Six new entries this month and a new #1!
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10. Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina – ATC Corporate Center
Last month’s #3
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is a homegrown concept serving affordable Mexican comfort food with a Filipino twist. It first gained popularity in Kapitolyo, Pasig. It’s for friends looking for quick and affordable Mexican grub. It’s not for people looking for milkshakes or desserts. We recommend the Beef Nachos, Cheese Quesadilla, and Caliente Wings. Our insider tip: Servings are quite big, so order in moderation.
9. La Chinesca – BF Homes
Chef Bruce Ricketts’ previous Mexican pop up concept now has a permanent location. Enjoy fresh tacos like Tripitas made with beef intestines & Guisada de Res made with beef shoulder & lengua and drinks. It’s for people who love everything about Mexican food. It’s not for too many people as it’s really quaint. We recommend the Tripitas (beef intestines) and the Guisada de Res (beef shoulder and lengua). Our insider tip: Seating may be limited at this in-demand spot. Also make sure to check out their off-menu specials!
8. Yabu – Alabang
Yabu is a homegrown Japanese concept that specializes in all things katsu. Their Kurobuta Pork set is the most popular item on the menu and comes with unlimited rice, cabbage salad and fruits. It’s for people with huge appetites, good All You Can Eat strategies, and a taste for Japanese food. It’s not for people who don’t eat a lot. We recommend the Kurobuta Premium set. Our insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Mozzarella Katsu Sticks with Booky!
7. Tajimaya – Alabang
Tajimaya lets you experience a hands-on Japanese charcoal BBQ grill cooking with only the freshest and most authentic ingredients. They also offer a unique dishes with melt-in-your mouth Wagyu strips and Eat-All-You-Can Meals. It’s for the hungry and in need of an authentic Japanese meal. It’s not for diners on a tight schedule. We recommend the P599+ package for unlimited meat, rice, iced tea and salad.
6. Sunnies Cafe – Alabang
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 Ricotta Pancakes with Booky at their other branches!
5. Melo’s – Alabang
Started in 1987, Melo’s was the first restaurant in the Philippines to offer certified Angus beef. Now, this homegrown steakhouse offers both wagyu and angus beef while also serving an array of pastas and seafood options as well. It’s for people looking for that much needed meat fix. It’s not for people who can’t handle heavy meals. We recommend their Foie Gras Balsamico and Oyster Rockefeller.
Westgate, Alabang – Zapote Rd, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 771 3945
4. Spiffy’s Grove – BF Homes
Spiffy’s Grove is the first ever craft cider joint in Manila. Currently, they are serving two Australian brands namely, Oaks Cider Co. and Crooked apple and pear ciders. They also serve Jaffles (sealed sandwiches), and oversized dumplings. It’s for adventurous drinkers looking to try something new. It’s not for people who aren’t willing to take the drive South to experience this place. We recommend their classic ciders and Our insider tip is to ask about getting some Unicorn’s blood!
3. The Witches Brew Diner – Lakefront Boardwalk
Witches Brew and Diner offers an Italian-American fusion cuisine. This is the first and only Harry Potter and Game of Thrones themed bistro serving a variety of food and drinks. It’s for people who are very much into these fantasy franchises. It’s not for people who are uninterested by fantasy themed establishments. We recommend their Severus Steak and House Lannister Pizza.
2. Butamaru – Westgate
Last week’s #10
Butamaru offers different kinds of ramen, tacos, gyoza, and more. Known for their round, melt-in-your mouth slices of chasu and 16-hour tonkotsu broth, Butamaru will give you an authentic Hakata-style ramen experience. It’s for people looking for no frills ramen and Japanese food. It’s not for modern Japanese cuisine with all the bells and whistles. We recommend the Shoyu ramen. Our insider tip: don’t be afraid to lift your bowl and slurp your soup. It’s a signal that you really enjoyed the broth! Read our full feature here.
1. Ramen Yushoken – Molito Lifestyle Mall
Last month’s #2
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.
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