Japanese cuisine lovers, here’s one sushi bar to visit! Shinsen Sushi Bar and Restaurant is just one of the many restaurants you would find in the booming Kapitolyo restaurant hub. With the variety of restaurants that offer Japanese cuisine, Shinsen takes the first spot when it comes to your sushi cravings. CRAZY ROLL (P198). A roll of sushi with Kani, ripe mango, cucumber with haikara flakes topped with kani and Japanese mayonnaise. Shinsen is a Japanese restaurant that offers all-time favourite dishes in a quaint and vibrant place in Pasig. Here, you are served delectable Japanese favourites which are all freshly-served and made appetizing like how […]
It’s the restaurant that you want to go to after being away in the Philippines for a long time. First opened in 1999, Mama Rosa was one of the restaurants that people loved to go if they want to savor on classic Filipino food. However, it shut down in 2006 as various restaurants boomed that prompted its owner Ticks Laurel to close the classic restaurant. Now, it has re-opened to cater to its new customers by serving the same classic and delicious food at Kapitolyo in Pasig. Laurel opened this restaurant in honor of her mother, who taught her about the fascinating culinary world. LECHON KAWALI (P220). […]
Did you know that the ‘World’s No. 1 Gyoza’ is now in Manila? Head on over at Osaka Ohsho and see what makes their gyoza the best! Dubbed as the World’s No. 1 Gyoza, Osaka Ohsho takes pride in serving the most delectable gyoza in the world. It was in 1969 that Osaka Ohsho started and at present, it has over 300+ stores nationwide, including the two branches here in Manila. The most popular dish that Osaka Ohsho serves is their gyoza. What makes it better than any other gyoza is that each piece was made and prepared by highly-trained chefs to ensure that it maintains the freshness and the […]
Edgy Veggy is like a breath of fresh air among the many restaurants emerging in Kapitolyo, Pasig. It is a vegan restaurant geared to the health conscious and vegetarian people in the metro. The advocacy of this restaurant is to promote a healthy lifestyle and sustainability for other organic businesses in Metro Manila. The brain behind this lovely restaurant is Ms. Denise Celdran, a teacher and Yoga Instructor. She started Edgy Veggy in 2006 after her friends asked her to make healthy vegetarian dishes. Since there were just few vegetarian restaurants in the metro, she decided to fill the need. Thus, the birth of Edgy Veggy in November of 2012. It’s […]
Cafe Pronto Favourites On-The-Go at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila OFFERING an array of appetizing savouries, sandwiches, designer cakes, chocolates and a host of freshly baked confections perfect for a cup of coffee or tea is Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s chic yet casual coffee shop, Café Pronto. Located at the heart of the Ortigas Business District on the ground floor of the hotel tower, Café Pronto has been the new go-to place for casual business meetings, social gatherings, or personal relaxation for coffee enthusiasts. With its wide variety of flavourful creations and fresh beverages, Café Pronto’s to-go treats will give its customers that all-day lasting boost and inspiration from […]
Don’t let the title mislead you: Alley might just be your newest hangout come February 8, 2016. THE GROVE’S LATEST. Alley will have its grand opening on Feb. 8. Alley, located at The Grove by Rockwell, is the latest addition to its slew of quality dining restaurants. It’s pegged as a sandwich shop, but don’t let that fool you, as it offers more than your humble sub. POSSIBLE BESTSELLER? The B.E.C., their take on breakfast in bed. The B.E.C. looks to be their best seller, with its breakfast-in-bed ensemble of smoked bacon, fried eggs, cheddar, and strawberry jam on a freshly-baked pain de mie and a side of home-made root […]
If you’re a fan of Taiwanese cuisine, we have one great restaurant choice for you. It’s Din Tai Fung, a legendary Taiwanese cuisine restaurant. DIN TAI FUNG. The newest Taiwanese restaurant franchise in Manila. Photo grabbed from Din Tai Fung’s Facebook page Din Tai Fung is a world-renowned restaurant, famous for being a “xiao long bao heaven.” It started in Taiwan in the 1950s, and eventually branched out in several countries such as in US, Australia and all through Asia. It became celebrated for its xiao long bao, which is still their bestseller in all their restaurants. As being bestsellers, they have different variations of xiao long bao (steamed soup-filled […]
Flap those wings and fly to Tomahawk Chops and Grill for some good old American food. Chili cheese fries, chops, wings and, of course, grilled meats are available for grabs at this unique restaurant. Tomahawk is a place for hot off-the-grill ribs, freshly cooked buffalo wings and crispy onion rings. Perfect for a night cap, family night, steak night or just any night and if you’re having that on the spot drinking session, Tomahawk serves beer as well. Tomahawk’s Country Fried Steak They just announced their existing UNLI WINGS promo will be extended till the end of January. So go and visit Tomahawk at 56-A East Capitol Drive, Brgy Kapitolyo. […]
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 […]