A unique dessert spot takes #1!
Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Mandaluyong, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
Insider tip: If you book at the Prime Restaurants below through Booky you can get a free dessert after your meal when you fill out the feedback form on our app!
10. Churreria La Lola – SM Megamall
Churreria La Lola, from the same owners of Rambla, is a dessert shop featuring a popular Spanish dough pastry, the deep fried churros. They offer classic churros served with their signature Belgian chocolate dip and other churro varieties, as well as sandwiches and horchata. It’s for anyone craving for a filling snack. It’s not for people looking for full meals. We recommend the Classic Churros with Hot Belgian Chocolate Cup or the Mixed Churros to get 2 flavors in one holder. Our insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Churros Clasicos with the Booky app!
9. Din Tai Fung – SM Megamall
Din Tai Fung is an internationally-known dim sum restaurant from Taiwan and a 5-time Michelin awardee most famous for their xiao long bao. Expect a showcase of their expert wrappers thru their signature open kitchen window. It’s for curious foodies who want to know what the fuss is all about. It’s not for people looking for roasted meat rice toppings. We recommend the Classic and Truffle XLB’s, spicy shrimp wantons, pork chop rice, and the dan dan noodles. Insider tips: (1) The menu is tailor-fitted for the Philippines and may differ from other international menus (i.e., the Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun), and (2) You can order your beef noodles your way–all beef or all tendon, or half and half.
8. Sambo Kojin – SM Megamall
Last month’s #7
Sambo Kojin is a modern eat-all-you-can Japanese and Korean Yakiniku (meaning ‘grilled meat’) restaurant focused in providing not only fresh and premium meat, poultry, seafood and produce, but also relaxed dining experience. It’s for people who enjoy grilling your own meats on the table. It’s not for people who want their clothes to be smelling fresh when they leave the restaurant. Our insider tip is house tea is not on the house.
7. Llaollao – SM Megamall
Last month’s #10
llaollao (pronounced as ‘yao yao’) is a Spanish frozen yogurt brand, which started in 2009 and now has over a hundred branches in Spain alone. llaollao is best known for their Sanum cups topped with fresh seasonal fruits, sauces, and crunchy toppings. It’s for people looking for delicious desserts minus the guilt because it is healthy and even gluten-free. It’s not for people who prefer regular, sweet ice cream. We recommend the 3-layered Sanum yogurt cup that comes with 3 fresh fruits, 2 crunches and 1 sauce. Our insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Golden Plus Smoothie and more with the Booky app! Read our full feature here.
6. Ooma – SM Megamall
Last month’s #3
Ooma is a modern Japanese restaurant by the Moment Group and young acclaimed chef Bruce Ricketts, the same partnership that brought us Mecha Uma. Ooma, a wordplay on Uma meaning ‘good’, promises bold Japanese flavors at affordable prices. It’s for heavy rice eaters, rice is unlimited. It’s not for people looking for ramen. We recommend the Soft Shell Crab Taco-Maki, Hangar Steak and Uni Udon. Our insider tip is that at Ooma, you get to ‘brush’ (not dip) soy sauce on your sushi.
5. BLK 513 – SM Megamall
Last month’s #2
BLK 513 is Manila’s first ever premium and gluten-free activated charcoal-enhanced frozen yogurt. Choose between dark skim cup or cone and top it with a unique selection of crunches, fruits and sauces. It’s for health-conscious dessert lovers. It’s not for people who prefer traditional ice creams. We recommend the Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie, Peach Mango Float, or you can be adventurous and customize your own. Popular sauces include cereal milk and milk jam, a new holiday Red Velvet sauce is available! Bestselling crunches include the Valrhona Baby and White Chocolate Oldie.
4. Yo! Panda – SM Megamall
Last month’s #9
Yo! Panda is a homegrown and family-owned modern Hong Kong restaurant with IG-worthy interiors and Asian-inspired dishes and desserts. It’s for foodies craving for unique Hong Kong comfort food. It’s not for people looking for roasted meat rice toppings. We recommend the Crispy Pork Chop with Cheese Sauce and Noodles, Crispy Roasted Pork Belly, Super Xiao Long Bao, HK milk tea and their signature HK Egg Waffle Sundaes, made with Italian gelato.Our insider tip is to enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Soft Serve Bubble Wrap through the Booky app! Read more here.
3. Pound by Todd English – SM Megamall
Last month’s #4
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 is to try their exclusive Beer Slushies (Asahi and Brew Kettle).
2. Gringo – SM Megamall
Last month’s #1
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, Crispy Taco. Our insider tip is they also have kids menu for the little ones.
1. The Lost Bread – SM Megamall
Last month’s #5
The Lost Bread is a container shop that specializes in over-the-top milkshakes, while The Lost Bread HQ offers a more well-rounded menu that includes all-day modern Pinoy brunch menu, specialty French toasts, unique desserts, blue soft serve ice cream and a new collection of overshakes. It’s for the locals and students living, studying or working in the UP Village area. It’s not for party groups as it may be difficult to look for seats. We recommend the Fried Mashed Potato Balls, Sinigang Beef Sukiyaki and Beef Tapa with Coffee Rice. For desserts, try their Blue Soft Serve, limited Matcha Flan and milkshakes. Here’s a fun fact: You can get 2 Sub-Zero Soft Serve Cup for the price of one with Booky! Read more here.
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