FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
Cuisine de Iloco in Laoag City: The Best Place to Get Your Ilocano Cravings
Established in 2017, Cuisine de Iloco in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte is the brainchild of owners chef Jaymar Aquino and his brothers' idea to build a family-owned restaurant, with him bringing home his culinary experience from working as a chef abroad and incorporate it with their hometown's best flavors.
Marugame Udon Opens 4th Branch in UP Town Center
Tipple & Slaw in BGC Might Be the Perfect Spot for Your Comfort Bites
Tipple & Slaw in Bonifacio Global City birthed from a simple sandwich shop idea. However, when the owners saw their prospective space at The Forum, which only had one or two restaurants then, they thought that it would be better to go with a bar instead. They weren’t wrong about the decision, though, as it’s now one of the oldest (and still standing) restobars in BGC. Established in 2014, Tipple & Slaw boasts every comfort food that you can think of, perfectly paired with their long list of alcohols. The history of its name will spark your interest, too. “Tipple & Slaw” came from an old English name Tipple, which means drinking, and […]
Common Table at Salcedo, Makati: Not Your Common Hangout for Grub and Drinks
Motto Motto in Serendra Piazza, BGC: Your Everyday Go-To Japanese Restaurant
If you are looking for Japanese comfort food while strolling around BGC, why not check out Motto Motto, the newest addition to the growing gustatory community in Serendra Piazza. Established last December 2018, Motto Motto is the latest food concept by Raintree Restaurants who also created some of our favorite restaurants such as Friends & Family, Providore, Saboten, Izakaya Sensu & Chotto Matte, and Chelsea Kitchen.
JAPAN TRAVEL: Imoya Chobei Shoten Serves Locals’ Favorite Kumamoto Snack, Ikinari Dango
Ikinari Dango, a local Japanese snack, is one of the many little reasons to visit Kumamoto Prefecture. In Kumamoto, Imoya Chobei Shoten is one of the biggest names when it comes to Ikinari Dango. The shop specializes in creating these local sweets in different flavors and forms. As time went by, they were able to produce more varieties such as ice cream, potato chips, and potato sticks.
JAPAN TRAVEL: Mi-Ne Sushi in Kumamoto Prefecture
Arroz Ecija at Uptown Mall: Your Upscale Filipino-Spanish Restaurant
Irene’s Vigan Empanada Serves the Best Ilocano Snack in Town
A trip to Ilocos region wouldn’t be complete without having a big bite of the famous local delicacy–the empanada. This staple Ilocano snack can be found almost everywhere around the province, but only one stood out from the rest of empanada shops around the town of Vigan, and it is Irene’s Vigan Empanada.
Pedro Tap House in Poblacion Serves Up Fresh Craft Beers
Antipodean Coffee Manila: A Cafe Haven in the Bustling City
Inapuyan Resto Grill: Home of the Best Sinigang na Lechon in Candon, Ilocos Sur
Oh Six Oh Eight in Candon: A Vibrant Yet Industrial Cafe Serving Local Milkteas
Gin and Gravy in Candon: A Fusion of International Flavors in Ilocos Sur
Ricardo’s in Caoayan Ilocos Sur: A Multi-Cuisine Fine Dining Place in a Town of Local Plates
Ihawan sa Caoayan: Serving Filipino Feast in A Traditional Kamayan Experience
Calle Brewery in Casa Lourdes: Home Of Smoked Meats and Local Craft Beers in Vigan
Tapas and Wine Bar by Titania: Bringing the Spanish Taste in Vigan
Uno Grille in Vigan Serves Enticing Charcoal Grilled and Exotic Ilocano Specialties
JAPAN TRAVEL: Steak+Wine Hige Bar in Hakodate
Kuboville in Vigan: An All-Day Food Stop Serving Ilocano Favorites
Patisserie Kyo in BGC Offers Healthy Take-Away Breads and Pastries
JAPAN TRAVEL: Ajisai Ramen in Hakodate
Kermit Manila in Poblacion: A Treasure Trove of Napoletana Pizzas and Italian, Seafood Flavors
Like a pearl snug in its shell quietly sitting under the sea, Kermit Manila bides its time in letting Makati's treasure seekers find their way into the quieter part of Poblacion. The good news is that, when found, you will ultimately want to get lost in its wonders over and over again. Grab a bite of some of their must-tries including their Pizza Daku, Linguine allo Scoglio, Ravioli e Spinaci, and their signature cocktails including the Gin Basil Smash and Grifoni's Sour.