Michelin-starred restaurants in Manila that won our hearts
Gifts from God and golden tickets to great dishes, Michelin-starred restaurants have reached the Philippines — mainly in Manila. They have not only won our hearts but let us experience what Michelin-starred chef’s dishes tastes like.
How a restaurant or chef gets Michelin stars you ask? The first step is that Michelin inspector collects data, adding best-reviewed restaurants. Soon they’ll scout to dine there. If it passes their standards, an internal memo to the inspectors will most likely be visited again the following year, and potentially awarded a star.
Here are the rating system:
★ One Star means the restaurant is very good restaurant and offers a high standard cuisine.
★★ Two Stars mean the restaurant has created dishes with a outstanding quality.
★★★ Three Stars mean the restaurant exceeds expectations and that the dining experience are outstanding.
If haven’t tried or dined yet with any Michelin-starred restaurants, we got you covered.
Tim Ho Wan
Tim Ho Wan’s famous Pork Bun
Tim Ho Wan is called the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant that’s famous for their dim sum and baked pork bun. Born in the kitchens of Hong Kong, Tim Ho Wan has over 45 branches all over Asia, Australia and United States. In the Philippines there are over five branches to go to when you’re craving for their pillow like pork buns or if you haven’t tried it yet.
Address: Ground Floor, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center
Tel. No.: 02-729-9367
Din Tai Fung
A world-renowned restaurant, famous for being a “xiao long bao heaven,” Din Tai Fung originated in Taiwan in the 1950s. It eventually branched out in several countries, such as in US, Australia and all through Asia. The main star is its xiao long bao, which is still their best-seller in all their restaurants. A soup dumpling that packs a flavor and has the element of surprise with each slurp.
Address: Ground Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Tel. No.: 02-99- 1935 or 02-997-1936
FOO’D by Davide Oldani
Foo’d at Shangri-La The Fort, Bonifacio Global City, brings exciting flavors made Chef Davide Oldani known to the culinary world. He began apprenticing under renowned Chef Alain Ducasse, pastry chef Pierre Hermés, and Michel Roux Jr., Oldani. He is known for his Cucina Pop Style, elevating flavors into simple but surprising dishes dishes with Italian cuisine. In Foo’d, you will be able to try out “luxury food priced affordably.”
Address: G/F (High Street Park), Shangri-La at The Fort, 30th St. cor. 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Mobile No.: 0917-711-4469
When you think these are the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Manila, you are wrong. This July another Michelin-starred restaurant will open here in Manila. The first Michelin-starred ramen shop Tsuta and Hawker Chan, will be open to the public in July this year. From the mind of Chef Chan Hong Meng, Hawker Chan gained their Michelin star for their Cantonese-Style Soya Chicken. Their chicken is to be sold at Php 99 in Manila.