A new Korean BBQ spot takes #1!
Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Pasay, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
10. Yo! Panda – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #8
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 HK 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, HK milk tea and their signature HK Egg Waffle Sundaes, made with Italian gelato. Our insider tip is to enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Soft Serve Bubble Wrap through the Booky app! Read more here.
9. Morganfield’s – SM Mall of Asia
Morganfield’s, home of the Sticky Bones, is an American country grill and restaurant from Malaysia specializing in prime, slow-cooked pork ribs, currently available in 4 special flavors–Garlicky BBQ, Hickory BBQ, Spicy Asian and their bestselling Smoked Peppercorn spare ribs. They also serve premium Iberico baby back ribs, pastas, burgers, salads, steaks, their bang-for-buck rib platters and affordable lunch sets. It’s for big family occasions or office parties, the place is also kid-friendly. It’s not for people looking for a quick meal to go. We recommend their Rib Sampler or the Carnivore, their corn muffins and Berry Easy cooler. Our insider tip is: You can borrow one of their power banks to charge your phone. Just leave an ID. Read our full feature here.
8. BLK 513 – S Maison
Last month’s #2
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.
7. Gumbo – SM Mall of Asia
Gumbo, A Taste of New Orleans, a casual dining restaurant that provides extra ordinary atmosphere of fun, quality food, best service and cleanliness. Fill your senses with the authentic taste of Cajun and Creole cooking such as freshly caught seafood’s, tender and juicy steaks and ribs, a variety of pasta and pizza dishes and whole lot more. It’s a place for big group get-togethers. It’s not for people who are on a diet. We recommend the Bourbon-style Baby Back Ribs, Cajun Fried Chicken, Seafood Jambalaya and Seafood Gumbo. Insider tip: It has 6 branches in the Metro which offers up to P500 off when you book through Booky! Read more here.
6. Golden Cowrie – S Maison
Last month’s #6
For 33 years, Golden Cowrie, a homegrown restaurant from Cebu, has become a culinary destination for both local and international tourists in Visayas and Mindanao. It focuses on regional Filipino fare that are best paired with their unlimited rice offer. It’s for big family gatherings. It’s not for people looking to dine alone. We recommend the Ngo Hiong (kikiam), Baked Scallops, Crispy Pata, Cebu Lechon and Tuna Belly. Our insider tip is Golden Cowrie also owns Hukad, her more casual sister.
5. Four Seasons Hotpot City – SM by the Bay
Last month’s #4
From the group that created Vikings Luxury Buffet and NIU by Vikings comes a new hotpot buffet concept. Designed with a lavish and modern market interior, Four Seasons Hotpot City serves a wide assortment of fresh and healthy ingredients, and a number of appetizers, mains and desserts. It’s for foodies looking for a unique hotpot experience in a grand buffet style setting. It’s not for people who easily gets full. We recommend you visit on your birthday to dine for free, but you must bring a friend. Our insider tip is the VIP rooms give each customer a personal hotpot to cook with. Get more insider tips at Four Seasons here.
4. Burgoo – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #5
Founded in 1999, Burgoo is a casual dining restaurant that specializes in American cuisine serving comfort food favorites like ribs, wings, pastas and shakes. Fun fact: The name ‘Burgoo’ refers to a spicy stew dish from Kentucky that is often served with cornbread or corn muffins. It’s for big groups, serving sizes are for sharing. It’s not for people watching their calorie intake. We recommend their shrimp and ribs platter, Pasta Diane, Seafood Jambalaya and famous Mississippi Mudpie. Our insider tip: Despite being an American bar, Burgoo is actually kid friendly. Crayons are provided to keep everyone busy and creative while waiting for their orders. Read our full feature here.
3. Gringo – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #7
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.
2. Dohtonbori – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #3
All the way from Tokyo, Dohtonbori is Japan’s #1 okonomiyaki restaurant chain that offers the first cook-your-own okonomiyaki experience in Manila. It has over 300 stores in Japan, with branches in Thailand and Taiwan and this is its second branch in the Philippines. It’s for foodies who enjoy DIY meals, don’t worry the servers can also cook for you. It’s not for people who prefer American-style pancakes. We recommend the Ultimate Cheese Okonomiyaki, Deluxe Okonomiyaki, Four-Cheese Pizza, and their premium yakiniku. Our insider tip: You can also book and get discounts at their Greenhills or SM North branches.
1. Gen Korean BBQ House – SM By the Bay
Gen is a popular Korean restaurant chain from Los Angeles, California. The word “GEN” means “the beginning” and is actually an open invitation to the art of Korean BBQ. If you’ve been to LA, then chances are you’ve seen the long lines outside this popular resto. It’s for groups who want to enjoy some grilled meats. It’s not for people who want a quiet night out, they usually blast music. We recommend going as a group, grilling meats is best eaten with others. Our insider tip: Go there on your birth month! They usually have free group promos for people celebrating their birthdays within each month. Check out our full feature here.
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