4. Rue Bourbon
Rue Bourbon is just one of Jodi Sta. Maria’s successful restaurants. This resto-bar is the perfect place to have a good time with great grub and live music. Don’t leave without trying their luscious, fork-tender ribs that come with your choice of sides.
You have to try their delicious pulutan choices as well—sisig nachos, potato hay smoked bacon benedict and bacon-wrapped beer-battered oysters.
3. Wang Fu Chinese Café
Chinese fare will always have a special place in our Pinoy hearts (slash bellies). When the unavoidable craving for which suffices, Richard Yap’s restaurants will definitely deliver. And unlike most Chinese restaurants where most orders are for sharing, at Wangfu, you can enjoy personal set meals.
Just some examples are the Salted Egg Fried Chicken Set and Pork Chop with Chinese-Style Mayo Set.
Latin American fare is undoubtedly getting bigger in Manila. But, do you know what started that domino effect? Carlos Agassi’s Brasas serving no-frills, flavor-packed Latin American street food. Those with big appetites will find solace here, especially in their huge platters that come in four exciting variants. Just some must tries are the Puerco Asado Platter (pork belly) and the Costilla Llaneras (baby back ribs).
1. Johnny Chow
2F Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay City
(02) 659 8353 | Website
Open every day from 11am to 1am
Budget for two – P1800
Slow claps for you, Marvin Agustin. The longstanding celebrity has numerous successful restaurants under his belt—SumoSam, Marciano’s, John and Yoko, etc. Johnny Chow is one of his most celebrated concepts, specializing in Asian fusion cuisine. Their extensive menu will take you on a delicious tour of Asia through food. Look forward to scrumptious Thai, Korean and Chinese dishes.
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