FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
Filipinos and Japanese have a shared love for food, especially grilled food and table cooking. It’s quick, easy, and very social: another thing that Filipinos and Japanese have in common. Whenever you’re in Cebu, make sure you visit Kushiyaki Chikuzenya, where you can enjoy great-tasting grilled food and table cooking.
The best dipping noodle house is now in town! Mitsuyado Sei-men’s secret lies in the refreshing acidity and careful stewing that creates depth in flavor of their broth and the sticky and consistent elasticity of their noodles. Hiroshima Spicy Tsukemen (P280) Nagoya Tan Tan Men (P340) From more than 10 kinds of tsukemen (dipping noodles), the bestseller is the Marutoku Tsukemen (P400, regular; P440, large), but another popular kind is the Cheese Sauce Tsukemen (P350, regular; P390, large). There is also the Karashi Tsukemen (P280, regular; P320, large) for those who love spicy dishes. Watch out for their Miso Tsukemen, which they have recently added to their menu this year! […]
This apothecary-themed bar will be your next favorite bar in BGC! BITTERS BAR. BGC’s newest booze spot. Image grabbed from Bitters Bar’s Facebook page You may think that all bars look the same in Manila. But this particular bar owned by the same persons behind ABV, Mandalay, and Belle and Dragon will make you think otherwise. Bitters Bar, with a cool and catchy slogan “Walk in bitter, walk out taken,” has caught the attention of many for its quirky theme that gets people interested what this bar has to offer. The whole theme of the bar is very medical. The bar uses flasks and beakers for containers, the bar itself […]
Abaca Restaurant, the in-house bar and restaurant of Abaca Resort provides a full service California-Mediterranean inspired menu to both its guests and walk-in customers. Owned by Chef Jason Hyatt, Abaca Restaurant has been around for the past 10 years before the resort. The restaurant uses only the finest local and imported ingredients which are mostly sourced locally in support of the local farmers of Cebu. Trying to keep things as fresh and uncomplicated as possible, the menu is just straightforward; nothing too complicated, nothing too fancy, but what Abaca does best is preparing things with integrity. They take pride in the artisanal aspect of the cuisine, making their staff from […]
Dubbed “the most hip and happening entertainment and lifestyle venue in the country”, the Ibiza Beach Club is the perfect place to go if you’re dreaming of a boozy, exciting, and delightful dinner in an indoor or outdoor ocean-view seating. This stylish social hub, located at the end of the marina, offers lifestyle dining accompanied with dance music by resident DJ’s and a showcase of world-class themed performances. Have your exciting gastronomic experience with a selection of Mediterranean tapas and the restaurant’s Balearic-inspired, signature 15-course grill. Located at the prestigious Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, it allows guests to indulge in amazing live entertainment and the finest selection of cocktails, all while […]
Butamaru is a ramen joint in Westgate, Alabang that specializes in pork-based broth. Established in 2014, this ramen joint is inspired by the variations of the Hakata style ramen that originated from Fukuoka prefecture. In Japanese, ‘Buta’ translated to pork and ‘Maru’ means circle. The interior inside is simple and straight to the point. On the first floor, you’ll see a counter or bar area patterned from the restaurants in Japan. Meanwhile, the second floor has a bigger space and serves as the main dining of the restaurant. To get the perfect ramen, Butamaru’s Filipino owner flew to Fukuoka to research the ways of ramen. He also learned about the right procedure and marinating […]
Stepping through the entrance of Lilong and Lilang will give you a sense of being transported into an entirely different area. Located just outside the city of Vigan, you’re only a short tricycle ride away from their fresh food and relaxing surroundings. Try Hidden Garden Lilong and Lilang's native Ilocano dishes that will suit your palates and make you wanting for more!