Star French restaurant Gauthier Soho in London. Chef Carlos, together with couples Steve & Tricia MacDonald and Anton & Berna Garriz, lines up to offer European-inspired dishes that use fresh local ingredients. Moreover, they also offer signature draft beers on tap and a rare selection of wines from humble wine makers across the globe. The name of the restaurant is inspired by Spain’s black Iberico pig, also known to be the finest ham all over the world, and our very own lechon. Their approach is creating innovative and distinct dishes […]
Ganso-Shabuway is a shabu-shabu restaurant that has branches in Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Power Plant Mall in Rockwell and Shangri-la Plaza Mall. Since their opening in 2011, they have been loved by many. Last year, they increased their non-hotpot menus. A la carte menus for appetizers and rice bowls are now available! Primer introduces the lead role, shabu-shabu, as well as the non-hotpot menus! Meyer Natural Angus Beef (Regular-P595, USDA Choice Angus Beef Sukiyaki Set (P588) Their popular shabu-shabu set, Meyer Natural Angus Beef regular uses Natural Angus Beef from the US. The beef comes from cows that are fed with healthy and natural foods and not with the ones that have additives […]
(1) From the front – Paella Balenciana (P490), Paella Negra (P550), Jamon Serrano (P300) (2) The stores calm atmosphere with a wall painting of the sea breeze of Spain From the beautiful interior to the friendly staff, from the serene atmosphere to the delicious taste, Alba is definitely a must-try restaurant in the Metro. There are numerous restaurants and bars around Tomas Morato, Quezon City since it is close to ABS-CBN and GMA, two of the Philippines’ largest TV stations. Many young people and celebrities hang out there. Customers enjoy various dishes in its buffet, which has 3 appetizer dishes (salad, soup, and paella), 3 meat dishes (chicken, pork, and […]
The Farm Resto serves the only organic beef that is approved by the POCC (Philippines Organic Certification Center). Celebrities and food aficionados’ word of mouth has helped this joint to be very well-know. This restaurant has a vast farmhouse in Masbate that nurtures cattle without any antibiotics and other chemicals. The farm does not only offer delectable beef to its customer, but also a healthy substitute to the meat we are accustomed to eat. The Farm Resto’s style of cooking is simple: it only serves burgers and steak. Even though their selection is a bit limited, it will surely satisfy your cravings for good meat.
If you are looking for a place to eat with a homey atmosphere, then you should try Café Mary Grace. Its antique-style furniture and delicious homemade baked goods will surely make you feel-at-home. Because of her love for baking and her dishes’ popularity among her family and friends, Mary Grace Dimacali became inspired to open her own café. Café Mary Grace was born and instantly became popular. They now have 8 branches in major commercial districts around Metro Manila. We best recommend the exquisite Smoked Salmon with Creamy Pasta (Photo 1) matched with rich and mouth-watering Hot Chocolate (Photo 2). (1) Smoked Salmon with Creamy Pasta (P276) (2) Best selling […]
It was when Edna Cureg traveled to France with her family that she felt the desire to recreate what she found there to her friends in the Philippines. Delicious course menus include main dishes, salads, and crepes. Danish and suites, baked in a pot every morning, is excellent to none (P300 / 1 person, P550 / 2 people). Tea, coffee, sweets and bread served in an all-you-can buffet leave your tummy and your heart greatly satisfied.
Because of Yushoken, Filipinos could finally taste the ramen that has adopted the cooking style and footsteps of ‘Higashi-Ikebukuro Taishoken,’ the legendary pioneer of the ramen craze in Japan. This ramen joint is firing up the ramen fever in Manila even more. Yushoken was already visited by numerous Japanese who are originally familiar with this kind of cuisine. They are fond of this restaurant now. For them to maintain its authentic flavours, Yushoken has a Japanese chef that was trained by the successor of Yamagishi-san (aka the ‘Ramen God’). Yushoken uses a pork bone soup base for its ramen. This restaurant sticks to homemade noodles to be able to exactly […]
This is an Italian restaurant that is popular among the local Japanese living in Alabang. Mona Lisa Ristorante makes homemade pasta and sausages using various ingredients. The Mona Lisa (photo 1) is a classic pizza with crisp dough topped with mozzarella cheese and tomato. The Grilled Salsicia Rigatoni Porcini (photo3) is an authentic pasta mixed in a creamy parmesan sauce, porcini mushrooms, Italian sausage, and pickles. It also has the aroma of black truffles. The Mona Lisa Ristorante also has varieties of wine that you might want to try.