One of our good ol’ faithfuls in Manila is a small restaurant in the basement of the Rockwell Powerplant Mall. The food is consistently good, the service fast and the prices quite reasonable. We always order the same dishes whenever we go. Pictures after the jump!
manila food & drink
I am busy organizing and decluttering, not just my home but also my computer files, when I stumbled upon some of last years photos of Manila. I am really missing Manila so this is my way of coping… by writing about the stuff that I miss! One of the places we like in Greenbelt (and [read more]
Mamou is a favorite of many foodies in Manila. The steak is always talked about, though I cannot for the life of me remember how it tastes. I am not a steak person. (I am more likely to remember the 1kg crab my dad brought us from Mindanao or a lechon dinner, rather than a [read more]
This is our favorite place to eat Japanese in Manila. Not just because of the excellent quality and freshness of the food, but also because of the prices – it is cheap considering the quality. It has to be the best value for money Japanes restaurant that I’ve encountered so far. My friend Laura has [read more]
Sometimes you just need fast food and I’m definitely not above a Mc Donalds double cheeseburger or gravy soaked KFC chicken breast (white meat lover!) but the choices are very few. The last time we were in Manila we had a crazy 2 week renovation/retouch schedule so we had to have fast food and I [read more]
When I went back to Manila one of the things that we were looking forward to was eating at Pho Hoa. We miss Vietnamese food in Jakarta, and although there is good ol’ Vietopia, it’s not the same. There are no pork spring rolls and other porky-goodness haha! So while in Manila we sustained ourselves [read more]
For those looking for a posh place to brunch on weekends, I recommend you check out the Museum Cafe, better known as M Cafe, at Greenbelt 4 in Makati. The setting is just so chic and elegant and there is a great and diverse selection of food – something for everyone’s palate! Since this is [read more]
I am making this list for friends who are visiting or moving to Manila. If you are going to Manila to visit for a few days I hope this helps you decide where to go for shopping and where to eat. Manila is a great place for shopping. If you know where to look, it’s [read more]
I was getting hungry while waiting for our domestic flight to depart in NAIA 3 so we went to the convenience store to buy a snack when these colorful mini-Jeepney carts caught my eye! To my delight they were selling yummy healthy Malunggay snack products! If you see these babies around Manila or anywhere in the [read more]
One of our go-to places for Pinoy (Filipino) food is Sentro. I love how they reinvent traditional Filipino dishes in a more contemporary way. Whenever I am back in Manila we usually go for the Boneless Crispy Trotter (Pata), Fried Kesong Puti (fried cheese) and Pinoy Osso Bucco! So just wanna share with you the [read more]
Our favorite resto in Manila used to be Pepato, owned by caterer/restaurateur Margarita Fores. So we were ecstatic to hear that she has a restaurant in Greenbelt 5 called Lusso. And the perfect opportunity to try Lusso out came when I met up with my former schoolmate and fellow blogger Deepa of Currystrumpet.com over the [read more]
Whenever I am in Manila, I always find myself in Bugsy’s with my friends, be it the Ortigas branch or the Salcedo Makati branch. But there is something about it that I only found out in my recent trip to Manila – thanks to my BFF Jenn! Not only is it a great watering-hole, but it [read more]
My MIL is so sweet! When I arrived in Manila, I was also house-sitting for them. I guess she took our pork- (and pinoy food) cravings to heart because the freezer was basically pork bacon and lechon kawali! Haha! Now where would they get such an idea?!? Maybe because TD and I have become pork-tourists! [read more]
I attended the most unusual bridal shower/bachelorette when I was home in Manila for a wedding last November. Usually I know of the prim and proper spa bridal shower or the hen night painting the town red. But I’ve never been to one that combined both in a single place! I was totally ready for [read more]
I’ve been hearing the current craze in Manila are milk teas. It reminds me of the Quickly Taro trend in college! Manila is so over the frozen yogurt (“SO 3 years ago!” according to tea lover Cory) so I just had to check it out after our dinner at Cafe Juanita nearby.
This is resto is so good, that even after I’ve written about it here and here, I wanna do another post on it. This time with photos from my DSLR. I feel like my previous posts didn’t do the food and the place justice! On my last Manila trip I ate at Cafe Juanita TWICE [read more]
Despite living in Jakarta, one of the top searches in my blog is for a resto-bar in Manila called Robot. Since there is so much interest in Manila, I would love to write more about it. I will try digging up pictures and write more about my experiences in the Philippines as well (Boracay!). Here [read more]
I saw pictures of Robot in Preview Magazine and the pictures alone made me wanna check it out. I was intrigued by the interiors which is quite flashy for Manila standards. Tons of pictures after the jump!
Doesn’t the Tanduay Ice bottle remind you of something?!? ….Yup you got it! It totally reminded me of Smirnoff Ice or one of those alcopops! It tastes just like it too! Not bad at all Tanduay! It’s something you might wanna try if you are in the Philippines.
It’s funny that things you take for granted or barely ate when you were home are missed so much when you are posted in another country! Here are some of the bad stuff that I avoided when I was still living in Manila that I crave for in Jakarta!