FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
Your Tagaytay trip is not complete without at least trying Amira’s Buco Tarts. It all started as a home-based baking business of owner Virginia Malipol, catering for retreats and seminars held in Tagaytay. Due to popular demand, they opened their own store. Now, they are considered the most popular pasalubong store in the city! You can choose from different tart flavors: the all-time favorite buco, mango cheese, blueberry cheese, cherry cheese, banana caramel, egg & fruit.
Coron Harvest has already been featured by several national TV stations because of its popular cashew nut production in Palawan. Their cashew nuts are fresh, aromatic and crispy in texture. It’s really delicious, you won’t even notice how many nuts you have already eaten! A lot of tourists buy bags of cashew nuts as pasalubong or presents for their loved ones. (1) Cashew Nuts – P50/70g, P100/140g, P300/500g (2) Sugar Coated Cashew Nuts (3) Owner Lita Escarda and 3 of her friendly staff
Chocolate Fire offers only the purest and finest selections of scrumptious chocolates. They only use pure Belgian chocolate and high-quality local and imported ingredients, adding no preservative or chemicals. Yes, it’s just pure chocolate heaven! They display over 70 different varieties of fresh chocolates daily. It is the most preferred chocolate shop for most customers when they want to buy sweet treats for their loved ones. Imagine how jam-packed they are during Valentine’s Day!
Carmen’s Best Ice Cream only uses the finest ingredients: 100% fresh cow’s milk brought over daily from the dairy farm of the owner Paco in Bay, Laguna. Other ingredients used are imported from all over the world: Horlicks malted milk from England, chocolates from Switzerland, rum from Jamaica, the finest vanilla beans from Madagascar and Turon de Jijona from Spain. They don’t substitute if some ingredients are not available! They only use the finest quality and make it the old-fashioned way – homemade.
Swagat Indian restaurant is located approximately in the middle of Rada Street. Authentic Indian food restaurant with an affordable price. Owner and chef Ms. Komal manages the restaurant hands-on. She has been cooking Indian cuisines for more than 10 years. Everything is authentic, from the preparation to the spices used, to the interior of the restaurant. One-fourth of the customers are Indians. The level of spiciness ranges from mild, medium, hot and extra hot. Vegetarian dishes are also available. Try the taste of lamb, Sangam Biryani (P225) and Chicken Tikka (P200). They also have healthy vegetable plates like Navrattan Korma (P140). Swagat Indian cuisine accepts delivery and catering for those […]
A favorite buffet restaurant of businessmen and politician, Circles Event Cafe is managed by the first-class Makati Shangri-La Manila Hotel. They serve international cuisines, such as Western and Asian cuisines. They also have a corner for desserts. The atmosphere is sophisticated and their set-up is theatre-like in appearance. The recommended budget per person is P1500.
Enjoy your buffet experience while watching the beautiful view of Manila Bay! Spiral is said to be the best and largest buffet restaurant in the Philippines. Located at the first-class hotel Sofitel Plaza Hotel, Spiral is one of the restaurants you should try at least once. All dishes offered are exquisite and high in quality. If you want to try a luxurious buffet treat with a loved one, this is the restaurant you should go to. The atmosphere is very elegant. Budget per person is P2000. All children 7 to 12 years old get 50% off and children 6 years old and below are free. Reservation is needed.
The chicken version of Paitan Ramen. It is a great homemade noodle with a very condensed chicken flavor. Left: Paintan Zenbu no Se (P420) Right: Tantan Mien (P395) Kitchitora is a distinguished ramen restaurant that already has a number of regulars, mainly because of its homemade noodles that go well with its mouth-watering soup that is stewed for a whole day. Customers with a big appetite will be very much elated with Kitchitora’s because of its bountiful serving. Aside from ramen, this restaurant also serves a variety of great food such as fried rice, chicken karaage rice, and gyoza.
Shinjuku Ramen is a well established restaurant that has been serving as many as 50 kinds of noodles, ramen, udon, and chow mein. Among of that selection is the ‘Soy Sauce Ramen,’ which has toppings ranging from kimchi, salt, mabo tofu, and curry. This ramen joint’s popular dish is a soy sauce-based ramen with crab, shrimp, squid, pork, and vegetables that is tangled with a thick and flavorful soup which you will surely sip down to the last drop. Shinjuku Ramen is open until midnight.
Shitamachi Japanese Chashu House provides authentic Japanese cuisine. It serves a plentiful of pork ramen that will surely captivate its visitors. To season its food, high quality ingredients and natural sea salt are used by this restaurant. It also does not use any additives, making health conscious customers at ease. Shitamachi also makes its own soy sauce, which takes a lot of years to create. The pork they used is braised in this for a long period. The Shitamachi Japanese Chashu House continues to protect the taste of tradition that is passed by its predecessor. Shitamachi lets you enjoy the full the taste of Japan.
Mother’s Crepe and Café is famous for their delicious and healthy crepes, as implied by their motto. The signature crepe is made from fresh eggs, dietary fiber and rich flour. From the first bite, you can already taste the creamy filling without it being too sweet. For beverages, they have the popular green tea smoothie (P95). The famous Halo-halo smoothie (P125) is also a must try.
Managed by the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel, Sinfully by Makati Shangr-la is an exquisite bakery shop that offers sinful chocolates, pastries, bakeries and other indulgence, all sparkling with beauty lusciously. You can try the small, sweet and colorful Macaroons (P55/piece). You can choose from flavors like ube, pistachio, raspberry, caramel, and passion fruit and many more. They also offer bread like the almond croissant (P105). They also customize cakes as requested. (1) 28 types of chocolate treats (P60-P100 per piece) (2) Crystal tart & Desire (P240)
If you are looking for a refreshing dessert after a long meal or a busy day, you might want to try dropping by Pinkberry for a cool yogurt or smoothie. They also offer non-fat yogurt for health-conscious customers. We recommend the original yogurt (photo 1). If you order the large size, you can choose 7 from the 30 different toppings. For medium orders, you can choose 5 different toppings and for small orders, you can choose 3 different toppings. Among these toppings include fruits such as oranges, strawberries, corn flakes and nuts. (1) The Original Yogurt (P265 – Large) (2) Toppings of your choice
Patisserie Caroline is a one-stop bakery shop. It is a booth standing along the passage center, minutes away from Jollibee in Greenbelt 1. They offer cakes and pastries at an affordable price. They are open from Wednesdays to Fridays. You can try the famous leche flan cake, a cake that you will never forget due to its uniqueness. The sweetness of this cake is perfect for all occasions. We also want to introduce you to the Hokkaido cheesecake, a moist fluffy souffle-type of cake. (1) Hokkaido Cheesecake (P120/4) (2) Yummy delicious treats at a reasonable price
(1) Cream Cheese Walnut Bread (2) Party With Bear Cake With 1,700 stores worldwide, Tous Le Jours has established its name in the luscious world of pastries and cakes. In fact, they already have 10 branches in the Philippines! Tous Le Jours mean “everyday” in French. They use the highest quality of ingredients for cakes and pastries. We recommend the best-selling Sweet Black Rice Bread with Cream Cheese (P48) and Cream Cheese Walnut Bread (P180 – Photo 1). Both are filled with excellent cream cheese flavor. You can also add side dishes, like bread pizza toast (P68), ham and cheese toast (P98) and vegetable croquette and bread (P48).
Marks & Spencer, a well-known brand in the world of fashion, tries out the field of food and pastries. M&S opens up their only bakery shop in Eastwood calling it the Marks & Spencer Bakery. They offer freshly baked goods just as high-quality as their products. All ingredients are imported and exclusive. After all that shopping, who wouldn’t want to take a break and try their brown roll (P40), bagel (P35), or French apple tart (P125)? There are a lot more surprises and yummy treats waiting for you!
A Japanese-style family restaurant that offers delicious Japanese and western dishes. The place is designed to make customers feel as if they are back home in Japan. The ambiance is homey and friendly. It is a perfect place to dine with your family and friends. The menu is in English, but is also available in Japanese. A lot of customers here are Japanese. The service is like being in a family restaurant in Japan. Their budget meal is P300.
Café Breton is always filled with Filipinos and foreigners day and night. It’s one of the most popular shops in Greenbelt due to its cute and cozy ambiance. It is a French café and is home of amazing crepes and galette, a flat, round pastry popular Brittany, France. Some of the menu items are in French. If you have a hard time choosing what to order, you can always ask assistance for their friendly staff. They allow you to explore your creavity by creating your own version of crepes or galettes. It starts at P50 then you can add your votre choix d’ingredients, the fillings of your choice. Enjoy dinner […]
Casa Conchita Café is a bed & breakfast inn located in Taal, Batangas. The house is owned by the family of the famous singer/songwriter, actor and comedian Olgie Alcasid. The theme is a mixture of Spanish and Filipino touches. This is a very nice place to relax and get away from the busy life in Manila.
In Vigan, the city of cobble stones, is the humble restaurant in Calle Crisologo, Café Leona. Named after the famous Ilocana poet, satirist and playwright Leona Florentino, Café Leona is well-known for offering the best Ilocano cuisines in town. You must try their longganisa. Unlike the ones that can be bought in Metro Manila, the longganisas here are not sweet but actually garlicky.
Start your morning by going to Café del Sol which is Italian for “Café of the Sun”. This restaurant is located at the entrance of D’Mall Square. The moment you enter the restaurant, you are greeted by the fragrant smell of a freshly brewed coffee made of Arabica beans. Ask their skilled barista to art up your latte to liven up your mood! Complete your breakfast experience with a fluffy omelette (Photo 2). Don’t miss dining in Café Del Sol when you visit Boracay!