FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
Last October 2014, Patisserie Kyo opened a branch at Trion Tower near SM Aura, sharing space with Ralph’s Wine and Spirits of the Wine Shop. This Japanese bakery cafe is famous for their healthiest and delicious bread. Strawberry Shortcake is Patisserie Kyo’s bestseller. The ingredients used in making the shortcake came from different parts of the world: wheat flour is made in Japan, the sugar is made in the US and the cream is made in France. Strawaberry Shortcake (P150/scice; P1,300/whole)
It has been said once and we’ll say it again: Sagada is a town made for walking. Most of the time, first-time tourists find it tiring to go up and down the hilly food street in this sleepy town. Sagada Brew can change that. Located at almost the end of Sagada Road, Sagada Brew is not just a cafe. It is also a restaurant where you can have an appetizing breakfast or lunch and a dessert place where you can get home-made baked goodies at reasonable prices. Although the restaurant is quite small and the interior is simple, the combination of the pale yellow walls, the wooden tables and chairs […]
Something attracts popularity in Mamou too! not just their juicy steak but also their Key Lime Pie. This American dessert delivers a balanced taste of sweet and sour. Topped with a German whipped cream “Schlagsahn”, this dessert carries a light and crusty taste. The Key Lime Pie is good to eat after meal. Key Lime Pie can also be purchased in The Blue Kitchen located at the basement of Powerplant Mall.
A made-to-order cake shop that opens in a confectionery bazaar every weekend on the first floor of Powerplant Mall, under Baker’s Dozen. Costa Brava is a very famous shop, known for its “healthy sugar” which is made from the sap of the palm. The most popular item is Caramel Cake. It is delicious even if you just eat the sponge dough because of its texture that is soft with a little moisture. The butter cream of the cake is applied thinly, just to coat the cake and the taste is not that overpowering. For the cake does not use any preservatives, the aftertaste is refreshing.
Decorated in pink, calm atmosphere radiates throughout the shop, matching its French-based design, Pâtisserie Bébé Rouge is located next to New Hatchin. The most prominent here is the strawberry shortcake. Light, spongy texture of the cake compliments the taste of fresh strawberry cream and the sweet-and-sour taste of the strawberry toppings. Various shortcake designs are presented to the customers, like the Christmas Shortcake. A reservation for the Christmas cake can be done thru phone or by visiting their store. It is recommended to reserve beforehand for congestion is expected on the 24th as well as it will be sold out.
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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 […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. Banzai is the country’s biggest Japanese buffet located at SM By the Bay, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Banzai interior reflects a traditional Japanese setting. Upon entering, the guests are welcomed with Japanese lanterns, bamboo shoots, wood floor, cherry blossom tree and even Dotonbori neon signs. The restaurant is big enough to accommodate a maximum of 417 people. Banzai runs an open kitchen where you can see how the chefs prepare each dish. Everything is cooked on the spot, so everyone can enjoy fresh and authentic Japanese cooking. This Japanese buffet restaurant is supervised by 2 Japanese chefs to ensure the […]
Makati is probably the busiest city in the metro. Heavy traffic is inevitable and people are always rushing to work. Even if it is tagged as the business center of the country, Makati is also a popular food destination as it is packed with all kinds of restaurants. Whether fancy, casual or the hole-in-the-wall type, there’s always a new eating place that can be discovered in this city. Just like this humble barbeque buffet restaurant that Primer discovered tucked in the corner of Kamagong and Aranga Street, San Antonio Village. What used to be an open lot in front of a gasoline station was turned into a BBQ haven. Charaptor Charcoal Barbeque […]
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 […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. Ever since VASK opened last March 2013 in Taguig City, it has consistently been at top of its game in the world of culinary. It was founded by Chef Luis Gonzales, most commonly known as Chef Chele. After working for some of the best restaurants in Spain like El Bulli and Mugaritz, Chef Chele then focused on his goal of putting up his own restaurant that offers a modern, advanced and sophisticated way of cooking that would suit the Filipino palate. Thus, VASK Tapas Room was born. Visiting VASK is both a culinary art experience and a feast to delight one’s senses. […]
Tap Room Bar is located on the first floor of the oldest hotel in the country, the premiere Manila Hotel. The interior can be compared to a good old British pub situated in a very noisy city, Manila. Highly recommended is the Manila. Hotel Chamberlain for its mix of Sprite with gin and uses lime as a base that refreshes the heart and the body. Bar counter emitting refined atmosphere that makes them unique from other bars The beautiful stage where Liza Minnelli has played
LuLu offers a wide range of healthy gourmet and comfort food. They also serve diverse and simply traditional food. They are also popular for their salad selection: One can try the Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Chinois Dressing served with arugula and risoni, Another favorite us the Warm Wild Mushroom & Spinach with an aged Balsamic Vinegar. Their dressings are all homemade. Seared Tuna Nicoise (P350) Warm Wild Mushroom, Spinach and artichokes (P320) Mandarin and Feta (P350) LuLu Facebook Account
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)
Located along Aguirre street in BF Homes, Ramen KURODA serves 3 different flavors of ramen: red (spicy), black (with a touch of garlic and black sesame), and white (standard). There is also a set which already includes a bowl of ramen, pork cutlet and rice. Make sure to order gyoza for side dish. The extensive shop with 77 seating capacity Black ramen (P290) The gyoza made by the wife of the Japanese general manager Ramen + pork cutlet + rice (P450)
A stylish pub located in the heart of Makati, Rue Bourbon focuses on New Orleans dishes as well as cocktails and beers. They are known for their product cocktail, Gunpowder Liquor (P195), which baristas make by setting fire to the liquor in shot glass, sprinkling some cinnamon powder over the drink (giving it a flaming effect) and then trapping the smoke using another glass once the fire disappears. And right after you drink the shot using a straw, you have to inhale the smoke! This is usually being served to birthday celebrants! Facebook: www.facebook.com/RueBourbonPH Terrace seats always do well very much The food is enriched, too
A very popular shop that has been featured in numerous food blog sites, Angel’s Kitchen boasts its cozy atmosphere as well as the comfort food with a twist. Make sure to try the unlimited serving of Melba Chips and Chicken Pate with Pistacchios. Their signature dish is the Original Pinakbet Rice with Lechon Kawali and Chocolate bagoong (sauteed pinakbet vegetables with rice topped with chocolate bagoong and fried lechon kawali). One can also try their Longganisa Bolognese (pasta with ground pork, chorizo bits, spices, tomato sauce) and the Soft-shell Crab with Mango Dressing (Romaine lettuce, fried softshell crab, apple, cucumber, mango dressing). Softshell Crab with Mango Dressing(P348) Original Pinakbet Rice […]
One of the restaurants of LJC Group, Abè offers one-of-a-kind kampampangan cuisines. A lot of people say that most of the really good cooks come from the province of Pampanga. I guess it is safe to say that you can only expect delicious traditional Filipino food and a satisfied tummy when you visit Abè. Abè was named after the founder of LJC Group Mr. Larry Cruz’s father. Mr. E. Aguilar “Abè” Cruz loved to travel. That’s why the restaurant specialties were inspired by his trips around the world. The company also made sure that this restaurant has a family-friendly ambiance. It is spacious and has a nice view of the Manila […]
Be blown away by the taste of authentic Chinese cuisines at New World Makati‘s restaurant, Jasmine. It offers specialty Chinese gourmet including dim sum and barbeque delicacies, live seafood, and Peking duck. These foods are fresh and ready to be arranged into superb dishes using the cooking techniques of Hong Kong master chef, Wong Kam On. Here are some of the scrumptious dishes from their menu: – Wagyu beef, mango roll (P235) – Pan fried diced beef tenderloin in barbecue sauce (P460) – Peking Duck (P1,500/Half, P2,800/Whole) – SIMPLY DELECTABLE. Jasmine offers a variety of delicious dim sums. – Modern and elegant, the interiors of this fine restaurant give a […]
This restaurant is permanently closed. Plaza Café is the place to be if you are looking for a spot to relax, may it be reading a book or just listening to music. While not spacious, the open kitchen, tables and chairs give an impressive atmosphere. The menu offers a simple selection of sandwiches, paninis, and salads and a list of healthy drinks. Turkey and Brei (P295) Among the sandwiches, Turkey and Brie, made of turkey ham, fresh tomato, and lettuce together with thick slices of potato chips on the side, is best recommended. Roka Salad (P280) The Roka Salad with walnuts and blue cheese is another dish I always have […]
Hatch 22 is conveniently located outside Powerplant Mall in Rockwell. The beginning of this all-day breakfast café was from the celebrity siblings Erwan and Solenn Heussaff and the talented Chef Pete Ayson. The comfortable contemporary interior of Hatch 22 is definitely a feast to the eyes. Upon entering, the array of bread will make you salivating. Moreover, the aroma of the coffee is enough for you to be led to one of the tables. Bread Basket 2 P280 You can come as early as 7am to buy some of their freshly baked bread. We recommend the Bread Basket 2 which consists of different types of bread that are usually sold in […]
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 […]
A stylish restaurant that boasts different Filipino comfort food which deliver a modern, fun and healthy approach to cooking. They are known for their Kare-kareng Bagnet, the Pino’s House Specialty. It is an authentic Ilocano crispy pork belly served with annatto-peanut sauce and bagoong rice. It is a fusion of the very famous Filipino cuisines bagnet and kare-kare. Pino Resto Bar was also featured in Philippine Primer Magazine’s September issue for their delicious salad selections. Quinoa Salad with Berries（P195） Wicked Walnut（P195） Chicken Inasal Ceasar Salad（P215）