Ayala The 30th is Taking Over Pasig’s Top 10
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10. Morganfield’s – Ayala the 30th
Last month’s #7
Morganfield’s is a country grill and restaurant specializing in prime, slow-cooked skateboard pork ribs in various flavors, popularly known as “Sticky Bones.” The Malaysian franchise also serves other American favorites such as burgers, chops, steaks, seafood and more. It’s for carnivores! While they do have salads and some fish options, this place is more for people who love meat.
9. Amare La Cucina – Kapitolyo
Amare La Cucina is an Italian restaurant from Baguio, famous for their brick-oven pizzas in unique flavors and slow-cooked baby back ribs. It’s for people who aren’t willing to travel all the way to Baguio for the good stuff. It’s not for those who are watching their carbs. We recommend trying any of their special pizzas like the Carbonara Pizza, Wagyu Pizza, or Foie Gras with Truffle Oil. Their ribs are also a must-try! Our insider tip: When your pizza is served, try taking a bite of the crust first and taste the warm crispy-chewy texture you can only get with a brick oven!
Sibyullee, being the third concept of the Happy Foods Group and award-winning Korean restaurateurs Mr. Sung Rah and wife, Mrs. Yoo Chang, serves modern Seoul BBQ and street food dishes like the Volcano Kimchi Fried Rice, Galbi Cheese Barbecue, Tornado Potato, and more. It’s for Korean food lovers, especially if you love cheese as well! It’s not for people who can’t use chopsticks. We recommend their Signature BBQ Combo Set, perfect for groups and filled with cheesy goodness. Our insider tip is: to order their Volcano Kimchi Fried Rice and watch as it bubbles with cheesy gooey deliciousness.
7. Shinsen Sushi Bar & Restaurant – Sapphire Bloc
Last month’s #8
Shinsen is a homegrown Japanese bar and restaurant serving the freshest and finest classic Japanese dishes. The kitchen staff is proudly Filipino and was trained professionally by Japanese chefs. It’s for anyone craving for authentic Japanese food. It’s not for those looking for fusion dishes or modern twists. We recommend their well-loved Norwegian Salmon Sashimi, Kari Kari Yaki Oysters, Chirashi Donburi, and special Japanese Panna Cotta. They just released a new collection of sushi donuts! Our insider tip is: Enjoy two hours of free parking at Sapphire Bloc, have your tickets validated at Shinsen.
6. Locavore Kitchen + Drinks – Brixton St.
Last month’s #3
True to its name, Locavore serves only locally grown and produced Filipino dishes with a French touch from Chef Mikel Zaguirre (of Taqueria 101). The open kitchen and industrial interiors adds to the modern hipster vibe of the restaurant. It’s for people who enjoy a twist to the classics. It’s not for an intimate occasion. We recommend the Sizzling Sinigang (ask for extra gravy!), Lechon & Oyster Sisig, and its underrated Ginataang Kalabasa. For rice lovers, it’s good to know they also serve brown rice. Our insider tip: you can get a free dessert once you accomplish a feedback form to the restaurant using your Booky.
5. Main Street Restaurant – Kapitolyo
Last month’s 7
Main Street is a Canadian-inspired restaurant specializing in Pacific Northwest cuisine. It’s for diners looking for some good comfort food, especially for the weekend. It’s not for people who are strict with their diet. We recommend their famous Poutine, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Pork Chop. Our insider tip: Get 20% off on all cocktails every Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 10pm.
4. Tittos Latin BBQ & Brew – Kapitolyo
Last month’s #4
Tittos is a modern diner serving the best of Latin American and Filipino fusion dishes. Your dining experience is made complete with the lively and colorful murals made by local artists. It’s for yuppies looking for a chill spot to hang out after work. It’s not for people craving for more traditional Filipino comfort food. We recommend the Nacho el Gigante, Kare-kare Burrito (in photo), Pollo Asado, and 18-hour Gaucho Steak. Our insider tip is find the secret speakeasy bar behind a Coca-Cola door; you’ll need a passcode. P.S. Don’t worry about parking, they offer free valet services.
3. The Noodle Studio – Ayala Malls The 30th
Last month’s #9
The Noodle Studio is a restaurant that specializes in Asian noodles like pad thai, mee goreng, char kway teow, and Hong Kong noodles. The flavors you’ll find are familiar and authentic with just the tiniest twist to cater to the Filipino palate. It’s for foodies who love the vibrance of Asian cuisine. It’s not for people looking for Italian-style pasta dishes. We recommend the Yam Sam O salad, Pad Thai, and Bagoong Fried Rice. Our insider tip: don’t let the restaurant’s neutral and sophisticated interiors fool you – the food is anything but restrained. Each plate is a visual and flavor explosion!
2. Kko Kko – Sapphire Bloc
Last month’s #1
Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes that came from Grace Lee and her mom. Their menu is divided into three main categories – Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean lunch box) – each narrating a story about the dining setting and customs of Korea. It’s for foodies looking for new and unique Korean dishes. It’s not for people looking for grilled Korean BBQ. We recommend the Chicken Cheese Fondue, Snow Chicken Cheese, and Galbi Jim Dosirak. Our insider tip is the place is quite small and may get full quickly on peak hours, so make sure to book a table ahead of time. Fun Fact: Kko Kko was named after the sound that a chicken makes.
1. Kko Kko Home – Kapitolyo
Kko Kko Home is Kko Kko’s biggest branch. It’s a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes that came from Grace Lee and her mom. Their menu is divided into three main categories – Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean lunch box) – each narrating a story about the dining setting and customs of Korea. It’s for foodies looking for new and unique Korean dishes. It’s not for people looking for grilled Korean BBQ. We recommend the Chicken Cheese Fondue, Snow Chicken Cheese, and Galbi Jim Dosirak. Our insider tip is the place is quite small and may get full quickly on peak hours, so make sure to book a table ahead of time. Fun Fact: You can sometimes see Grace Lee’s little pupper chilling at the restaurant’s porch!
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