FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
Il Paccino Trattoria is a perfect hideaway that serves a homely, authentic Italian cuisine. You can locate this restaurant in Alfonso Street, near Chef Natalia’s home. Il Paccino Trattoria changes its menu on a regular basis. Their chef, Natalia, had culinary training in Florence, Italy. After returning home, she just cooked for her friends and family. Then, three years ago, Chef Natalia was able to open her own restaurant. As much as possible, this restaurant uses ingredients that can be found in the Philippines, creating a meal with simple yet high quality ingredients. The main dishes of this restaurant until the end of September are lapu-lapu, lamb chops, beef stew, […]
To enjoy delicious cuisine with an affordable price. That is the concept of Mom and Tina’s Bakery. This restaurant opened in Pasig City 25 years ago. Now, the homely cuisine it offers is loved by its local patrons. In 2008, Mom and Tina opened a store in Legazpi; hence, boosting its popularity. During lunchtime, about 100 seats are always fully booked! Customers can also enjoy dining at this restaurant’s terrace for a change of ambiance. Chicken spinach lasagna, which seems to be a popular lunch item among office ladies who are regular customers, is a dish with creamy tomato sauce and homemade pasta. Chicken Spinach Lasagna They also serve chicken relleno, […]
If you happen to be in Burgos Circle and yearning to taste authentic Italian cuisine, come to Cantinetta to savor its pasta and other dishes, which use ingredients that are imported from Italy. Cantinetta’s chef has experienced culinary training in Naples, Italy for 6 months. This restaurant’s recommended course is the Fettuccine Tartufo (photo 1), aromatic pasta with truffles. Its rich and creamy sauce with plenty of truffle oil is an exquisite combination with the fettuccine. Parma ham is added to make the dish even better. The Salmon Al Prosecco (photo 2) is another dish that is worth mentioning. It has the taste of white wine that is combined well with the […]
If you happen to go to Mabini Street in Malate, you will notice a restaurant with a signboard, bearing its name that is written in Hangeul. Chungkiwa is a new restaurant that you can find on the second and third floor of the white building located on the said street. At night, the restaurant is filled with workers, but during lunch, there are almost no customers so it is a perfect place to dine and chat with your friends or your family. This restaurant features 8 different appetizers, including Kimchi. Furthermore, compared to other Korean restaurants in Manila, Chungkiwa has an authentic Korean taste and serves dishes with ample volume […]
Kaya is a Korean restaurant that is patronized by a lot of people, especially foreigners. One of its 6 Manila branches is located on Jupiter Street. When inside Kaya, you’ll notice its modern Korean interior that gives off a stylish ambiance. Customers can also grill some meat on the table and have a good time with their friends in the private room located on the 2nd floor. They can also add spices to their meals according to their tastes and choose from the wide range of kimchi and grilled meat available. Kaya is a restaurant recommended to those who wants to eat a lot because it offers free appetizer refills. *** Suggestions: Casual dinner […]
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of January 15, 2019. Towards Alabang, you can find a restaurant that serves authentic Korean food, namely Koreana Restaurant. And just recently, this restaurant just got a new chef from Korea and re-opened its store with a new interior. Furthermore, Koreana is a restaurant known for its flavoursome appetizers that is thoroughly made. Customers can actually enjoy 8 varieties of side dishes that it offers. Sesame leaves might not be appetizing to some; however, when it is used to wrap around boiled shrimps and other appetizers, an innovative and tasty meal is born. When it comes to its recommended menu, ‘grilled meat’ is on […]
Are you worried about your health and calories but craving for delicious fried chicken? Then why not try Best of the Best Quality Chicken? BBQ is a restaurant that promotes healthy eating. It only uses olive oil from Italy for frying its chicken. In fact, BBQ is a restaurant based in Korea that already has 4,500 stores around 45 countries. The main branch in Korea is the one that manages the flavors of the dishes being served in all its outlets, keeping its flavors standard. Classic Fried Chicken and Spicy Fried Chicken and Grilled Chicken are just some of its popular dishes. However, among the regulars, the most ordered dish in this restaurant […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. In Korean, this restaurant means ‘Secret Garden’ and it is indeed a hidden paradise. New Biwon offers Korean authentic cuisine that is prepared by a chef, who already experienced preparing food for Korea’s president. This restaurant is located near Edsa Taft Station and MOA (Mall of Asia). Moreover, New Biwon’s menu is written in Japanese that is accommodated with pictures, making it easy to understand for Japanese customers. There is also a private room that can accommodate up to 30 people. It’s a perfect place to hold a party or conference. When it comes to food, Bulgogi (P250/ 1 person) is […]
The wife of Ara Korean Restaurant’s owner learned how to prepare the Korean food is served in the place; however, she added a twist in her menu to create a new and more delicious cuisine. Ara‘s interior has a South Korean traditional style, exuding a stylish ambiance in the whole place. If you want to spend more relaxing moments, private rooms are also available on its second floor. When it comes to ordering food, appetizers are served first. The sweet and cold pumpkin soup is just one of Ara’s appetizers that you might want to give a try. Also, please don’t hesitate to taste their kimchi. Others, especially children, might […]
Various aspects of the Korean culture continue to infiltrate the hearts of the Filipino people; perhaps, one of the biggest things that Filipino people love today is Korean cuisine. Gokizip, an authentic Korean restaurant in the busy streets of Adriatico, Malate offers its customers a wide variety of Korean meal—from our all time favorite samgyeopsal to soju, this restaurant brings out a brand new taste of Korean delicacy. Gokizip prides itself for having a chef who takes charge of the meat department of the Hyundai Department store (a famous store in Korea) for 25 years. This makes Gokizip’s chef an expert in choosing the best meat for the customers. So, if you […]
Bamboo Bossam is a Korean restaurant located near BF Homes, along Aguirre Street. This restaurant has 2 private rooms that seems a bit small at first glance; however, when you go upstairs, it is very spacious. This restaurant’s menu is centered on home-cooked dishes such as Tofu Soup (P250). Even when you have already served this soup on the table, you’ll see that it’s still boiling! Moreover, the tofu’s refreshing flavor will counterbalance the spiciness.
Although Dongwon Garden is famous for its grilled meat and pot dishes, its Cold Noodles (P300) is an item worth eating too. According to the owner, the noodles are manufactured in the only potato starch production factory in Manila. After boiling the noodles for 20 seconds, it is ready to be served and eaten.
Ho Galbi is an authentic Korean restaurant that serves high quality Angus beef from the U.S. Bulgogi Special In addition to its classic ribs and skirt steak, the Bulgogi Special is Ho Galbi’s most popular dish. Its meat has a soft and sweet taste. Plus, it also has an exquisitely spicy soup. The Bulgogi Special is good for 2-3 servings. Sundoubu The sundoubu, on the other hand, is a spicy soup that has plenty of seafood, such as crab, cuttlefish, and shrimp. It will definitely make you sweat! Ho-Galbi is not just a restaurant, but also an art-gallery! A lot of artistic creations are hung on its walls. This restaurant serves imported meat. […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. In Sze Chuen Lau, you can enjoy the tasty and spicy Sichuan cuisine. This restaurant is located at Aloha Hotel, along Roxas Boulevard Street. This restaurant’s most popular dish is the hot and sour soup ‘Mapo Tofu.’ This soup’s spiciness is quite addictive and it is also well-liked by both the elderly and children. Sza Chuen Lau offers a variety of dishes that can be counted to 300; other than that, it also has private rooms and banquet seats. *** Suggestions: Lunch or dinner with your friends and family and for entertainment Atmosphere: A long- establish shop that gives of a […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. There is a Chinese restaurant that is rumoured to have delicious dim sum located in Mabini Main Street along Manila Bay, where luxurious hotels stand in a row. Su Zhou Dimsum’s customers are both local Filipinos and Chinese; in addition, this is a restaurant that gives off a Chinese ambiance. When it comes to its menu, Xiao Long Bao is its popular dish that you should try out! After steaming it for 15 minutes, you can finally eat this juicy treat that you will unquestionably enjoy eating. Chicken Legs, Shomai, and Chive Dumplings are some of the other popular menu […]
Tin Hau is a Chinese restaurant that is well-known for pleasing its customers with appetizing food. The dining room of this restaurant is spacious; a perfect place to eat Chinese dishes while vigorously talking with your family, friends and colleagues. Now, let’s go and talk about food! Their most popular dish is the Beijing duck. It has crispy skin and is served with a sweet sauce. When you eat it with cucumber, a refreshing taste will fill your taste buds. Peking Duck Braised homemade spinach tofu with shimeji mushrooms and golden dried scallops Crisp-fried shrimp with mayonnaise and corn flakes Steamed tiger prawns with minced garlic and vermicelli This restaurant is located on the […]
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of January 15, 2019. In Makati City, there are varieties of restaurants lined up on Jupiter Street. However, there is one restaurant that stand-out the most because of its noticeable sign that says, “Lutong Macau.” This restaurant is already in its 8th year and still continues serving authentic Cantonese cuisine, as well as Western and Chinese food. Its veteran chef, who has been cooking for 36 years, is the one who is responsible for Lutong Macau’s menu. In addition, the taste of its dishes is quite unique, a flavor that you will only find in this restaurant. The first dish that Lutong Macau’s chef recommended is the […]
Choi City Seafood Restaurant offers authentic flavors that you’ll surely like. They have 4 chefs from Hong Kong that prepare high-quality dishes. This is a well-established Chinese restaurant that opened in Cebu 2 years ago. This restaurant cooks over 300 varieties of food! And to further satisfy its patrons, Choi City can also cook and season its dishes depending on their customers’ personal tastes.
For 27 years, Mey Lin Bistro has been serving a variety of Chinese dishes in the Philippines. They already have 7 outlets in very strategic locations, such as SM MOA and SM Megamall. Mey Lin’s food is lightly seasoned and is not greasy. Customers can also enjoy watching how this restaurant makes its noodles. Not only will your taste buds be satisfied, but your eyes as well! This restaurant’s seafood noodle (P190) is the perfect meal to eat with your family during the weekends. Mey Lin also has individual meals such as fried rice and dumplings.
If you are looking for the perfect place to drink with your friends, then the Hao Hong Kong Diner might be the perfect place for you! This diner offers affordable and delicious rice wine. Hao offers Japanese cuisine. It also has a casual atmosphere, making its customers feel comfortable. Aside from serving good food of high quality, Hao also offers tasty mixed alcohol drinks such as ‘Jam Juice,’ which is popular among women because of its fruity taste. Coming to this place will not hurt your budget! Noodles are only Php 78 and its snacks are around Php 30. The meaning of the store’s name, hao, is ‘GOOD’. As the name suggests customers will surely […]
Associated with a popular restaurant chain in Hong Kong Maxim’s Caterers Ltd., Peking Garden has been serving the expats as well as the Filipinos for 18 years in Makati. The high-class Chinese restaurant has this elegant setting and serves food that focuses on Northern Chinese cuisine. They have invited 4 Chinese chefs who are actually very popular with a wide range of businessmen around the world. Try out this restaurant’s Peking duck as it is one of the finest! Do try Peking Garden’s shrimp with chili sauce, xiao long bao, and Fortune Chicken as well. Their pan fried stuffed fresh scallops combines the flavor of scallops and shrimps into one delectable dish. The chinjaorousu is actually the recommended dish for Japanese customers. […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. This is a Singaporean restaurant that already has 2 stores in the Philippines, located in Rockwell Power Plant and at SM MOA. Boon Tong Kee is already in its 30th year. This restaurant’s menu incorporates the taste of Cantonese cuisine with traditional Singaporean flavors. Singapore’s specialty, Boiled Chicken (photo 2), is Boon Tong Kee’s recommended dish. Not only is it flavorful, it is also very healthy.
Located in Glorietta 1, Modern Shanghai is a restaurant that offers authentic yet affordable Chinese food. Take note that the taste of Shanghai dishes is not that spicy and is similar to Japanese cuisine. Braised Lucky Pork Knuckle (Photo 1) is steamed pork knee served with a sweet and spicy sauce. This dish is P800 and good for 3 people. Feel free to enjoy the creations of the veteran chef from China. Watch from the kitchen’s glass window how homemade noodles are created, too!
P.F. Chang’s has around 200 stores in the United States and serves traditional Asian and modern Chinese fusion cuisine. In the Philippines, this restaurant has 2 outlets in Fort Bonifacio and Alabang. Before opening its stores in this country, though, the chef has trained for 6 months in the United States. Chang’s spare ribs are this restaurant’s bestseller. It is made from pork bone that has a golden brown barbecue sauce, topped with sesame seeds, bringing out the flavor of the meat. Shrimp with candied walnuts is a refreshing dish that has walnut sauce, shrimp, and honeydew melon.
Tao Yuan is a restaurant in Malate. It has an aquarium full of seafood fronting its store. Chinese local customers confirm that the food served in this restaurant is truly authentic. Tao Yuan’s menu focuses more on Singaporean food. One of those dishes is the Hainanese Chicken (Photo 1), which is actually a dish that you can order without any hesitation. The classic Singaporean Chili Crab is the restaurant’s featured menu. Private and VIP rooms are also available to customers who want to hold important meetings and parties while enjoying delicious Singaporean cuisine.
You will immediately feel like you are in Hong Kong the moment you step inside this restaurant. Choi Garden Seafood and Shark’s Fin Restaurant serves genuine Cantonese cuisine and is mostly teeming with their local patrons. The succulent roasted layer pork is ordered by most of its customers. It has 3 layers of soft meat and a crispy top layer. Take a bite out of it and it will surely just simply melt in your mouth. Roasted Layer Pork The shark fin soup is the shop’s specialty. It obviously inspired the name of the shop, too. This delicacy is garnished with raw sprouts and crunchy bean sprouts. Shark Fin Soup
Mien-San Noodle House is a restaurant that serves affordable, authentic Taiwanese cuisine in a place with a folksy ambiance. Their beef with tendon noodle (Photo1) has a lot of beef and bok-choy and is thoroughly stewed for 6 hours. On the other hand, their spicy wanton (Photo 2) is an item that has a sweet-sour and spicy sauce that will definitely make customers satisfied.
Tivoli’s refined wooden and glass interior is a visual feast to its customers because it radiates a very stylish aura. You will absolutely fall in love with this restaurant’s unique menu. Tivoli’s waiters are also very reliable and attentive to the needs of their customers. So, if you are looking for a restaurant with good service, great food and a wonderful ambiance, come and visit this place! **** Suggestions: A special day, anniversary dinner Atmosphere: Casual dining place Budget: P1,500 Recommended Menu: Steak Tartare (P900) Grilled prawns that is Flambé with Scampi Pernod ~ anise liqueur (P1, 400)
Nu.Vo (or nouveau) means “new” in French and this is the name of the restaurant that has captured the eye of many Filipino celebrities and foreigners. The interior of this restaurant is mostly wooden. White cloths are draped over its tables, creating a chic and warm atmosphere. Nu.Vo also has a bar in the center where customers can relax and enjoy a drink or two. Nu.Vo’s menu is extensive in seafood and mainly focuses on Southern French, Italian, Greek, and North African cuisine. High-quality ingredients are imported from different parts of the world, too. This restaurant’s recommended menu is the Chile’s Grilled Sea Bass, a dish that is lavishly stuffed and that […]