Poke bowls or double desserts? Take your pick!
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.
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10. Osaka Ohsho – SM Megamall
Osaka Ohsho is an internationally known Japanese chain specializing in the ‘world’s #1 gyoza‘, which comes in 3 flavors: original, cheese, and nori. Three sauces are available as well: original, chili, and miso. It’s for foodies who have been looking for quality gyoza in Manila. It’s not for people looking for sushi platters, ramen bowls or tonkatsu meals. We recommend the Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Gyoza Set, which is already good for 2. It comes with a serving of Fuwatoro Tenshin Han (premium Japanese rice wrapped in omelette and bathed in gravy), 12 pcs. of gyoza and 2 servings of miso soup and fruits. Our insider tip: You can order to-go frozen gyoza to be enjoyed at home!
9. Yo! Panda – SM Megamall
Yo! Panda is a homegrown and family-owned modern Hong Kong restaurant with IG-worthy interiors and Asian-inspired dishes and desserts. It’s for foodies craving for unique Hong Kong comfort food. It’s not for people looking for roasted meat rice toppings. We recommend the Crispy Pork Chop with Cheese Sauce and Noodles, Crispy Roasted Pork Belly, Super Xiao Long Bao, HK milk tea and their signature HK Egg Waffle Sundaes, made with Italian gelato. Our insider tip is ask for your waffles to be served separately if you don’t want it to get soggy with the sundae. See more photos and info here.
8. En Tirage – Mandala Park
Last month’s #2
Dubbed as the “house of unlimited”, En Tirage (en ti-haj) is a resto and wine bar that offers everyday unlimited promos on their liquor and other alcoholic beverages. It also serves Italian favorites and all-day Filipino breakfast. It’s for ladies’ wine night. It’s not for kiddie parties. We recommend the Pesto Zucchini pizza, Wagyu Salpicao, Paella Negra, and big breakfast plates. Our insider tip is: En Tirage is also the first in the metro to offer build your own cheese and deli platter. Read more here.
7. Bad Bird – SM Megamall
Bad Bird specializes in fried chicken flavored with umami spices. It first gained popularity at Hole in the Wall, an upscale food court at Century City Mall. This is its first stand alone branch. It’s for everyone who loves a good fried chicken with a twist and spicy kick. It’s not for people who shy away from deep fried food. We recommend the Waffle Plate plus dirty rice, corn cobs and hush puppies on the side. Everyone loves their corn. Our insider tip is their gravy isn’t free.
6. Pound by Todd English – SM Megamall
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 is to try their exclusive Beer Slushies (Asahi and Brew Kettle).
5. 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 is the small Petitllao cup is only P39! Just add P10 per topping. Read our full feature here.
4. The Lost Bread – SM Megamall
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 UP Village 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: Their store name, The Lost Bread, is a direct translation of ‘pain de perdu’, the stale bread used to make French toast. See more photos and insider tips here.
3. Ooma – SM Megamall
Last month’s #4
Ooma is a modern Japanese restaurant by the Moment Group and young acclaimed chef Bruce Ricketts, the same partnership that brought us Mecha Uma. Ooma, a wordplay on Uma meaning ‘good’, promises bold Japanese flavors at affordable prices. It’s for heavy rice eaters, rice is unlimited. It’s not for people looking for ramen. We recommend the Soft Shell Crab Taco-Maki, Hangar Steak and Uni Udon. Our insider tip is that at Ooma, you get to ‘brush’ (not dip) soy sauce on your sushi.
2. Gringo – SM Megamall
Last month’s #2
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. BLK 513 – SM Megamall
Last month’s #1
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 is get 2 Dark Skim Cups for the price of one with Booky’s exclusive Buy 1 Get 1 deal! Read more here.
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