FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
(Photo 1) slow-baked bone marrow with sea salt and Arugula, PHP550 (photo 2) Caprese Skewers, PHP 460 (photo 3) Certified Angus Beef Rib eye, PHP 1950/250 g (photo 4) Chilean Seabass, PHP1375 Zucchini’s is a modern European restaurant with full-scale fine dining in Quezon City. The owner decided to build the store after graduating from the prestigious University of the Philippines and studying in Switzerland for three years. The menu is extensive and the service is high class as the staff is attentive and there is a relaxed atmosphere. Their European classic menu is not too excessive. Some of their specialties are slow baked marrow with sea salt and arugula, […]
Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken is a restaurant for groups and families. Here, you can taste different cuisines from Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Mexico. Some of their recommended dishes are chicken char grilled platter (PHP 198), chicken char grilled on stick (PHP 180) with pasta, combo rice, corn and gravy; mozzarella cheese (PHP 170 for 6 pieces) is also recommended. The mozzarella cheese (PHP 170 for 6 pieces) is also recommended. It is fried mozzarella cheese rice cake in bread crumbs perfect with chili sauce. Another dish is the grilled chicken quesadilla (PHP 288) with tacos or chicken sandwich, tomato, sour cream, and usuyaki tortilla.
Obama Grill Bar and Restaurant is named after the President of the United States. It is located on the main road of Boracay. The restaurant serves a variety of delectable cuisine like the Harmony Salad (PHP 165), with which you can taste sweet, crunchy and fresh vegetables; and the Medium Jewel Obama Lim (PHP 850). They also serve liquor rice and other meals. This is the perfect place for couples to spend time together.
Maya Mexican restaurant is the place where you can enjoy stylish interior, and delicious tequila in the heart of the city. They serve appetizing Spicy Chirikan – roasted organic pork with tequila, and other meals recommended by many people. Foreigners and celebrities often hang around here on weekends.
Jacob’s Shawarma is the place you must go to if you want to enjoy authentic Turkish Cuisine. Jacob, the owner of the shawarma house, was born in Turkey and his restaurant is now famous for its kebabs. Furthermore, to make a really good dish, the owner personally picks the ingredients fresh from the market. Their shawarma and kebab are great when mixed with homemade chilli sauce. You can also try their homemade yogurt.
Home of the mouth-watering smack ham made with Swiss alpine This home cooking restaurant was originally from Switzerland and opened here in late 2008. The owner is the one who made its famous delicacy, the “SANTIS”. It is a shop where you would surely want to go back to every weekend. You can choose various dishes from their menu. They also have enhanced cheese fondue and Swiss classic cuisine. You can have lunch and dinner here with friends and family. The wood grain interior of the place gives a hot impression. Budget starts at PHP1000.
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of December 31, 2018 Photo 1 – An appetizing lunch set A fashionable cafe across the Ayala Museum The Museum Cafe, commonly called M Cafe, can be found right across the Ayala Museum. It’s the Makati crowd’s number 1 go-to place for relaxation and recreation. Every Sunday morning, be intoxicated with the sound of pleasant jazz music while having a nice chat over brunch with your closest friends. This is a nice place to hang out if you want to escape the usual summer heat in Manila. You can try their refreshing drinks because they’re so good. ● Perfect for: brunch date with friends […]
Passion is an authentic Cantonese restaurant that is located at the second floor of the luxurious Maxim Hotel. The interior is very classy and spacious. The round tables are neatly arranged. This is the largest restaurant in Resorts World Manila; it can accommodate 400 people. This restaurant is, indeed, grandeur. Chef David Chu Wai Fung continues to protect the distinctive taste of the food that Passion offers. Most of their customers are patrons. Two of the most popular dishes are the crispy roasted pigeon (Photo 1) and the green crab dish (Photo 2). They also offer all-you-can eat dim sum for only P750 for adults and P500 for children 6 to 11 […]
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of January 15, 2019. The best part of eating in Chinatown is that food is delicious but cheap – just like the food in Happy Delicious Kitchen! This restaurant from Taiwan offers home cooked meals that are tasty and healthy. They are popular among the local Chinese. Every morning, the owner goes to the market to buy fresh ingredients! The most popular meal on their menu is the 3-in-1 (Photo 1). You can choose 3 of your favorite dishes plus 1 cup of rice. There are a lot of choices (Photo 2). The 3-in-1 meal costs P150 and 4-in-1 meal costs P180. They also offer rice mixed with vegetable like the […]
Wai Ying Fast food has always been crowded with locals, tourists and regular customers since it first opened in 1998. Their interior is very cozy and and their dishes are delicious and affordable. This is one of the favorite dimsum and noodle places in Chinatown. The price range is from P65 to P110. First on their list is the hakaw (Photo 2), 4 pieces of delicious shrimp dumplings. Another favorite is the irresistibly cruchy classic siomai (Photo 1). The beef wanton (Photo 3) is a noodle bestseller.
The one-stop shop of sweet goodies in Chinatown Ho-Land sells goodies like sweets, bread and other Chinese food in general, all neatly packed in individual wrappers. The classic hopia is the most popular treat among the customers. A popular side dish is the Chinese Chimaki Machang (Photo 4). It is sticky rice that has been seasoned and wrapped in bamboo leaves. It is usually bought as snack by regular customers.
(PHOTO 1) Special Bulgogi – PHP 450 (PHOTO 2) Hemul Pajeon – P450 (PHOTO 3) Gelbuchim -PHP 450 (PHOTO 4) Soondooboo Chige – PHP 280 Owned by Kyung Chun Lee, this restaurant serves authentic Korean food. They have 80 different exquisite food choices on the menu but the bestseller is their special bulgogi (Photo 1). The waiter assists in preparing this dish and serves it on a piping hot plate. Another popular dish from the menu is galbichim (Photo 3): stewed vegetables and ribs, carefully soaked in sauce. They also have the Korean-style pancake hemul pajeon (Photo 2) which is best dipped in their soy sauce. You can try the classic soup […]
As the name suggests, this restaurant offers rich aromatic spices from seven countries: India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Chinese, and Filipino. Spices offers a unique dining experience for its customers and it’s located at the first-class hotel The Peninsula. The Thai menu was excellent! We tried the Malaysian chicken curry with herb lime and Thai red curry beef with potatoes. Their wine selection is abundant. The staff is very accommodating and can tell you which wine suits each dish. If you want to enjoy a exquisite and beautifully prepared Asian cuisines and dine in luxurious restaurant, Spices is a good choice for that. ● Applications: Lunch date with friends, business […]
Photo 1 – Paneer Tika – BBQ cottage cheese(P170) Photo 2 – Masala Dosa – vegetables wrapped in a crepe (India version) (P155) Photo 3 – Outside New Bombay Along the crowded luxury condos in Dela Costa Street, Makati lies an Indian restaurant also popular among our Japanese friends. New Bombay is a small restaurant but it offers a genuine taste of authentic Indian cuisines. Most of the patrons are people who work in Makati. Their menu is rich with curry, vegetables, mutton and chicken. New Bombay is one of those Asian restaurants that offer a taste of their own cuisines for a reasonable price. Many Filipinos are spicy food […]
Offering real Vietnamese food with plenty of fresh vegetables, Bawai’s is a homey restaurant that offers an extensive menu of authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Owned by the Tatlonghari family, this restaurant opened in Silang, Cavite in 2007. Bawai means grandmother in Vietnamese. The restaurant is designed to be homey and gives out the feeling of visiting your grandma’s house. Eighty percent of the ingredients are imported from Vietnam. All their vegetables are fresh from the organic farm. Recommended: ● Goi Thit Tom (P250) Green Salad ● Chao Tom (P260) appetizer ● Pho Bo (P235) for Bo ● Ca nuong Xa Ot (P380) main dish ● Pandan iced tea (P65)
(1) Palak Paneer (P280) (2) Dahi Puri (180) (3) Mutton Curry (4) Vegetable Biryani (P350) This restaurant wants to give its customers the taste of India, preparing their dishes beautifully, Indian-style. Their interior is elegant and shiny. Most Indian cuisines are spicy but at Legend of India, there’s no need to worry because they have dishes that are so mildly spiced that even children can eat it! Preparation is overnight to achieve that perfect taste. The Mutton curry (P440) is a must-try. The restaurant uses many vegetables.
At first glance, Damaso Residencia looks like a large mansion along the street of Ortigas Ave. But inside is an elegant antique-style restaurant that offers a mix of traditional Spanish and Filipino cuisines. The interior is for diners who come in groups. Reservation is advisable since the place is usually full during lunch and dinner. (1) Sautéed white fish, shrimp and mussels (2) Special dessert plate
Old Penang is a Malaysian restaurant in a casual atmosphere that fits the environment of the Resorts World. The menu is a fusion of Chinese, Indian and Malaysian cuisine. There are noodles that can be found in a Chinese restaurant and some curry is prepared Indian-style. But most dishes and spices are Malaysian. The use of coconut is unique to Malaysian cuisines. This is to balance the spiciness with the creaminess. The service is very quick and food can be served within five minutes. We recommend you to try the famous Penang Prawn Noodles. For dessert, try the Penang Ice Kacang with Ice Cream.
Owned by the popular chef Him Uy de Baron, Nomama is a modern Japanese restaurant that focuses on artisanal ramen. Chef Him shared with us that Nomama is a word play of “not your mama’s” ramen. The signature dish Nomama Ramen is made with house pork stock, miso-sesame flavour, chashu and tamago. Nomama Ramen (P340) They also have the Thai Green Curry Ramen. It’s a noodle soup that harmoniously blends with curry coconut flavour. Thai Green Curry Ramen (P330) Nomama serves Japanese food which are made with the freshest products and organic ingredients that are sourced locally. The dishes are all exquisite and prepared creatively for their customers. Indeed, it’s […]
This is a café restaurant ran by a Japanese couple. Arafu Café serves tonkatsu that tastes very homey. It will remind you of a mother’s home cooked meal. Arufa Café has opened their first branch in Fort Bonifacio and has been the favourite place of Japanese housewives and expatriates because of the homey ambiance. They do not offer the usual Japanese food like sashimi or tempura but instead, they offer a variety of authentic Japanese cuisines. One of the most popular dish is the Hamburger Steak and Fried Chicken Dish. Another popular dish from the menu is the Tahara Hamburger. The beef is so tender and juicy. You have to […]
Go-en is one of the most popular ramen shops in Manila. From the classic soy sauce to miso soup, their dishes are, without a doubt, delicious and distinct. The most popular dish is the Tantanmen, a thick soup of white sesame with seasoned eggs that firmly floats on the soup. Fall in love with their chicken ramen Kara-age Kare topped with a generous amount of cheese. This joint does not only serve delectable ramen, but also has an eye-catching interior decorated with Japanese artworks and traditional toys such as kendama, daruma otoshi, koma (or tops in English), and yoyo. In addition, otakus will greatly appreciate Go-en’s manga rack, which has […]
Mercado is a restaurant buffet within the Resorts World Manila Casino. A lot of their customers are patrons and casino-goers. Mercado offers not only common Filipino dishes but also a variety of Asian and Western cuisines. Unlike other restaurant buffet, Mercado offers limited food choices but everything is, without a doubt, delicious. If you want to eat in a buffet restaurant and leave with a satisfied stomach and wallet, then Mercado is one of the best choices for you.
Lola Cafe is a stylish restaurant along the street of Sct. Lozano in Quezon City. It is an old house renovated to a modern restaurant, but it hasn’t lost its homey atmosphere. One of their best-sellers is the Kimchi Kaldereta and longganisa sausages. Another must-try is the Tartufo Pasta made with truffle oil.
From the United States, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is one of the most popular donut shop and cafe here in the Philippines. They offer original and excellent flavors of donuts. Krispy Kreme donuts are freshly made that’s why it is moist and warm to eat. The ambiance is quiet and bright. It’s a nice place to work, study or catch-up with friends as you are served by friendly staff. One of the best-sellers is the original Glazed (P30/pc), not too sweet but very moist – a classic Krispy Kreme taste. You can try as well the Glazed Chocolate Cake (P38/pc), Hershey’s Cookies & Kreme (P38/pc) and the New York Cheesecake […]