Kyoto coffee and a clothing brand’s cafe make the list!
Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in BGC, Taguig, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
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10. Bench Cafe – High Street
Bench Cafe, a collaboration between local clothing branch Bench and Foodee Global Concepts, serves Filipino favorites like chicken pork adobo, sisig, and crispy tadyang. It’s for those of you looking for an elevated Filipino dining experience; new takes on classic dishes. It’s not for those of you who want a cheeseburger and fries. We recommend the Crispy Tadyang Bench and Pinakbet /to and the Tinapa Cones! Our insider tip: make friends with the bartender, he might just give in to your special drink requests.
9. Wildflour Café + Bakery – Net Lima Bldg.
Wildflour Café + Bakery offers international fare and specialty pastries, famous for being the first purveyor of the wildly popular cronuts in Manila. It’s for people who enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in a place that always reminds you of Sunday mornings. It’s not for office employees who want quick meals for their weekday lunch break. We recommend their Grilled Cheese Salad and Soup Combo, Mushroom Salad, and their bestselling kimchi steak fried rice. Don’t forget to try their to-die-for chocolate cake for dessert! Our insider tip is to get pastries at 50% off after 7pm.
8. Martin Place Social – Arya Residences
Martin Place Social is a contemporary wine & sake bar with a modern Australian food menu. Its food is modelled on the fresh seafood halls of Australia and other Asian countries and steak houses in Australia. . It’s for those of you wondering what Australian food is. It’s not for people looking for dirt cheap eats. Quality doesn’t come cheap! We recommend the Bogan Beef Burger and D’ Best Pavlova Pancakes In D’ World. Our insider tip: get a glimpse into Martin Place Social here.
7. Teppan Okochi – Ore Square
Teppan Okochi is a fine dining Japanese restaurant by Grand Chef Akihiro Okochi of Osaka, Japan. They serve dishes like okonomiyaki, Hiroshima oyster teppanyaki, wagyu teppanyaki, and unagi. It’s for those of you who want dinner and a show, not to mention an authentic teppanyaki experience. It’s not for people looking to get a quick bite or some fusion food. We recommend the Angus and Wagyu Steak Course. Our insider tip: dip the meat in some smoked salt. You’ll thank us for it later. Read our full feature here.
Unit 7, G/F Ore Square Building, 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
6. Gringo – The Fort Residences
Gringo is a homegrown restaurant serving Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties such as ribs, chicken, burritos and more. It’s a quick and casual concept brought to us by the same group behind the Tokyo Bubble Tea franchise. It’s for office goers’ lunch breaks, quick bites and afterwork drinks. It’s not for foodies looking for many rice meal options. We recommend the Southern Spice Chicken, Gringo Baby Back Ribs, Truffle Queso Quesadilla, and Crispy Taco. Our insider tip: They also have a kids menu for the little ones.
5. Single Origin – High Street
Single Origin is a popular hangout spot where coffee and alcohol lovers can find common ground. It features a hefty all-day breakfast menu and a beverage list that includes specialty coffee and alcohol-based drinks. It’s for all types of eaters and drinkers, from breakfast to late night. It’s not for diners who want alone time as tables are meant to be shared here. We recommend the Single Origin Burger, Surf n Turf Beer Dough Pizza, S.O. French Toast. Don’t forget to try their Valrhona Mocha Latte, Orange-infused Cappuccino and Bacon-infused Bloody Mary. Our insider tip: They serve specialty Lamill coffee blends from California. Full feature here.
4. % Arabica – W City Center
From Kyoto, % Arabica offers specialty coffee and beans with a menu that includes espresso, espresso macchiato, cafe latte, Americano, drip cafes, and even lemonade. It’s for coffee addicts and Instagrammers who want a warm cuppa joe and a a cool post for their feeds. It’s not for those of you who don’t want to pay a few extra pesos for your caffeine fix. We recommend the Spanish Latte and espresso. Our insider tip is to bring a butt pillow. They don’t do comfy couches like we’re used to at Starbucks. Read our full feature here.
3. Va Bene Pasta Deli – Central Square
Last month’s #7
Va Bene (which means “it’s good” in Italian) has been named one Manila’s best Italian restaurants one too many times and is known for serving fresh handmade pastas by Italian Chef Massimo Veronesi. It’s for pasta lovers who can’t get enough of perfect al dente pasta dishes. Portions are good for sharing if you’re not a big eater. It’s not for people who hate carbs. We recommend Chef Massimo Veronesi’s bestsellers, which are the Black Ink Tagliolini and Organic Eggs Tagliatelle. Even the complimentary bruschetta with salsa dip is good. Our insider tip is ask fir their chilli olive oil for a spicy kick. Read our full feature here.
2. Little Flour Cafe – Fort Bonifacio
Last month’s #5
Little Flour Cafe is Wildflour’s little sister – bringing Wildflour’s best-selling brunch meals, pastries, desserts, coffee, wine and drinks together with new locally-inspired dishes, such as Filipino rice bowls and delicacies. It’s for brunch, brunch, brunch. It’s not for hungry hounds looking for a multiple course meal as their specialty is set meals/bowls. We recommend the Breakfast Burger and the Calamansi Cream Pie. Our insider tip: even if Little Flour Cafe is new, you can book a table with Booky and get P100 off your bill!
1. Tsuta Ramen – Bonifacio High Street
Last month’s #1
A Michelin-star awardee for its Tokyo branch, Tsuta Ramen offers their signature shio, shoyu, and miso ramen as well as sides and small rice bowls. It’s for ramen aficionados and amateurs alike. It’s not for people looking for a wide menu with a varied selection. We recommend the Char Siu Ajitama Shoyu Soba. It’s on the pricey side of ramen but so worth it. Our insider tip: get that extra Ajitama. You know you want to.
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