10 Unusual Food Combinations in Metro Manila That You Should Try


Let’s be adventurous!

To be adventurous means not being afraid of doing something new or exciting. This may be climbing steep mountains, getting lost in a random place, doing extreme sports and even trying out unusual food combinations!

Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Metro Manila this month!

We’ve come up with a list of unusual food combinations around Metro Manila to feed your adventurous soul. Enjoy!

Lemonade Coldbrew – Habitual Coffee

Habitual Coffee is a specialty cafe serving single origin espresso, aeropress-brewed coffee, and a limited menu of light meals. They recently launched their summer drinks menu which includes Lemonade Coldbrew made with cold brew, lemon juice and honey

Fun fact: Habitual Coffee's other summer drinks are Orange Spice Coldbrew and Vanilla Almond Coldbrew
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Salted Egg Caramel Parfait – Le Petit Souffle

Le Petit Souffle is a fusion between French and Japanese cuisine. They offer delicious and unique dishes and delectable desserts as well. Try their Salted Egg Custard Parfait filled with vanilla beans, salted caramel fudge, candied walnuts and dacqoise. A perfect harmony of Vanilla custard softee, salted egg sauce and caramel! 

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Ketchup Mayo Ice Cream + Salt and Pepper Fried – Freezer Burn

Freezer Burn is known for their hot and cold combo desserts. Try their Ketchup Mayo Ice Cream with Salt and Pepper Fries. Simply dip the fries in the ice cream for extra flavor. 

Fun fact: Freezer Burn is part of the Tasteless Group, the same creative team behind Hole in the Wall, Wrong Ramen, Fowlbread, Le Petit Souffle and more.
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G/F Q3, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0927) 387-2703

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Chocolate Xiao Long Bao – Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung is an internationally known dimsum restaurant from Taiwan and a 5-star Michelin awardee that serves Taiwan cuisine including its world famous classic and flavored xiao long baos like Chocolate Xiao Long Bao

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Purple Potato Latte – Subspace Coffee House

Subspace Coffee House, a quirky coffee spot in Ortigas, serves sweet and unique coffee, cakes and hot meals as well. One of their bestsellers is the Purple Potato Latte, a nice combination of sweet with a hint of coffee. 

Fun fact: If you order their hot coffee, you can request for a cute and unique latte art.
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U103 G/F Emerald Tower, F Ortigas Jr, Ugong, Pasig
(02) 655-7077

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Sinigang with Watermelon – Manam

Manam serves the best of comfort Filipino dishes from classic to modern with a twist. It is a homegrown concept from the Moment group and has been called the home of the “best sisig in the metro” today. One of their crowd favorites is their Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon. You will definitely be going back for more! 

Also read: 12 Restaurants in Manila that Serve the Best Filipino Food with Twists 
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Bleu Cheese Ice Cream – Carousel Creamery

Carousel Creamery is a dessert specialist offering 101 premium ice cream flavors. With their wide array of flavors, you may opt for classic favorites or whimsical unique flavors like Bleu Cheese, Beer & Chicharon, Honey Lavender and more. 

Also read: 14 Ice Cream Specialty Shops to Beat the Summer Heat
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8 Missouri St., North East, Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 775-9092

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Chili Choco Bites – Slice

Home of the Choco Yema Cake, Slice is a homegrown cafe most known for its freshly baked and indulgent cakes. They also have a Granola series with 8 flavors to choose from. One of which is the Chili Choco, choco cookies with choco chips and chili. Cookies with a kick! 

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Soda Coffee – Caravan Black

Caravan Black is a specialty cafe that offers standard coffee, hand brews, iced coffee and Caravan signature drinks. Try their Miami Vice which is made from coffee and soda water.

Also read: 13 Weird & Unique Coffee Finds To Try Around The Philippines 

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4th Ave. cor. 27th St., Net Park Bldg, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 946-3610

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Candied Bacon Ice Cream – Merry Moo

Merry Moo serves premium ice cream made with fresh ingredients, such as dairy sourced from Laguna. Are you looking for a flavor that’s sweet and salty? They have Candied Bacon Ice Cream! It’s made out of light cinnamon ice cream with bits of candied smoked bacon

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Are you excited to give this list a try? Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @bookyapp and share your experiences with us by using the hashtag #bookymanila when posting photos. If we missed out any of your favourites or latest discoveries, let us know in the comments section below!

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