16 of the Cheesiest Choices in Metro Manila for All Cheese Lovers


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There’s no denying that the majority of us enjoy any cheesy dish on the menu. Whether it’s chicken strips dipped in warm and gooey cheese, cheese-flavored crackers, or even a cheese-infused dessert, everything’s just better with our favorite dairy.

We may have our own favorites from varieties like mozzarella, parmesan, gouda, raclette, and so on, but cheese is cheese and unless you’re lactose intolerant, there’s no reason to say no to it.

So take a look at our newest curated list of some of the cheesiest food to munch on this year!

Related post: 12 Must-Try Dishes for the Ultimate Cheese Lover

Cheese Fondue – Old Swiss Inn

We’re all familiar with chocolate fondue, but have you tried Old Swiss Inn’s Cheese Fondue? Yes, it’s real and it’s sinfully good.

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G/F Somerset Olympia Makati Ave., (beside Peninsula) cor. Sto. Tomas St., Urdaneta, Makati
(02) 818-0098

Chicken Cheese Fondue – Kko Kko

Owned by Grace Lee, Kko Kko is a modern restaurant that serves authentic and reinvented Korean favorites that are mostly chicken dishes. One of their most-talked about dishes right now is their warm cheese fondue inside a round bread with chicken, fries and onion rings. Other cheesy must-tries include the snow chicken in cheese flavor, boneless cheesy melt, and cheese kimbap. Read our full feature here.

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North Tower, The Sapphire Bloc Building, Sapphire Road cor Onyx and Garnet St, Ortigas, Pasig
(02) 535-7689

Cinco Queso Pizza – Fino Deli

The first wine bar and deli in Marikina, Fino Deli serves up tapas, pastas, pizza, and many hot plates. Add to that a fine selection of wines to pair up with your meals. Try their Cinco Queso – with five kinds of cheese with creamy white sauce. Need a little starter? Try their Mozzarella tower!

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151 Dao St, Marikina Heights, Marikina
(02) 997-5024

Truffle Mac & Cheese – Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen

“Scrumptious and comforting original blend of cheeses and truffle cream over tender elbow macaroni, topped with melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese” – that’s enough to convince us that Mama Lou’s version of mac and cheese deserves a spot on this list. As most would know that Mama Lou’s specializes in all kinds of pasta, their Truffle Mac & Cheese is definitely one of their star-sellers.

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Wallisser Raclette – Chesa Bianca

Chesa Bianca is a place for real European home-style cooking. Chesa Bianca is also known for the fondue selection and Wallisser Raclette which are Swiss’ Traditional staple food.

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7431 Yakal St., San Antonio, Makati
(02) 815-1359

Quiche – Cartel Deli

Cartel is a neighborhood cafe and delicatessen serving coffee by Yardstick, jamon by Txanton, organic produce by Holy Carabao Farm, chocolates & pastries by Belge & Co. and BonTon, bread, wine, and more! Insider tip: You can Buy 1 Get 1 Quiche with Booky! Choose between Spinach or Cheese and Bacon!

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119 L.P. Leviste St, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 772-8270

Kiwami Ultimate Cheese Okonomiyaki – Dohtonbori

Dohtonbori is a Japanese restaurant franchise that specializes in a wide variety of okonomiyaki dishes. You’ll probably enjoy their mixed okonomiyaki, but if you want to try something new, they also have the Kiwami Ultimate Cheese Okonomiyaki made with chunks of gouda, emmental, cheddar and parmigiano reggiano! More about Dohtonbori here.

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Cheese Tart – Lava

LAVA is a proudly local bakery that specializes in Japanese-inspired molten lava cheese tarts made of three kinds of cheeses. More cheese tarts here!

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LG/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Volcano Kimchi Fried Rice – Sibyullee

Sibyullee is an elevated Korean dining experience you’ll never forget. Signature flavorful kimchi fried rice on a ring of cheese lava. This is a must try!

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G/F Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Pasig
(02) 958-6986

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Burger – Brook’s

Brook’s Burgers is a food stall located inside the One Fifty Food Place food park in Maginhawa. One of their bestselling comfort food is their grilled cheese sandwich made with 1/3 pure beef patty sandwiched in between two grilled cheese sandwiches infused with cheddar and mozzarella. Read our full feature here.

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One Fifty Food Place, 150 Maginhawa St, Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City

Cheese Lobster – XIU Fine Cantonese Dining

From the group that brought you Lugang Café, Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie, and The Dessert Kitchen, comes Xiu, a fine dining restaurant serving authentic Cantonese dishes such as their baked lobster with different kinds of cheese. If you’re a lobster fan, read more here.

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115 Connecticut Street, Northeast Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 650-7189

Chili Cheese Dogs – Pink’s Hotdogs

Pink’s Hotdogs is a popular US-based hotdog stand that opened first in 1939 in Los Angeles, California. Manila is their first international branch, all thanks to the Wildflour Cafe + Bakery group. We heard that their classic bestseller is none other than, the Chili Cheese Dog! Read more here.

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Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort, 30th St corner 5th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 772-1147

The Classic Melt – Melt Grilled Cheesery

As the restaurant name implies, their menu is singularly devoted to grilled cheese sandwiches. Offerings include the The Classic Melt, which is made with their house blend mozzarella and cheddar cheese melted between buttered grilled sourdough breads with a creamy tomato puree and honey drizzle.

Insider Tip: You may also go for their Bacon Mac and Grilled Cheesy and Mushroom Parma Cheese Toast.
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3/F Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0917) 892-4377

Pasta del Parmigiano – Parmigiano Ristorante Pizzeria

Specialty pasta with ground and sausage mushroom in cream based sauce. Aside from this flavor, there are three other pasta selections available for cooking via parmigiano wheel, namely: Cacio e Pepe, Fettuccine Alfredo and Rigatoni Alla Gricia.

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2/F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay
(02) 804-0032

Cheese Xiao Long Bao – Paradise Dynasty

Paradise Dynasty offers an innovative take on northern and southern Chinese cuisine. It is the world’s first restaurant to offer rainbow-colored Xiao Long Bao in unique flavors including Original, Black Truffle, Foie Gras, Garlic, Ginseng, Szechuan, Crab Roe, and Cheese. Read more here.

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Level 1, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard cor Coral Way, Pasay City
(02) 828-8333

Cheese Dung Galbi – Jin Joo Korean Grill

Jin Joo is a modern Korean BBQ restaurant offering classics and innovative Korean specialties. Bestsellers include their 8-flavored samgyeopsal and Cheese Dung Galbi (baby back ribs wrapped in mozzarella cheese). READ MORE.

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5/F Sky Garden, SM Aura, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

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