FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
The very oriental red and white signboard of this Korean restaurant is hard to miss on the 3rd floor of RCBC Plaza Tower 2. Red Table, a casual, quick-service diner offers budget-friendly Korean dishes perfect for those who want to try a variety without having to spend much. From their noodle dishes to their popular Bibimbap, which you can customize to suit your taste, Red Table provides true Korean dish goodness in all its branches. It is also popular for its Onigiris (rice balls wrapped in nori) which come in two variants: the tuna & mayonnaise (P60) and kimchi (P55). An onigiri is wrapped separately from a sheet of dried […]
The popular restaurant is known for its authentic Chinese hotpot, the taste of which has been consistent since it opened in Makati in 1990. Living up to its name Tien Tien, which means everyday in Chinese, they serve fresh seafood and vegetable hotpot dishes daily. Hearty Hotpot Meat Set (Regular/P890) You can choose from plain, satay and coriander flavored soups, and add seasonings like garlic, chili and green onions as you desire. They also offer a la carte dishes such as sweet-sour pork, spare ribs and noodles. Delivery service is available for its a la carte menu. There is a fish tank beside the entrance, and three private dining rooms […]
This famous European cuisine fine dining restaurant is headed by the renowned Scottish Chef Colin Mackay. The restaurant quickly became popular after its opening in Manila in 1997. After a decade, Chef Colin moved it to Ayala Avenue, Makati, much to the delight of gourmands and European food lovers in the city. Sala is loved and frequented not only for its exceptional menu, but also for its modern and deluxe interior décor characterized by clean simplicity that speaks of fine elegance. The stunning restaurant at night Take a taste of Sala’s fluffy Twice Baked Prawn and Dill Souffle (P540) that entices with its aroma and flavors. Its dessert called Rhubarb […]
Caramia is the sweet spot in all Amici Restaurants, literally! All Amici branches have this delightful gelato shop and there are some stand-alone Caramia branches as well. Here, authentic Italian gelato is freshly made everyday. They also offer signature gelato cakes and slices for that perfectly satisfying dessert. Colorful and luscious gelatos in full display at their showcase Punctuate your Italian dining experience with Caramia gelato and you’re sure to completely satisfy your palate. Choose from their various gelati as well as their seasonal gelato flavors, the newest addition are Turtle Pie, Mango Cream Pie, and Chunky Monkey. You can also indulge in their all-new Gelato Sundaes, Pistachio Strawberry Delight […]
Amici evolved from the service-from-the-heart initiative of Fr. Gianluigi Colombo, an Italian priest in charge of overseeing the operations of the Don Bosco Printing Press. In 1994, in support of the school’s employees, he proposed to start a canteen in Don Bosco School to meet the need of the school’s employees for an access to good food during lunch breaks. He got permitted and the result was an Italian delicatessen canteen called Amici di Don Bosco (Friends of Don Bosco). The school cafeteria became a business entity that served the employees and the students of the school. It was later on expanded as a franchise restaurant in Manila in 2007. […]
They said that you can have everything, but not all at once, although Max’s Group, Inc (MGi) believes that you can with their newly launched dining concept Burgos Eats. Their prominent brands such as Yellow Cab, Pancake House, Teriyaki Boy, Krispy Kreme and Jamba Juice have been all gathered together in a shared space where diners can have the best of five brands all in one sitting. The multi-format dining concept of MGi allows diners to order items on the menu from the five restaurants within the shared space. There’s no need to worry anymore if you’re getting your Japanese fix at Teriyaki Boy but at the same time craving […]
‘Original Korean Taste’ is how Bornga presents itself. And it has been offering nothing less than that to its local and foreign diners since the popular Korean restaurant opened its first branch in the Philippines last year. Its main restaurant is in Seoul and has more than 80 branches across Asia, a testament to the restaurant’s continuing success. The airy and classic-styled dining space At Bornga, you can enjoy authentic Korean flavors with ingredients that are imported from Korea. Its most popular dish is Masinchang Samgyeopsal (P390) that comes in soy sauce or spicy sauce. Vegetable lovers are sure to love its 7 to 9 kinds of fresh locally-grown Korean […]
‘Poco deli’ means ‘a small diner‘ in Italian. The lovely little restaurant has a cozy, wooden-themed interior that gives off that country atmosphere of European charm, complete with barrels and brick walls; there is definitely nothing to belittle about this dining place. From its stylish decor to its menu and service, expect to be impressed and your big appetite to be satisfied. The rustic-style restaurant is accented with beer barrels and brick walls. A must-try here are their firm and juicy homemade sausages, like lamb sausages, small Nurnberger sausages and chicken sausages; all are filled with savory goodness. There are also packed sausages available that cost P170-230 for 200-300g. German […]
Have a beautiful plump skin with Bulalo. Aviles Restaurant is famous for its Bulalo, a well-loved Filipino boiled soup made with beef shanks and beef marrow bones. The beefy soup is said to be good for the skin because it is rich in collagen. You may also add calamansi juice or soy sauce as desired. You can order a generous amount of tender meat in Bulalo for P 520.
Witness a flaming chicken cooked right before your eyes. Bertito’s Anyhaw Restaurant is well-loved among locals as an ideal place to chill out with friends over beer or some grill. It is also popular for its bestselling ‘Flaming Chicken’ which is cooked by pouring it with a specialty rum sauce that makes the chicken burst into flames giving its skin a nice crispiness.
Indulge in a secret sanctuary in this vegetarian restaurant owned by a lacto-vegetarian. Satya Graha is both refreshing and relaxing. Satya Graha is a restaurant conceptualized and owned by a vegetarian which first opened in 2008. It offers vegetarian dishes that are inspired by Filipino food like adobo and sisig. Here, soy beans and mushrooms are used instead of meat, along with healthy coconut oil. This place is worth a try for people who don’t favor vegetables because the dishes are tasty as much as they are healthy. All the dishes are vegetable-based. Discover this hideaway restaurant as you walk through its rear pathway.
Hana Japanese Restaurant is a small restaurant in Laguna that offers authentic Japanese cuisine, such as soba, udon, maki and katsudon. The food servings are good for solo or sharing. Have an exquisite taste of a Japanese bento for around P 90 – P 300. Ebi tempura Not only are the food authentic, but also the restaurant has a Japanese feel. It may be small but it gets easily packed especially during weekends.
Craving to drink something sweet? Then, drop by at this café! Enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Makiling from the terrace seats CEC Beanstalk Café is located at the 5th floor of The Green Glass Boutique Hotel. There aren’t any large buildings around the area so the unobstructed and stunning view of Mt. Makiling can be seen from its terrace seats. For only around P100, you can enjoy and choose from a wide variety of tasty large-sized drinks. Satisfy your thirst with tasty large-sized drinks at affordable prices You can savor both milky sweet cheese and sour blueberry flavors by ordering the Blueberry Cheese Frappe (P120). If you prefer mild […]
A chic café with delicious food at reasonable prices. The café’s interior design has a retro American feel Tabelle Diner Café is a retro American-style café that opened last November. Since then, locals and students have been patronizing it so every day here is a busy day. The cafe offers 13 kinds of Frappuccino. One is the bestselling Oreo Green Tea that has an excellent combination of lightly sweetened green tea and crushed Oreo cookies. There are also light meals available such as pastas, sandwiches and finger food or “pica-pica.” All items on the menu are available for less than P220. The delightful and affordable Oreo Green Tea. (P90) A […]
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 […]
Old world charm, timeless cuisine. Calle Arco is a 70-year–old ancestral home that was converted to a restaurant in 2008. It’s the kind that reminds you of a relative’s home you used to visit in the province in your childhood, conjuring up images of warm relationships, home-cooked meals, and other nostalgic memories. Inside the restaurant are vintage pieces like the colorfully painted oars, a century-old piano, and other uniquely Filipino classic decors. There are some Spanish influences, as well as a vibrant feel with its bright pink walls inside. Vintage furnishing gives the restaurant an elegant, classic feel Calle Arco offers authentic Filipino home-style dishes with some infused with interesting […]
This American country-inspired restaurant offers a charming ambiance and an equally endearing menu crafted by expert culinarians and industry consultants who call themselves the MonDay Chefs. Tucked away in a quiet small town south of Manila, its wooden interiors and rustic pieces provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere that takes you to a place where life can be simple but beautiful, laid back yet fun. The country style restaurant presents a homey, charming atmosphere The restaurant offers mainly American food as well as some local and foreign dishes. Laguna’s specialty cheese ‘kesong puti’ (white cheese) is used in the basil pasta dish Laguna Pesto (P155) giving it a distinct local […]
Treat yourself with some of the best premium-quality meat at Chops Chicago Steakhouse. Located in Shangri-La Plaza in Ortigas, this steakhouse promises to serve something that will fill your stomach without drilling a hole in your pockets. Its finest USDA Prime Beef steaks offering has made this steak house a prime place for dining especially with its special menu, the Cab Rib Eye Steak. If you aren’t sure what to choose, you can take a good look at some of their savory lumps of meat and pick from there. Additionally, there are a variety of meaty dishes including The Bone Marrow (P295) served with bread, filling you with its flavors. […]
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 […]
Tradition and Legacy of French Bread Artistry Water, Leaven, Salt, Flour & A lot of Passion! – These five are the key ingredients in bringing you the taste of European pastry all the way to the Philippines and all over the world. Over the years, Eric Kayser has gained the reputation of producing the finest quality of bread driven by his unwavering commitment in enhancing the flavor and prolong the shelf life of his products. Currently operating in Greenhills Promenade in San Juan, the café has been a spot for revisiting Europe through its breads and pastries. A look inside the café. Eric Kayser in Greenhills Promenade San Juan Eric […]
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.