Ah, BGC. Come in hungry, come out full.
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. Little Flour – World Plaza Bldg.
Little Flour Cafe is Wildflour’s little sister – bringing Wildflour’s best-selling brunch meals, pastries, desserts, coffee, wine and drinks together with new locally-inspired dishes, such as rice bowls and other Filipino delicacies. It’s not for you if you’re looking for muesli or eggs benedict, Little Flour has a more Pinoy approach to brunch. We recommend their Longganisa Breakfast Sandwich, Calamansi Cream Pie, and Champorado.
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G/F World Plaza Bldg., 4th Ave cor 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
9. Planet Grapes – BGC
Last month’s #10
A wine and tapas bar and restaurant that showcases enjoyable, affordable wines, Filipino comfort food and street food pairings. It’s for anyone who wants to explore the many different types of wine and get a buzz while you’re at it. It’s not for rowdy people with the munchies and looking for a greasy fix. We recommend the Cheese Platter, Grilled Pork Chop, and Planet Grapes Chorizo Burger. Our insider tip: you can try a sip, a half glass, or a full glass of wine if you’re unsure of what you like.
8. Samgyupsalamat – The Forum
Last month’s #9
Samgyupsalamat is a Korean BBQ restaurant where you can enjoy barbecuing and other Korean favorites like Bibimbap, spicy noodles and other grilled meat.It’s for meat and Korean food lovers alike. Hungry folks looking to unwind are welcome too. It’s not for shy appetites. We recommend you wear loose jeans (sweatpants are ideal) and come hungry. You’ll thank us later. Our insider tip: stock up on a plate each for meat and greens. It saves time and effort in the long run.
7. Single Origin – High Street
Last month’s #8
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.
6. Gringo – The Fort Residences
Last month’s #5
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.
5. Namoo House – Uptown Parade
Last month’s #7
Namoo House is known for their premium and quality cuts of beef and pork cooked over charcoal grill. All their premium meats are wet aged for 2 weeks to enhance the flavors. It’s for a premium Korean barbeque experience. It’s not for those expecting to smell like anything other than grilled meats. We recommend the Marinated Boneless Short Ribs with Pineapple and Onion and USDA Prime Rib Eye. Our insider tip: they’re offering UNLIMITED SAMGYEOPSAL! Read more here.
4. 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.
3. Bai Nian Tang Bao – Uptown Parade
Last month’s #3
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. It’s for dumpling lovers who want to try out of the box xiao long bao. It’s not for foodies looking for fusion or modern cuisine. We recommend their Crab Roe and Pan Fried Xaio Long Bao and their famous Giant Tang Bao. Our insider tip: ask for a straw to go with your Giant Tang Bao. You’re gonna need it!
Uptown Parade, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
2. 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.
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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