If #riceislife for you, then you should definitely check these out!
There’s usually nothing that gets much better than rice, at least for us Asians mostly. It is equally part of the eating experience, as the other ingredients. But fried rice, fried rice takes rice to the next level.
We here at Booky love rice as much as the next person, so we’ve compiled a list of restaurants that serve some amazing fried rice. Check this list out and see which one you’d like to try!
Manam – O Square Building
Home of the best Sisig in Manila and a homegrown concept by The Moment Group, Manam specializes in serving up comfort Filipino food in classics and twists in small, medium and large portions perfect for any occasion. This fried rice includes fried eggs (yum!) and slices of beef (YUM!!!).
Mala Tang – Little Baguio
Mala Tang is a small Chinese restaurant hidden along the streets of Little Baguio. Here you can make your own shabu-shabu sets where you can fully customize your meal starting from your toppings, noodles, and broth. They’re also known for their roasted duck, roasted pork, and char siu.
Bai Nian Tang Bao – Uptown Parade
Bai Nian Tang Bao is a soup dumpling specialty restaurant. They serve an array of Chinese fried rices, noodles, and hot dishes but people come for the soup dumplings. The best to go with any of their dumplings is their special sausage fried rice!
Char Dining – Uptown Parade
Hailing from Singapore, Char Dining PH specializes in Cantonese food with Western influences. Included in their signature dishes are the roast dishes and the Char Siew. Try out their Chinese Sausage with Dried Shrimps Fried Rice.
Teppan Okochi – One Square Building
Teppan Okochi is a fine dining Japanese restaurant by Grand Chef Akihiro Okochi of Osaka, Japan. They serve dishes like okonomiyaki, Hiroshima oyster teppanyaki, wagyu teppanyaki, and unagi. Anytime you order any of their steak sets or courses it comes with an assortment of sides, but our highlight here is the the rice which they fry up in the steak drippings and bits of steak, surely a dleicious treat!
Unit 7, G/F Ore Square Building, 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Canton Road – Shangri-la Fort
Canton Road offers a modern touch to the traditional Cantonese food. This casual dining restaurant offers roasted barbecue meats, dim sum and family set meals. Their signature fried rice has all your favorite seafood goodies like sea urchin, shrimp, and Australian scallops.
Bad Bird – Serendra
Bad Bird specializes in deep fried chicken flavored with umami spices served with sides like waffles, dirty rice, corn cobs and hush puppies. You can customise the spice level of your fried chicken – Safe, Spicy or Chemical.
LoLa Cafe + Bar – Tomas Morato
LoLa Cafe is a destination restaurant that offers specialty Filipino cuisine helmed by Chef John Mangibin, his first under the LoLa Group. Food is prepared fresh and locally-sourced.
Gourmet Gypsy – A Roces Ave
Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe offers International cuisine and is owned by Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco. This cafe boasts of different crafts and style from all over the world. Their bestsellers include the Spaghetti Al Nero, Vietnamese Beef Stew and Mini Elote Mexicano. This rice gives a good hit from kimchi and the richness from a thick slab of bacon plus a good ol’ fried egg!
Kanin Club – Scout Rallos St
Kanin Club started out as a humble restaurant in the province of Sta. Rosa, Laguna. One of their best-sellers is undeniably, the Sinangag na Sinigang–a Sinigang converted into fried rice. Their rice has that familiar “sinigang taste” in it, but the addtion of tempura-fried vegetables and thin slices of pork belly give it a nice new twist. It’s so good— you have to try it to believe it!
Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things – Regis Center
Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things offers your traditional take on the classic American Buffalo Wings, with a variety of flavors to choose from. They have more classic flavors like New York’s Finest, and intense spicy flavors like the K-Bomb and Armageddon. Try out their NY Dirty Rice as well!
Leann’s Tea House – South Triangle
Leann’s Teahouse is a Korean restaurant run by a big family of food-loving entrepreneurs. They offer authentic Korean dishes like Samgyeupsal, Bibimbap, and Seafood Pancake.
Restoran Garuda – Legazpi Village
Hailed as “Indonesia’s most popular restaurant”, Garuda has branches in Medan, Jakarta, Singapore and is finally in Manila to give us a well received Southeast Asian high five. Their Nasi Goreng Packet gives everything you need with Sate (choice of chicken, beef, vegetarian, tofu sate), Fried Egg, Pickled Vegetables, Krupuk, and the highlight of the dish, Nasi Goreng.
Little Bear Diner – East Capitol Drive
Little Bear is a globally-inspired new wave diner that regularly updates their menu to highlight different themes and dishes. This rice creation has crispy breaded spam, kimchi fried rice, musubi sauce, pineapple preserves, pickles, and a sous vide egg.
Kko Kko – West Capitol Dr
Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes from owner Grace Lee and her mom. This one requires you to enjoy some noodles first! Order their Rabokki and after you’ve slurped it all up, you can upgrade and revive your “tira” to a rabokki fried rice. The upgrade comes with Korean rice, spicy Korean ham, sesame oil, and nori strips. They fry the rice in front of you or you can opt to mix it up yourself. This one’s worth it, trust us!
Sibyullee Flavors of Seoul – Ayala Malls The 30th
Sibyullee, being the third concept of the Happyfoods Group and award-winning Korean restaurateurs Mr. Sung Rah and wife, Mrs. Yoo Chang, offers a more adventurous menu and an elevated Korean dining experience you’ll never forget. Try out their Volcano Kimchi Fried Rice.
Sincerity Restaurant – Binondo
Their Fried Chicken is one of a kind, good to the last bite, crispy-tender, and the best tasting chicken in Town! Try their renowned Kiam Pong fried rice, originated by founder Lim Bee Uy herself.
Mrs. Fried Rice – Aguirre Ave
Mrs. Fried Rice offers create-your-own-fried-rice combos with different meat toppings as well as side dishes like croquettes and crispy chicken skin.
Tim Ho Wan – SM Mall of Asia
Tim Ho Wan is the most affordable Michelin star-rated restaurant from Hong Kong. It serves a number of dim sum items but is most popular for its baked pork buns.
Neil’s Kitchen – Westgate Filinvest
A restaurant outlet of Chef Neil Ramos and partners that offers Pinoy Paellas such as Bagoong Paella with Kare-Kare, Sinigang with Grilled Pork Belly Paella, and Crab Fat Palabok.
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