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Kare-Kare is undoubtedly one of our favorite Filipino dishes – a thick peanut-based stew with stewed oxtail, tripe, vegetables, and more.
If you can’t get enough of this classic dish, don’t worry, we’ve got you. This list consists of classic and traditional kare-kare recipes, and various twists to this well-loved dish.
Max’s Restaurant – various branches
A homegrown Filipino restaurant that has been around since our grandparents’ time, Max’s Restaurant offers simple and reliable offerings. Classic items like their house fried chicken, sinigang, and kare-kare keep us coming back for more.
Pandan Asian Cafe (formerly Lazat & Cerchio) – Quezon City
Pandan Asian Cafe serves Asian all-time favorites including the best Filipino dishes that we love. Their kare-kare is made of oxtail, tripe, and vegetables cooked in a rich peanut sauce served with their toasted rice.
Available for: Al-fresco dining, take-out, and delivery. For bookings and orders, you may message them through their numbers or through Facebook.
Ombu Kusina – Tomas Morato
Ombu Kusina offers modern Filipino cuisine infused with popular dishes from other countries. Their kare-kare is killer and is packed with delicious flavors that will make you reach for another cup of rice!
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Available for: Dine-in, pick-up, and delivery. Fill out their delivery form here.
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G/F Sequoia Hotel, 91-93 Mother Ignacia St cor Timog Ave near Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Quezon City
(02)8441-1789; (02)8441-0518; (0922)814-9086
Romulo Cafe – multiple branches
A tribute to the late Carlos P. Romulo, Romulo Cafe offers traditional Filipino comfort food from heirloom recipes. A must-try is Tito Greg’s Kare-Kare!
Available for: Al-fresco dining, take-out, and delivery. Message them on Facebook to see branch hotlines.
Tittos Latin BBQ + Brew – Kapitolyo
Tittos offers a playful gastronomic experience planted on Filipino roots with a Latin American twist. They have kare-kare burrito made with tortilla, crispy liempo, kare kare rice, pechay, served with bagoong. Read more here.
Available for: Dine-in, delivery, pick ups, and courier pick-ups. You may also order via Grabfood, Pick.A.Roo, and Poodtrip
Abuela’s – Legaspi Village
Abuela, which means ‘grandmother’ in Spanish, serves Filipino heirloom recipes with a twist by Chef Marco Legasto. They have kare-kare risotto which is kare-kare infused into risotto rice served with homemade bagoong.
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery. To order, you may message them on Facebook or call them at this number: 09178538881
Locavore – multiple branches
Locavore serves locally grown and produced Filipino dishes with a French touch from Chef Mikel Zaguirre. Their Kare-Kare wings is revolutionary – chicken wings in peanut sauce served with green mangoes and bagoong!
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery via couriers. You may also order through Grabfood, Pick.a.roo, and bXtra.
Griddle – Maginhawa
Griddle is a travel-inspired restaurant that serves comfort food with an extraordinary twist. They have kare-kare glaze wings and kare kare rice con lechon.
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery via in-house or FoodPanda and GrabFood. You may also order by messaging them on Facebook or Instagram.
Zubuchon – multiple branches
There’s a reason Anthony Bourdain called this the best pig he’s ever had. We can’t think of anyone who would be able to resist that perfectly crisp, mahogany brown skin. You’ll find shards of that good stuff in a number of dishes including their Zubuchon Kare-Kare.
Available for: Dine-in, pick-up, and delivery via GrabFood or FoodPanda. You may also order online.
Hukad – multiple branches
Hukad is a Cebu-hailed restaurant focused on regional Filipino fare. They’re famous for their Lechon de Cebu, Crispy Pata, and fresh seafood, all of which are flown from Cebu. Try the Seafood Kare-Kare, and did we mention they also serve unli rice?
Available for: Dine-in, pickup, take-out, and delivery via rider apps like Lalamove or Grab. You may send them a message on Facebook to order.
Manam – multiple branches
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. Their whole menu is to die for, but nothing can beat their crowd-favorite kare-kare with oxtail! pic
Available for: Dine-in and delivery via GrabFood or in-house. You may order online here.
Crisostomo – multiple branches
Crisostomo is casual restaurant by chef Florabel Co-Yatco. Their Filipino dishes are classic dishes with a twist, just like its name, which comes from one of Jose Rizal’s most famous novels. Try their Kare-Kare ng Kura, Kare-Kare ni Santiago, and Kare-Kare ni Simon.
Available for: Dine-in and delivery via GrabFood, FoodPanda, or PickARoo. You may also order online here.
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