Because of the rave reviews received by their main branch in Katipunan, Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza opened another branch in the heart of Salcedo Village, Makati early this year. Owned by Filipino food entrepreneurs Jutes and Cello Templo and named after their son, this Neapolitan style restaurant offers only the freshest pizzas carefully and individually baked in brick ovens. They use their own kesong puti (white cheese)made with milk from the Philippine Carabao Institute. For a small restaurant in Bautista near Tordesillas Street, Gino’s is surprisingly packed with customers. Customers line up outside and have their orders placed in advance, especially during peak hours. Once you take your seat inside though, […]
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 […]
Ukokkei Ramen opened in 2007 and it has become one of the most popular ramen joints in Metro Manila. The source of the delicious soup is a rare kind of chicken, the Ukokkei. A long time ago, it has been used in Chinese medicinal cooking because the nutrients were effective for stabilizing blood pressure, revitalizing the liver, and preventing aging and other stuff. Since the soup is stewed for 12 hours, it gives it the golden colour and makes it so flavorful. They serve three types of ramen: miso, soy sauce and salt which are all ordered from Japan.
If you are thinking of trying something new, how about dining in a Persian restaurant? Persia Grill started as small Middle Eastern restaurant in Salcedo Village. Now, it already has 6 branches. The owner is from Tehran, Iran. The dishes were inspired by his grandmother’s own recipe. They only use natural ingredients and don’t add any preservatives. They also use a lot of eggplants in their dishes like All Vegetable Mussaka (Photo 2), which is one of their best-sellers. It is seasoned with olive oil, tomatoes and chickpeas. Of course, don’t forget to try the all-time specialty kebabs like the Chelo Kebab Kubideh (Photo 1) served with yoghurt dip and Persian […]
Zavoy Steakhouse & Grill is like an art gallery in terms of interior. It’s very elegant because of the different paintings exhibited and furniture displayed. Chef Steve has been in the field of food and beverages for over 34 years and has gained experiences from working in Four Seasons Hotel in Canada and InterContinental Hotel in Yokohama. Zavoy offers classic Western cuisines. Their ingredients are imported from abroad. They only use high-quality steaks and beef from the U.S. and Australia, the prosciutto from Spain, and the salmon from Norway. The chef’s recommendation is the Pepper Steak (Photo 1). Even if it is extra-thick, it is easy to cut and chew. […]
Home of the mouth-watering smack ham made with Swiss alpine This home cooking restaurant was originally from Switzerland and opened here in late 2008. The owner is the one who made its famous delicacy, the “SANTIS”. It is a shop where you would surely want to go back to every weekend. You can choose various dishes from their menu. They also have enhanced cheese fondue and Swiss classic cuisine. You can have lunch and dinner here with friends and family. The wood grain interior of the place gives a hot impression. Budget starts at PHP1000.
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of December 31, 2018 Photo 1 – An appetizing lunch set A fashionable cafe across the Ayala Museum The Museum Cafe, commonly called M Cafe, can be found right across the Ayala Museum. It’s the Makati crowd’s number 1 go-to place for relaxation and recreation. Every Sunday morning, be intoxicated with the sound of pleasant jazz music while having a nice chat over brunch with your closest friends. This is a nice place to hang out if you want to escape the usual summer heat in Manila. You can try their refreshing drinks because they’re so good. ● Perfect for: brunch date with friends […]
(PHOTO 1) Special Bulgogi – PHP 450 (PHOTO 2) Hemul Pajeon – P450 (PHOTO 3) Gelbuchim -PHP 450 (PHOTO 4) Soondooboo Chige – PHP 280 Owned by Kyung Chun Lee, this restaurant serves authentic Korean food. They have 80 different exquisite food choices on the menu but the bestseller is their special bulgogi (Photo 1). The waiter assists in preparing this dish and serves it on a piping hot plate. Another popular dish from the menu is galbichim (Photo 3): stewed vegetables and ribs, carefully soaked in sauce. They also have the Korean-style pancake hemul pajeon (Photo 2) which is best dipped in their soy sauce. You can try the classic soup […]
As the name suggests, this restaurant offers rich aromatic spices from seven countries: India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Chinese, and Filipino. Spices offers a unique dining experience for its customers and it’s located at the first-class hotel The Peninsula. The Thai menu was excellent! We tried the Malaysian chicken curry with herb lime and Thai red curry beef with potatoes. Their wine selection is abundant. The staff is very accommodating and can tell you which wine suits each dish. If you want to enjoy a exquisite and beautifully prepared Asian cuisines and dine in luxurious restaurant, Spices is a good choice for that. ● Applications: Lunch date with friends, business […]
Photo 1 – Paneer Tika – BBQ cottage cheese(P170) Photo 2 – Masala Dosa – vegetables wrapped in a crepe (India version) (P155) Photo 3 – Outside New Bombay Along the crowded luxury condos in Dela Costa Street, Makati lies an Indian restaurant also popular among our Japanese friends. New Bombay is a small restaurant but it offers a genuine taste of authentic Indian cuisines. Most of the patrons are people who work in Makati. Their menu is rich with curry, vegetables, mutton and chicken. New Bombay is one of those Asian restaurants that offer a taste of their own cuisines for a reasonable price. Many Filipinos are spicy food […]
(1) Palak Paneer (P280) (2) Dahi Puri (180) (3) Mutton Curry (4) Vegetable Biryani (P350) This restaurant wants to give its customers the taste of India, preparing their dishes beautifully, Indian-style. Their interior is elegant and shiny. Most Indian cuisines are spicy but at Legend of India, there’s no need to worry because they have dishes that are so mildly spiced that even children can eat it! Preparation is overnight to achieve that perfect taste. The Mutton curry (P440) is a must-try. The restaurant uses many vegetables.
Fall in love with the French-inspired bakery shop Bizu Patisserie. Bizu came from the French word bisous which means “kiss.” Kissing is a sign of affection and love for someone and just like Bizu Patisserie, all the pastries and treats are made with love, care and creativity. All Filipino chefs were trained to make the finest French pastries and European bread that can be enjoyed by Filipinos. (Photo 1) Nirvana – mini size: P185 / full size: P765 (Photo 2) Chocolate truffles *1 pc: P48 * Bizu Truffle box 4 pieces : P255 * Bizu Truffle box 6 pieces : P355 * Bizu Truffle box 12 pieces : P655 * […]
Chocolate Fire offers only the purest and finest selections of scrumptious chocolates. They only use pure Belgian chocolate and high-quality local and imported ingredients, adding no preservative or chemicals. Yes, it’s just pure chocolate heaven! They display over 70 different varieties of fresh chocolates daily. It is the most preferred chocolate shop for most customers when they want to buy sweet treats for their loved ones. Imagine how jam-packed they are during Valentine’s Day!
Carmen’s Best Ice Cream only uses the finest ingredients: 100% fresh cow’s milk brought over daily from the dairy farm of the owner Paco in Bay, Laguna. Other ingredients used are imported from all over the world: Horlicks malted milk from England, chocolates from Switzerland, rum from Jamaica, the finest vanilla beans from Madagascar and Turon de Jijona from Spain. They don’t substitute if some ingredients are not available! They only use the finest quality and make it the old-fashioned way – homemade.
Swagat Indian restaurant is located approximately in the middle of Rada Street. Authentic Indian food restaurant with an affordable price. Owner and chef Ms. Komal manages the restaurant hands-on. She has been cooking Indian cuisines for more than 10 years. Everything is authentic, from the preparation to the spices used, to the interior of the restaurant. One-fourth of the customers are Indians. The level of spiciness ranges from mild, medium, hot and extra hot. Vegetarian dishes are also available. Try the taste of lamb, Sangam Biryani (P225) and Chicken Tikka (P200). They also have healthy vegetable plates like Navrattan Korma (P140). Swagat Indian cuisine accepts delivery and catering for those […]
A favorite buffet restaurant of businessmen and politician, Circles Event Cafe is managed by the first-class Makati Shangri-La Manila Hotel. They serve international cuisines, such as Western and Asian cuisines. They also have a corner for desserts. The atmosphere is sophisticated and their set-up is theatre-like in appearance. The recommended budget per person is P1500.
The chicken version of Paitan Ramen. It is a great homemade noodle with a very condensed chicken flavor. Left: Paintan Zenbu no Se (P420) Right: Tantan Mien (P395) Kitchitora is a distinguished ramen restaurant that already has a number of regulars, mainly because of its homemade noodles that go well with its mouth-watering soup that is stewed for a whole day. Customers with a big appetite will be very much elated with Kitchitora’s because of its bountiful serving. Aside from ramen, this restaurant also serves a variety of great food such as fried rice, chicken karaage rice, and gyoza.
Shinjuku Ramen is a well established restaurant that has been serving as many as 50 kinds of noodles, ramen, udon, and chow mein. Among of that selection is the ‘Soy Sauce Ramen,’ which has toppings ranging from kimchi, salt, mabo tofu, and curry. This ramen joint’s popular dish is a soy sauce-based ramen with crab, shrimp, squid, pork, and vegetables that is tangled with a thick and flavorful soup which you will surely sip down to the last drop. Shinjuku Ramen is open until midnight.
Managed by the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel, Sinfully by Makati Shangr-la is an exquisite bakery shop that offers sinful chocolates, pastries, bakeries and other indulgence, all sparkling with beauty lusciously. You can try the small, sweet and colorful Macaroons (P55/piece). You can choose from flavors like ube, pistachio, raspberry, caramel, and passion fruit and many more. They also offer bread like the almond croissant (P105). They also customize cakes as requested. (1) 28 types of chocolate treats (P60-P100 per piece) (2) Crystal tart & Desire (P240)
If you are looking for a refreshing dessert after a long meal or a busy day, you might want to try dropping by Pinkberry for a cool yogurt or smoothie. They also offer non-fat yogurt for health-conscious customers. We recommend the original yogurt (photo 1). If you order the large size, you can choose 7 from the 30 different toppings. For medium orders, you can choose 5 different toppings and for small orders, you can choose 3 different toppings. Among these toppings include fruits such as oranges, strawberries, corn flakes and nuts. (1) The Original Yogurt (P265 – Large) (2) Toppings of your choice
Patisserie Caroline is a one-stop bakery shop. It is a booth standing along the passage center, minutes away from Jollibee in Greenbelt 1. They offer cakes and pastries at an affordable price. They are open from Wednesdays to Fridays. You can try the famous leche flan cake, a cake that you will never forget due to its uniqueness. The sweetness of this cake is perfect for all occasions. We also want to introduce you to the Hokkaido cheesecake, a moist fluffy souffle-type of cake. (1) Hokkaido Cheesecake (P120/4) (2) Yummy delicious treats at a reasonable price