Best way to welcome December!
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.
10. Wildflour Café + Bakery – Net Lima Bldg.
Last month’s #7
Wildflour Café + Bakery offers international fare and specialty pastries, famous for being the first purveyor of the wildly popular cronuts in Manila. It’s for people who enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in a place that always reminds you of Sunday mornings. It’s not for office employees who want quick meals for their weekday lunch break. We recommend their grilled cheese salad and soup combo, mushroom salad, pulled pork sliders and their bestselling kimchi steak fried rice. Don’t forget their über moist to-die-for chocolate cake for dessert! Our insider tip is to get pastries at 50% off after 7pm.
9. ArroZeria – Bonifacio High Street
Last month’s #5
ArroZeria is a homegrown Spanish restaurant aims to create a higher standard of service and to provide good quality food using local ingredients. It is headed by Chef Chele Gonzales of Vask Tapas Room. It’s for diners who can’t get enough of paella. It’s not for people trying to lower their carb intake. We recommend their Surf and Turf Board, Paella Valenciana and Paella Negra. Fun Fact: ArroZeria means ‘home of the paella’. Check out all 8 new signature dishes here.
8. Hey Handsome – Net Park Bldg.
Last month’s #6
Hey Handsome is a hip Peranakan restaurant famously headed by Chef Nicco Santos of Legaspi Village cult favorite, Your Local. In case you didn’t get the memo, Peranakan cuisine is a combination of Chinese ingredients and Malay/Indonesian spices. It’s for foodies with curious palates. It’s not for people who prefer traditional Asian dishes. We recommend their Bebek Penyet (duck), Kambing Buah Keluak and Nasi Lemak. Fun fact: The restaurant name came from the “friendly greeting uncles and aunties would give to customers lining up for food in Singapore”, as reported by CNN Philippines. Check out our full feature here.
Reservations are recommended
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G/F Net Park Building, 5th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
7. Locavore – Forbes Town Center
Last month’s #4
True to its name, Locavore serves only locally grown and produced 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.
Reservations are accepted
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Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
6. Single Origin – Bonifacio High Street
Last month’s #6
Single Origin is a new hangout spot where coffee and alcohol lovers can find common ground. Single Origin features a hefty breakfast & lunch menu, a dinner 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 lunch, to dinner until 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. LAVA Cheese Tarts – SM Aura
Lava is a proudly local bakery serving Japanese-inspired cheese tarts made with artisan cheeses. It’s for dessert enthusiasts with a preference for all things local. It’s not for people looking for full meals. We recommend pairing their cheese tarts with their specialty coffee, sourced from local coffee bean growers. Fun fact: LAVA is by the same people behind homegrown concept Bibingkinitan. Read our full feature here.
No reservations accepted
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LG/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
4. NIU by Vikings – SM Aura
Last month’s #8
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. Todd English Food Hall – SM Aura
Last month’s #3
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.
2. Va Bene Pasta Deli – Central Square
Last month’s #2
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.
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 is: The same course menu should be selected by all customers in the same table. Read more here.
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