Two new entries this month!
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10. Main Street Restaurant – Kapitolyo
Last month’s #9
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.
9. Naan – Kapitolyo
Naan serves up Fil-Indian fares so the flavors aren’t completely unfamiliar and the dishes are still recognizable to those who have never had Indian food before. It’s a colorful space inspired by street dining in India. A mix of bright high and low wooden tables, art on the walls, and a playlist of Indian tunes in the background, Naan could have been plucked out of the streets of Mumbai. It’s for people who love Indian cuisine. It’s not for people who are craving for noodle dishes. We recommend the Mumbai Fries, Deep Fried Dynamite, Vegetable Samosa, Falafel & Hummus Naan Roll and Grilled Chicken Tikka Masala Thali. Our insider tip: their Deep Fried Dynamite goes amazingly well with the tamarind sauce. Don’t be shy and ask for some! Read our full feature here.
8. Locavore Kitchen + Drinks – Brixton St.
Last month’s #7
True to its name, Locavore serves only locally grown and produced Filipino dishes with a French touch from Chef Mikel Zaguirre (of Taqueria 101 and newly opened Carnivalé). 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.
7. Shinsen Sushi Bar & Restaurant – Sapphire Bloc
Last month’s #4
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. Full feature here.
6. Morganfield’s – Ayala Malls The 30th
Last month’s #8
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.
5. Tittos Latin BBQ & Brew – Kapitolyo
Last month’s #6
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. Read full feature here.
4. Nikuya Charcoal Grill & Shabu Shabu – Estancia Mall
Last month’s #3
Nikuya is a local concept that’s first to offer Korean grill with Japanese hotpot in one place. Nikuya, along with new restaurants like Kko Kko, Buta+Wagyu, etc. is owned by TV personality and host, Grace Lee. It’s for foodies who love both Japanese and Korean cuisines. It’s not for people looking for sushi and other Japanese specialties. We recommend the Korean BBQ samgyupsal and karubi (boneless short rib), as well as their value-for-money shabu shabu set good for 2-3 persons. Insider tip: Nikuya, which means “butcher” in Japanese, houses a mini-butchery that offers a selection of high-caliber wagyu beef from Buta+Wagyu. Read full feature here.
3. Emack & Bolio’s – Ayala Malls The 30th
Hailing all the way from Boston, Emack & Bolio’s is a popular chain of ice cream stores that was founded by Robert Rook back in 1975.So what makes Emack & Bolio’s unique? Their ice cream and yogurt are made from live culture and non-fat milk. They are against using milk from cows injected with genetically-induced hormone bST, which is what other brands use to help their cows produce more milk. It’s for die hard ice cream fanatics. It’s not for people who are looking for simple ice cream flavors. We recommend their Stoney’s Dream, Space Cake, Deep Purple Chip, and Serious Chocolate Addiction. Our insider tip is to try their smoothies! Read our full feature here.
2. Kko Kko – Sapphire Bloc Ortigas
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. Sibyullee Flavors of Seoul – Ayala Malls The 30th
Last month’s #2
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. Read our full article here.
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