Filipinos have always had a love affair with food. Anytime a new restaurant opens, we make sure to try it out, regardless of the type of cuisine; however, we’ve become accustomed to a particular type of cuisine that we forget to simply enjoy food without bias. Soil, aims to give Filipinos just that. FARM TO TABLE. It doesn’t succeed as much as other concepts, but Soil is showing promise. Soil is the brainchild of Chef Lorenzo Pimentel and his brother, Iñigo. Inspired by the hard work that farmers and fishermen go through to put food on the table, they came up with Soil to bring out the best […]
Here’s another burger joint you should try! For the burger lovers down South, you should see Burger Geek. Located in Alabang, this burger joint will let you experience a one of a kind burger madness you will surely like, especially if you’re a fan of patties, veggies, and big buns. INSIDE BURGER GEEK. See their quaint place in Alabang for some burger lovin’ day. Burger Geek is a chill place where you can feast on delicious burgers and snacks that they serve. It has a relaxing interior, with its wooden seats and well-lit bright spaces. Although the place is relatively small, it is still comfortable especially […]
The café for coffee devotees and connoisseurs, Picked Café satisfies even the picky urban coffee drinkers as the people behind it carefully handpick the coffee beans they use in the coffee they serve. Picked Cafe, perhaps the only coffee shop present along Muntinlupa Highway, boasts of its authentic coffee drinks brewed fresh from premium and straight-from-the-farm coffee beans. This new cafe, established July this year, was actually an offshoot of the family’s original business—coffee distribution. Having been to different places, owner Cherry Cruz has tasted many different kinds of coffee and identified the distinctness of each. Picked Cafe, then, was supposed to be only a showroom of the different coffee […]
Located in Molito Alabang, Wooden Horse Steakhouse serves high-quality US Angus beef. This popular restaurant in the South is owned by a Japanese chef and the only certified Angus beef licensed steakhouse in the Alabang/Muntinlupa. This restaurant’s owner, who is also the head chef, used to be beef expert in a steakhouse in Saipan, Japan. Wooden Horse Steakhouse seasons its steak with soy sauce, which many Japanese customers like. Juicy Ribeye Steak (P1,200/8 oz.) Homemade Hamburger Steak (P310/7 oz) Green Pomelo Salad & Mango (P280) From Monday to Friday, they serve lunch at about P220. On Tuesdays, get an 8 oz Ribeye steak (solo price: 1,200 pesos) for only P988 […]
Meet the perfect sushi craving-buster in Alabang! Among the clusters of shops and restaurants in Westgate, Alabang is Sushi Ninja, a hip restaurant serving Japanese food and scrumptious varieties of sushi. The restaurant space resembles a cool warehouse, with its quirky sushi clock and Japanese countertop figurines and wood and metal elements. Conceptualized by Matthew Floro Tanjuakio, who left his marketing gig to study at the California Sushi Academy in LA, the restaurant started out as a stall in weekend markets like Soderno and Mercato and later branched out as a catering business and finally as a full-fledged restaurant. Spicy Tuna Salad Sushi Ninja has a diverse menu, ranging from […]
THE BLACK PIG is a charcuterie, bar & restaurant headed by Chef Carlos Garcia, a Spanish chef who previously worked for Michelin Star French restaurant Gauthier Soho in London. Chef Carlos, together with couples Steve & Tricia MacDonald and Anton & Berna Garriz, lines up to offer European-inspired dishes that use fresh local ingredients. Moreover, they also offer signature draft beers on tap and a rare selection of wines from humble wine makers across the globe. The name of the restaurant is inspired by Spain’s black Iberico pig, also known to be the finest ham all over the world, and our very own lechon. Their approach is creating innovative and distinct dishes […]
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 […]
The Farm Resto serves the only organic beef that is approved by the POCC (Philippines Organic Certification Center). Celebrities and food aficionados’ word of mouth has helped this joint to be very well-know. This restaurant has a vast farmhouse in Masbate that nurtures cattle without any antibiotics and other chemicals. The farm does not only offer delectable beef to its customer, but also a healthy substitute to the meat we are accustomed to eat. The Farm Resto’s style of cooking is simple: it only serves burgers and steak. Even though their selection is a bit limited, it will surely satisfy your cravings for good meat.
If you are looking for a place to eat with a homey atmosphere, then you should try Café Mary Grace. Its antique-style furniture and delicious homemade baked goods will surely make you feel-at-home. Because of her love for baking and her dishes’ popularity among her family and friends, Mary Grace Dimacali became inspired to open her own café. Café Mary Grace was born and instantly became popular. They now have 8 branches in major commercial districts around Metro Manila. We best recommend the exquisite Smoked Salmon with Creamy Pasta (Photo 1) matched with rich and mouth-watering Hot Chocolate (Photo 2). (1) Smoked Salmon with Creamy Pasta (P276) (2) Best selling […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. It was when Edna Cureg traveled to France with her family that she felt the desire to recreate what she found there to her friends in the Philippines. Delicious course menus include main dishes, salads, and crepes. Danish and suites, baked in a pot every morning, is excellent to none (P300 / 1 person, P550 / 2 people). Tea, coffee, sweets and bread served in an all-you-can buffet leave your tummy and your heart greatly satisfied.
Because of Yushoken, Filipinos could finally taste the ramen that has adopted the cooking style and footsteps of ‘Higashi-Ikebukuro Taishoken,’ the legendary pioneer of the ramen craze in Japan. This ramen joint is firing up the ramen fever in Manila even more. Yushoken was already visited by numerous Japanese who are originally familiar with this kind of cuisine. They are fond of this restaurant now. For them to maintain its authentic flavours, Yushoken has a Japanese chef that was trained by the successor of Yamagishi-san (aka the ‘Ramen God’). Yushoken uses a pork bone soup base for its ramen. This restaurant sticks to homemade noodles to be able to exactly […]
Feel free to enjoy this restaurant’s Italian cuisine. For starters, you can enjoy its Cold Cutlet, Pumpkin Soup and Salad, then for the main course, try out Bravo’s Pizza and Pasta that will surely deliver the taste of Italy to you. Also, to further enjoy your elegant meal, why not drink a glass of wine with it. Margarita Pizza (Small, P160/ Large, P270) is Bravo’s best dish. It has tomato, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and oregano. The appetizing Spaghetti Gamberri (2- 3 people per serving, P335/ P635) is a meal with plenty of shrimps, tomatoes, and garlic.
Cibo is a casual Italian restaurant that has already expanded to 11 outlets in Metro Manila. Cibo actually means ‘food’ in Italian. Pasta (P200), panini (P100), and other dishes in this restaurant are reasonably priced, so customers do not need to worry about their budget. Porchetta (photo 1) is a Roman style roasted pig that is perfect to be eaten with wine. This dish is also served with sweet apples, pears, and spicy tomatoes. The penne al Telefono (photo 2) is an authentic pasta with thick crème that mixes well with an al dente penne. Beer or wine can also accompany this scrumptious dish.
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of January 15, 2019. Towards Alabang, you can find a restaurant that serves authentic Korean food, namely Koreana Restaurant. And just recently, this restaurant just got a new chef from Korea and re-opened its store with a new interior. Furthermore, Koreana is a restaurant known for its flavoursome appetizers that is thoroughly made. Customers can actually enjoy 8 varieties of side dishes that it offers. Sesame leaves might not be appetizing to some; however, when it is used to wrap around boiled shrimps and other appetizers, an innovative and tasty meal is born. When it comes to its recommended menu, ‘grilled meat’ is on […]
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.