A unique dessert spot stays strong at #1!
Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Mandaluyong, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
Insider tip: If you book at the Prime Restaurants below through Booky you can get a free dessert after your meal when you fill out the feedback form on our app!
10. Llaollao – SM Megamall
llaollao (pronounced as ‘yao yao’) is a Spanish frozen yogurt brand, which started in 2009 and now has over a hundred branches in Spain alone. llaollao is best known for their Sanum cups topped with fresh seasonal fruits, sauces, and crunchy toppings. It’s for people looking for delicious desserts minus the guilt because it is healthy and even gluten-free. It’s not for people who prefer regular, sweet ice cream. We recommend the 3-layered Sanum yogurt cup that comes with 3 fresh fruits, 2 crunches and 1 sauce. Our insider tip: Get double the WATERMELON GRANILLAO and SPLIT SMOOTHIE when you use Booky.
9. BLK 513 – SM Megamall
BLK 513 is Manila’s first ever premium and gluten-free activated charcoal-enhanced frozen yogurt. Choose between dark skim cup or cone and top it with a unique selection of crunches, fruits and sauces. It’s for health-conscious dessert lovers. It’s not for people who prefer traditional ice creams. We recommend the Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie, Peach Mango Float, or you can be adventurous and customize your own. Popular sauces include cereal milk and milk jam, a new holiday Red Velvet sauce is available! Bestselling crunches include the Valrhona Baby and White Chocolate Oldie.Our insider tip: Matcha lovers, you’re in for a treat! Try their Matcha Macadamia Granola in 250g t0-go packs.
8. Tori Chizu – SM Megamall
Tori Chizu offers different flavored cheesy baked rice with combined flavors of the East and West. Their Doria, or Japanese gratin/baked rice, are freshly prepared as soon as you order! Once you take that first spoonful of rice, expect a beautiful cheese-string pull that’s so hard to resist. It’s for people who are in love with cheese. It’s not for people who are allergic to dairy. We recommend the Beef Yakiniku, TC Original Chicken, and Chicken Curry Doria. Our insider tip: they also have milkchiz ice cream!
7. Lugang Cafe – SM Megamall
Lugang Café is a Shanghai-based café focused on providing quality and contemporary Taiwanese cuisine. It’s for singles, couples and groups looking for a place to have casual brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner. It’s not for intimate affairs. We recommend the Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao, Honey Garlic Squid and Stewed Beef, Tendon and Turnip in Clay Pot for mains and the 12-inch Bellagio Breeze for dessert. Here’s a fun fact: Originally called Bellagio Café, the owners had to rebrand to Lugang (the literal translation of its Chinese name) because Bellagio has already been trademarked.
6. The Giving Cafe – Sheridan
The Giving Cafe offers Asian cuisine serving coffee, other drinks, snacks, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and more while supporting local coffee growers. Let a sip of coffee or a bite of comfort food warm your heart because they bring together your favorite pick me ups, all while giving back to the farmers and communities where their coffee comes from. It’s for people who want to relax and unwind over good food and coffee. It’s not for party groups as it may be difficult to look for seats. We recommend the Champorado, Beef Broccoli, Sweet & Sour Pork and Frozen La Trinidad. Here’s a fun fact: TGC’s craft coffee comes from the Bloom line, “a special range crafted to support programs that solve issues preventing La Trinidad’s coffee farming community from harvesting quality coffee.”
5. Poke Poke – SM Megamall
Last month’s #3
East meets West at Poke Poke. The Hawaiian concept lets you to customize your own poke bowl, giving you the freedom to choose from a wide array of ingredients and toppings like salmon, unagi, steak, rice, bacon, avocado and peanuts. It’s for people who love seafood and carbs. It’s not for people who are looking for a fine dining experience. We recommend their signature Samurai, For The Rich Only, and Gangnam Style poke bowls. Our insider tip: Enjoy the best of Hawaii, or better yet, share it with a friend! Get double the POKE CUPS when you use Booky.
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2/F SM Megamall, Atrium, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
4. Pound by Todd English – SM Megamall
Last month’s #6
Pound by Todd English is an old school counter-style burger joint with a 1920s speakeasy vibe. They pride themselves in using the freshest ingredients and making everything in-house, allowing us to experience a serious, fancy upgrade in the Philippines’ burger game. It’s for burger crawlers who are fans of Todd English Food Hall. It’s not for vegans. We recommend the T.E. Crispy Chicken Burger, Amsterdam Burger and Pound Burger. Our insider tip: when you use the Booky app, you can claim their buy 1 get 1 Secret Slider!
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2/F SM Megamall, Mega Fashion Hall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
3. Nikkei – The Podium
Nikkei is the first Peruvian-Japanese sushi bar in Manila headed by Argentinian Chef Christian Cejas. “Nikkei” is a term that describes Peruvian cuisine culturally inspired by the Japanese; it is the latest food trend in Europe. It’s for adventurous eaters who love to try new cuisines. It’s not for people looking for party-sized servings. We recommend the Salmon Belly Nigiri, Miso Kurobuta, Seared Tuna, Kobi Nigiri Sushi and Parmesan Scallops. Our insider tip: get their dessert for free when you submit a feedback to the restaurant using your Booky app!
2. Gringo – SM Megamall
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, Crispy Taco. Our insider tip is they also have kids menu for the little ones.
1. The Lost Bread – SM Megamall
Last month’s #1
The Lost Bread is a container shop that specializes in over-the-top milkshakes, while The Lost Bread HQ offers a more well-rounded menu that includes all-day modern Pinoy brunch menu, specialty French toasts, unique desserts, blue soft serve ice cream and a new collection of overshakes. It’s for the locals and students living, studying or working in the area. It’s not for party groups as it may be difficult to look for seats. We recommend the Fried Mashed Potato Balls, Sinigang Beef Sukiyaki and Beef Tapa with Coffee Rice. For desserts, try their Blue Soft Serve, limited Matcha Flan and milkshakes. Here’s a fun fact: You can get 2 Sorbe-Toasts for the price of one with Booky!
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4/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
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