Located in Glorietta 1, Modern Shanghai is a restaurant that offers authentic yet affordable Chinese food. Take note that the taste of Shanghai dishes is not that spicy and is similar to Japanese cuisine. Braised Lucky Pork Knuckle (Photo 1) is steamed pork knee served with a sweet and spicy sauce. This dish is P800 and good for 3 people. Feel free to enjoy the creations of the veteran chef from China. Watch from the kitchen’s glass window how homemade noodles are created, too!
P.F. Chang’s has around 200 stores in the United States and serves traditional Asian and modern Chinese fusion cuisine. In the Philippines, this restaurant has 2 outlets in Fort Bonifacio and Alabang. Before opening its stores in this country, though, the chef has trained for 6 months in the United States. Chang’s spare ribs are this restaurant’s bestseller. It is made from pork bone that has a golden brown barbecue sauce, topped with sesame seeds, bringing out the flavor of the meat. Shrimp with candied walnuts is a refreshing dish that has walnut sauce, shrimp, and honeydew melon.
You will immediately feel like you are in Hong Kong the moment you step inside this restaurant. Choi Garden Seafood and Shark’s Fin Restaurant serves genuine Cantonese cuisine and is mostly teeming with their local patrons. The succulent roasted layer pork is ordered by most of its customers. It has 3 layers of soft meat and a crispy top layer. Take a bite out of it and it will surely just simply melt in your mouth. Roasted Layer Pork The shark fin soup is the shop’s specialty. It obviously inspired the name of the shop, too. This delicacy is garnished with raw sprouts and crunchy bean sprouts. Shark Fin Soup
Mien-San Noodle House is a restaurant that serves affordable, authentic Taiwanese cuisine in a place with a folksy ambiance. Their beef with tendon noodle (Photo1) has a lot of beef and bok-choy and is thoroughly stewed for 6 hours. On the other hand, their spicy wanton (Photo 2) is an item that has a sweet-sour and spicy sauce that will definitely make customers satisfied.
Tivoli’s refined wooden and glass interior is a visual feast to its customers because it radiates a very stylish aura. You will absolutely fall in love with this restaurant’s unique menu. Tivoli’s waiters are also very reliable and attentive to the needs of their customers. So, if you are looking for a restaurant with good service, great food and a wonderful ambiance, come and visit this place! **** Suggestions: A special day, anniversary dinner Atmosphere: Casual dining place Budget: P1,500 Recommended Menu: Steak Tartare (P900) Grilled prawns that is Flambé with Scampi Pernod ~ anise liqueur (P1, 400)
Nu.Vo (or nouveau) means “new” in French and this is the name of the restaurant that has captured the eye of many Filipino celebrities and foreigners. The interior of this restaurant is mostly wooden. White cloths are draped over its tables, creating a chic and warm atmosphere. Nu.Vo also has a bar in the center where customers can relax and enjoy a drink or two. Nu.Vo’s menu is extensive in seafood and mainly focuses on Southern French, Italian, Greek, and North African cuisine. High-quality ingredients are imported from different parts of the world, too. This restaurant’s recommended menu is the Chile’s Grilled Sea Bass, a dish that is lavishly stuffed and that […]
Antonio’s is one of the French restaurants tucked hidden in Tagaytay. It provides remarkably satisfying dishes in the Philippines. Antonio’s was originally a farmhouse before it was renovated to become a restaurant. Its interior emits a profound feeling and its dazzling terrace is surrounded with verdure; its pond, decorated with teeming flowers. Aside from its dream-like architecture, Antonio’s food is known for using organic vegetables, creating a one of a kind French menu. **** Suggestions: A special day with your family or friends Atmosphere: Peaceful ambiance, surrounded by greeneries Budget: P1,800 Course Menu: P1, 200- P1, 800 Recommended Menu: We recommend all of its main courses.
In November 2008, Cicou opened and offered genuine French cuisine at the Pearl of the Orient. This restaurant serves authentic French dishes, but also finds a way to casually include the Filipino culture and the different flavors of its cuisine. Lamb Shank One of this restaurant’s delicious dishes is The Lamb, elaborate roasted meat fillet wrapped in herbs. The luscious meat used in this dish is even imported from Australia! If you are not in the mood for meat, then try Cicou’s tuna belly. This is dish grilled and spiced to perfection, topped with a refreshing sauce. Cicou’s also offers a wide variety of desserts, and among the 12 it offers, […]
In Fort Bonifacio, the famous L’Aubergine serves genuine French cuisine. It has a spacious, glass-enclosed kitchen that allows you to witness how their wonderful dishes are created. L’Aubergine gets its ingredients from different countries such as Norway, France, and Australia. From these ingredients, delicate and artistic dishes are then created by their skilled chefs. One of the items that you must try is the foie gras and the Duck Breast Delight (photo 1). The combination of these 2 is just simply exquisite! Don’t forget to sample L’Aubergine’s wide assortment of wines that is more than 140 different types if wine. Also, good news for those who are into sweets! You shall definitely be satisfied […]
For more than 10 years, Champetre has been serving genuine French cuisine in the well-developed district of Fort Bonifacio. The chef of this restaurant came from the old region of Champagne and is said to have started cooking at a very young age. Champetre’s menu is simple and elegant, with the aim of achieving that rustic feel, similar to the ones in the French countryside. Each food item is cooked with passion and dedication that customers will definitely taste once they have eaten there. The homemade foei gras terrine served with brioche and berry campote (photo 2) uses foei gras that is bought from France. It is a dish that you should certainly try. On the other […]
Beurre Blanc is a restaurant that specializes in steaks and offers varieties of them, such as American Kobe beef rib eye (Picture 2 above: P2,300/250g), Australian T-bone steak (Picture 2 below: P850/350g), and Australian quarter house (Picture 2 on the right: P850/350g). Every steak in this joint is enough to satisfy every man’s appetite, so, if you want to eat a lot, this is the ideal restaurant for you! Other than that, this restaurant also serves oysters from Visayas, sea bass from Chile, salmon from Norway, and scallops from the United States. Pan Fried Goose Liver Salad (Picture 2) is one of the menus with full of originality that you […]
The hottest curry shop in Ortigas is also in Fort Bonifacio. IZUMI is a bar in Fort Bonifacio Global City that has a wide variety of sake/liquors and a modern interior. According to the chef, he imports the best Japanese ‘black beef’ you cannot get in the Philippines. If you are a big fan of sake, you will most likely fall in love with this restaurant. Originated in Ozaka, Izumi Curry made its way to the Philippines. Its popularity easily boomed because aomers have tried their branch in H lot of custong Kong. Many Filipino appreciate the Japanese style curry because it’s fruity, sweet and not too spicy. It is […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. If you are a wine fanatic, then this is a place that you can call paradise. The modern European-style interior, which is decorated with vintage furnishings, gives out a high-end atmosphere. CAV is a restaurant that serves wine and food with reasonable prices. From a P350 to a P200, 000 bottle of wine, this restaurant recommends a wide range of fine wine that comes from all around the world. It is said by one of the staff that the wine they offer are not of the same prices as the ones being sold in supermarkets. Customers can also try CAV’s wine tasting […]
The Spanish-Filipino restaurant Azul, which means blue in English, is located near the Manila Bay. This restaurant serves delicious Spanish cuisine with fresh seafood (such as oysters, mussels, crab, and shrimp cocktail) freshly caught from the nearby sea. Paella Mixta (P850), a typical Spanish dish, is a must-try. Also try the very popular Sizzling Alimango (P575), which is best eaten while it is sizzling hot. *** Suggestions: When you want to happily eat with your friends/ family Atmosphere: Clean bright store Budget: P1, 000 Recommended Menu: Paella Mixta (P850)
La Cocia de Tita Moning is a Spanish restaurant that is only available to those who make reservations. This restaurant is actually the renovated Legarda house, home of Mr. Alejandro Legarda and his wife. La Cocina de Tita Moning’s sophisticated design, which includes antique cameras, radio, and other ornaments, exudes a very nostalgic mood. When you step into the hallway facing San Rafael Street, you can see the museum that is filled with paintings and antiques. When it comes to food, this restaurant’s pumpkin soup showcases the sweet and mellow taste of a pumpkin, while the typical national dish of Spain, paella Valencia gouna,’ has a colorful taste of paprika and […]
Because cova means cave in Spanish, COVA Tapas y Sangria’s interior seems like an underground hideout, but with a touch of elegance. This restaurant is becoming a hot spot for celebrities in the Philippines. It was also nominated under the category ‘Best Spanish Cuisine’ in the MBKRS awards. COVA’s tapas has an authentic taste that you will surely love. This restaurant also offers the very refreshing summer white wine (P447),’ which is made from peaches and white wine.
Beso Cucina Vinoteka started its business in April 2012 and has a reputation of serving modern Spanish cuisine. Paella, tapas, and many other dishes are seasoned by Beso Cucina to have a refined yet out-of-the-ordinary taste. The paella (photo 1), has a lot of pork and seafood (shrimp, squid, and mussels) and it only costs P580, which is good for 2-3 servings. Its most bestseller, though, is its Angus beef rib (P 1, 480). The restaurant’s interior has an eye-catching red and white motif, giving out a very Spanish vibe. Moreover, Beso Cucina has a calm ambiance so it is a perfect place to hold business meetings or a special date.
GYUBOU YAKINIKU is an authentic Yakiniku restaurant located along Nakpil Street, Malate. Because of its authentic wagyu, this restaurant is very popular among expats. The reason behind Gubou’s popularity lies with the ingredients it uses. Not only does it use fresh wagyu but also a special sauce, which has miso and soy sauce, and rice that comes from the Chiba prefecture. So, why don`t you spend a wonderful moment eating quality meat here in Gyubou Yakiniku? From the left side: Chicken (P150), boneless short rib (P380), shrimp (P200), prime beef tongue (P300), top loin (P380), squid (P180) There are also set menus: Set A (P1, 350) short rib, rice, miso soup, and […]
Finally! The first outlet of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant is now open in the Philippines! Like in Japan, charcoal fire is used to cook the different varieties of the meat that Gyu-Kaku offers, ranging from short rib, skirt, and fatty pork. Customers can fully enjoy its wagyu, which has a soft texture and a sweet flavor, cow’s tongue, whose taste is quite scrumptious, and Gyu-Kaku’s special sauce that blends very well with almost any meat. This Japanese BBQ restaurant is the perfect destination for you if you want to eat a great amount of juicy meat, while drinking a cold beer after work.
One of the regulars of Yakiniku Sandaya is the former President Ninoy Aquino, who goes in here every month. It is said that even after his inaugural ceremony, the president went to this Japanese restaurant. The cuisine of Tokyo Yakiniku is so appetizing that you will surely feel satisfied. One of its recommended meats is the ‘King Sirloin Meat.’ Customers might get surprised with the reasonable prices of the first class Kobe beef (P1200/100g) and Black Angus Beef (P350/100g), which is used for boneless short ribs. If you felt like eating delicious Yakiniku, why not try and visit Yakiniku Sandaya?