Chelsea Kitchen is another Raintree Group offering that is the more casual version of its Chelsea Grand Café. The concept for it, according to the company’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan, is like ‘extension of the kitchen’ – open, casual, engaging. Its flagship branch occupies an inviting space at the ground floor near the main entrance of SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City while its 2nd branch is located in Eastwood Mall Libis, Quezon City. Chelsea Kitchen has a funky and friendly vibe with its no-walls design, stylishly put together modern pieces, and breezy set-up. There’s an open kitchen where diners can have a snap of the dishes to be […]
Asian flavors and staples Ninak, derived from kanin (flipped to coin a unique name) which means rice in Filipino is a one-stop restaurant for Southeast Asian flavors and popular staples. Here you can take a gastronomic trip to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines through their dishes. With rice as its culinary centerpiece, a major mainstay in Southeast Asian cuisine, the restaurant brings to the table comfort, flavors, and culinary cultures. The restaurant is owned and managed by the Jose brothers, who also gave us the popular gourmet burger chain in the metro, the Brothers Burger. Ninak started as a food delivery service outlet in Ortigas and Pasong […]
Enjoy a wide variety of fresh and high quality fusion cuisine at Cucina, Marco Polo Hotel’s buffet restaurant. Here chefs create their masterpiece dishes at the counter and serve you fresh and hot food straight away. The theme of the menu changes every day offering Filipino, Spanish, Italian and other international cuisines. Sometimes Cucina serves special fare like a whole roasted young pig and a whole tuna that add extra excitement to its diners’ buffet experience. Cucina’s fresh cheese and cured ham are imported from Italy and France making the restaurant a global journey of the palate in many ways. Rich and flavorful options of creative world cuisines are made […]
Komoro Japanese Dining is one of the pioneers of affordable Japanese restaurants in the country and one of the first that introduced Japanese bento in the Philippines. It has been enjoying over two decades of success since it started with its authentic Japanese cuisine offering that are both delectable and reasonably-priced. In Manila, Komoro is nestled in SM Megamall. Customers will find all the quintessential Japanese dishes but for new comers it is recommended they try Komoro’s best-selling Katsudon paired with Soba. These 2 dishes are more than enough to satisfy a Japanese craving. Katsudon (P105); Soba (P88) Also highly recommended are the crowd favorites Gyoza and Ebi Tempura, and […]
Fun ice cream that tastes really cool, no wonder kids love them. Kool Kids makes ice cream frozen in seconds using liquid nitrogen. Enjoy a wide variety of ice cream desserts, like the warm doughnuts ice cream sandwich FroDough. Other bestsellers are their Black Forest Churro Buns and their Frozen S’Mores which are homemade marshmallows with a vanilla ice cream and chocolate center.
Treat yourself with Uncle Tetsu’s world-famous Japanese cheesecakes. Their specialty cheesecakes have soft and moist texture and come in a variety of delightful flavors. A whole cake is priced at P299. You may also their new product the Pastry Puff that recently came out. Handmade using the finest and freshest ingredients, each piece will make you ask for more. Visit their branches at SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM North Edsa.
Have a taste of heaven in your mouth with Hattendo from Japan. These excellent fluffy, pillowy cream buns with melting smooth texture have reached the Philippines and have been delighting Filipinos with its branches in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall, and Power Plant Mall at Baker’s Dozen Rockwell Center. These sweet treats with melt-in-your-mouth goodness come from Hiroshima, from the dough and cream to the wrapping, each item is handmade and delivered straight to the shop. Choose from among its seven flavors including custard and whipped cream.
Adding to SM Megamall’s crowd-drawing features is the Mega Food Hall. Aside from the food court at the main building, Mega Food Hall is the newest foodie destination in the city. The grub hub is located at the 5th floor of Fashion Hall, SM Megamall’s 101,000-sqm recent expansion that also houses retail shops, dining establishments, an IMAX Theater, a new Olympic-sized skating rink, a 14-lane bowling center. The Mega Food Hall has 12 food stalls offering scrumptious international and local comfort cuisines like Yakitori One, The Halal Guys, and more.
If you are looking for an inexpensive yet satisfying treat, then Matgalne Korean Restaurant is the best stop for you. The name, which means “delicious and affordable”, speaks for itself. Matgalne is located along Meralco Ave., Ortigas, Pasig City. This restaurant offers buffet dining, where one can order unlimited pork and/or beef to be grilled, along with their side dishes, and can choose from the Korean dishes being served at the buffet table. They also offer additional or ala carte menu. BUFFET-ALL-YOU-CAN. This buffet table serves different Korean cuisines including Bibimbap, Gimbap, Chap Chapchae, Bulgogi and more. Matgalne uses authentic ingredients imported from Korea – from the meat, to the […]
Get a taste of authentic Korean grill on your table in Masil Charcoal Grill located in Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig City. Masil offers a wide range of delicacies for their customers, from side dishes to barbeques, and to their soups and main dishes. On 1997, Masil started as a small, family-owned cafe concept in Quezon City and later began to offer catering services, which is the second Korean catering service in the country. They transferred in Ortigas on 2009 because of the large population of Korean nationals in that city. The authenticity of the cuisine should be credited to the Korean cook, JS Yoon-Lim, the mother of Masil’s manger. All of […]
Fall in love with Italian cuisine over and over again at Linguini Fini at SM Megamall. Having found much success in Hong Kong—this chic Italian restaurant opened its doors in the Philippines just a year ago. The interiors take inspiration from New York while the food is, of course, another story. Linguini Fini serves one of the finest Italian cuisines in the metro as it only serves the freshest ingredients, and whenever possible—source the ingredients locally as a way of giving back to the local farmers. Treat yourself with some truffles goodness with the Truffle Cream Fettucine. The pasta dish has a striking aroma rooted from the muskiness of the […]
Photo from The Halal Guys Facebook The New York Post calls The Halal Guys “perhaps the city’s most famous open-air dining destination.” The longest-running food craze that has become an NYC staple streetfood and a worldwide favourite has made its way to Manila at SM Megamall. Find out why New Yorkers are lining up for it like there’s no tomorrow, not minding the long queue as long as they get their platter of the famous gyro and chicken over rice from these guys. Halal is an Arabic term meaning “lawful or permissible”. With over 25 years and counting of great food fame, The Halal Guys are the pioneers of American Halal Food. American […]
Kapitolyo has a new kid on the block, Crunchy Crab. It takes pride in its soft shell crab burger that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the metro. Soft Shell Crab Burger w/ Mango Cilantro (P165) There’s no question on what to order. The crab burger consists of homegrown deep-fried crab with a choice of two specialties: creamy tartar or mango cilantro. Not only do they serve burgers but they also offer Soft Shell Crab Tacos. And as a seafood shack— their quintessential Fish n’ Chips cannot be missed. Visit Crunchy Crab now and be among the first to try its unique offers that’s sure to satisfy […]
Haru Sushi Bar and Restaurant’s theme is Japanese through and through, from the food to every bit of its interiors, which is a picture of rural and traditional Japan. It is the perfect place for those who want to have a taste and feel of Japan without leaving the country. It is located in Kapitolyo Pasig and right beside Café Juanita. The two restaurants are owned by Dr. Efren “Boy” R. Vazquez M.D, a distinguished doctor turned successful restaurateur. Doctor Vazquez turned his passion for food into flourishing ventures and now sits at the helm of his restaurants’ operations along with his son who is also a doctor. Dining at […]
LIA’s CAKES IN SEASON opened its maiden cakeshop in November 2004, just the perfect time before the Christmas Season of sweet merry-making. One month after, they were surprised by the big volume of orders clamoring for their divinely delicious signature and trademark product, the Avocado Cake. Ten years since, their Avocado Cake has become a household hit amongst cake lovers because of its uniqueness and its decadent taste that has continued to delight customers through the years. You will not get lost looking for the famed cakeshop as it has a big signage and giant pictures of their signature cakes. Currently situated in Kapitolyo Pasig City, you will instantly feel […]
Caffe Pascucci is a global chain of authentic Italian Coffee. What makes Café Pascucci unique and distinct from other coffee shops around is the special blend of their coffee that focuses on their special roast–a perfect component for a dessert coffee that bears the Italian roast flavor. It has branches in the posh New Glorietta Mall, Ayala Makati City and in Robinson’s Galleria Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The shop features an upbeat and bubbly setting that blends well with the vibrant metro. Some of the catchy attractions are the graffiti-inspired artwork and designs on some parts of the wall and the exceptional bright interiors in a black and red contrast […]
Japan’s most popular cheese cake has invaded the Philippines! Uncle Tetsu is a takeaway store that specially serves unique cheese cakes. Unlike the dense, heavy Western-style cheesecake, Uncle Tetsu’s version of this well-loved cake is light, fluffy and not too sweet. Rich in vitamins and minerals, they are prepared using the freshest of eggs and milk and the best quality cheese and butter and contain no preservatives added. These cakes are also low in calories and sodium and high in protein. Originally from Fukuoka, Japan, Uncle Tetsu cheese cakes have been around since 1985. Tetsushi Mizokami, the inspiration behind the loveable Uncle Tetsu character we see as their logo, grew […]
Epic Coffee Roastery is a nice place to read alone or to enjoy coffee together with a friend. The place emanates a warm atmosphere with its wooden fixtures, brick walls and bikes display. Anyone can have their own little time here in this neighborhood-cafe as it offers a homey vibe. Epic offers coffee and cakes, and it recently started serving rice meals as well. Pour Over (Regular P110/Large P130), is a paper drip-made coffee which gives off a simple taste, they use Japanese-designed pour–over brewer. In addition, anyone can enjoy the latte art when someone orders caffé latte and cappuccino. Homemade Tapa w/ Rice (P245) Strawberry Cheesecake (P170)
Located on the 3rd floor of Mega Atrium in SM Mega Mall, Eri Curry is a restaurant that specializes in Japanese curry. Chef Erica, owner of Eri Curry, is a Filipina who grew up in Japan. Her love for Japanese curry inspired her to put up her own restaurant. She wanted to introduce her favorite dish in a way that Filipinos would love – a little sweet in flavor without taking away the genuine Japanese curry taste. At Eri Curry, customers can adjust the amount of spice and choose the toppings for the curry dish. There are three levels of spiciness: Just Right, Spicy and Firey, which is recommended for […]
From Angeles City, Pampanga, C’Italian Dining is popularly known as the origin of panizza. A creation of My Kitchen‘s Chef Chris Locher, panizza is a combination of panini and pizza. It is this delicious thin crust pizza sliced into strips. The right way to eat a panizza is by getting a strip and roll it with arugula and alfalfa sprouts. Original Panizza. KRISTINA(P810) C’Italian Dining in Ortigas offers delicious and authentic Italian cuisines as well. INSALATA CAPRESE (P540) – healthy salad which resembles the colors of the flag of Italy. SPAGHETTI CON FRUTTI DI MARE (P710) SLOW ROASTED LAMB RIBS IN AROMATIC SPICE RUB (P1,100/ two) C’Italian Dining in Ortigas […]
Hai Chix & Steaks is a unique restaurant that offers not only Hainanese chicken but also steak. It is safe to say that this is a restaurant where the line “East meets West” can apply. Highly recommended in the menu are the Porterhouse Steak and the Hainanese Chicken Rice, where the chicken is de-boned and gives it more flavor. Hainanese Chicken Rice(P245) Porterhouse steak 950g(P2,450)
Filipinos have embraced the hearty ramen dish and are extremely fond of these satisfying bowls of heaven – flavorful broth with al dente noodles and a range of tantalizing toppings to boot. World-famous ramen emporium IPPUDO is set to take Manila by storm, with a slated opening in September 2014 at the 3rd level of the Megamall Fashion Hall. Founded in 1985 by Shigemi Kawahara, the internationally-renowned Ramen King, IPPUDO PH is the newest addition to other global stores in places such as New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Sydney, Malaysia and Thailand. Backed by a huge following around the world, recognitions from the top dogs in the culinary industry, and boasting […]
ROSANJIN is a casual Japanese restaurant at SM Mega Fashion Hall that specializes in Japanese bento sets. The restaurant was named after the famous Japanese potter Rosanjin Kitaoji. – – Rosanjin’s interior is simple and straight to the point. Wood and bamboo shoots with splashes of red color are visible in the place. The long wall covered with Mt. Fuji art is also the highlight of the restaurant. – – Most people think of sushi or ramen when they think of a Japanese food, but there is a lot more than that. Rosanjin’s menu consists of all-time Japanese favourite home cooking. There are plenty to choose from while in here. […]
Update: Cafe Ysabel will be closing down in April 2017 in its original location at P. Guevarra Street. Stylish! That is the perfect word to describe Café Ysabel. When you step inside this café, its cozy space will remind you of the good old days. The ceiling fans and wooden antique furniture exudes a profound, indescribable nostalgic atmosphere. Here, you can spend elegant moments in the glass-enclosed veranda while looking at the garden. Besides its chic interior, Café Ysabel’s dishes can also be described as art. Its food is pleasing in the eyes and has been presented in dynamic and various kinds of media. Customers can choose from 150 dishes, […]
St. Marc Café is a specialty bakery and patisserie that offers freshly baked bread and pastries, drinks, and desserts. The first ever café opened was in the upscale Ginza, Tokyo in 1993. As of 2014, the brand have managed to establish more than 350 St. Marc Café stores across Japan, of which are all directly-managed. St. Marc Café features a stylish, warm interior that encourages relaxation and friendly conversations. The store concept combines a well-loved, quality “Japanese dessert place” with a premium coffee shop. It is designed to appeal to upper middle to high-end market that enjoy artisanal alternatives, and appreciate brand provenance. St. Marc Café is best known for […]