Pork or beef?
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10. La Chinesca – BF Homes
La Chinesca is an authentic taqueria which began as a pop-up concept by Chef Bruce Ricketts of Sensei Sushi, Mecha Uma, and Ooma. It’s for taco fans looking to have the real deal when it comes to Mexican food, complete with the hole-in-the-wall dining experience. It’s not for people unwilling to brave the traffic. We recommend the Tripitas (beef intestines) and the Guisada de Res (beef shoulder and lengua). Our insider tip: Check out their off-menu specials!
9. Sizzlin’ Steak – Festival Mall
Last month’s #10
Sizzlin’ Steak is your one-stop place for delicious DIY sizzling treats. Meat your match and take your pick between their Rib-eye, Tenderloin, Stirloin, Cheesy Beef Rice, Chicken Steak, or even create your own! It’s for people who want to create their own sizzling dish. It’s not for people who are on a strict diet. We recommend the Chicken Steak, Pork Steak, Cheezy Beef Rice, and the Create Your Own Platter Meal for 2. Our insider tip: when you use the Booky app, you can claim their Buy 1 Get 1 Chicken Steak with Shrimp!
8. Gong Cha – Festival Mall
Gong Cha serves milk tea, fruit juices, ice smoothies, brewed tea, chocolate beverages, and coffee. There are over 170 outlets worldwide spreading from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, China, Malaysia and the Philippines. It’s for the milk tea addicts craving for some authentic Asian milk tea. It’s not for those wanting a different kind of drink. We recommend their well-renowned Alisan Milk Tea, which you can Buy 1 Get 1!
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7. Kenny Rogers Roasters – Festival Mall
Last month’s #7
With their signature roasted chicken and famous muffins, Kenny Rogers has been a staple restaurant for Filipinos for generations. Homestyle meals, healthy options, steaks, and ribs – plus an assortment of sides that have countless of combinations! It’s for anyone hungry and out for a cluckin’ heavy meal. It’s not for people who want pork or beef. Insider tip: Enjoy their Buy 1 Get 1 Quesadillas and Salads with Booky.
6. Cinnabon – Festival Mall
Last month’s #6
Cinnabon is an all time favorite. with their fresh, aromatic, oven-hot cinnamon rolls. Over the years, they’ve brought sweet goodness to our homes and tummies. From timeless cinnamon rolls to mashups like chocobons and pecanbons, Cinnabon is a classic. It’s for those with a sweet cinnamon tooth! It’s not for those who don’t like this unique sweetness. Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Cookies and Cream Minibon Box with Booky! Read more here.
5. Sunnies Cafe – Alabang
Last month’s #5
Sunnies Cafe is the spin-off cafe of eyewear powerbrand, Sunnies Studios. It is LA-inspired and got us covered from brunch to dinner, and coffee to cocktails. It’s for people looking for an Instagram-worthy moment, from food to space. We recommend the Crispy Tacos, Chicken and Waffles, White Truffle Cream Pasta, and their famous Funfetti. Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Sunnies Pork with Booky at their other branches!
4. Vikings – SM City BF
Last month’s #2
Vikings is the absolute best buffet experience in the country, featuring a cornucopia of flavors that can’t be found anywhere else. Vikings features several food stations including the appetizer and salad station, the Asian, Western and Mediterranean stations and the dessert station. It’s for a hungry camper down for the long haul in an ambient buffet setting. It’s not for the light of heart or stomach. Our insider tip: watch out for new and seasonal dessert treats.
3. Ramen Yushoken – Molito Lifestyle Mall
Last week’s #4
Ramen Yushoken serves tonkotsu broth ramen using a recipe from ramen master, Yamagishi Kazuo. It’s a casual restaurant with fast service and a tight menu. It’s for ramen lovers in the South. It’s not for Makati diners—Mendokoro Ramenba a.k.a. Yushoken 2.0 is right in Salcedo Village! We recommend the Miso Tonkotsu Ramen or the spicy Tantan-men with Aji-Tamago on the side. Our insider tip: Ask for their off-menu items.
2. Pound by Todd English – Alabang Town Center
Last week’s #3
Pound by Todd English is an old school counter-style burger joint with a 1920s speakeasy vibe. They pride themselves in using the freshest ingredients and making everything in-house, allowing us to experience a serious, fancy upgrade in the Philippines’ burger game. It’s for burger crawlers who are fans of Todd English Food Hall. It’s not for vegans. We recommend the T.E. Crispy Chicken Burger, Amsterdam Burger and Pound Burger. Our insider tip: when you use the Booky app, you can avail buy 1 get 1 meals! You may choose either the Pound Chicken Loco Moco or their Secret Slider.
1. Samgyupsalamat – Alabang Town Center
Last month’s #1
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.
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