Fil-Mex and Korean cuisines make it to the list!
Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in BGC, Taguig, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
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10. Todd English Food Hall – SM Aura
Last month’s #5
Named after an American celebrity Chef, Todd English offers food from all over the world in an upscale food hall setting. It has 9 different food stations including: salad & charcuterie, sushi, raw, Asian, pizza, pasta, grill & ocean, and the wine & tapas bar. It’s for people who like big menus or want to eat in a big group. It’s not for dieters who are vulnerable to temptation. We recommend their Fig & Prosciutto flatbread, truffle pasta, T.E. Porkchop and Torched Nigiri Stairs. Our insider tip: They’re open until 11pm, perfect if you’re getting a late dinner after a movie date.
9. Kartilya – Two Parkade
Last months #9
Kartilya is a modern restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary Filipino dishes. It’s for families and friends looking to enjoy Filipino food in a unique, new way. It’s not for balikbayan relatives craving strictly traditional local dishes. We recommend the Liempo Queso Fundido and Bistek Tagalog Ribeye Steak. Fun fact: The dishes were conceptualized by MasterChef Asia season 1 placer, Lica Ibarra. Read our full feature here.
8. Locavore – Forbes Town Center
Last month’s #6
Locavore serves Filipino dishes with a French touch, curated by Chef Mikel Zaguirre. It’s for people who enjoy a good twist on local classics. It’s not for intimate occasions. We recommend their signature Sizzling Sinigang, Lechon & Oyster Sisig, and the underrated Ginataang Kalabasa. Also check out their new Duck Lugaw Foie Gras, Champorado ni Speedy and Beef Silog. Our insider tip: Their special brunch menu is only available at this branch for now. Service starts at 9AM.
7. Va Bene Pasta Deli – Central Square
Last month’s #7
Va Bene (which means “it’s good” in Italian) has been named one Manila’s best Italian restaurants one too many times and is known for serving fresh handmade pastas by Italian Chef Massimo Veronesi. It’s for pasta lovers who can’t get enough of perfect al dente pasta dishes. Portions are good for sharing if you’re not a big eater. It’s not for people who hate carbs. We recommend Chef Massimo Veronesi’s bestsellers, which are the Black Ink Tagliolini and Organic Eggs Tagliatelle. Even the complimentary bruschetta with salsa dip is good. Our insider tip is ask fir their chilli olive oil for a spicy kick. Read our full feature here.
6. Single Origin – Bonifacio High Street
Last month’s #3
Single Origin is a popular hangout spot where coffee and alcohol lovers can find common ground. It features a hefty all-day breakfast menu and a beverage list that includes specialty coffee and alcohol-based drinks. It’s for all types of eaters and drinkers, from breakfast to late night. It’s not for diners who want alone time as tables are meant to be shared here. We recommend the Single Origin Burger, Surf n Turf Beer Dough Pizza, S.O. French Toast. Don’t forget to try their Valrhona Mocha Latte, Orange-infused Cappuccino and Bacon-infused Bloody Mary. Our insider tip: They serve specialty Lamill coffee blends from California. Full feature here.
5. Gorda – Uptown Parade
Gorda is run by siblings whose love for food started ever since they were young. This restaurant specializes in Filipino-Mexican dishes and family recipes. It’s for people who love Mexican and Filipino food and aren’t afraid of some fusion. It’s also perfect for those who want a drink to go with their meals. It’s not for picky eaters and those who want a quiet meal. Gorda is perfect for parties! We recommend Mama’s Nachos, Pork A La Parilla, and Tapa Burrito. Our insdier tip: Enjoy buy 1 get 1 cocktails and buy 2 take 1 local beer every day from 3-9 pm! Full feature here.
4. NIU by Vikings – SM Aura
Last month’s #4
NIU is Vikings Buffet 2.0–the interiors are more modern and luxurious, definitely an upgrade from its pioneer sister brand. The restaurant can accommodate around 350 people per timeslot (lunch and dinner) and it boasts of 9 different food stations of various dishes and cuisines. It even has function rooms for your private events. It’s for families, friends and even couples celebrating special occasions. It’s not for people with small appetites. We recommend you first check out all the food available so you can plan and pace your intake smartly. Our insider tip: Request for their ‘by order only’ menu. Read more about NIU, here.
3. Gringo – The Fort Residences
Last month’s #2
Gringo is a homegrown restaurant serving Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties such as ribs, chicken, burritos and more. It’s a quick and casual concept brought to us by the same group behind the Tokyo Bubble Tea franchise. It’s for office goers’ lunch breaks, quick bites and afterwork drinks. It’s not for foodies looking for many rice meal options. We recommend the Southern Spice Chicken, Gringo Baby Back Ribs, Truffle Queso Quesadilla, and Crispy Taco. Our insider tip: They also have a kids menu for the little ones.
2. Kko Kko – Market! Market!
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. Shaburi – Uptown Mall
Last month’s #1
Shaburi is an all-you-can-eat healthy Japanese shabu-shabu from Japan that offers unlimited premium meats, fresh seafood, organic vegetables and a buffet of appetizers and other bites. Unlike other shabu-shabu restaurants that have one communal pot for cooking, Shaburi offers each guest their own personal pot. It’s for big family or barkada dinners. It’s not for anyone who don’t enjoy eating quickly; there’s a time limit. We recommend their value-for-money Shaburi Wagyu all-you-can-eat course. Our insider tip: The same course menu should be selected by all customers in the same table. Read more here.
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