By the time you finish reading this list, you will be hungry.
Surprisingly, most of the new restaurants that opened in BF Homes serve manly and meaty dishes, a bunch of them offer barbecue and grilled specialties such as ribs, pork belly, smoked brisket, etc. FYI, we are totally not complaining. In fact, curating and completing this list was more difficult than others because of how hungry we got everytime we opened the draft. We wish you the same feeling! *evil grin*
Kidding aside, if these photos are not enough to make you drive down South then we don’t know what will. So go invite your friends and family to accompany you on the ultimate food trip. These places are relatively new but are already creating so much buzz because of their delicious food.
Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in the South this month!
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Also read: 16 Restaurants to Explore in BF Homes
Wicked Dogs – Aguirre Ave.
Watch out burgers, gourmet hotdogs are here to stay. Wicked Dogs is a small but intimately hip space where specialty hotdog sandwiches are the stars of the menu. Hefty sausages/frankfurters are topped with various ingredients and are placed in French bread buns. Other items include fries, sundaes, floats and ice cream.
Test Kitchen Caffe – Tropical Ave.
Test Kitchen Caffe is a neighborhood cafe that highlights the owners’ travel-inspired dishes such as the Peri Roast Chicken and Pork Liempo-chon. It is also a bakery and commissary churning their own breads and pastries.
The Smoking Joint – Aguirre Ave.
The Smoking Joint is a barbecue house that specializes in barbecued ribs cooked low and slow. Unlike other rib joints serving full slabs and racks of ribs, The Smoking Joint’s ribs are separated by the bone and stacked alternately.
Kapeng Mainit – Tropical Ave.
Kapeng Mainit is an all-day breakfast cafe serving modern Filipino comfort food with a twist such as the Spamusubi, Tapa 2.0 and French Beignets. They also serve special flavored barako coffee as their signature drink.
Drive-By Taco Shop – Aguirre
Drive-By Taco Shop is a quick service Mexican diner concept serving street tacos, burritos, and nachos. It is right beside CleanLab, a carwash. It is one of the more popular and newly opened restaurants on Aguirre. Check out 20 of Manila’s Best Mexican Taquerias here.
Cue and Brew – Aguirre Ave.
Cue and Brew is an American barbecue joint featuring their special 12-hour smoked beef brisket and pulled pork served with a variety of side dishes and craft beers.
Kantori Yakitori – Aguirre Ave.
Kantori Yakitori is a Japanese grill house that serves a wide selection of Japanese skewered meat or ‘yakitori’. They also offer miso corn soup, sake and a variety of Japanese whisky to pair with their offerings.
Cafe IF – President’s Ave.
Cafe IF specializes in 2 things, coffee and Korean bingsu or milk snow dessert. Aside from the good food, the store higlights Korean-inspired interiors with cozy hanging pods and a tree smacked in the center. It’s a great place to study alone or chill with friends or family.
South on South – President’s Arcade
South on South offers the diverse food from southern USA such as the southern fried chicken and thick cut pork chops. They offer a variety of craft beers which goes well with any type of comfort food.
Burger Bus – Severina Ave.
Burger Bus is a 24/7 burger joint that does one thing and does it good–burgers. In line with its uniquely designed “bus” counter, the burgers are named after famous streets or bus stops such as Paseo de Roxas, Route 196, Monumento, etc. All burgers are under P100, its bestseller being the Route 196, which is a Double Quarter Chicken Burger.
Gourmet Palate – Aguirre Ave.
Popular Gourmet’s Palate Charbroiled Burgers closed down last year and has re-opened again, but now as Gourmet Palate. It is a casual Fil-Mex joint that serves affordable sizzling steaks, tacos and burritos.
Don’s Original Spanish Churros – Pergola Mall
Don’s is a food stand specializing in (1) classic deep fried Spanish churros served with chocolate dip and (2) Churro Twist, which are churros with fillings. Don’s Churros is new in the market but is already in a number of locations and they’re quickly expanding by opening to franchises.
Pups & Cups – Aguirre Ave.
Pups and Cups speak for itself, get ready to enjoy a good cup of coffee (plus more) with the company of their tiny and cuddly dogs, for a minimal fee of course.
No reservations accepted
View their Instagram account
#363 El Grande Ave. cor. Cebu St., BF Homes, Parañaque
Fat Butchik’s Roofdeck & Resto – BF Homes
Fat Butchik’s is a minimalist rooftop bar and smoker grill restaurant with a killer sunset view. It serves modern day comfort food including burgers, truffle fries and their special slow-roasted liempo.
Southern Dairy – Aguirre Ave.
Southern Dairy is the newest ice cream parlour churning homemade gelato in various flavors crafted with love. Soft opening flavors include: Mango & Graham Chunks, Chocolate Oreos, Nutty Caramel, Rocky Road, Espresso, Choco Chip Mint and their bestselling Butter Cake Cream Cheese. For now, they only make 2 gallons of each flavor everyday to ensure freshness and quality. They also serve sundaes, floats, milkshakes, cakes, cookies, and a few light meals.
No reservations accepted
View their Instagram account
44-C Aguirre Ave. BF Homes, Parañaque
+63 2 503-4809
Ramboy’s – President’s Ave.
Ramboys is one of the most popular go-to restaurants in Kalibo, Aklan for a good slab of liempo and a whole piece of lechon manok. People who have tried their liempo have nothing but good words for their tender meat and über crunchy skin.
Da’s Ranch – El Grande St.
Da’s Ranch is a southern American barbecue diner in an outdoor country picnic-style setting. The wooden tables and the huge griller completes the whole backyard grill mood. Order the Family Platter which gets you 3 of their bestselling slow-smoked BBQ items: ribs, pork shoulder and chicken. Here’s an insider tip: If you want to dine indoor, you may opt to be seated inside Bono Tei, a Japanese restaurant beside Da’s Ranch. You may also order items from each other’s menus.
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