A. Arnaiz Avenue
Farm-to-fork is something that’s slowly taking a foothold in today’s restaurant scene. Normally done by start-ups, it has also found its way to big-name restaurants in hotels, none more so than Dusit Thani Manila’s The Pantry. FARM-TO-FORK AT ITS FINEST. The Pantry at Dusit Thani may well be your new buffet destination. The Pantry is Dusit Thani’s take on farm-to-fork fare, buffet style. They use locally-sourced organic produce and ingredients to create any of their dishes. If it sounds like they’ll be limited to Filipino cuisine, you’re sadly mistaken. They have nine (yes, NINE) global stations to choose from: a Chinese bao bar, an Indian Tandoor oven, a […]
For those suffering from a writer’s block, here’s a place where you can recover. Hint: cozy place and good food. See Writers Bar for your afternoon tea time. CARE FOR SOME TEA? See Writers Bar in Raffles Makati and have a relaxing afternoon tea. Located at the lobby of Raffles Hotel in Makati, Writers Bar is a place where it’s all glam and sophisticated, leaving you in awe with their posh interiors and lovely decorations. It’s every book-lovers and foodies’ dream place, especially that it evokes a comfortable vibe that’s a great place for relaxation and casual dining. Tessa Prieto-Valdes spending time with friends at Writers Bar […]
Lucia Ristorante is a semi-fine dining restaurant that serves authentic and classic Italian dishes. Frequented by mostly urbanites and lovers of fine flavors, this chic restaurant is located at the ground floor of Hotel Celeste, an elegant boutique hotel in Makati near the cosmopolitan Greenbelt and Glorietta. Started by the famous Italian Chef Davide Lombardi, the man behind Lombardi’s Italian authentic chain, he combined his passion and expertise in the culinary arts and shared his classic epicurean recipes with his newfound home, the Philippines. Lucia Ristorante is currently run by The Cravings Group, renowned for operating a successful chain of restaurants, cafés and a premier culinary school in the country. […]
Adding more flavor to the ramen scene The sister company of the already established and more popular ramen house in Makati City Nihonbashitei, OHSAMA RAMEN which started in January 2015 serves a wide-range selection of delectable ramen especially created to excite more lovers of the iconic noodle staple in and around the metro. The ramen house’s interiors has the Japanese minimalist vibe with its generous space, clean lines, contemporary tables and chairs setting, subdued, easy-on-the-eye colors, high ceiling and roomy loft-type second floor which also has function rooms for small and big events like meetings, birthdays, and other occasions. The location is also a big draw because it is right […]
“Croque” pronounced as “Krohk” is derived from the French Word “croquer” which means crunch. And crunchy delicious food that brings freshness and comfort best describes Croque Café and Bakery. The Café which opened its doors to the public in March 2014 serves healthy and hearty dishes with distinctive European flavor and Filipino scrumptious taste. A fine blend of western and locally-loved culinary colors and tastes that foodies in the business district of Makati and beyond will surely enjoy. At the helm of the operations are the young and passionate Chef Owners Joseph “Paco” Lao and Alexa Alaba (graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts at the prestigious Alain Ducasse Institute […]
Craving for accustomed local flavors with a twist where continental and Filipino-style cuisines meet? Indulge and pamper your taste buds at Chef Bruce Lim’s Rustique Kitchen with the new creations and signature dishes of the famous chef. – – The Filipino-Chinese-American celebrity chef and host of the Asian Food Channel (AFC) production The Boss developed the concept of this chic and unique restaurant that bears his name. Trained at Le Cordon Blue in London and worked under world-renowned chefs like Gordon Ramsey, Julie Walsh and Andrew Males, he brings to the table, quite literally, his culinary expertise and contagious passion for food. – – The restaurant promotes a laidback countryside […]
Get ready for this hole-in-the-wall’s mouthwatering Executive Meals! – – A new restaurant along the busy street of Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road) in Makati City, Bagnet Magnet, serves signature and favorite local cuisines. STYLISH AND COMFORTABLE. Inside Bagnet Magnet The restaurant is a neat, well-arranged and stylish dining place with local designs and ornaments, ensuring a relaxing and soothing stay for every customer who can enjoy their budget friendly meals. Aside from their bestseller, the bagnet (boiled and deep fried pork belly often served with a vinegar dip), they also serve delicious Executive Meals at a very affordable price to its growing clients and customers mostly office workers and […]
Experience fast, fresh and delicious stir-fry, breakfast and specialty dishes. Fan Chao in Chinese means stir fry. And stir-fries Fan Chao Express has. Strategically located a few steps away from the Don Bosco Parish Church, Don Bosco School and Walter Mall, Fan Chao Express is a fast, casual dining restaurant offering that serves mouthwatering and tasty fusion of Chinese, Asian and American cuisine. With their grand opening happening during the Chinese New Year celebration of this year, they offer stir fry entrees made and prepared from the finest quality meats tossed with their secret sauces and fresh vegetables, specialty dishes and fried rice, breakfast specials, side orders for sharing, soups, […]
Get the taste of heavenly affordable food! Centrally located inside the compound of Saint John Bosco Parish in Makati City, Coffee and Saints Café is the perfect example of a dining place that provides a pleasant experience every time one meets and convenes with family members and friends traditionally after hearing Sunday Mass. It caters and satisfies customers daily, mostly parishioners and residents of nearby condominiums and office workers. – Coffee and Saints Cafe Outside – The Dining Place – The café is being run by the Don Bosco PUGAD Center headed by its director, Fr. Dave Buenaventura, SDB. It is a livelihood project for migrant youths exclusively for boys […]
Many people say that Chinese food is best enjoyed when shared with bigger groups. Whenever I hear that statement, the first thing that comes to my mind is the well-established Chinese restaurant along Arnaiz Avenue in Makati – Hai Shin Lou. Peppercorn Sea Mantis – market price Hai Shin Lou has been serving authentic Hong Kong style Chinese cuisine since 2003. The efficient service and its executive chef Tommy Yao’s culinary knowledge are the reasons why Hai Shin Lou is one of the reputable restaurants in the strip of Arnaiz. Considering their high profile customers like Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) employees, many Filipino and Chinese taipans, and the Philippine […]
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.
Seiji is an authentic Japanese restaurant that opened in March 2012. Customers can taste the delicate, ornate, and original French dishes cooked by Chef Seiji Kamura. Their Eel and Foie Gras Salad (P685) is this restaurant’s featured dish. Customers can also enjoy eating the Crispy Rani and Pomelo Salad (P295), which has pomelo, mango, Mizuna lettuce, and original Sesame dressing. This restaurant uses fresh ingredients for its dishes. To be able to do that, Seiji orders its vegetables, fruits, meat, and fish from Japan 3 times a week.
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. In Korean, this restaurant means ‘Secret Garden’ and it is indeed a hidden paradise. New Biwon offers Korean authentic cuisine that is prepared by a chef, who already experienced preparing food for Korea’s president. This restaurant is located near Edsa Taft Station and MOA (Mall of Asia). Moreover, New Biwon’s menu is written in Japanese that is accommodated with pictures, making it easy to understand for Japanese customers. There is also a private room that can accommodate up to 30 people. It’s a perfect place to hold a party or conference. When it comes to food, Bulgogi (P250/ 1 person) is […]
In Palladium, many of today’s young generation dance ’til morning. It is the biggest night club in Makati, with two floors and over 300 seats. It can accommodate 800 partygoers. Events, which usually need invitations to get in, are held in this club. Many Europeans also come to Palladium. You can enjoy listening to R&B and top 40 on Fridays and you can also have fun with electro and house music on Saturdays.
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?