The South holds so many little treasure kitchen coves that serve straight up comfort food and leave us wanting more. Here are the top 5 most loved restaurants in the South areas of Paranaque, Muntinlupa and Las Pinas for the month of December. Whether you’re a resident of the South or you’re looking for a quick escape from the busy Manila feel free to add these restaurants to your Must Try list on Booky.
5. Sensei Sushi Bar – Aguirre Ave.
After his short stint with Robot Restaurant & Lounge, Chef Bruce Ricketts opened Sensei Sushi Bar, a humble local and seasonal Japanese and Asian-inspired restaurant along the now popular Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes. His 12-course Chef’s Omakase received numerous praises for taste, creativity and affordability. It’s for adventurous foodies. It’s not for people who don’t eat raw. We recommend the Chef’s Omakase. For a la carte, order their Torched Salmon Belly and Chutoro Sashimi. Our insider tip is there is no corkage fee, you can BYOB (bring your own bottle).
4. Omakase Japanese Cuisine – Alabang Town Center
Omakase is everyone’s go-to restaurant when craving for modern and fusion Japanese sushi and more. Despite its name which literally means ‘I’ll leave it to you’, Omakase serves ready-to-order dishes. It’s for big groups that want to share and try their wide sushi selections. It’s not for long cozy gatherings. We recommend the SAR Sushi Platter, Softshell Crab Tempura and Tofu Steak. Our insider tip is Omakase is closed from 2:30PM to 5:00pm.
3. Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes – Alabang Town Center
Banapple is a dessert cafe that serves freshly-baked pies and cheesecakes, as well as good food and coffee. It’s a place for late lunches or after-dinner desserts. It’s not for weight watchers. We recommend their bestselling Banoffee Pie and Apple Caramel Crumble Pie (hence the name). Our insider tip is the place gets quite full during lunch and dinner, call to reserve seats.
2. Ramen Yushoken – Molito Lifestyle Mall
Last month’s #1
Ramen Yushoken serves tonkotsu broth ramen using a recipe from famous ramen master Yamagishi Kazuo. It’s a casual restaurant with traditional Japanese sensibilities like fast service and not offering any eating utensils other than chopsticks.It’s for ramen lovers in the South. It’s not for people who are closer to Megamall. We recommend the Miso Tonkotsu Ramen or the spicy Tantan-men with Aji-Tamago on the side. Our insider tip is ask for what’s NOT on the menu.
1. The Girl + The Bull – Aguirre Ave.
Last month’s #2
The Girl + The Bull is the brainchild of hip and young couple Gab Bustos (the bull) and Thea de Rivera (the girl). Their combined passion for food and art is translated onto every plate they serve. It’s for people who love to Instagram their food. It’s not for people looking for a formal dining experience. We recommend the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Bibimbap and the wildly raved about Faux Twix bar. Our insider tip is the Buttermilk Chicken is only available on Fridays and Saturdays, and we heard that only about 14 are served in a day.
You can now view our ‘Top Restaurants by Area’ and ‘Hottest Restaurants’ articles on the Booky app. If you have any insider tips to share, send us a feedback via the app as well! Happy eating!