Manila’s Contemporary Kitchen and Café Newest Discovery Note: Frank & Dean relaunched last year and have done a couple of tweaks. Here’s our latest article about them: Frank & Dean in BGC Frank & Dean is one of the hottest and hippest restaurants in the middle of the central business district of Forbes Town Center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The cafe’s name is derived from two music legends, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Casually dubbed as “Café & Kitchen,” the restaurant offers top-notch coffee and staples of hearty comfort food confined in a stunningly retro-themed neighborhood hang-out place. Frank & Dean is another innovative concept from the same team behind the […]
Affordability. Flavors. Aesthetics. Enjoy scrumptious yet affordable Japanese meals in Ryuma, a Japanese restaurant located in Paseo de Sta. Rosa Laguna. It features lively interiors with a kawaii staff welcoming you with their warm greetings. WELCOME TO RYUMA! A restaurant with delicious and affordable Japanese meals you can devour. HUNGRY? Look at this boat filled with delectable maki and sushi served by their kawaii staff THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT. Performers roam around the resto to sing customers’ requested songs. When it comes to the menu, Ryuma serves rice meals, appetizers, hot and cold noodles, drinks, and desserts. What makes Ryuma great is its combination of tasty and affordable menu with […]
COME IN FOR RAMEN. Enjoy ramen goodness and other scrumptious dishes. Yoshida Seimen Yokohama RAMEN was launched in Yokohama, Japan back in 2006. After 8 years, it opened a branch in Yokosuka and later on in 2014 opened a branch in the Philippines. The restaurant’s interior uses light color tones and wooden furniture to create a wider space. BEST THREE. Yoshida Seimen’s three flavourful dishes. Dumplings at P160, Grilled Salmon at P260, and Japanese style ramen at P350, or half size for P175. The restaurant’s highly recommended dish is the soup made from pork and chicken bones that the chef personally taught the staff how to make. […]
Nothing beats the feeling of slurping a warm beef soup on a rainy day. Experience this very Filipino way of savouring the day with a delightful dish at Rose & Grace Restaurant located south of Manila. ROSE & GRACE RESTAURANT. The welcoming entrance of this classic Filipino restaurant This 45-year old heritage restaurant opened its first branch in Santo Tomas Batangas and a second branch was recently opened in Santa Rosa Laguna. In both branches, you can have a taste of traditional Filipino dishes and experience the locals’ brand of warm hospitality. ALL-TIME FAVORITE BEEFY GOODNESS. Headlining its menu is the hearty ‘Bulalo.’ Its famous home-cooked style Bulalo dish (beef […]
If you think you’ve seen enough Japanese restaurants around, Oudon gives you more reasons to choose and love its presence in the city. Oudon, a Japanese restaurant located in The Forum BGC, takes pride in its noodle dishes. Specializing in udon and soba, locals and expats looking for a straightforward Japanese dining experience come here and find exactly that. Its clean, minimalist interiors give it a very Japanese vibe enabling you to savor your meal just as you should. Oudon offers a wide range of flavors from noodles to rice meals Oudon serves a wide array of dishes from noodles to rice meals, even serving extra noodles for free when you […]
Intense hotness! Experience Soo Jung’s no-nonsense spicy Korean cuisine and love every bit of it. If you wanna go Korean and indulge in some spicy goodness, a visit to Soo Jung in Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Laguna is a great idea especially when you’re heading south anyway. This restaurant serves delectable dishes for that sumptuous Korean food feast perfect for families and friends. Here, the culinary adventure starts with an intense aroma followed by a burst of fiery flavors. DINE IN. Warm and clean interiors that complement the hot and savory menu. The restaurant’s name means “crystal” in Korean and yes, Soo Jung’s authentic menu makes it a real gem. […]
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 […]
Now you know it! Go ahead and gorge on Greek grub in this place The owner’s love for Greek food led to the birth of this Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. The place’s intimate setting can seat up to 40 diners. Its blue walls evoke the cool Grecian islands Its name is a shout-out to the great ancient Greek philosopher and the logo and the interiors feature an owl that symbolizes the goddess Athena. Its bestseller is Moussaka which is made with baked eggplant, mashed potatoes, and lamb topped with white sauce. Enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine here and fall in love with its healthy, tasty goodness. This dining spot situated in a laidback […]
Try Lebanese cuisine: Choose Beiruti Bite! If you’ve already had enough of Italian, Filipino, or Japanese cuisine, why not try something new, like Lebanese? Beiruti Bite is the perfect spot to go on a food adventure if you want authentic Lebanese servings. TRY LEBANESE. Beiruti Bite resto in QC Beiruti Bite started as the brainchild of a Lebanese expat who wanted to provide a real Lebanese cookery here in Manila. The food you see here is not the typical shawarma stall you see in malls, as some of ingredients that they use here are imported ones. Not only that, because the cooking appliances they use are also imported which aid […]
Spicy Indonesian food anyone? The interior features a classic American color theme. It is under the same management as Claw Daddy’s and shares the same American style ambiance. Its dining area can accommodate up to 60 persons making it ideal for small events too. John Bamboo offers Indonesian-American cuisine known for its distinctive exquisite taste of sweet and spicy fusion of flavors. Good for threesome sharing, the Seafood Sate Sampler (P579) One of its hit dishes is the Seafood Sate Sampler, a platter of skewered shrimps, white fish, and squid with sweet savory peanut butter sauce that perfectly complements this seafood medley. Enjoy this and more at John Bamboo located […]
Japanese flavors, reasonable prices, unruffled setting. Enjoy a generous serving of TERIYAKI CHICKEN DON (P252) Owned by the city’s mayor, Umenoya Japanese Restaurant is tucked away in a tranquil village allowing diners to quietly savor their meal. Its TERIYAKI CHICKEN DON dish is popular with Japanese tourists visiting the town. Enjoy this plump glutinous Japanese rice cake, topped with teriyaki chicken that’s tender enough to cut with chopsticks. There’s a long list of exciting dishes on their menu worth checking out so don’t forget to add Umenoya to your itinerary when you head to the south!
For mediterranean cuisine lovers, go to Azzurro! The restaurant’s warm lighting gives off a cozy and calm vibe. For people who want to try Mediterranean cuisine, go to Azzurro at Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The restaurant is located at the Paseo Premiere Hotel which is close to the industrial park. Many Japanese expats working in the area frequent the dining place for its tasty Mediterranean menu. One of its best sellers is the Seafood Marinara that’s made of hosomen (thin noodle) and thick tomato sauce that bring out the rich seafood flavour of the dish. Azzurro also offers lots of seafood and vegetable dishes available for those who do not want […]
Experience mouth-watering Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine House of Bawai is a Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine restaurant located in Solenad 3 in Nuvali Sta. Rosa Laguna. Another branch can be found in the cool city of Tagaytay. ‘Bawai’ means ‘grandma’ in Vietnamese which characterizes the overall feel of the restaurant – warm, fussy, and laidback. About 80% of the ingredients used here are all imported from Vietnam making its flavours truly Vietnamese. Have a bite of the crispy lettuce and shrimp wrapped together in a spring roll, the Goi Cuon Enjoy its Goi Cuon (P220), Vietnam’s well-loved comfort food made from fresh vegetables, noodles, and shrimp wrapped together in a spring […]
Those working in the Makati cbd looking for a quick Chinese food fix for lunch can drop by Noodle & Co. Located at the second level of the world-class, sky-reflecting building Zuellig, this inexpensive and straightforward Sino-grub spot is perfect for the office worker who wants to enjoy a quick lunch as he or she keeps up with the urban pace. The modern oriental diner offers various choices of reasonably-priced dishes. Its main offering is, as the name suggests, noodles, plus a bunch of other food like the popular Chinese dimsum specialties that are plump and juicy. Try its delicious Chinese-style noodle dish topped with wantons and vegetables for only […]
Get your fill of authentic Chinese cuisine and enjoy a luxurious fish dish made affordable in this seafood haven. Le Garden Seafood Restaurant has been drawing seafood lovers since it opened in 2008. Its bestselling dish is the Steamed Lapu-Lapu Fillet with Bean Curd Tausi Sauce (P380) that is favored for its flavorsome goodness and soft texture. The tasty fish locally called Lapu-Lapu is usually served in expensive restaurants but Le Garden offers this fine dish in a special but affordable way. The Lapu-Lapu and tofu combo is simply perfect. Seasoned with soy sauce and other ingredients that bring out the fish’s flavour to the fore, the quality of the […]
The very oriental red and white signboard of this Korean restaurant is hard to miss on the 3rd floor of RCBC Plaza Tower 2. Red Table, a casual, quick-service diner offers budget-friendly Korean dishes perfect for those who want to try a variety without having to spend much. From their noodle dishes to their popular Bibimbap, which you can customize to suit your taste, Red Table provides true Korean dish goodness in all its branches. It is also popular for its Onigiris (rice balls wrapped in nori) which come in two variants: the tuna & mayonnaise (P60) and kimchi (P55). An onigiri is wrapped separately from a sheet of dried […]
The popular restaurant is known for its authentic Chinese hotpot, the taste of which has been consistent since it opened in Makati in 1990. Living up to its name Tien Tien, which means everyday in Chinese, they serve fresh seafood and vegetable hotpot dishes daily. Hearty Hotpot Meat Set (Regular/P890) You can choose from plain, satay and coriander flavored soups, and add seasonings like garlic, chili and green onions as you desire. They also offer a la carte dishes such as sweet-sour pork, spare ribs and noodles. Delivery service is available for its a la carte menu. There is a fish tank beside the entrance, and three private dining rooms […]
Amici evolved from the service-from-the-heart initiative of Fr. Gianluigi Colombo, an Italian priest in charge of overseeing the operations of the Don Bosco Printing Press. In 1994, in support of the school’s employees, he proposed to start a canteen in Don Bosco School to meet the need of the school’s employees for an access to good food during lunch breaks. He got permitted and the result was an Italian delicatessen canteen called Amici di Don Bosco (Friends of Don Bosco). The school cafeteria became a business entity that served the employees and the students of the school. It was later on expanded as a franchise restaurant in Manila in 2007. […]
‘Original Korean Taste’ is how Bornga presents itself. And it has been offering nothing less than that to its local and foreign diners since the popular Korean restaurant opened its first branch in the Philippines last year. Its main restaurant is in Seoul and has more than 80 branches across Asia, a testament to the restaurant’s continuing success. The airy and classic-styled dining space At Bornga, you can enjoy authentic Korean flavors with ingredients that are imported from Korea. Its most popular dish is Masinchang Samgyeopsal (P390) that comes in soy sauce or spicy sauce. Vegetable lovers are sure to love its 7 to 9 kinds of fresh locally-grown Korean […]
‘Poco deli’ means ‘a small diner‘ in Italian. The lovely little restaurant has a cozy, wooden-themed interior that gives off that country atmosphere of European charm, complete with barrels and brick walls; there is definitely nothing to belittle about this dining place. From its stylish decor to its menu and service, expect to be impressed and your big appetite to be satisfied. The rustic-style restaurant is accented with beer barrels and brick walls. A must-try here are their firm and juicy homemade sausages, like lamb sausages, small Nurnberger sausages and chicken sausages; all are filled with savory goodness. There are also packed sausages available that cost P170-230 for 200-300g. German […]
Have a beautiful plump skin with Bulalo. Aviles Restaurant is famous for its Bulalo, a well-loved Filipino boiled soup made with beef shanks and beef marrow bones. The beefy soup is said to be good for the skin because it is rich in collagen. You may also add calamansi juice or soy sauce as desired. You can order a generous amount of tender meat in Bulalo for P 520.
Witness a flaming chicken cooked right before your eyes. Bertito’s Anyhaw Restaurant is well-loved among locals as an ideal place to chill out with friends over beer or some grill. It is also popular for its bestselling ‘Flaming Chicken’ which is cooked by pouring it with a specialty rum sauce that makes the chicken burst into flames giving its skin a nice crispiness.
Hana Japanese Restaurant is a small restaurant in Laguna that offers authentic Japanese cuisine, such as soba, udon, maki and katsudon. The food servings are good for solo or sharing. Have an exquisite taste of a Japanese bento for around P 90 – P 300. Ebi tempura Not only are the food authentic, but also the restaurant has a Japanese feel. It may be small but it gets easily packed especially during weekends.