This month features eats from all over the world!
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. Va Bene Pasta Deli – Central Square
Last month’s #6
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.
9. 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.
8. Teppan Okochi – Ore Square
Last month’s #9
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. It’s for those of you who want dinner and a show, not to mention an authentic teppanyaki experience. It’s not for people looking to get a quick bite or some fusion food. We recommend the Angus and Wagyu Steak Course. Our insider tip: dip the meat in some smoked salt. You’ll thank us for it later. Read our full feature here.
Unit 7, G/F Ore Square Building, 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
7. Gringo – The Fort Residences
Last month’s #4
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.
6. Puzzles: Board Game Lounge – Fort Strip
Last month’s #3
Puzzles is not your typical board game lounge. Aside from a wide selection of games for you to play, they also offer hearty comfort food and drinks. It’s for friends and families looking for a fun, interactive way to dine out. It’s not for solo diners or for groups that have little time to spare. We recommend the Buffalo Chicken Tenders, Mushroom Rice with Bacon & Egg, and their famous Oreo Afraid of the Dark dessert. Our insider tip: Can’t decide which board game to play? Check their menu for their top 10 games or consult with any of their game masters! Read our full feature here.
5. Single Origin – Bonifacio High Street
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.
4. FAT – Forbes Town Center
Last month’s #10
FAT is a budget-friendly restaurant serving meaty comfort food and rice meals. It’s perfect for employees in the area looking to enjoy a hearty lunch meal under P200! It’s not for diners who simply want a quick bite on the go. We recommend the Crispy Pork Belly Binagoongan, Spiced Pan-Roated Pork Loin, and Porkchop in Creamy Mushroom Sauce. Our insider tip: Avail of their Frequent Diner Card to earn stamps and get exclusive perks! Read our full feature here.
3. NIU by Vikings – SM Aura
Last month’s #2
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.
2. Olivia & Co. – Uptown Mall
Olivia & Co seeks to become the go to place for a gourmet experience. They serve artisanal coffee and tea to compliment food inspired by various cuisines of the world. The international franchise hails from Singapore and by the looks of it, they’re taking Manila by storm. It’s for families, friends, and individuals getting some work done. It’s not for crazy drinking (though they do serve alcohol) and loud partying. We recommend the Laksa Pasta, Tokyo Wings, and the Passion Fruit White Chocolate Cheesecake. Our insider tip: The full out restaurant has free wifi and sockets that you can plug your devices into. Read out full feature here.
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2/F Uptown Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
1. Kko Kko – Market! Market!
Last month’s #1
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.
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